Relaunch, Nutella Brownies, and a Giveaway!

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On my Facebook page and Twitter I’ve been teasing you all about big changes coming to this blog. The day is finally here and I’m excited to show you guys the new 52 Kitchen Adventures. If you’re reading this via email or RSS feed, click here so you can see for yourself…

Have you come over yet? Good.

Welcome to the new 52 Kitchen Adventures!


What do you think? The talented Kelly Sauer chose my site to win a design giveaway on her blog. (The best prize I’ve ever won!) She started from scratch and designed a clean, beautiful new site for me. It’s such an upgrade from the images I had put together with my extremely limited design abilities.

To thank Kelly, I made Nutella brownies and mailed them to her house. Her son especially enjoyed them – she caught him sneaking almost the whole batch the day after they arrived!

These brownies are incredibly fudgy and rich. If you prefer fudgy brownies over cake-like brownies, you have to try this simple recipe. And if there is a chocolate or Nutella lover on your shopping list, these would make a great homemade gift. Wrap them up with a pretty ribbon and you have an easy present that they will certainly enjoy.

Speaking of presents, this month also marks the 2nd birthday of 52 Kitchen Adventures! I couldn’t let the relaunch and anniversary go by without a celebration. To celebrate, I’m giving away a $50 gift card to You could use it to finish up holiday shopping – or, even better, treat yourself to something on your own wish list.

Here are a few ideas off my own wish list. You could get…

An immersion blender

A fancy French press

A cool rolling pin with removable discs so you always get your dough to the right thickness

Or maybe a cute pair of booties

To enter, all you have to do is one (or more) of the options in the Rafflecopter widget below. You can tweet once a day for additional entries (that’s why it’s worth 1 entry instead of 2). Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway



Nutella Brownies
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 3/4 cup flour
Preheat oven to 350°F and grease an 8″x8″ baking dish.
In a large bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy. Add sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt to bowl and mix until thoroughly combined. Mix in Nutella and stir until mixture is creamy. Add flour and stir until just combined.
Pour into prepared pan and spread into an even layer. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
100 Responses to “Relaunch, Nutella Brownies, and a Giveaway!”
  1. amy marantino writes:

    these brownies look terrific

  2. Julie writes:

    Cute new design!

  3. Amber writes:

    I love the new design!

  4. Jackie writes:

    I love the new blog! I am totally with you in the sense that I am awful with the design of my own cooking blog. You’re newly revamped website is giving me some inspiration!

  5. Stephanie (@ Life Tastes Like Food) writes:

    I JUST bought a jar of nutella last night. Making these this week! Thanks for the recipe, and I love your new design, Steph! :)

  6. Jen @ A Touch of Lovely writes:

    LOVE the new design. And it just so happens that I just returned from the store, where I bought a huge container of Nutella! Score.

  7. Lauren writes:

    I love it Stephanie!! So so cute :)

  8. Danica writes:

    YAY STEPH CUTE BLOG! It is so sunny and adorable in here.

    I have to say, the aeropress is even better than the fancy french press. We got one and it makes the best coffee ever. And it only takes 40 seconds to make once you have the coffee ground and whatnot.

    Also, what is up with the fashion industry? I forgive them for calling a pair of pants “a pant” and then they go and call those things “booties”.

  9. Annie S. writes:

    I love the redesign! And the ideas for self-gifting!

    I am totally going to make those brownies, post-haste! (Actually, I want to use the new Faux-Nutella from Trader Joe’s — it is almond and chocolate instead of hazelnut and chocolate. I will let you know how it goes!)

  10. Amanda Thompson writes:

    Very cute ~ love the new look!

  11. Andrea D. writes:

    I like how you updated your blog. It looks very good. It looks very streamlined and professional. :)

  12. Karen writes:

    I love the new design. Very clean :)

  13. Kristin writes:

    New design looks good!

  14. Kevin writes:

    Clean design. Well done.

  15. Heidi @ Food Doodles writes:

    Your new design is gorgeous! And your brownies look fantastic. I am all about fudgy brownies :D

  16. LauraT writes:

    Looks awesome! Congrats on your 2nd blogversary too :)

  17. Alane writes:

    I love the new look & those brownies are making my mouth water because I love fudgey brownies & nutella!

