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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

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