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Corn Bread Pudding

31 Jan

Here is a fast and delicious dish that my Grandmother passed along to me this past summer. The whole family will love. This is a great dish to share during the holidays or if you are just have a quite evening in!


1 (15 1/2 oz) can of whole corn drained
1 (14 1/2 oz) cream style corn
1 (8 oz) package jiffy corn muffin mix
1 cup of sour cream
1 stick of melter butter

Dump both cans of corn, jiffy mix, sour cream and melted butter into a bowl. Mix all contents together until all ingredients are blended.

Pour into a greased casserole dish.

Bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes, until a very golden brown.

Voila! Give a few minutes to cool, but is perfect if served warm. (Maybe a little butter)

xoxo – Elizabeth


Banana Cookies

20 Sep

I have been craving banana cookies so I picked up a few ripe bananas on the discount counter at the grocery store.


1/2 C butter
2 1/4 C flour
1 C sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking soda
3-5 mashed bananas

Beat butter then add about 1/2 the flour, all the sugar, eggs, baking powder, vanilla cinnamon, soda and cloves. beat thoroughly combined.
Beat in remaining flour, beat in bananas.
375 for 8-10 min.
Hope you enjoy…..Simple and sweet and easy to make!!!

ps – I passed on the cloves and added choco chips to some.

XOXO – Elizabeth

May: National Food Month

3 May

Looks like May is a busy national “food” month. With so many dedications that need to go out, I would like to link to your favorite recipes! If you have a great recipe that matches one of these categories please share and I would love to feature you! Check out the full list, I have only selected a few to celebrate!

National Strawberry Month
Raw and Healthy Strawberry Crapes by Tamara Kerner over at Daily Transformations

11 Strawberry Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner from The Stir: A cafeblog mom

National Salsa Month
Pineapple Mango Salsa by AliGirl Cooks

National Hamburger Month
Kick Ass Burgers with Roasted Tomatoes, Caramelized Onions and Chipotle Ketchup over at Laura’s Best Recipes: A Culinary Collection

National Chocolate Custard Month
Easter Chocolate Mousse by Moogie & Pap

National Asparagus Month
Asparagus and Egg Bake over at a day in the life of.. A collection of odds and ends that make out lives tick.

National Barbecue Month
National Egg Month
National Artisan Gelato Month
National Asparagus Month
Asparagus and Egg Bake over at A day in the LIfe of.. A collection of odds and ends that make out lives tick.

National Macaroon Day
National Salad Month

xoxo – Elizabeth

Monkey Cake

12 Jan

There is nothing better then homemade treats made by your Grandmother. My Grandmother is 90 years old and is one of most amazing women I know (the other one is my mother)! Right now she is enjoying in the sun in Florida at her beautiful condo on the Gulf. My husband and I were down there in December for a long weekend visit during the holidays.

When we arrived there was a beautiful freshly baked Monkey cake sitting there just waiting for us! In 3 days we were able to devour the whole thing! If you are looking for a great desert to share at a party or family gathering this is your dish!

Monkey Ball Cake


1/2 cup chopped Pecans
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 10-oz refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine ( 1 stick)

Sprinkle chopped pecans evenly in the bottom of a well-greased 10 inch Bundt pan. Set aside. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Cut biscuits into quarters; roll each piece into the sugar mixture and layer in pan. Combine brown sugar and butter; pour over dough.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
Cool bread 10 minutes in pan, than invert onto serving platter.
Dig in and enjoy!