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Tasty Chocolate Banana Cream Pie Oh My!

People that know me know that I love cream pie. It is just a thing that has always been part of my family’s dessert menu and I have expanded it with my family. Of course there are more variations than you can possibly imagine on the old cream pie recipe and this is one that adds a extra level of yummy to it. Namely the chocolate. Chocolate and banana goes well together if you didn’t know. 😉 And this cream pie recipe blends them perfectly.

Instructions: Ingredients | Directions

This recipe is going to take you about fifteen minutes to prepare, cook time is an hour, and you’ll be already in around an hour and fifteen minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1 (9 inch) deep dish pie crust, baked and cooled
  • 2 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 (3.5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons flaked coconut, toasted

Directions

  1. Microwave (in a microwave safe bowl of course) your: chocolate, a tablespoon milk, and butter or margarine. Cook it for about a minute and a half, making sure that you stir it every thirty seconds to ensure that it melts and mixes together. Once it is melted layer the pie crust with the melted chocolate mixture.
  2. Layer the melted chocolate with the sliced bananas.
  3. Mix the pudding and milk together for two minutes and it has a smooth thick consistency. Stir in the shredded coconut and mix it together. Once it is mixed spoon the pudding over banana slices.
  4. Cover the pie with the whipped topping and sprinkle with toasted coconut. Place it in the refrigerator for four hours or until it is set. Note, that you should keep it in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat it.

Old Fashioned Melt In Your Moth Pancakes

I love the soft texture of this amazing recipe from my grandmother. These oh so tasty pancakes will melt in your mouth and fill you with memories of your childhood. At least that is what they do for me. Plus they are easy to make.

Instructions: Ingredients | Directions

This recipe is going to take you about 5 m to prepare, cook time is 15 m, and you’ll be already in around 20 m.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl sift the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together. Then make an indentation in the middle of the dry ingredients to act as your well. Pour the milk, egg and melted butter in the well and mix it together until it is a smooth batter.
  2. Heat a frying pan and lightly oil it. Pour or scoop (I use a metal ladle) the batter into the frying pan, my ladle is a quarter cup which makes a nice pancake. Brown on both sides and to get the classic golden brown color. Make sure that they are served hot, this is where you skill is required.

Slow Cooker Meatballs Made Easy

One thing that I love about meatballs is that they can be made so easily. Granted you need to make them in time but once you have them prepared you only need to wait and then enjoy!

Instructions: Ingredients | Directions

This recipe is going to take you about twenty minutes to prepare, cook time is between six and eight hours, and you’ll be already in around eight hours or so.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 1/4 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 (28 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 (16 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (14.25 ounce) can tomato puree

Directions

  1. Mix the ground beef, bread crumbs, parsley, garlic, onion, and egg in a bowl. Form the meatballs, this recipe will give you sixteen nice sized meatballs.
  2. Place them in the slow cooker and then mix the sauce, crushed tomatoes, and tomato puree in a separate bowl. Add the sauce mixture to the meatballs. You will need to cook them on low for six to eight hours. This really depends on your oven.

Sour Cream Banana Bread

This one is a real warm and satisfying banana bread. Growing up in the Mid-west I have enjoyed my fair share of banana bread. This one is especially satisfying on those cold winter days when you just want to curl up on the couch and enjoy an afternoon at home with a warm cup of hot chocolate and a good book.

Instructions: Ingredients | Directions

This recipe is going to take you ten minutes to prepare, cook time is about an hour, and you’ll be already in around an hour or so.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit or 150 degrees Celsius. Grease and dust your loaf pan lightly with cinnamon and sugar mixture. Stir the 1/4 cup white sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon together.
  2. In another bowl mix your butter and sugar into a light creamy mass. Mix in the eggs, mashed bananas, sour cream, vanilla and cinnamon. Now mix in the salt, baking soda and flour. Stir in nuts. Divide into prepared pans.
  3. Bake for 1 hour, until a toothpick comes out clean when placed in the center of the loaf.

Yummy Double Banana Bread

Please be aware: Contains nuts and gluten.

Oh, I just love this recipe it is so easy to make and tastes too good to be true. Thankfully it is so easy you can whip it together and have it ready as an after supper desert or mid meal treat. The kids will just love it.

Instructions overview: Ingredients | Directions

This recipe is going to take you about fifteen minutes to prepare, cook time is one hour five minutes, and you’ll be already in around one and a half hours.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 175 degrees Celsius. Lightly grease and flower a bread pan.
  2. Combine your flour, baking soda and salt (your dry ingredients) in a large bowl. Then in a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar until they are well mixed. Next fold in your eggs and mashed bananas you will want to have this mixture well blended. Fold the banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared bread pan.
  3. Place the bread in the middle of your rack, ensuring that it is not too high. I usually put it in the lower third of the oven. But oven’s vary so you will need to take that into account. Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes. About ten minutes before the bread is finished I will pock it with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean then I will give it a minute or two but usually take it out a bit sooner. Let the bread cool in pan for about ten to fifteen minutes, then remove it from the form.