Banana Cream Pie

When I think of my dad and his favorite dessert, I think banana cream pie. And when I think of this banana cream pie, I think of awesomeness. From the crust to the filling to the whipped cream, you won’t be disappointed! Below: all I could salvage for a photo after my family got a…

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

There was a time in my life when the combination of banana’s and peanut butter did not appeal to me. The mixture of these two soft, creamy consistencies did not thrill me. I liked each of these ingredients separately but I couldn’t have them together in their natural state. Then, as you have probably guessed,…

Banana Caramel Cake

Wow. Just wow. Who would’ve thought to poke holes in a cake? The caramel sauce is drizzled over so that it infiltrates the cake and pools at the bottom of plate…yum. What else can I say – this is darn good cake! Mouthwateringly good, plus a true crowd pleaser. Ingredients Source: Technicolor Kitchen cake 2…

Strawberry Banana Bread

It’s hard taking photographs of quick breads because they all kind of look the same. I tried cutting pieces, placing the bread out on different counters in my house; then I even wrapped it in saran wrap and put a funky little bow on it — still nothing. You can put lipstick on a pig…

Oatmeal Banana Jumble Cookie

The jumble here means anything that looked good in my cabinet. I had regular and golden raisins, dried cranberries and walnuts. Next time it could mean chocolate chips, pecans and apricots. The bananas needed to be incorporated since they were a day or two away from just being tossed and the result was a hybrid…

Summer Smoothies: Banana Peanut Butter

Welcome to the first installment of Voila’s Summer Smoothies Series. Summer is here and although we don’t have a grill, we do have a great blender, lots of fruit, juice and yogurt that I plan to use to create some awesome smoothies. Usually I’m not a fan of banana’s and peanut butter, but this smoothie…

Banana Espresso Muffins

If a person like James who doesn’t like the taste of coffee can enjoy these morning muffins, then you can too. They’re very banana-y and even better with some walnuts on top. I would suggest increasing the amount of ground espresso in the muffins by a teaspoon or two to really taste that coffee flavor…

Banana Butterscotch Cupcakes

A dialog after a recent weeknight dinner: James:’Do we have any baked goods in the house? Emily: ‘Well, we have some butterscotch chips, bananas, white chocolate chips. What do you feel like?’ James: ‘How about some cupcakes?’ A google search followed and I came across this fabulous recipe for butterscotch banana cupcakes. These are more…