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Nutella Stuffed Pancakes

My boys turned four the other day and I wanted to make them a special breakfast. They are Nutella fans and they're also pancake fans. So when I saw the recipe here for Nutella Stuffed Pancakes, I knew they'd be happy. We all loved the end result and I served them with strawberries, which go so well with Nutella. They were sweet, so I wouldn't recommend adding syrup, and after two pancakes you're pretty full and satisfied. I added sprinkles to my sons' pancakes since it was their birthday. What a delish way to start a birthday!
Nutella Stuffed Pancakes
Ingredients: 10 - 14 tbsp Nutella Dry Ingredients 1½ cups plain flour3 tsp baking powder4 tbsp sugarPinch of salt Wet Ingredients 1 egg1 cup + 2 tbsp milk (I used low fat)1 tsp vanilla essence (optional) Other 1 tsp butter, separated (2 x ½ tsp)Sliced strawberries (optional) Instructions Frozen Nutella Disc Line a baking tray with baking paper (parchment paper).Dollop 1½ to 2 tbsp of Nutella onto the baking tray and sprea…

Dinner at Mayflower of China

It was Saturday night and our family wanted Chinese food. It was a long week and my husband and I also wanted a drink to go with our dinner. It took us a while to figure out where to go since it can be hard to find Chinese restaurants with a full bar that's also kid friendly. I racked my brain and remembered seeing a place in Tukwila near Southcenter Mall called Mayflower of China. The only highlight of the meal was my Cosmo, which was made perfectly and went down smooth. We were the only table in the restaurant and to me, the food missed the mark. I shared the combination plate with my sons. There was BBQ Pork with a Spring Roll, Almond Chicken, Fried Rice, Chow Mein, Almond Chicken, and Sweet and Sour Pork. Sometimes its fun to be spontaneous and drop in to places you've never been. But if you don't read any reviews first, you better cross your fingers that the food is good.

Rolled Ice Cream at Hi B3AR

Chocolate goodness awaited us at the new store Hi B3AR in the International District. When I saw they serve rolled ice cream, I was already out the door and heading to the car. I didn't know Seattle had any rolled ice cream from a brick and mortar store, so I was excited to get my hands on a cup of some. We tried the Sweet Heart, a chocolate and Oreo flavor, in a small cup. It was fun to watch them make it right in front of us. First she poured the ice cream onto a cold circular table. Then she flattened it all around and began to use a tool to roll the ice cream into seven rolls. Finally, she scooped them into a cup and we chose our toppings. We picked chocolate sauce, gummy bears, animal crackers, and two Pocky Sticks. My sons were with me, so I had to go all kid style on the toppings. And an added note- it was a perfect place for kids, because what kid doesn't love ice cream? The kids also loved watching the process of how its rolled. How did it taste? We loved it. The Ore…

San Gennaro Festival 2017

To wrap of the season of festivals in Seattle, my son and I attended the San Gennaro Festival in Georgetown. This was the fifth year this Italian Street Festival took place and you can read here about my visit last year. The San Gennaro Festival celebrates the Italian community and you can find a live stage, a beer garden, and local vendors. This year we tried some pizza from the Tutta Bella truck. We bought a Margherita Pizza and a Bambino Pizza. Tutta Bella is one of my favorite pizzas in Seattle so I was in no way disappointed. The quality is so top notch and authentic. It was the perfect choice of pizza for the festival to sell. It was fun to get the pizza from the truck since we usually go have it at for happy hour time Columbia City. Then we walked around a little bit and saw the stage, someone in a cool cheese stick costume, and some Vespa's parked in front of the beer garden.

What we ate on Instagram this summer-A Labor Day review

Well, that's it then. No more summer. No more wearing white. No more ice cream, chilled wine, and burgers. Even though the calendar says that summer actually ends on September 22nd, people think of summer ending on Labor Day. But guess what? Just because summer is ending doesn't mean you can't still have a good time. So if you want to keep eating sundaes in the fall, I won't tell.