Banana Pudding

Let me be perfectly honest, I've never been a big banana pudding fan. I like it okay, but it's not my go to dessert. However, I have a dear friend that makes the world's BEST banana pudding. I really can't get enough of it! So, I finally asked her for her recipe and she kindly obliged. I thought I'd share it with y'all because seriously, you've not had banana pudding until you try this!


1 1/2 c. sugar
3 TBSP corn starch
1 small can pet milk
2 c milk
4 eggs, separated
dash salt
1/2 stick oleo
1 tsp. vanilla
Vanilla wafers


Mix dry ingredients. Mix eggs and milks. Mix into dry ingredients and cook on medium heat until thick. Add 1/2 stick oleo and 1 tsp. vanilla. Put some of the wafers in the bottom of the dish, add pudding and bananas. Put rest of cookies on top. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Recipe Credit: Erma Hendrix~Holub Crossing, AR


Cheesburger Pie

This is one of my all-time favorite suppers! It is so easy to make and super delicious :) I don't have a pic, because I haven't made it in a while...I might need to remedy that soon! Anywho, here's the recipe for my super easy Cheeseburger Pie:


1 lb. ground beef (I use ground turkey)
1 1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 1/2 c. milk
3/4 c. Bisquick baking mix (DO NOT SUBSTITUTE)
3 eggs
2 tomatoes, sliced
1 c. grated Cheddar Cheese


Heat oven to 400F. Grease pie plate. Brown beef and onion. Drain. Stir in salt and pepper. Spread in plate. Beat milk, baking mix, and egg until smooth (15 seconds in a blender on high or 1 minute with a hand mixer). Pour into pie plate. Bake 25 minutes. Top with tomatoes and sprinkle with cheese. Bake an additional 5 to 8 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes.

Makes 6 to 8 servings


Cowboy Cookies (a.k.a. THE Potty Training Incentive!)

So, my youngest is now in full potty training mode. I decided I needed a good potty training incentive to help her along. Since she is my little cookie monster, I figured I'd go with one of my favorite cookie recipes to encourage her in her endeavors ;) Without further ado, here's the recipe for my Cowboy Cookies!


1 c. shortening
3/4 c. brown sugar
3/4 c. granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla (I prefer maple extract)
2 c. self-rising flour
1 1/2 c. quick cooking oatmeal
1/2 c. chopped nuts (I use pecans)
6 oz. chocolate chips
1 c. raisins


Preheat oven to 350F. Cream shortening and add sugars. Beat well. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Add vanilla. Stir to blend well. Add flour a little at a time. Mix to blend thoroughly. Last, stir in oatmeal, nuts, chocolate chips, and raisins. Mix well. Drop by teaspoonfuls on cookie sheet and bake for 13 to 15 minutes. 
BONUS: This dough freezes really well. Simply roll leftover dough into a log and wrap with plastic wrap. If your going to be freezing it for more than a couple of days, put the wrapped log into a freezer bag. When ready to bake, simply unwrap, slice off cookies, and bake.

Makes 4 dozen large cookies.