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17 Aug

This Mayo Essay Shows Why You Shouldn’t Fall for Millennial Clickbait — Food News

Here at The Kitchn, we’re fascinated by grocery trends. We have Google alerts for the most obscure of topics, talk to experts about new product releases, pore over the nitty-gritty details within industry reports, and are constantly conducting feet-on-the-ground trend analysis (when we grocery shop, of course).

So when we came across this buzzy essay in Philadelphia Magazine arguing how and why millennials killed mayonnaise, we eagerly clicked to learn more.

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17 Aug

The Keto Diet, Decoded

The ketogenic diet can be dizzyingly complicated.

You want to load up on fats and protein, and keep your carb intake low—but all fats and proteins aren’t alike, and there are some veggies higher in carbohydrates than others. Oh, and fruit is pretty much banned.

But don’t worry: We’ve put together the best and worst of each category so you can go keto with confidence.

 

 

Fats

Eat this:

Saturated fats including coconut oil, ghee, grass-fed butter, duck fat, tallow, and lard—all essential for a healthy immune system, dense bones, and proper testosterone levels.

Monounsaturated fats like olive, avocado, macadamia, and almond oils, which boost heart health and provide vitamin E—important for vision and a strong immune system.

Polyunsaturated omega-3s such as wild-caught salmon, sardines, and sustainably harvested seafood—to prevent heart disease and stroke and reduce blood pressure.

Medium-chain triglycerides, fatty acids that are easily absorbed and used for energy. Linked to weight loss, MCTs increase satiety and rev-up metabolism.

Not that:

Refined fats and oils like sunflower, canola, soybean, grapeseed, and corn oils, which have been processed at high temperatures, creating free radicals that can damage cells.

Trans fats, such as margarine and other spreads, which contribute to weight gain, increase stroke risk.

Proteins

Eat this:

Meat and offal (e.g., tongue, liver, heart) from grass-fed or pasture-raised animals—it’s low in calories and contains vitamins like A and E along with tons of antioxidants.

Wild-caught and sustainably harvested seafood, which is higher in omega-3 fatty acids and better for the environment than farmed fish.

Free-range organic eggs, which contain higher levels of vitamin A and E, beta carotene, and omega-3 fatty acids than the farmed variety.

Not that:

Factory-farmed animal products and seafoods, which are lower in nutrients and often worse for the environment than their healthier counterparts; and processed sausages and hot dogs, which, more often than not, have preservatives called nitrates that have been linked to cancer.

Vegetables

Eat this:

Dark leafy greens, like Swiss chard, spinach, kale, and lettuce.

Lower-carb veggies, like cucumber, celery, asparagus, squash, and zucchini; cruciferous veggies, like cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts; nightshades, like eggplant, tomatoes, and peppers; root vegetables, like onion, garlic, and radishes, and sea veggies, like nori and kombu. The guidelines are simple: focus on dark, leafy greens, then the stuff that grows above the ground, then root vegetables.

Not that:

Starchy, high-carb vegetables, like potatoes, peas, corn, yucca, parsnips, beans, yams, and legumes are great, nutritious whole foods that work well in the regular diet of a guy looking to get healthy and fit—however, their elevated carbs make them a no-go for achieving ketosis.

Dairy

Eat this:

Full-fat dairy products, such as yogurt, cottage cheese, cream, sour cream, goat cheese, and other cheeses. Note: Dairy should be eaten sparingly, but when you do eat it, stick with full-fat, as it’s more filling and nutritious.

Not that:

Milk—but not cheese—is off the list because it contains a lot of lactose, a form of sugar, which makes it high in carbohydrates. When cheese is made, all the sugar is eaten by bacteria and turned into lactic acid, cutting the carb content way down. Low- and reduced-fat dairy products are to be avoided as they’re overly processed, which strips out nutrients like the fatty acids that make you feel full. Plus, sugar is often added to make up for a loss of flavor and texture, so some actually have more sugar than full-fat dairy. Resist shredded cheese, too, as it contains a carby potato starch that keeps it from sticking together.

Nuts and seeds

Eat this:

Macadamia nuts, pecans, walnuts, almonds, flax seeds, and sunflower seeds. Be careful when eating nuts, as they’re calorie-dense and can easily put you over your carb limit for the day.

Not that:

Cashews, pistachios, and chestnuts are on the higher end for carbs in nuts, and should be avoided.

Fruits

Eat this:

Avocados are low in carbs and have great fat and fiber content; berries are OK since their carb content is negligible; and 1 cup of tomatoes has just 6g of carbs.

Not that:

Fruits in general, dried or otherwise, are forbidden since most have high sugar and carb content.

