Desserts

Maya Angelou’s Banana Pudding

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“I’m just someone who likes cooking and for whom sharing food is a form of expression.” ~ Maya Angelou

 

Maya Angelou's Banana Pudding
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Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large saucepan, combine 1/3 cup sugar, cornstarch and salt; stir until blended. Mix in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened and boiling. Boil 1 minute, then remove from heat.

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Deliciously Decadent Banana Coconut Upside Down Cake

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Banana Coconut Upside Down Cake

Here’s an interesting twist on the classic Upside Down Cake. This easy to make buttery rich, caramely banana coconut take this yellow cake to new heights. Just so damn deliciously decadent!

Banana Coconut Upside Down Cake
Ingredients

  • 1 BettyCrocker yellow cake mix
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 6 bananas sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray 2 (8 inch) round cake pans with cooking spray.
  2. With an electric mixer, beat cake mix, eggs, oil, water, and sour cream on low until combined. Beat on high for 2 minutes.
  3. Place banana slices evenly on the bottom of the two cake pans.
  4. In a small saucepan melt butter. Add brown sugar and lemon juice and heat until dissolved. Pour half of the brown sugar mixture into each of the 2 round cake pans over the bananas. Sprinkle coconut over brown sugar sauce.
  5. Pour cake batter on top of the coconut into the two pans, dividing equally.
  6. Bake 35-40 minutes or until toothpick in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Invert onto serving dishes. Slice to serve.
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Eggnog Spice Bundt Cake

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This Holiday-time bundt by relish.com is perfect for desert after the holiday feast or served for breackfast with hot coffee. The recipe here.>

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12 Days of Delicious: Home Cooked For The Holidays

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12 Home Cooked Holiday Recipies

Impress your guests this holiday with these home cooked and delicious holiday delights.

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10. Glazed Carrots with Pecans by myrecipes.com

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Oh! Yum! 11. Eggnog Spice Bundt Cake by relish.com

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And last, but not least… 12. Lobster Mac N’ Cheese by smells-like-home.com

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7+ Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes

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Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be the same without a full flavorsome gravy on the table. But, have you had it with red wine? It’s not just for drinking anymore!

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4.Easy Cranberry Relish

In this fresh, fruity and uncooked relish, cranberries are coarsely chopped in the bowl of a food processor with honey and orange juice. The abundantly sweet and tart flavors, perfect for a topping unlike any you may have tasted before.

5.Spiced Cranberry Sangria

It’s the classic fruity sangria taste, along with some underlying spice which makes it just perfect for the fall holidays. Garnish with fresh cranberries and apples.

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The Perfect Thanksgiving Cake

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The Perfect Thanksgiving CakeIt‘s the perfect combination of chocolate, pumpkin and cinnamon. What an indulgent after-dinner treat, and yet the pumpkin makes it quite healthy too.

Ingredients

  • 100 g vegan butter (if you prefer use some nut butter)
  • 1 flax seed egg
  • 3 tablespoons stevia
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder
  • 1/8 cup melted vegan chocolate
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees. Butter up 3 small boundt cake pans.
  2. In a bowl mix the vegan butter with the flax seed egg and the stevia until creamy.
  3. Incorporate the cacao powder and the melted chocolate.
  4. Add the pumpkin puree, the baking powder, the cinnamon and the vanilla extract.
  5. Add the water and the flour making sure you have no lumps.
  6. Divide the batter between the 3 pans and place in the oven
  7. Bake for 15 minutes or until done

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