When I was out shopping for the Little Debbie Strawberry Cakes the other day to make the Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cakes, I spied these banana cakes. I knew they would taste just as awesome as the strawberry so I purchased a box.
I love strawberries but I love the flavor of banana more so these were my favorite. Just like the strawberry cakes, these little cake bites are perfect for a quick dessert or just a way to dress up something you may have on hand. These would be really pretty with swirls of white chocolate on top but I didn’t have any on hand so I’ll just have to eat them this way. They are actually much easier to eat this way. Just pop the little bite size piece in your mouth ~ no crumbs or messy fingers ! (I am one of those people that can not eat anything, and I mean anything, without dropping it on my clothes)
If you are in need of sleepwear or under clothing (bras, panties, etc) check out your local JC Penny’s. I was in my local store yesterday and was able to get $337.50 worth of stuff for $27.46. Here is a breakdown of prices:
Underwear is .97 each
Sleep shorts $1.97
T Shirt $2.97
Blue sleep shirt $1.97
Plaid sleep shirt $2.97
Do you need a sweet and easy treat for your valentine? I was trying to think of something quick and easy to make for a girls night party last weekend and decided to give this idea a try. I love to take a purchased item and add touches to it to give it more of a homemade taste.
Here is another great idea for your valentine party or to use as a photo prop. This adorable banner is made with ribbons, lace and paper hearts. Just simply cut ribbons and lace to desired length and tie the ends to a string. Cut hearts out of paper and glue at various places on the ribbons. Fun and simple!
This was posted on my sister site Southern Blue Celebrations last year so I decided to share it on this site for this year. It is so cute and easy to make. It would be a great craft to make with your kids or for a party, wedding, home, or office.
Make all one color or mix it up for added fun!
Tissue paper (several colors) cut into approx. 1 inch squares
Hearts cut out of a stiff paper (poster board or card stock)
String or ribbon for hanging
If you have ever had this cake, you know how yummy, wonderful, and delicious it is. It is one of my all time favorite cakes. I just turned fifty years old and I remember my mother making this when I was a child (so a long time ago!). It’s an old recipe and it’s one of those recipes that you can’t really substitute with a cake or brownie mix. The good news is that it is so simple to make. It took me about five minutes to mix all of the ingredients for the cake ~ it’s that easy.
If you have never had it, I would say that it taste similar to Texas Sheet Cake except with marshmallows and nuts. The cake is a cross between a brownie and chocolate cake topped with marshmallows and chocolate icing. Did I mention how good this is? I mean it is really, really, really good.
This is normally made using a 9 x 13 baking dish but I wanted try making them in the form of cupcakes. They turned out great and they are much easier to eat on the go and a lot less messy!
I saw these Dole Banana Dippers in the grocery store several months ago and decided it was too expensive for my budget. I decided to make my own and compare the price to purchasing them in the store. To do this, I had to shell out $2.38 for 24 banana slices. Ouch.. I needed to do it so I could accurately compare the size of the store-bought banana slices with my homemade ones.
I purchased 5 bananas that cost me $1.05 Making them .21 for each banana. I got 12 slices out of each banana so the cost comparison for the bananas was .42 . The cost of the coating will depend on what you use. I used about 4 blocks of chocolate almond bark which cost me about $1.25. This cost of using the banana chips was about the same price. This means that the total cost of 24 slices cost me $1.67.
The best part of making your own dippers is that you get to make any flavor you want. I made chocolate and peanut butter. White chocolate would also be great.
I’m showing you the way I make chocolate covered bananas (or marshmallows, strawberries, pretzels, etc). I make my own version of a double boiler and always use a fork instead of a toothpick. It allows me to easily tap off all excess chocolate.
I hate cold weather and should be living some place warm and tropical. The only thing I like about cold weather is sitting in front of the fire sipping hot chocolate.
Since I am not really a huge chocolate fan, I tend to make white hot chocolate. Topping it off with caramel makes it perfect !
White Caramel Hot Chocolate
2 ounces (1/2 cup) white chocolate chips
2 cups of milk
1 tablespoon caramel syrup
Top with whipped cream, caramel sauce, or marshmallows
In a saucepan, combine the white chocolate, milk, and caramel syrup, and heat until white chocolate melts, stirring constantly. Watch carefully or the milk will burn.
Garnish with whipped cream or marshmallows and drizzle with caramel sauce. Serve immediately.