Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sweet Potato Praline Casserole

Sweet Potato Praline Casserole
I listed my holiday menu on my retro blog and Sweet Potato Praline Casserole is always one of our favorites during the holiday. I told Libby I would post my recipe on my cooking blog for her. If y'all are looking for something to bake for Christmas dinner....this is awesome.
3 c. mashed sweet potatoes
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. butter
1/2 c. milk
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
For Topping
1 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. flour
1 c. chopped pecans
1/3 c. butter; melted
1.) In large mixing bowl, mix sweet potatoes, sugar, eggs, butter, milk, and vanilla.
2.) Pour into a 9-inch square greased baking dish.
3.) Mix topping ingredients and sprinkle over potato mixture.
4.) Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.
* Can be doubled and baked in a 9x13 baking dish.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Banana Pudding


Y'all, I love a good banana pudding from time to time. I was thinking of whipping up a batch over the weekend and when I went to grab my recipe, it was gone. I have no idea where I put it. I'm sure if we ever move I'll find it then, LOL. I logged onto some cooking sites and came across this recipe.

It's so fantastic! My husband told me that it was the best banana pudding he has ever had. I must agree, it's awesome. If you like banana pudding you'll love this recipe.


1 (14-ounce) can Eagle brand sweet milk
1 1/2 c. cold water
1 pkg. vanilla pudding mix
2 c. whipping cream, whipped (I used cool whip)
3 medium bananas, sliced
vanilla wafers


1.) In large bowl, combine milk and water. Add pudding mix, beat until well blended. Chill for 5 minutes.
2.) Fold in whip cream. Spoon pudding mixture into a glass serving bowl.
3.) Top with 1/3 each of the vanilla wafers, bananas and remaining pudding. Repeat layered twice, ending with pudding mixture. Chill thoroughly. Garnish as desired with crumbled vanilla wafers for decoration.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate Truffles
These are so easy to make and they are delish. Perfect for the holidays! They make the best goodies for neighbers, family & friends, or a office party.
1 (8 oz) package cream, softened
3 cups confectioner's sugar, sifted
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips, melted
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually beat in confectioner's sugar until well blended. Stir in melted chocolate and vanilla until no streaks remain. Refridgerate for about 1 hour. Shape into 1 inch balls.
* You can take a toothpick and dip into chocolate and drizzle across truffle to make it look more elegant.