Foodie Friday and Not Yo Mama's Recipe!

Yep, you heard it, it's Foodie Friday! Yet another thing about me that you may not know. I love, love, love to cook and love to try new recipes. I also love to entertain!! I don't even need a good excuse to invite a bunch of people over for dinner!

I also pride myself on having kids who are not picky and eat very well. Actually, yesterday, I picked them up from camp and I was tired and said we could pick something up for dinner on the way home. Anything but Mcdonalds.......I gave them options....Wendy's, Woody's BBQ, Fazoli's, Boston you know what they said....."mom, don't we have food at home...can we just go home and eat?"  Now who's kids do that??? I was shocked!! So, even though I had no desire to cook dinner or even open a can of Chef Boy R DEE ( don't hate...I know its terrible for them, but sometimes it happens)....I drove them home and made them dinner!!

I digressed, anyway, today starts my new Foodie Friday post and I am gonna start with a recipe...It's not yo mama's recipe, it's not even MY mama's recipe, but it is some kind of good ( no, not for you) , just plain good!!

I will start with the fact that it is a Paula Deen recipe ( so for all you uber healthy eating fanatics who never , ever cheat....just stop reading and catch me on Monday).......Bueller? Bueller? Is anyone still out there????

This recipe is a southern classic, but I swear it has crack in it because every time I make it, every one raves and says it's the best they've ever had here goes

Not Yo Mama's Banana Pudding ( it's better, I promise)

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

Prep Time: 30 min Inactive Prep Time: 

Easy Serves: 12 servings


2 bags Pepperidge Farm Chessmen cookies

6 to 8 bananas, sliced

2 cups milk

1 (5-ounce) box instant French vanilla pudding

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping thawed, or equal amount sweetened whipped cream


Line the bottom of a 13 by 9 by 2-inch dish with 1 bag of cookies and layer bananas on top.

In a bowl, combine the milk and pudding mix and blend well using a handheld electric mixer.

Using another bowl, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk together and mix until smooth. Fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture. Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding mixture and stir until well blended.

Pour the mixture over the cookies and bananas and cover with the remaining cookies. Refrigerate until ready to serve

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So next time you are asked to bring a dessert....this is easy, no baking, and it is just soooooo good!
I'll try to get ya a healthier recipe for next week, but I just couldn't resist!!!
Happy Running,


  1. Skipping recipe for said reasons, but wanted to say "HI!" to my central FL buddy! :) Love that the kids wanted to eat at home. Very cool! Rick picks home over restaurants, too. That's a good sign.


  2. this sounds WAY too good :)

  3. Ooo, I love trying new recipes! Thanks! And thanks for stopping by - yes I knew about the $300 bucks in my cabinet :) I don't know why but I thought it was safer there than in my walet!


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