Thursday, May 26, 2011

{Recipe} of the Week

Since I am a huge Paula Deen fan and self proclaimed Paula Deen Jr. I wanted to share with you this amazing banana pudding recipe that I made this past weekend for mine and Z's engagement party! I was getting a little flack for making it since my grandmother makes a "to-die-for" banana pudding and has for years.

Even the people that were giving me a hard time for making it instead of my grandma's LOVED IT!! I wanted to share this recipe with you all since Memorial Day weekend would be a perfect time to make it and take to a BBQ!!! Enjoy! 

Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen


  • 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.  Serves 12.



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