December 7, 2018

December 4, 2018

Flourless black bean chocolate cake

This gluten-free chocolate cake is made with black beans as the secret ingredient! It's my mom's 63rd birthday this week and just like last year she requested this chocolate black bean cake without any frosting (she never eats frosting). My mom provided me with a recipe for the cake she wanted me to make for her birthday last year, but she wasn't sure where it came from and this is my modified version of what she gave me. This cake is a hit with everyone who has tried it. To me, it's like a cross between a cake and a brownie - a little dense, but still with a cake-like texture. You can't taste the beans at all - no one guesses what the secret ingredient is in this cake. You can definitely double this recipe and make a layer cake with frosting if you would like, but since my mom doesn't like frosting, I simply dusted it with a little powdered sugar and cocoa powder and put a dollop of whipped cream on for serving - a really simple and rustic cake. The morning you are making this cake, set aside a tablespoon of coffee for the recipe. This recipe will make one 9-inch round cake.

November 30, 2018

November 29, 2018

December Recipe Round-Up {Holidays + A Giveaway}

Welcome to the December Recipe Round-Up! I truly cannot believe that it's December again already! This month's round-up brings you those warm and cozy holiday-themed recipes and dessert recipes for fun holiday baking! Our bloggers are sharing their favorite holiday inspired recipes with you, including breakfast, side dishes, main dishes and ((of course)) dessert...because what would December be without a little overindulgence? Plus we have another amazing GIVEAWAY that you don't want to miss! Keep reading to see all of this month's recipes and enter to win.

November 28, 2018

Cranberry orange bread

Cranberries and orange are a classic holiday flavor combination and they shine in this easy quick bread that is perfect for a holiday breakfast, brunch, or potluck. I don't know about any of you, but I'm still confused as to how it is the holiday season again already! I mean, where did fall go? We barely had one here with all the rain we've had. It doesn't seem right... But, it's almost December and that means it's time for all things festive, including festive foods! This bread is high on the list of easy and delicious holiday foods to make this season. Fresh cranberries are a staple in our house from the first time I see them in the store until they are no longer available (and I always grab up some bags to freeze). So I'm always on the lookout for new ideas and ways to enjoy them. My kids also love cranberries - they were even eating them raw and plain as I was chopping them for this bread! I tried one and well, I'll stick to eating them in things... I love the smell of this bread too - both as it bakes and after - the orange zest and light spices do make you feel all warm and cozy. This recipe will make one loaf of bread.