Spring is here. At least, according to the calendar, it is. In reality, not so much, In the past week alone, Ohio has seen just about every weather event possible, from a nearly 80-degree day, sunshine, rain, thunderstorms, tornados, snow, sleet….you get the picture. It may be April, but some days still feel like February, and on those days comfort food is craved.
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Life has been crazy lately. Between work, keeping up with stuff around the house, and everything else that needs to be done, it seems like the days just don’t have enough hours to get everything done and still have time to relax. I haven’t had the chance to try out any new baking recipes lately, either. I usually default to my chocolate chip cookies or banana bread if we have some banana’s that have been left ignored and unloved for a little too long.
Vegetables are not the most loved part of a meal in our household. Eating them more because we ‘should’ rather than because we actually like them, they’ve often taken the back burner when planning what to have for dinner. More often than not, instead of having a veggie as a side, I find myself sneaking them into a soup, casserole, or whatever else I am making just to get a serving of greens into our day.
Cheesecakes have always been one of those desserts that I’ve loved from the time I was a child. I remember going to my grandma’s house, and she would often have one ready to go for dessert after we’d all eaten dinner. As I grew up, one of the first desserts that I made on my own was a cheesecake from a recipe book that I’d found. I’d make two or three variations for family cookouts, and they always went over very well.
I’ll be the first to admit that the first time I heard of Black Bean Brownies, my first thought was “Ewww, why would you do that to a perfectly good brownie?” I mean, black beans sound like something meant for soup or stuffed inside of a Chipotle burrito.
A couple of years ago, I decided to try a vegan diet for awhile and found myself limited on food options and recipes. My sweet tooth was calling out for something to satisfy it, and I stumbled across a recipe for Black Bean Brownies from Chocolate Covered Katie. After reading the comments and reviews, 99 percent of which were raving about them, I decided that the worst that could happen was that I would bake them and throw them out if they were not edible. I had all of the ingredients on hand, so I began mixing up the ingredients and popped the concoction in the oven.
New Years Eve is upon us, and with it will come thousands, if not millions, of parties. There are two celebrations happening tonight because tonight is also the Fiesta Bowl between Ohio State and Clemson…because let’s face it…this is the only game today that truly matters! (Go Bucks!)