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Campfire Banana Boats Sundaes

Campfire Banana Boats

When I was a little girl, we had a lot of cookouts. Someone was always building a fire and cooking something over open flames. My favorite things to cook in the fire were banana boats. They’re quite easy: Wrap a banana, peel attached, loosely in aluminum foil. Slit the banana open to form a boat. Stuff the opening with chocolate chips and marshmallows. Seal the aluminum foil and place the package in the campfire, down in the coals. Wait 5 or 10 minutes, carefully remove the package from the coals, let it cool (which takes forever), and eat with a spoon. … Read more

Peach Banana Smoothie

peach banana smoothie

When I was in college, I ate a creamsicle smoothie from the café by my dorm almost every day. They were delicious and horribly unhealthy, primarily made from of orange juice and ice cream. Since then, I have just assumed that all smoothies are high in calories. I never bothered to investigate. A couple of Mondays ago, I found myself with three brown bananas on the counter and nothing to do with them. Actually, I could think of several things to do with them, but they all involved baked goods. I sure love banana brownies and banana bread and banana … Read more

Bananas Foster Pancakes

bananas foster

As I mentioned two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of watching Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr, host of Big Daddy’s House on The Food Network, cook in person at Blogalicious. It was really fun. One of the recipes he prepared follows, Bananas Foster Pancakes. I adore bananas foster. I don’t care if it’s plain bananas foster over ice cream or if it’s bananas foster donuts or bananas foster cheesecake or cookies or candy. Slightly cooked bananas served hot in a sticky sweet, rum-flavored syrup can don any dessert in my book. Remember from my last recipe post, sun-dried tomato, basil, … Read more

Banana Crumble featuring Angostura Bitters

banana crumble

I don’t drink alcohol. Did you know that already, Dear Reader? I’m not sure if it’s ever come up before. I don’t object to alcohol; I just don’t partake. There was a time in my life when I enjoyed a drink or six now and then, and there are plenty of stories of debauchery floating around in the annals of my college days. Along with some of my fraternity brothers, I even became a certified bartender. We took classes, learned methods, and took tests. Somewhere, I have a certificate to prove my skills. But now, I am old. I have … Read more