  18. Lori Stilger writes:

    Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary of blogging! I like the look – it shows off your photos well. Merry Christmas!

  19. Cindy B. writes:

    I LOVVVVVVVVVVVE Nutella !!! I have to hide it from myself !! BTW Congratulation !

  20. Lynn writes:

    Woohoo!!! Very nice new look, easy to get around. You hit a home run ;-)

  21. Heidie G writes:

    Great new design!

  22. karef writes:

    yummy brownies, and nice new page

  23. Vicki writes:

    Looks great, Stephanie!! Congrats on your 2nd Anniversary!!

  24. Michelle writes:

    The new site looks great! Happy blog birthday. :-)

  25. Erin writes:

    The site looks great, Steph! Felicitations! I always love color…perhaps adding a bit to make it more festive?

  26. denise r writes:

    very clea… congrats, stephanie and many more years to blog !!!!

  27. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts writes:

    Love the new blog design. Your pictures look amazing, and it is easy to get around! I am in LOVE with these brownies though! Nutella and a fudgy brownie together? That is like heaven!

  28. Candie Yoder writes:

    Nice design!

  29. megan writes:

    Sleek, simple and beautiful.

    Congratulations on the second anniversary!

  30. Kelly writes:

    Ooo your brownies look delicious and this is such a fabulous giveaway! :) I also love the new blog design!!

  31. Donna B. writes:

    love it! :)

  32. Jennifer @ Giveaways and More writes:

    Love the new design! It’s so much cleaner and easier on the eyes!

  33. Judy writes:

    Like the new design and the brownies look (and sound) delicious.

  34. Ashley writes:

    I like the new design. I’m a big fan of “simple” blog designs.

  35. kelly baca writes:

    love love love the new design!!! <3

  36. emily williams writes:

    Great new blog design!

  37. Catherine writes:

    The design is gorgeous. I love it!

  38. Allison C writes:

    Love the new look! Looks modern and fresh!

  39. Veronica @ Café con Leche writes:

    Im new to your site! but i loOoOove nutella! :)

  40. Melissa @ Best Friends For Frosting writes:

    The new re-design looks great! Congratulations to you Stephanie!

  41. Crystal writes:

    Love the new design! Very sleek and modern. :)

  42. Alexandria writes:

    These look great and the blog is lovely. I’m going to make these for my boyfriend!

  43. Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen writes:

    I am definitely the chewy type of brownie… but this recipe is absolutely divine….The new design looks delicate, clean and organized. Absolutely love the green fonts for the tabs. If only i can get my blog revamped too :)

  44. Gon writes:

    I like the new look!

  45. Rachel L-E writes:

    The new design is lovely! It looks almost like a menu at a nice restaurant.

  46. Kelly writes:

    Page design looks clean and stylish–I like it.

  47. Tulika writes:

    I’m new to your blog but everything I’ve seen so far looks beautiful and very user friendly. Happy Blog Anniversary and Congratulations on the relaunch!

  48. Megan C. writes:

    Very nice!

  49. Kathleen writes:

    I am leaving Italy in 2 days and cannot wait to go home and make these nutella brownies. They will be a fun reminder of my time here!

  50. Rachel @ My Naturally Frugal Family writes:

    Oh this is indeed gorgeous. What a fantastic prize to have one. I really do love it.

  51. Jenne writes:

    The new design is very clean and seamless. I like it!

  52. jeannette writes:

    i LOVE the web design and layout. great giveaway. thanks for the chance :)

  53. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme writes:

    New fan! So happy to have found your site, its beautiful. I love Nutella Brownies, one of my favorites. Looking forward to following your delicious recipes. :)

  54. Megan writes:

    Love nutella brownies of any sort! Yum! And I like the new design!

  55. Melissa's Antiques writes:

    I am loving the new layout. very fresh and clean.

  56. Lea writes:

    Love the new look! But what I love even more are these delicious looking brownies! Can’t wait to make some! :)

  57. Brittany R writes:

    These brownies look absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try them out.

  58. Sue D. writes:

    Looks good! Thank you for the chance!

  59. Melissa@IWasBornToCook writes:

    Love it!

  60. Stefani writes:

    Love the new design! So clean and easy to use! && I loooove nutella. Will be making these soon!

  61. Jacqui writes:

    Great new design!

