Friday, October 31, 2008

Southern Banana Pudding

There are some foods which are staples in the South. Cornbread, fried chicken, grits and no gathering is complete without banana pudding! Here is an easy recipe for a culinary delight.

2 small packs or 1 large vanilla instant pudding
( I used 1 small pack of banana flavored and 1 small pack of vanilla flavored)
2 cups milk
1 tub cool whip
1 cup sour cream
vanilla wafers
sliced bananas

Mix pudding with milk until well blended and beginning to thicken. Stir in sour cream and fold in cool whip.

Layer a bowl or dish with a layer of vanilla wafers, top with part of pudding. Layer bananas and more pudding. Depending on how many vanilla wafers you like, you can add a layer of them also. End with pudding mix and place vanilla wafers around the edges of the bowl. Crush a few and sprinkle crumbs on top for decoration.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Lima Beans Supreme

Here is a recipe to add some dazzle to lima beans!

1 package frozen lima beans
1 chicken bouillon cube
chopped onions
chopped garlic
salt and pepper to taste
1 T butter

Put beans in pot, add water to cover. Add all other ingredients, cook per directions on bag.

*You can also add 1 can chopped tomatoes to this - optional

Monday, October 13, 2008

Easy Apple Dumplings

Here is a sweet, flaky apple dumpling. Quick and easy!
Take one apple - peeled sliced into 8 pieces
1 can crescent rolls divided into 8 triangles
1 cup orange juice
1/4 (or more to taste) brown sugar
2 T butter
sprinklings of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and ginger - to taste
Place in small pan and heat just to simmering.
Wrap each apple slice in a crescent roll. Place in small baking dish and spoon sauce over each one. Bake at 350 until brown and flaky.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Sweet Potato and Apple Bake

Here is a perfect side dish for fall:

2 medium apples peeled and thinly sliced
3 sweet potatoes peeled and thinly sliced
1/2 cup orange juice
1 cup quick oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon, nutmeg & ginger
1/4 cup maple syrup
2 Tbs. butter melted

Layer the apples and sweet potatoes in a baking pan. Pour orange juice over them and sprinkle some cinnamon on top. Mix other ingredients together and spoon on top. Cover and bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Remove cover and bake an additional 15 minutes until tender.