Thursday, September 16, 2010

Celebrating 500 Posts with Nutella Mousse Tartlets

This is my 500th post here! I can’t believe it. When I started this blog two and a half years ago, I was looking for a way to get inspired by cooking again after going through a major kitchen renovation (that lasted for nearly the entire length of my first pregnancy). I had no idea if anyone would even read this. I didn’t know how long I’d actually stick with it. And now, half a thousand posts later, I’m still here and have no intentions of going anywhere, and more than 200 people are subscribed to this little website of mine. That may not sound like much, but to me it’s everything!

I have no grand allusions that this food blog is going to catapult me to Pioneer Woman fame. All I really want to do is make delicious food for my family and share it with all of you, and maybe a few of you will like it too. I don’t make recipes that are elaborate or complicated or call for exotic ingredients. I make food for real people, and I’m incredibly honored that so many of you have responded positively to the recipes I post. I sincerely want to thank each and every one of you who stops by occasionally to see what I’m cooking. I wish I could invite all of you over for dinner!!


I chose these tartlets to share today because I think they represent my food philosophy perfectly since they’re so simple, quick, and delicious. Plus, Nutella is the main ingredient, and if I could build an entire food philosophy around Nutella, I TOTALLY WOULD. These tartlets are so delectable, and it’s incredibly hard to eat just one. Trust me, I tried! (And failed. About 10 times.) I had a ton of filling left over even though I used all the phyllo shells, so I used the rest to frost a batch of brownies. I heartily recommend that you do this too. The Nutella mousse tasted amazing on top of the brownies!

I’d love to hear from all of you today! Who are you? Have you tried any of the recipes? And what would you like to see from my blog in the next 500 posts?

Thank you again for reading!

Nutella Mousse Tartlets
adapted from Joelen’s Culinary Adventures

1 1/2 cups Nutella

2 cups heavy whipped cream
3 packages phyllo shells

1. Place the Nutella in a large mixing bowl and set aside; place phyllo shells on a serving platter and set aside.

2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cold heavy whipping cream on medium high heat with the whisk attachment to stiff peaks.

3. Carefully fold the whipped cream into the Nutella in the large bowl until fully incorporated. Transfer the mixture into a pastry bag or large gallon sized plastic storage bag with a corner snipped off. Carefully pipe the Nutella mousse into the phyllo shells. Refrigerate.

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19 comments:

Cara said...

Happy 500th post! You are such a dedicated blogger! We've been blogging for about the same amount of time and you post WAY more frequently than I do. I have always enjoyed your recipes and stories. Keep 'em coming!

Cristine said...

Congrats on 500!!! Love your blog! And I am with you... Anything with Nutella and I am on board! :)

Allison said...

Congratulations on 500 posts!!

I LOVE seeing your blog come up on my Google Reader and knowing you have another fabulous recipe. As you know, I try a lot of your recipes and think they're wonderful :) I think the *only* thing I'd want more of would be healthy recipes, but I can do my own tweaking ;)

grace said...

Congratulations :) I really enjoy drooling over all of your yummy posts!

Nutella Mousse? That's a winner!

Leigh said...

Wow. 500 posts, that's awesome!! And very glad to read that you aren't going anywhere, that would make me way too sad!

Lisa K said...

Congrats! Since I'm obsessed with Nutella, I'll for sure be making these!!

Joelen said...

Congrats and I'm flattered that you chose this recipe from my blog to celebrate your 500th post! Here's to 500 more posts of deliciousness!! :)

Anonymous said...

I don't have a blog but I check yours pretty much every day without fail. Your blog is BY FAR my favorite food blog and I've contemplated doing a Julie/Julia-esque cooking blog in which I cook all of the recipes on your blog, but I've decided against it because, er, it would never end (provided you keep blogging- please do!). Anyway, I LOVE your recipes. Happy 500 posts! Keep up the incredible (and delicious) work!

Debbie said...

Happy 500th blog Cassie! I love your blog since you cook my kind of food. Good yet simple (and spicy!!!). I have been blogging since June 2008 but haven't posted nearly as much as you have. I love your weekly meal planning and every time I read it I swear I am going to do that too! (Someday!). Keep blogging Cassie, your recipes are great just like your blog!

Keri said...

Yea for 500 posts! That's quite an accomplishment. I'm so happy I found your blog. My family and I benefit often from the amazing recipes:-)!! And I love to read about your life and sweet family. These tarts look AMAZING!! I love, love, love Nutella and can only imagine how amazing these taste.

Brooke said...

I love your blog! I check it every day! (Except Saturday because you don't post that day)

Sherry G said...

I'm a huge fan of your blog and all your recipes! Here's to 500 more!

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Natalie said...

congrats on 500! you know I love your blog--keep it up!

nutella mousse? oh my goodness, i can't wait to make these for a party!!

Monica H said...

Congratulations on 500 posts!

You started blogging looking for inspiration and yet you've provided it to so many people. I've made several of your recipes and I've never been disappointed.

Thanks for all you do.

Oh and I'll take a cupful of that mousse- delish!

Megan said...

These look killer! Cant go wrong with Nutella and heavy cream. I like that idea of frosting brownies with it.

Danielle said...

Wow 500 posts is a lot! These look really cute btw! Really creative too.

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