  62. Andrea writes:

    I LOVE the new design. So clean and professional! I also love the look of those brownies. Mmmmmmmmmm. Thanks for offering this giveaway! The ideas you gave of what to buy are PERFECT. Love ‘em.

  63. Kari writes:

    The website looks great. Congratulations on 2 years!

  64. Elyse @The Cultural Dish writes:

    This is such a great giveaway and post! Your brownies sound so dangerously good!!! I love your logo too btw with the spatula – very cute!

  65. kathy writes:

    Love your page!!

  66. aMELIA writes:

    making these for my friend’s graduation party! I LOVE nutella!

  67. Jenny writes:

    Such a sleek and pretty site!

  68. sharyce writes:

    Love iT

  69. Jessica writes:

    Love the site and the nutella brownies!

  70. Jenn@Baking Jenn's Blog writes:

    Your blog is beautiful!

  71. Baker Street writes:

    The brownie looks divine!

  72. Baker Street writes:

    I like you on FB!

  73. Baker Street writes:

    and I tweeted about the giveaway!

  74. Katie Marie writes:

    Can’t wait to make those brownies.

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  76. Cel. M writes:

    That french press is so cute! It makes me want to drink coffee and work on a jigsaw puzzle.

  77. Kelly writes:

    Love the redesign! Also, nutella brownies GET IN MY MOUTH.

  78. joy writes:

    the brownies and the blog both look great!

  79. Leah writes:

    Love the new design!

  80. Mindy writes:

    The new design is crisp, clean and easy to read.

  81. Andrea writes:

    I usually read your posts via e-mail, but I really like this new design! It has a clean organized feel to it!

  82. Rust writes:

    I like it! Clean, crisp, neat, easy to navigate!

  83. Deana writes:

    Found you through Tastespotting, made the chocolate meringue kisses, soo good! Also liked you on FB and subscribe to your email!!! Great site, can’t wait to try out more of your recipes.

  84. Kat writes:

    OMG I am now following your blog…and I hope to make these nutella brownies soon! xx

  85. Casey writes:

    Love the new design! very clean, cute, and modern!

  86. Amy L writes:

    I like your blog design. The pictures are beautiful, and the layout isn’t too “busy” like so many other blogs.

  87. Emily @ Life on Food writes:

    I love the design. I think that is an awesome giveaway.

  88. Glenda writes:

    Oh my word, I just discovered Nutella!! I am so excited about making these brownies!

  89. Yocelyn Suarez writes:

    Oh my goodness! They look delicious, and those booties are to die for!

  90. Yocelyn Suarez writes:

    I love the new design, quite sleek and chic

  91. emmmie writes:

    Really simple, just the way I like it.

  92. Justine writes:

    You have inspired me to break out my slow cooker!

  93. ikkinlala writes:

    The new blog design looks great! Congratulations on two years!

  94. Carla writes:

    Can’t wait to try the Nutella brownies. Thanks so much!

  95. Vickie Ngo-Harris writes:

    I need to try this recipe because I LOVE nutella!!!!

  96. Becca from It's Yummilicious writes:

    I am a HUGE Nutella fan, as well as a fudgy brownie lover, so I am SUPER excited to make these fantastic looking brownies!

    By the way, I own that rolling pin with the removable discs, and I absolutely LOVE it! Definitely worth the money!

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  98. MAK writes:

    Brownies arrived today. Thank you very much. Our entire office floor is enjoying it.
    Thanks again

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  100. emilie writes:

    YOU OWE ME A JAR OF NUTELLA. I might as well thrown my Nutella in the garbage.
    Does anybody actually try her recipes? Or do you just go in awe everypost ignoring the recipe completely?

    This did not turn out at all, not even close to what it looks like to a brownie.
    First off, they were IN THE OVEN FOR AN HOUR. It was nothing but a thin layer of crust with liquid inside. So i turned it up to 400, then it smells like it was over done (heck it was in the oven for over an hour by now).
    When these came out, it was just a big clump of sugar texture. It’s sticky. Granulated. Because of this it doesn’t really stay together. Burns your mouth.
    None of that fudgy stuff, or what the consistency of a brownie usually should looks like.

    And this isn’t the first time one of her recipes fails on me. It may look simple, but believe me she cant bake poop according to my ovens.

    Unless you’re rich and don’t mind wasting a jar of precious Nutella..

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