Saturday, June 7, 2014

Layered Banana Pudding - Awesome

This is a great Banana Pudding dish that a lot of people will love.

What you need:

46 Nilla Wafers
3 Tbsp melted butter
1/2 cup chopped Pecans
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 pkg. (3.4 oz each) Jell-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
2 cups cold milk
1 tub (8oz) Cool Whip
4 bananas, sliced
1 pkg. (8oz) Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1/4 cup granulated sugar

How to make it:

1.  Heat over to 350F.  Crush 30 wafers; mix with next 4 ingredients.  Spread onto bottom of 15x10x1-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake 5 mins; stir.  Bake 3 to 5 min. or until golden brown; cool.

2.  Beat pudding mixes and milk with whisk 2 min.  (Pudding will be thick)  Stir in 1 cup Cool Whip.  Layer 1/3 of the crumb mixture and half each of the bananas and pudding in 2-qt. serving bowl; repeat.

3.  Beat cream cheese and granulated sugar in medium bowl with mixer until blended.  Gently stir 1 cup of remaining Cool Whip; spread over top; sealing edge of bowl.  Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.  Refrigerate 3 hours.  Top each serving with remaining Cool Whip and whole wafers just before serving.


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Great Jalapeno Popper Dip

Went to a party last night and was asked to bring an appetizer.  Wanted to bring something different so this is what I made.

Jalapeno Popper Dip


16oz cream cheese (Whipped is easier to use)
1 cup mayonnaise
8 pieces of bacon, cooked and chopped up
6 jalapenos, minced (2 with seeds and all)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2.  Combine the cream cheese, mayonnaise, bacon, jalapenos, garlic, cumin and cheddar cheese in a bowl.  Pour the mixture into a 9x13 baking dish.

3.  Combine the panko breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese and melted butter in a bowl.  toss with a fork until the mixture is evenly moistened.  Sprinkle evenly over the cream cheese mixture.

4.  Bake in the preheated oven for 25mins until the top is golden brown and the dip is bubbling.  Serve with tortilla chips.

This was a hit last night.