Bits and pieces of our crazy life. Building a home and a family and trying to enjoy the little moments.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Beans--it's what's for dessert!
I'm constantly searching for healthy recipes; while looking for some cake recipes for Penny's birthday, I came across this site: Cake with a secret. I thought that it looked fantastic; I had tried some black bean brownies from one of my Challenge meet & eats that were pretty good. I did a regular powdered sugar butter creme frosting, but I'm going on the 'every little bit helps' philosophy. Chocolate sugar cookies on top. It turned out pretty good; I don't think you'd know it was made out of beans, that's for sure! I did add some ground flax seed, and I might not bake it for quite so long next time. Pretty good, although as Mike said, "you can cover just about anything in chocolate frosting and it's going to taste good." Hmmmm, can't argue with that. I know I'm creative, but frosting and I usually do not get along. My cakes...don't usually look very good *(see Penny's cake). But I discovered royal icing (my new bff) for the cookies, and I'm quite happy with how cute the big cake turned out, and they made an awesome holder for Penny's candle. I'll be decorating with cookies again...why ever not?!
I'm a SAHM with two beautiful little girls, an awesome husband, two cats, and a house we're slowing making into our dream home.
I love to play with photos and save our memories, and I am fascinated with cutting pieces of fabric and creating something useful and beautiful. Handmade makes me happy.