Black Magic Cake with Wilton Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
This is a really excellent, moist, very dark chocolate cake. It fulfills my requirements for a favorite cake recipe: oil instead of solid fats, and cocoa powder instead of baking chocolate. The frosting was easier than I thought; a failure with a different recipe a few years ago discouraged me. This one turned out beautifully.
Banana Banana Bread
This was very good, and it used up five icky bananas. I freeze them until I'm ready for them--if I'm feeling lazy, I'll put the whole thing in the freezer still in the peel. The only thing I didn't like was that it was too sweet for my taste. I think I will use less sugar next time.
Creamy Cauliflower Soup
I loved this soup, even though I didn't think I would. It tastes really creamy, but it's quite good for you, especially if you use a bit less butter.
Black Bean Sliders
We all enjoyed these, although I don't think Red Chief was fooled into thinking that these were actual hamburgers. They were a lot less work that I had thought, too; if I remember right, this meal took just over half an hour to get on the table.