Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

What goes better with Cajun or Creole cuisine (you might want to see my post on 45 recipes for a Mardi Gras Party) than Bananas Foster? Or Bread Pudding? There’s no need to choose just one because now you can have the ultimate mash-up of both when you make this easy Bananas Foster Bread Pudding.

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

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Buche de Noel Yule Log, slightly adapted from Martha Stewart's Birch de Noel

Buche de Noel Yule Log

I try to make this cake. Buche de Noel Yule Log, from Martha Stewart’s 2003 Christmas Book, every Christmas Season. She calls it Birch de Noel, and I always thought it was fitting because up “Nord” here in Minnesota, all the logs are blanketed in snow through the winter season. You betcha! I guess it appeals to the realist in me, though this dessert is pure fantasy!

Buche de Noel Yule Log, slightly adapted from Martha Stewart's Birch de Noel

Buche de Noel Yule Log, slightly adapted from Martha Stewart’s Birch de Noel

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Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake with a Few Surprises!

Did you know the Bundt cake pan was developed in Minnesota? It’s true. You betcha. And guess what? This Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake was, too. By moi! It has a surprise inside: a Rum spiked Cream Cheese, Chocolate Chip Tunnel. And to take it to the next level, it has two glazes, and not your ordinary plain old tired glazes. Nope, nope, nope! This one has a Chocolate Ganache Glaze topped off by Rum Vanilla Glaze. Uff-dah!

Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake with a Rum Spiked Cream Cheese, Chocolate Chip Tunnel, Chocolate Ganache & Vanilla Rum Glazes

Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake with a Rum Spiked Cream Cheese, Chocolate Chip Tunnel, Chocolate Ganache & Vanilla Rum Glazes

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Coconut Tres Leches Cake

Coconut Tres Leches Cake

My brother reminds me now and then that any dessert that isn’t chocolate is just a waste of calories. I think I may have very well proved him wrong with this Coconut Tres Leches Cake with Caramelized Bananas, and proving my brother wrong is something that happens once a decade or so…if that! Sorry, bro, you know I love you!

Coconut Tres Leches Cake

Coconut Tres Leches Cake

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Grandma's Apple Cake with Caramel Rum Sauce

Grandma’s Apple Cake with Caramel Rum Sauce

After my Grandma Irene passed away, my Mom wanted to know if there was anything special I wanted to remember her by. I asked for her recipe box and it is really one of my treasured possessions. And who would have thought decades later, I’d be sharing Grandma’s recipes on the internet. Wow! One of the recipes from Grandma’s recipe box that brought back so many memories is My Grandma’s Apple Cake with Caramel Rum Sauce.

Grandma's Apple Cake with Caramel Rum Sauce

Grandma’s Apple Cake with Caramel Rum Sauce

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