Black Bean Brownies and Other Chocolate Delights

I don’t remember where I first came across the idea of replacing shortening in brownies with puréed black beans. Applesauce or vanilla yogurt had been my go-to replacements in the past. But the idea of using black beans in place of shortening intrigued me, and I couldn’t wait to see what the outcome would be. Searching through my cupboard, I found a chocolate truffle mix. What’s good for brownies should be good for truffles, oui? That assumption was my logic. …

Need A Sweet Treat?

It’s Monday…and it’s raining cats and dogs here in DC, so I need a sweet treat to brighten my day. I love to bake and have a serious sweet tooth so I thought I’d pass along this savory and sweet easy-to-make recipe for homemade turtles! I found this on one of my favorite blogs Twig & Thistle. What do you need? A bag of mini pretzels, pecan halfs and a pack of Rolos. Yes. I said Rolos. 1) On a …