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Toppings: Caramelized Bananas and Chocolate Sauce

I’ve mentioned that we like to have casual meals on Sunday evenings. Well, this holiday weekend, we took that to the extreme.

We’d had ice cream sundaes the night before, after our holiday barbecue, so we took the ice cream and the toppings and put them on our pipping hot waffles: caramelized bananas and chocolate sauce.

It was seriously delicious.

One of the kids, a ten-year-old, said to her mother Friday evening, “This is so good! You should ge the recipe.”

So here it is. Easier than you can believe. I suppose you may not count these are recipes, since I don’t really include “how much.” The point is, it doesn’t matter.

Waffles with ice cream, caramelized bananas, and chocolate sauce: does that count as dinner? Hmm. Let me think about that with this next bite…

Brown Sugar Bacon

Paula Deen’s food on her Food Network show are usually not too appealing to me, with all the fat. When her friend made Brown Sugar Bacon, though, I thought I’d give it a try. I don’t like bacon, normally, but I hoped the sugar would make it tasty.

It was good, although I let it get a bit too dark in the oven.

Get the Brown Sugar Bacon recipe from Food Network >>>

Coconut and Lime Granola

Coconut & Lime’s 5-year blogiversary contest has a deadline of today. So I better get this post up! I wanted to make Kiwi Sorbet, but I didn’t find inexpensive kiwis. It’s on the back burner for a day that I do.

I’ve been trying to perfect the breakfast granola I make. I love cold cereal, but it’s so expensive I prefer to make it. I think I originally based my recipe off of Amateur Gourmet’s recipe here, but I’ve changed it a bit in the past few months.

I thought that for the contest, I’d try adding some lime juice to give it a little zing, and thereby create a recipe with coconut and lime in it. I’m just a beginner at cooking, let alone creating recipes, but I think it worked out pretty well.The granola doesn’t taste like lime, but there is just enough other flavor to be different.

I thought I was being creative to add lime to breakfast, but then I noticed that Rachel herself just posted about coconut and lime waffles! Yum. I may have to try that next.

In the mean time, here’s my granola. (more…)