Thursday, October 20, 2011

Fabulous Food Links

I wanted to share these three links with you because I think they are exceptional. I was just blown away at the creativity with this Halloween treat! In a Mason jar no less! Chocolate Spider Web {Cake in a Jar} from i am baker. There are some wonderful goodies there!
I would never take the time to make this, but it is wonderful!  No, not going to give you a photo of this one, it's so creative you need to go to the site yourself and see it!
The last recipes here I do make and love! I have added some notes of what I do when making these recipes that are not in the original. You of course, can make them anyway you like. But please do try them!

Here is Pioneer Woman’s version of Zuppa Toscana and you will not be able to stop eating it, its fabulous and easy. These days food needs to be easy and fast or I don’t make it. Here is how I made the Pioneer Woman’s soup recipe; I cooked the potatoes in the chicken broth, and used cream instead of half and half. I put the onions in with the sausage when it was about half cooked. I wish I would have put the kale in with the potatoes while they were cooking because the kale seemed to need to be cooked a little longer, but it was just fine the way it was. I will next time and see how that works. But really you must try this recipe, it is amazingly delicious! And it was just as good the next day. We made a meal of just this soup.
This photo is not of the recipe below

This last recipe you simply can’t believe it is so good. If I had not seen this demonstrated and a bystander taste it and like it, I would have never wanted to make it. But I did make it and now I love to give samples to people and then watch their faces as they look at me in amazement when I tell them what it is made out of. It is a brownie/cake made from Nutella and black beans! So it’s delicious and healthy! It was created by The Cooking Cardiologist for his new cook book which I will be purchasing.
In this recipe I used a pint size Mason jar on the blender, added half the beans and two eggs, pureed it, poured that into a bowl and repeated for remaining beans and eggs. The beans were too dry to blend without the added moisture of the eggs. I mixed the sugar (I used 3tbs) and the baking powder together, added it to the mix in the bowl. I didn't add the liqueur or whipped topping.Then I added the ½ c of Nutella and whisked it together and baked. I couldn’t wait to try it and it wasn’t completely cool when I did. I didn't have it ‘frosted’ yet, and it did have a bean taste. After it completely cooled and I frosted it with the Nutella, I couldn’t tell it was made from beans AT ALL! It was still moist the next day too. Love it soooo much! Here's the link for the recipe Nutella Flourless Chocolate Torte.  


  1. I've been resisting starting a recipe board on Pinterest, because once you start on recipes, there's no stopping place. But my resolve melted away when I saw this dish. I will be making it soon!

  2. I LOVE Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana and once tried to make soup like it....I am a fairly decent cook but UGH it was not a success. So YAY I will try THIS recipe soon! :)

    1. This is an easy one and you will love it :)

  3. I can't wait to make the Zuppa Toscana. I love it at Olive Garden.

  4. Sounds wonderful Connie perhaps I may give it a go though not sure if I can get Nutella in New Zealand. Thank you for hosting Say it Saturday, always enjoy visiting here.

  5. A friend game me a black bean brownie recipe a while back. I tried to fool my hubby (a chocolate fanatic) with the healthier version. He ate the brownies and never knew there were beans in them...but it was clear he wasn't too thrilled with the recipe. Maybe I'll try the Nutella one.


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