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"Banana Split Dessert"
Geez, I don't know which one of my friends I got this from but been making it for a 1/3 a century, I think. Probably my all-time favorite !!
Crust: Combine 2 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs & 1/2 Cup Butter, melted -- press into a greased 9 x 13 pan. You might want to refrigerate it while you are making the other layers.
Cream Cheese Filling: Mix together: 1 and 1/2 packages of Cream Cheese softened, 1/4 Cup Confectioner's Sugar -- fluff this for about 3 minutes with an electric mixer. Fold in a container of Cool Whip. Mix well. Spread over the graham cracker layer.
Fruit/Topping Layer: Drain a 20-oz Crushed Pineapple very well. Put over Cream cheese. Then arrange sliced strawberries and 3-4 bananas over this. Top all with an 8-oz container of cool whip. You can add any garnish you like.
I've made and eaten MANY Cherry Delights but this is the BEST EVER -- again, from that GREAT cook, Patti Zimmerman. RIP good friend !
1 Pkg. Graham Crackers, crushed
Add butter to crackers -- form crust and refrigerate
Spread Cherry Pudding & Pie Filling on top.
"Cherries in the Snow"
This recipe came from one of my kid's 6th grade cookbooks. I typed them for several years, so at least I think it was one of my children's and not just one of the MANY I helped with. Anyway, it is SUPER quick and easy -- your kids, or grandchildren could make it and it's nice to keep the ingredients around and make for a quick dessert if you have unexpected company.
Tear a small Angel Food cake into small bits and add.
Spread a can of cherry pie filling into a 9 x 13 pan -- top with above ingredients.
Chill and serve.
These cupcakes are especially nice at Christmas. My mother-in-law, Joan Zach gave me this recipe almost 40 years ago.
Stir until well coated.
In mixing bowl, combine:
Blend -- do not beat.
Stir chocolate and pecan mixture into this and stir in 1 tsp. vanilla.
Fill muffin tins until completely full.
Bake at 325 degrees for 35 minutes
Cool 8-10 minutes before removing.
YUMMY! The kids'll love 'em!
Again, from my mother-in-law -- easy to make -- good for ya' (well, okay, reasonably so) and it'll be the first thing gone at a party!!
1 box Nestle Sugar Cookie Recipe
Mix cookie mixture as directed. Spread onto cookie sheet or pizza pan.
Bake at 350 degrees 8-10 minutes.
Let cool. Slice bananas, soak in pineapple juice 10-15 minutes.
Mix cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy
Spread onto cookie crust like Icing.
Top with pineapple and rest of fruit, bananas on top - cover with nuts.
Also good with strawberries, peaches, kiwi.
"Mini Cheese Cakes"
This one I know -- I got this recipe from Helen Loveless many years ago at DAR. She had the tea that day and told here I'd never tasted anything as good as those so she sent me the recipe and I've made them many times since ... and... they're easy and just a couple of bites.
Put a liner in 24 muffin tins. Then add one Vanilla Wafer.
Mix 16-oz of Cream Cheese, two eggs, 3/4 Cup Sugar, 1 T. Vanilla; 1 T. Lemon Juice until fluffy.
Place 2 T. of batter on top of each wafer.
Bake 30 minutes - 350 degrees.
Chill. Add chocolate; strawberry jam; apple butter (yum) .... endless possibilities :)
Betty Dotson, one of my genealogy buddies (and wife of a cousin of my on my Barker side) and I have been doing genealogy together for probably 25 years or more. Usually once a month, sometimes more, sometimes less. We used to go to libraries, cemeteries and all over. We're both getting older now so mostly I just go to her house in Hillsboro. She has a whole room of Fountain County things and the internet is so easily available now, so we mostly stay there. One time, I'll bring dessert and she'll make lunch. Next time we reverse or if it's good weather and warm out we might go up town to the Hillsboro cafe. ALWAYS have a great time and often exchange recipes. Here's my fav she gave to me. Easy and DELIC
1/2 Cup Butter
4 Cups (2 large cans) of fruit -- peaches are best but blueberries
are quite yummy, too.
I have NO idea where this recipe came from, but I don't even like Rhubarb, but love to crunch on this stuff!!
Mix and put into a 9" greased pan.
Spread on rhubarb.
Bake 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Serve warm with cool whip.
Been making this for many years, but again, I didn't write down where I got the recipe, but try it, you'll like it!
Layer in greased 9 x 13 pan
1 Can Apple, Peach, Apricot or Blueberry Pie Filling
Sprinkle on top in order:
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. This may be also called a dump cake, but we call it Super Dessert. So quick, easy & yummy!