Monday, January 11, 2010

Paula Deen's Banana Pudding

A friend at work had told me about a banana pudding she had made with Chessman cookies instead of vanilla wafers. When I looked into it, I found out it's a Paula Deen Recipe. Oddly enough, no butter! But we add cream cheese to make up for it. And I made it even a bit naughtier by making extra whipped cream so I could layer it in a trifle bowl.
The kids seemed to like it, and I did too, in spite of the lack of chocolate.
(UPDATE: This banana pudding gets even better after a day. The cookies get all nice and soft, but not soggy; and the flavors really mingle together nicely. AND it's not watery like banana pudding will sometimes get the next day.)
Speaking of kids, my boy child could have eaten this entire piece of salmon by himself I think!
I'm not that great at preparing fish, but salmon was on sale so I wanted to give it a try. I used this recipe also found at food network, and it was pretty easy.
I just feel guilty that I haven't fed this to my son every day of his life...that's how much he liked it!

40 comments:

Kim said...

I checked out that salmon recipe and it sounds like wonderful flavors. I've never made salmon at home before nor am I good at cooking fish. The fact that your son liked this so much is inspiring though.

Gotta love the banana pudding. It is one of our favorite desserts!

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

Normally I am not a huge banana pudding fan but that looks amazing, and that extra whipped cream you made is making my mouth water.

~~louise~~ said...

That Banana Pudding looks simply heavenly! I love the idea of trifling it:)

Did you buy more salmon? Oh how I wish my kids would eat fish. To this day, as adults, neither one of them will even look at anything but canned tuna.

Thanks for sharing, Julie

Monica H said...

My grandpa is a banana pudding lover and ever since I made this for him a few years ago this is the only one he ever wants. Now my aunt has to make it for him when I'm not around :-)

Did you know they make chocolate Chessmen cookies? Those would be wonderful in this don't you think?

Love your trifle version. great job!

♥peachkins♥ said...

wow! double wow with the salmon..

Katy ~ said...

I LUV that banana pudding, it is just one of the best. I haven't had it in a while, but once I start, I can eat BIG bowls of it.

I wish we enjoyed fish, because your salmon looks GOOD!!

Joanne said...

I just fainted from shock. A Paula Deen recipe with NO BUTTER?!?!? I will have to try it. It would, after all, be a once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience. Plus it looks fantastic.

As does that salmon recipe.

love lives in the kitchen said...

the pudding looks so yummy and beautiful! i love bananas!
have a sweet day,
justyna

Debbie in Nashville said...

That pudding looks amazing! Stopping by from SITS to day hi.

Have a great day!

noble pig said...

Oh that pudding, so, so yummy!

Juliana said...

Julie, your banana pudding looks awesome even to me(because I am not a banana fan)...my husband will love it! Nice pictures!

teresa said...

oh my gosh, both look so good, i don't know what i want to dig into first!

Donna-FFW said...

I am loving the banana pudding trifle idea.. I may have to steal it.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

The salmon looks excellent! I thought it was chicken at first. And banana pudding - how scrumptious! Love it with the chessmen.

Krista said...

I haven't made banana pudding in ages. This looks wonderful and it reminded me that I should make a batch. I'll have to check out that salmon recipe. Thanks!

Emily said...

Paula is brilliant! Your pudding looks so inviting!

MONICA-LnP said...

that pudding looks delicious!
love paula deen!
stopping by from SITs

Sweet and Savory said...

You made that banana pudding beautiful. I am impressed.

Debbie said...

We love banana pudding here and we love Paula Deen! Especially my husband. He is always printing out recipes of Paula's for me to try. I have to admit, she has never let me down.

Selaen said...

You are evil. I've started this whole healthy eating things and you just bounce this on me.. Both the fish and the pudding look just absolutely delicious!

allycupe said...

Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day!
I'm finishing the mittens tonight I hope!

Katherine Aucoin said...

This is fantasitc. Iusually use the Nilla Wafers and have posted it, but WOW, this is way over the top with the Chessman cookies and cream cheese. I am dying to try this.

Ingrid said...

Your son knows what's what. We love salmon, too.

Thanks for the banana pudding review. My Dad loves it but the rest of us are on the fence about it. Soggy wafers and watery pudding, ew! :)
~ingrid

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Gorgeous! I have never seen the chessman cookies - I love them! Great banana trifle and so wonderful that your son loves salmon!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Both recipes sound quite good. I'll have to look for some of those chessman cookies.

Mara... said...

Your banana pudding looks amazing, I love how it looks all layered and pretty in the bowl!! And we are big salmon lovers here, too!

unconfidentialcook said...

In spite of myself, I occasionally make a Paula Dean dessert (one of her brownies is our fave), and this looks like one I should try. Thanks!

Debbie said...

I do love me some cream cheese! One thing I like about Paula is her love of butter and other forms of dairy:) I'm off to check into that salmon recipe.

Paige said...

I love Paula's banana pudding recipe! So glad you liked it too.

Just stopping by from SITS to say hello. Have a great weekend!

HappyHourSue said...

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I think I love you.

That is my favorite song of all time. As well as , coincidentally,, "I Think I Love You."

Thanks for delurking!

Acting Balanced Mom said...

Hi From SITS! The recipe pics made me hungry! Thanks for sharing!

Mrs Gloves said...

Oh that looks amazing!

...stopping by from SITS...

Steph @ A Grande Life

Trish said...

I love banana pudding...is this her (her hubbys) banana bayou pudding? If not you have to try that one!! That one is so delish too!

Stopping in from SITS, happy Sunday!

Yaya said...

Oh come on, you're torturing me! :)

Michelle Hart said...

Yum! That banana pudding looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Stopping by from SITS

grace said...

no butter! i'm shocked! although i have my doubts that anything can top the vanilla wafer in a banana pudding, i think these cookies would be worth a try. and you're darn right that it's better the next day, and even better the next...if you can keep any around!

Aggie said...

That banana pudding looks amazing! And so happy that your son loved the salmon! I get so excited when my kids eat like that!

My name's Gretchen said...

This banana pudding looks so great! Nice work!

Christina said...

Yum that banana pudding looks deliciuos! Believe it or not my Chicago native boyfriend has never had this southern delicacy! My mom gave me a trifle dish for Xmas so maybe I'll put it to use!

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