Cinco de Mayo (the fifth of May) is an annual celebration of Mexican heritage — which for many revelers means gratuitous consumption of tacos, guacamole and margaritas (oh so many margaritas). Whether you’re looking to cap off your festive meal with something sweet or want to honor Mexican culture in slightly more subdued fashion, consider this sweet take on a chimichanga. Instead of meat, rice and cheese, these deep fried burritos are stuffed with bananas and chocolate-hazelnut spread. The tortilla bundles are then fried, dipped in cinnamon sugar and drizzled with the rich caramel sauce, dulce de leche. Though nontraditional, this dessert combines many authentic Mexican dessert flavors and ingredients, and it will likely be the hit of your fiesta.
Chocolate-Hazelnut and Banana Chimichangas
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Nutella-Stuffed Cinnamon Sugar Muffins by Sally’s Baking Addiction
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- In case “Nutella-stuffed cinnamon sugar muffins” didn’t already have you sold, Sally’s Baking Addiction says they taste like donuts and freeze incredibly well.
- Set the Table’s tomato scallion shortcakes with whipped goat cheese is perfect for Mother’s Day brunch.
- We can’t wait to try Elemental Custard’s pretzel bun recipe for our next burger.
- Moonshine banana blondies? Une Gamine Dans La Cuisine, we are very intrigued.
- Get your grill ready for Simply Scratch’s Thai chicken satay. Serve with peanut sauce — and while you’re at it, make the yummy coconut rice, too.
Did you know that the creamy, chocolately, hazelnutty goodness we know as Nutella was created during the 1940’s in response to cocoa rationing during World War II? Pietro Ferrero, founder of the Ferrero company, added hazelnuts to his chocolate to extend the supply. Though it has long been imported to the United States, there’s no reason not to celebrate this delightful spread, since it really tastes great on just about everything.
Chef Chris D’Amico of Gemma at The Bowery Hotel in New York City shares his recipe for a Calzone di Nutella, in honor of National Nutella Day. It’s a flakey calzone dusted with sweet powdered sugar that is stuffed with rich Nutella and creamy ricotta. You can make it yourself with the recipe below, or stop by the restaurant and have it for dessert.
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To a Nutella fan, there is no substitute. Peanut butter doesn’t cut it. Marshmallow fluff is an abject disappointment. Vegemite is, well, really gross. This spreadable, chocolate hazelnut spread has had quite the cult following since it first appeared on store shelves in the 1960s. The company is trying to spread the brand’s cult appeal to as many new people as possible. The company is sending a giant Nutella-emblazoned truck around the country to hand out free samples and let fans take photos with a person-sized inflatable bottle of the sweet crepe filling.
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Zoe Francois’ Beautiful No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake
Shake off the winter blues and welcome in the vibrant, fresh flavors of spring! Strawberry season has commenced early this year, so celebrate with pies, smoothies and so much more. Here are 25 ideas to start enjoying everyone’s favorite berry. In no particular order…
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Asian-Inspired Meatballs and Spaghetti by Eat Boutique
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- Bring on the fusion! Eat Boutique’s mouthwatering recipe for Asian-inspired meatballs and spaghetti reminds us why it’s fun to put new spins on old classics.
- Homemade peanut cups are hard to beat, but these chocolate nutella cups by Kirbie’s Cravings might just do the job.
- Don’t let your Easter candy go to waste. Go ahead and “melt the bunny” to make these easy Chocolate Covered Banana Pops by Dinner a Love Story.
- What can be better than bacon? Deep fried pork belly, according to Rachel Cooks Thai.
- Forget overpriced granola bars. Creative Juices Decor’s homemade cherry pie Lara bars are budget friendly and take 10 minutes to make. What’s not to love?
Craving the classics instead? Kelsey’s Spaghetti and Meatballs and Nigella’s Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cups are sure to hit the spot.
David Rocco takes a break as food bloggers have at it
No Roman holiday in the cards for your summer? How about a quick weekend staycation with three tribute recipes that are about as irresistible as Mr. Rocco himself…
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