Nutella Empanadas, pop tarts

Do you love everything Nutella? Try this recipe for Nutella empanadas.

Yield: 16, 5 inch half circles

Chill: 30 min

Bake: 25 min

Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter, cut into tiny squares

1/2 tsp salt

2 tbsp sugar

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

2 eggs, 1 for wash

2 tbsp milk

1 cup Nutella

decorating sugar crystals

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, bring together butter, salt, sugar and flour with a pastry blender, until grainy. Add in milk and egg and mix together. Using hands, knead into a dough
  2. Turn onto counter and knead a few more times until smooth. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper.
  4. Work with half the dough at a time. Roll out dough about 1/8 of an inch thick. Cut out circles using a bowl ( I use a bowl 5 inch in diameter) and set aside. You can make these into a pop tarts by cutting into rectangles- just make sure you make an even amount of rectangles, same size with the other half of the dough. Gather any loose pieces, reroll and cut, repeating until all dough is used.
  5. Continue with the other half of the dough. If using a circle, I can get about 16 5 inch circles.
  6. Beat other egg and brush over each circle. Set aside, you’ll use again.
  7. Scoop 1 tbsp Nutella onto each circle. Fold circle in half over Nutella and press edges slightly.
  8. Use the tines of a fork to seal edges. Use fork to poke holes on top of each empanada to vent.
  9. Brush tops with egg wash, and sprinkle with decorating sugar.
  10. Place on parchment paper and bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Reseller Organizing Hacks

Utilizing wall space for everyday shipping supplies.

I’m all about saving money and being practical. In the beginning of my reselling journey I kept all my shipping supplies in a tub. Every time I mad a sale, i’d pull out the tub and wrap my package on the kitchen table. Every time. Every sale. Yes, I know, why?

I remember seeing a storage hack on Pinterest using these wall organizers to arrange snacks in the pantry. Genius! These have other uses in other places! I actually have mine mounted on the wall and keep all my shipping supplies within close reach. Shipping and packaging is a lot easier having a designated area.

Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy chocolate chip 2 inch cookies

Yield: 5 dozen

Bake: 13 minutes

Chill: 2 hours

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp cornstarch

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, melted

1/2 cup sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 egg

2 egg yolks

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour,baking soda, salt and cornstarch, stir. Set aside.
  2. In large mixing bowl, stir together the melted butter and both sugars until well blended. Add egg, egg yolks and vanilla.
  3. Slowly add the four mixture mixing after each addition. The dough will be thick. When blended well, add the chocolate chips.
  4. Cover bowl and chill for 2 hours or overnight. (after chilling-you may also roll dough into balls and freeze, baking only the amount you want.)
  5. When ready to bake, let dough sit on counter for about 10 minutes.
  6. Preheat oven to 325 f degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  7. Roll about 1oz (I use a scale) dough into balls and place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cookies will have an under cooked look. (they will finish baking on the hot baking sheet) Leave on baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Baking times may vary depending on your oven, the baking sheets, and size or cookie you choose to bake.

Tried the recipe? Comments? Let me know!

Why you should relist on Poshmark

Relisting stale unsold items on Poshmark works!

If you participate in CCO, you drop the price by 10%, and hope someone bites. Another CCO comes around! You drop the price again, no one bites. Hold on, there will be another CCO in a few days. Now your item is priced too low with too many likers, they weren’t going to buy anyway. Relist.

Offer to likers, great idea!!! Every person that ‘liked’ your item gets the offer with discounted shipping. Every person that had ever ‘liked’ the item gets alerted every time you drop the price even lower, this can make you look desperate after too many offers. Relist.

Users will ‘like’ an item for different reasons. Some actually like the item and hope you make an offer. Some sellers will like an item and save it when looking up comps. Party hosts will ‘like’ an item for a possible future host pick. Some will even ‘like’ an item and plan on buying someday, way in the future, like when they win the lottery. And, yes, some will throw you a ‘like’ thinking this is instagram, with no intention of every buying anything.

Relist those items, check the title and description for errors. Retake new photos if necessary. Get some new eyes on your closet and a better chance for sales.