What’s Cooking-Homemade Banana Pudding and more

These next few weeks will be intense for I have tons of assignments to complete so not sure how much new cooking will take place but I have a few new recipes to try.  For now let me show you what I whipped up these past couple of days.
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Banana Pudding – I have decided that I will try to make as much as I can from scratch to limit the amount of processed foods we eat.  The pudding and the wafers were made from scratch but I still had some whip cream in the freezer so I finished it off.  I will say this was a yummy dessert and the girls really loved it which means it will probably be made once a month.
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The Wafers – This is what started the decision to make more foods from scratch — we go through a box in two days which can get expensive.  So after research I found a recipe I wanted to try naturally with me using soy milk instead.  I liked them and they were bigger than what you see in the box but my oldest said they needed to be just a tad bit sweeter.  It isn’t a difficult recipe and I can guarantee these wafers will be made again just as a snack.

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The Pudding – The pudding was quite easy being from scratch.. man if I knew how easy the recipe was I would of done that a LONG time ago.   I plan on trying new flavors using this as the base so stay tuned.

20130324-213607.jpgBacon/Egg/Spaghetti – Flipping through a magazine led me to this odd meal which I had to try.  Make your spaghetti then put on top a fried egg, oven bacon (I did turkey), and some seasoning.  It was an odd combination that tasted okay but doubt I will remake it.

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Fresh Guacamole – I have been experimenting with ways to make this dip/spread for I LOVE it with chips or on a sandwich.  FINALLY I found the right mix and it wasn’t really anything. The picture is a mexican dip I whipped together and gotten eaten in one meal 🙂

Mexican Dip: Pinto beans (mine are cooked real beans), taco seasoning, shredded mexican cheese, sour cream

I mashed the pinto beans in a casserole dish and then mixed in the taco seasoning.  I tried to make it not fully smooth.  Sprinkle the cheese over the beans and bake till melted.  Now I did my plates individually for the girls do not like guac… for the girls it was the beans, cheese, sour cream and then lettuce/tomatoes.

Maranda’s Guacamole: 2 Roma tomatoes, Avacado, Lime, Kosher Salt

Dice up the tomatoes and mix with your scooped avocado.  Squeeze lime juice over that and sprinkle with kosher salt.

Tell me your thoughts…

Maranda

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