Like many of our "Good Morning America" viewers we questioned Rocco's use of black beans in brownies. Almost anticipating the skepticism Rocco wrote in his cookbook "Now Eat This: America's Favorite Comfort Food" that the "beans add moisture and texture—not to mention fiber and protein" without taking away any of the fudgy flavor we look for. Rocco also uses cocoa powder and espresso to give the brownies a rich chocolaty taste, but he also suggests trying cocoa nibs if deep dark chocolate is your preference.
GET THE RECIPE: Rocco's Low-Cal Brownies
Check out some of Rocco's other desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth.
As a mother of two Stephanie O'Dea challenged herself to use a slow-cooker everyday for a year to feed her family. What started as a way to save time turned into a year's worth of dinner recipes. This spiced beef stew was a favorite during winter time for her family and for our readers. CLICK HERE to check out Stephanie O'Dea's cookbook "Make It Fast, Cook It Slow"
GET THE RECIPE: Azorean Spiced Beef Stew
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Start your day off right with Dr. Marie Savard's nutritious and delicious granola. After years of testing, adding bits of her favorite breakfast products Marie came up with the perfect "morning mix" which is a combination of oats, wheat germ and dried fruit that will help you slim down while it fills you up. Marie makes big batches and then freezes individual portions. She even gives it out as gifts to family and friends. Check her family favorite.
GET THE RECIPE: Dr. Savard's Secret Morning Mix High-Fiber Granola
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Emeril's cost-efficient pork loin recipe packs a lot of flavor and takes little hands-on time. With this simple recipe Emeril clears up any fears you may have about making your pork loin too dry or undercooking. This dish is great for a holiday party or even a family dinner. CLICK HERE to check out Emeril's cookbook "20-40-60 Fresh Food Fast."
GET THE RECIPE: Orange, Cumin and Cilantro Roasted Pork Loin
Emeril's recipes are always a hit with the "Good Morning America" audience. Some other fan favorites from 2010 include
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