Drinks

Drink this:

Water, sparkling water, seltzer, black coffee, unsweetened and herbal teas, unsweetened nut milks, wine, light beer, and liquor. Caffeine is fine for most people—just don’t go pouring in sugar or milk; the same goes for tea and nut milk. Lower-carb alcohol in moderation is OK, especially if you’re at the point where you’re just trying to maintain weight.

Not that:

Soft drinks, fruit juices, sweet wines, craft beers, and flavored liquor are filled with way too much sugar and/or carbs to be allowed if you’re serious about keto. Some people will drink diet, or “zero,” soft drinks, but avoid them if you can because the citric acid and aspartame often found in them may derail your trip to ketosis.

Sweets

Eat this:

Sweeteners like stevia, erythritol, and xylitol can be made a part of your keto diet, but try to buy only the pure versions, as the powdered products usually have a small amount of sugar added as a bulking agent.

Inulin is a sweet and starchy plant fiber that helps regulate blood sugar.

Monk fruit powder is 300 times sweeter than sugar and doesn’t have a bitter aftertaste like stevia.

70% cocoa dark chocolate and cocoa powder are packed with antioxidants.

Not that:

Sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, honey, and agave nectar need to be ditched. Even if honey and agave are healthy whole foods, sugar is still sugar and will bump you out of ketosis.

17 Aug

Malaysian Chicken Saté With Ginger, Turmeric, and Cumin

The complexity of flavors you find in Malaysian chicken saté are hard to replicate—and impossible to forget. Cubes of chicken are marinated in a fragrant combination of spices, including lemongrass, ginger, and turmeric, then grilled so the marinade forms a crust.

 

 

The skewers are the perfect way to shake up a cookout, especially at the end of summer when you’ve had your fill of ribeyes, brats, and burgers.

Enjoy this Malaysian chicken saté as an appetizer or serve up a hearty batch as the main course.

17 Aug

This Mechanical Arm from Japan Will Turn You into a Cool Dishwashing Robot — Food News

What kind of cybernetic enhancements would you get, if you could get any kind of cool mechanical devices attached to your body? I think I’d want a pair of super-fast running legs like the Bionic Woman (but an extra set of giant mechanical arms like Doctor Octopus from Spider-Man would be pretty great, too!). Cooking would be so much faster if I had two extra sets of arms, and cleaning would be a breeze.

I’m still waiting for that technology to make it to the open market, but in the meantime Japan has a portable dishwashing arm that might be the next best thing.

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17 Aug

30 Easy Recipes for College Students

It’s that time again! Time to settle in for the semester and really hit the books. But don’t let food take a back seat. You need to keep yourself nourished and full of energy to make it through those classes, study sessions, and that part-time job, too. I know it’s easier to just stop and grab some fast food, but taking a few minutes to prepare a homemade meal can be both nutritious and therapeutic. So, I’ve put together this list of 30 Easy Recipes for College Students to help you get through the semester without coming out the other side feeling like a casualty!

And just as a side note, these are recipes for college students who have access to a kitchen, even if a very limited kitchen. With all the restrictions on equipment allowed in dorm rooms, dorm room cooking is a whole different beast. Originally Posted 8-23-2014, updated 8-17-18.

30 Easy Recipes for College Students

30 Easy Recipes for College Students to keep you full and energized while on the run! From breakfast to easy dinners and snacks, we've got you covered! Budgetbytes.com

I was a broke college student when I started this blog, so this is a category that I am very familiar with. To make the cut for this list of Easy Recipes for College Students, the recipes had to be simple (not many ingredients, no fancy equipment, and a simple preparation method), they had to strike a good balance between comfort and healthy (because let’s face it, when you’re stressed you want comfort but eating bad can make you feel worse), and they needed to make good leftovers.

I’ve divided this list into four categories: Easy Dinners, Snack Foods, Make Ahead Meals (including breakfast options), and Cold Meals (perfect for taking with you to school).

Easy Dinners

These super fast Curried Chickpeas with spinach are packed with flavor and nutrients, vegan, gluten-free, and filling! Plus they freeze great! BudgetBytes.com
Curried Chickpeas with Spinach – When the autumn nights start to get a chilly bite, warm up with a hot bowl of these hearty curried chickpeas with spinach. Packed with flavor, this vegan dish is delicious and filling enough to finally bring vegetarians and carnivores together over one meal.

