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Life is beautiful whether you're soaking in sunshine or caught in a thunderstorm. I take the beauty of life for granted too often. I have a supportive husband who I don't want to live life without, a beautiful son who is always reminding me of the simple things that really matter, and an independent daughter who is teaching me to throw schedules out the window and live in the moment. My day is made when free samples fill my mailbox. I love discovering a new product and sharing it with others. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts and will share your stories with me as well.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding Recipe

OMG!  I've never tasted banana pudding like this one!  This is a Paula Deen recipe and when you eat something of Paula Deen's, you can't go wrong.  

2 Bags of Pepperidge Farm Chessmen Cookies
6 to 8 bananas sliced
2 cups milk
1 (5 ounce) box instant French vanilla pudding
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping thawed

Line the bottom of a 13x9 dish with 1 bag of cookies and layer bananas on top.
In a bowl, combine the milk and pudding mix and blend well using a handheld electric mixer.  Using another bowl, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk together until smooth.  Fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture.  Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding mixture and stir until well blended.  Pour the mixture over the cookies and bananas and cover with the remaining bag of cookies.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.  
Do not expect any leftovers....the pan will be licked clean!

I did a one substitution:  instead of French Vanilla pudding, I just had two 3.4 ounce boxes of Vanilla pudding on hand.  I used both of them and added an additional 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla.


  1. Looks so yummy!!! Are you sure you didn't save some for me? =) I might have to make this......

  2. Bridgette, if you head over in the next couple of hours, I can try saving you a piece. :)