Category Archives: bananas

Salted Caramel Banana Cream Pie: Food Truck Road Trip

Do you live in a town that is big enough to have a food truck or two?  Have you ever eaten at one?  Even more likely, have you watched a show on television, be it crime or comedy and seen the actors raving over food bought at one?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, have I got a cookbook (Food Truck Road Trip–A Cookbook: More Than 100 Recipes Collected from the Best Street Food Vendors Coast to Coast)
for you!  And while I am at it, have I got a pie for you, too!!

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Pumpkin Pie Banana Pudding

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This #thankfullysweet fusion of Pumpkin Pie and Southern Banana Pudding is a one-of-a-kind Autumn dessert that will have you sittin’ up and sayin’ “howdy, ya’ll!”

This fusion of Pumpkin Pie and Southern Banana Pudding is a one-of-a-kind Autumn dessert that will have you sittin' up and sayin' "howdy!" #ThankfullySweet #ad

One of the interesting things I noticed upon moving to Florida three years ago, was that most restaurants serve Banana Pudding for dessert.  In fact, some restaurants only serve Banana Pudding for dessert, especially if they also serve barbecue.  Those two foods go hand and hand in the South.  It was only fitting, therefore, that when coming up with an Autumn dessert, that I chose to make a variation of this very popular local dessert. Continue reading

Bananas Foster in a Dutch Baby #Improv Challenge

Bannas Foster in a Dutch Baby @frugalanticsWelcome to this month’s Improv Cooking Challenge!  This is the blogging event where a group of bloggers take two assigned ingredients and let our imaginations run wild.  This month’s ingredients were bananas and nutmeg.  Want to join the fun next month?  All of the information is on my “Improv” page at the top of this blog.  Next month is hearts and flours….we will be featuring foods in heart shaped dishes or that are actually heart shaped and contain flour of any kind. Continue reading

Banana Cobbler

Banana Cobbler adapted from Southern LivingSince moving to Florida last year, I have been on a quest to acquire every Southern Living annual that I can get my hot little hands on.   I have found them all over the place from an abandoned garage to library sales to thrift stores.  I keep a little notebook in my purse with the years that I own so I don’t accidentally buy a duplicate.  I haven’t read my way through all the books.   A few weeks ago, I decided it was time to just start cooking my way through them.  I actually started with the most recent one, 2010.  It was a very good year. Continue reading

Banana Honey Oat Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Honey Oat Chocolate Chip Muffins

I was looking back over my recipes and found that every six months or so, I post a banana muffin of some sort.  Well, this is the last one, I promise (she says with fingers crossed behind her back).  However, if you want adouble fudge banana muffin, a banana bran muffin, a whole wheat banana muffin, or to turn a banana into a coffee cake or pumpkin banana bread into a muffin, you have come to the right place. Continue reading

Peanut Butter Banana Bread: Your Recipe, My Kitchen

Banana Peanut Butter Bread

When my husband travels by car, he likes to take banana bread.  I slice the entire loaf and butter each slice, then place the whole thing in a ziplock bag.  He snacks on it as he goes across the country.  As we packed up our entire household into a truck this week, I decided to vary the routine by adding some peanut butter to his bread. After all, one of his favorite sandwiches is peanut butter, banana and honey.  Why wouldn’t he like a peanut butter banana bread? There was one on Big City, Little Kitchen (a blog which has since ceased to exist) that I really wanted to try. Continue reading

Banana Bran Bread

Banana Bran Bread

The old saying goes, “When life hands you lemons….” my new version goes something like, “When  neighbors hand you bananas, make blog posts!”   Actually, that isn’t a very good saying, but bloggers know what I mean.  There are blog posts hiding in everything around us!  I told you on Tuesday what I did with some of the bananas we got from a neighbor.  I thought, lest I bore you to death with banana posts, that I should simply combine all the rest in to one post.  But then I thought better and split them up !  Continue reading

Banana Crumb Muffins

My son, The Comedian, decided last night that a frozen banana might make a great snack. After it was frozen and he couldn’t manage to get the peel off, he changed his mind. I was left with a half peeled banana in my freezer that no one wanted to touch. Luckily, I had another banana on the counter that was really ripe, so I thawed the first one and mashed the second and made muffins.
Banana Crumb Muffins #banan Continue reading

Banana Cream Pie

Banana Cream Pie


I am assuming that most people have bananas on hand the majority of the time. If that hasty generalization is correct, than this pie is a snap to put together with little or no shopping involved!. The ingredients are common, the instructions are easy.   If you use a store bought graham cracker crust, this is a no bake dessert that is great in the summer because you don’t have to turn on the oven! Continue reading