Contest Giveaway! 3kg Tub of Nutella + My New Favorite Cookbook

Contest is Closed! My friend Alex over at Wholesale Italian Food  and I were talking recently and realized it was time to do another contest giveaway. This giveaway is very unique, one of a kind, and directed towards all those who love chocolate. Wholesale Italian Food is donating a 3 kg tub of Nutella as the prize, valued at $45. For all those who love this amazing chocolate hazelnut spread, this prize is for you! This Nutella is imported directly from Italy so is as authentic as it can be.

Not familiar with Nutella? (Is that even possible?) Nutella® hazelnut spread was first imported from Italy to the U.S. over 25 years ago by Ferrero U.S.A., Inc. The popularity of Nutella® has grown steadily over the years and it is the number one selling branded hazelnut spread in America.

The unique taste of Nutella® hazelnut spread continues to come from the combination of roasted hazelnuts, skim milk and a hint of cocoa. In addition, Nutella® has no artificial colors or preservatives.

Along with the tub of Nutella, I am also adding one of my new favorite Italian cookbooks written by Tessa Kiros called Recipes and Dreams from an Italian Life. Browsing through one of Tessa Kiros books is like visiting an old friend, but one who is a great cook and loves to share her secrets. I own every one of Tessa’s books and love to read them, gaze at the stunning photos, and simply get inspired to head into my own kitchen. This latest book of hers is my favorite so far. It shares stories of her life in Tuscany as well as many recipes she has collected from the women who surround her.


Recipes and Dreams from an Italian Life 21.35
Hardcover: 356 pages
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Reprint edition (April 2, 2013)

World Nutella Day!  February 5th!

Bella Nutella – Recipes from Around The World Using Nutella

From – No one does beautiful cookbooks like Tessa Kiros, and her track record speaks for itself. In Recipes for an Italian Life, much-loved author Tessa Kiros celebrates the heritage of the country she has chosen to call home. This whimsically feminine book is a tribute to the women in our lives–mothers, mothers-in-law, grandmothers–and the important lessons we learn from them. With accessible, delicious recipes ranging from robust family dishes to quirky cakes and old-fashioned sauces and preserves, this book is a precious heirloom for today. The chapters are based on rooms and items in the home, such as the bread oven; vegetable patch; snack box; pasta pot; meat, fish, and chicken in the dining room; and the ice box. Some of the recipes include: Basil Liqueur, Sweet Pizza, Artichoke and Herb Soup, Potato and Truffle Purses, Roast Rabbit with Grapes, Chickpeas with Prawns, Marmalade Cake, and Cappuccino Ice Cream.

Some of my recipes to use with Nutella!

Nutella Crostata

Nutella Almond Tartlets

Nutella Filled Whole Wheat Brioche

Nutella Marble Pound Cake

Nutella Mezza Lune

Coffee Macarons With Nutella Ganache

This contest is now over! The winning post chosen by is

The NEW winner is Andrea Farrington Submitted on 2013/05/15 at 11:01 am – “Love Nutella. This huge jar would be amazing and last quite a while!”
Andrea, please contact me me by midnight May 27th with your shipping information. Congratulations!!


Best of Luck!

Deborah Mele
May, 2013