Monday, May 20, 2013

Paula Deen's Banana Pudding

Any food from Paula Deen has got to be good, but this pudding was absolutely divine! My little guy who is 7 loved it so much that he told me for his next birthday he didn't want a cake, he just wanted this pudding. That's saying something. It really is delicious. I changed Paula Deen's Chessman cookies to Nilla Wafers because I like them better.

Banana Pudding

5-7 bananas, sliced
3 cups milk
1 box Nilla Wafers
2 small boxes instant FRENCH vanilla pudding
1 {8 oz.} pkg. cream cheese
1 {14oz.} can sweetened condensed milk
1 {12 oz.} container Cool Whip

Line the bottom of a 9x13 pan with Nilla Wafers. Slice your bananas and layer evenly on top of the wafers. Combine the milk and pudding mix and blend using a handheld mixer.In a separate bowl, mix together cream cheese & condensed milk until smooth. Gradually fold in whipped cream.Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding mix & stir until well blended. Pour the mix evenly over the bananas.Layer the remaining Nilla Wafers on top of the mix to top it all off.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Creamy Berry Salad

This has to be my absolute favorite fruity salad/side. It is beyond heaven. I have had the recipe for quite some time, but I can never manage to snap a picture before it's devoured. I finally got a picture the other day at a BBQ that I brought this too. Good thing I was fast because it was gone in minutes. It really is the perfect side to bring anywhere.

Creamy Berry Salad

1 bag frozen raspberries (you can also use mixed berries)
1 tub cool whip or 1 small carton whipping cream whipped until stiff
1 32 oz container vanilla yogurt
1 small package cheesecake pudding mix

Let berries sit out about 15 - 20 minutes before you assemble the salad. Dump berries in a large bowl. Add cool whip and yogurt. Sprinkle on the pudding mix. Mix together really well until salad is combined and looks pretty. Chill before serving.