Sorry to have been MIA for a week, but I've been gathering things for the next City Wide Garage Sale in Austin, the weekend after Thanksgiving, and just taking care of life. Today after church I was hungry for homemade Banana Pudding and had to go and make it. You know I love to share my family stories with you, growing up "in the country", spending every weekend at my Aunt and Uncle's place, playing outside until it was dark and my aunt would come looking for me. Well, with the weather turning a little cooler at least this past week it was and now it will be back up to the 80's next week, I guess it had me thinking of family memories.
My aunt and grandmother (on my dad's side) were excellent bakers, I guess that's where my love for baking and cooking comes from. They had so many recipes that was kept in their cookbook, hand written ones, one's passed down from generations, one's their mother made (yes they were sisters) and if you are new to my blog and haven't read past stories, click here and here.
My mom kept the cookbook, pages are falling out it, and from time to time I will call her for a recipe that I remember so fondly them making, like fruit salad for Christmas. No I'm not talking about just mixing all kinds of fruit in a bowl and calling it a salad, the kind I mean is taking whipping cream and beating it until you make a pudding like mixture and add it to the fruit with freshly grated coconut and pecans, oh my I can't wait to share this recipe with you soon. Or my aunt's Tea Cakes she would make in the summer, sort of like a short bread cookie but not so sweet. Then, there was my grandmother's chocolate pie, that toward the end of her life it became lumpy, never mind that, we still enjoyed it with a home made pie crust no doubt.
I also want to share a new recipe that I've been tweaking until I think I've got it perfect, Butternut Squash Soup, that is so awesome you'll be glad I shared it with you.
But today I want to share my families Banana Pudding Recipe with you. I've created a new category below my header for my recipes and I hope you'll check it time again to see what I've added next.
Click HERE for the recipe. I hope you try it and if you do let me know how it turns out.
Hope you are having a great Sunday.