Massive chocolate craving - found what looks like an easy fudge recipe from Alton Brown. It calls for 1 pound of powdered sugar (though i'm halving the recipe). Without a scale, how do i measure 1/2 pound?
Cooked dried black beans provide the wow factor in this simple dip; you could serve the blended beans alone and guests would swoon over the rich, full-bodied flavor. Use leftover dip as a spread for sandwiches or burritos, or stir into a bean soup.
This Creole classic was actually designed for the dried kidney bean—an inexpensive staple that could simmer away while Monday’s wash gets done, with a hunk of pork or sausage from Sunday night’s supper.