[nutella pillows]

You may have noticed navy + cream was out of commission the past week, and I’m pointing my finger at you, Snowmageddon 2011. Below, one of many eerie photos circulating the web that captured the mayhem.

[Lake Shore Drive, a highway that runs through Chicago, as it appeared the morning of February 2nd.]

Although the blizzard threw everyone out of whack, I secretly loved it. We spent the two blustery days holed up at Vince’s sister and husbands house lazing around in our pajamas playing board games, eating junk food and watching movies. The third morning Vince and I felt the twangs of cabin fever and we finally surfaced from their home, only to discover that Vince’s poor car was buried under a miniature Mount Everest. Two hours, a piece of cardboard, a borrowed shovel, and two good samaritans later, we managed to free his car from the snowdrift. That was about the time I started to simultaneously loath the snow and praise the Lord for my heated garage spot.

Blizzard business aside, this past week I discovered a new favorite holiday: World Nutella Day. Music to my ears. On February 5th, chocolate lovers like myself celebrate all of the goodness that is this delicious, sweet, and creamy Italian spread. I came across this yummy-sounding yet simple recipe on Picky Palate and thought it would be the perfect way to ring in Nutella Day.

Nutella Pillows

  • 1 package puff pastry, 2 pastry sheets thawed [you can find it in your freezer aisle]
  • 1 cup Nutella [available at most grocery stores, at Jewel it's located by the peanut butter and jelly]
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 egg + 1 tbsp water for egg wash
  • sprinkling of sugar
  • sprinkling of powdered sugar [optional]

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Cut each square of pastry into 4 equal size pieces.  Spread a couple tablespoons of Nutella spread onto the center of each pastry leaving 1/2 inch border around edges.  Top each with about 12-15 mini marshmallows and fold over to form a little triangle.  Crimp edges firmly with the tines of a fork.  Brush with egg white wash then sprinkle with granulated sugar.  Bake for 22-25 minutes or until pastry just turns golden.  Remove and let cool for 5 minutes, sprinkle with powdered sugar then dig in! Yields 8 pillows.

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  1. OMG…
    Those Nutella pillows sound scrumpdilleicious !!!
    Is that a word??
    Anyway that snowscape looks like it is from another planet. Spoooky…
    Didn’t the stimulus package promise a heated garage for everyone.
    You got yours … where’s mine.
    Send me a Nutella pillow and I will forget about the garage.


    1. They WERE scrumpdillecious!! It’s a word now! As for the stimulus garage, how about if I make you a *fresh* Nutella pillow and we’ll call it even. I can even make a phone call to Barry Hussein to see if he’ll get you that garage, how’s that sound?


      1. DEAL…
        You had me at Nutella.


  2. Hi! Just found your site and have been browsing and enjoying all of your different posts. I’m a native Chicagoan and need to try some of the restaurants you’ve gone to! Also, how did I not know that World Nutella Day existed? I can’t forget this next year. Looking forward to reading more!


    1. hi maria! wow, thank you so much. isn’t it amazing that there is such a thing as ‘world nutella day’? as if we needed an excuse to celebrate the most amazing chocolate spread on earth. :)

      thanks for checking out my blog, i’d love to hear your experiences at some of the restaurants i’ve written about. also if you have any favorite spots, let me know! i’m always open to trying new places.

      hope you continue to enjoy navy + cream, have a great day!


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