Sweet, salty, rich, and crunchy, these Pork and Peanut Dragon Noodles hit all the bases. It’s fast, easy comfort food for busy nights! BudgetBytes.com

Pork and Peanut Dragon Noodles – The next time you’re tempted to grab take out, try this incredibly simple noodle stir fry. It will satisfy those take out cravings, but you’ll have complete control over the ingredients. Add some simple steamed greens to round out the meal! (Or try the original, vegetarian version of Dragon Noodles)

One Pot Chili Pasta is fast, easy, full of good-for-you beans and vegetables, and just enough cheese to feel like comfort food. BudgetBytes.com

One Pot Chili Pasta – This One Pot Chili Pasta is total comfort food, but with all the goodness of beans and no-mystery ingredients like you get with boxed hamburger meals. And I promise, this is SO EASY with just one pot to wash afterward. 😉 Oh, and this makes great leftovers, so you’re set for the week! (Here is my vegetarian version, Cheesy Vegetarian Chili Mac)

This fast and easy Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry is a filling low carb dinner with big flavor. BudgetBytes.com

Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry – Grab a bag of coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots), and this meal is insanely fast and easy to make. Better yet, it’s full of fiber and protein, so you can help curb that freshman 15. 😉 (Feel free to use ground pork, turkey, or chicken in place of the Beef, if preferred.)

This insanely simple dinner "cheat" is ready in minutes and will keep you full for hours. Bowties and Broccoli is my go-to lazy weeknight dinner. BudgetBytes.com

Bowties and Broccoli – This has been my go-to “emergency meal” for decades. Literally. There’s nothing more satisfying than pasta with a little butter and Parmesan, and I add broccoli florets to balance things out, plus a little pepper and red pepper flakes for kicks. Insanely easy and all of the ingredients can be kept on hand pretty much indefinitely, so it’s ready to go whenever you need something FAST.

Poor Man's Burrito Bowls - BudgetBytes.com

Poor Man’s Burrito Bowls – We all know burrito bowls are life (thanks, Chipotle!), but they don’t have to be fancy to be super delicious or satisfying. This is my pared down, no frills, as-simple-as-it-gets version of a burrito bowl because when you’re in college, ain’t nobody got time or money for all those fancy toppings! Bonus: you can meal prep these!

This quick and comforting Creamy Tuna Pasta with Peas and Parmesan is a fast and easy weeknight dinner that only requires a few simple ingredients. Budgetbytes.com

Creamy Tuna Pasta with Peas and Parmesan – Are you feeling homesick? This comfy pasta will remind you of home and those boxed pasta meals mom used to make, but it’s all simple ingredients that you can feel good about. This one is for those weekend that you can’t get home to see your mom (but sorry, I can’t help with your laundry).

This warm and comforting black bean chili is fast enough to pull together on a busy weeknight and soothing enough to make the stress of the day melt away. BudgetBytes.com

Weeknight Black Bean Chili – I call this one “weeknight” black bean chili because it’s a super fast and easy version of chili. No need to let this one simmer on the stove top all day for maximum flavor. Throw this warm and hearty chili on the stove for your tailgating parties, or just when you need something to keep you warm and full as you study.

Dragon Noodles

Dragon Noodles – And of course this list wouldn’t be complete without the classic Dragon Noodles. They’re faster than take-out, super delicious, and completely customizable. Throw in any vegetables you might in have in the fridge, or try changing up the sauce with a little peanut butter or lime. Browse through the comments to discover all the variations readers have made over the years!

This One Pot Bacon Broccoli Mac and Cheese is fast, easy, and absolutely fool proof. This sauce stays smooth and creamy! BudgetBytes.com

One Pot Bacon Broccoli Mac and Cheese – If you think homemade mac and cheese is complicated, think again. This version uses ONE POT and comes together quickly without having to make a roux-based cheese sauce. Check out the plain (no bacon or broccoli) version here: Will It Skillet Mac and Cheese (it can be made in a pot instead of a skillet)

Snack Foods

Hearty Black Bean Quesadillas

Hearty Black Bean Quesadillas – Quesadillas are the perfect snack (just ask Taco Bell). This spicy vegetarian mix of black beans, corn, onion, and cheese is 100x better than anything you’ll get at the drive through. More flavor, more fiber, more filling, and still extremely easy. Promise.

Spinach Feta Grilled Cheese

Spinach Feta Grilled Cheese – Grilled cheese is the ultimate study/comfort food. Take it up a level with some frozen spinach, a little garlic, red pepper flakes, and feta. You now have a super fancy grilled cheese AND a good dose of vegetables. WIN.

Pizzadillas

Pizzadillas – When you have a pizza craving (when do you not have a pizza craving??) but don’t have the time or energy to make a homemade pizza yourself, pizzadillas are you quick and easy answer! Plus, without all that thick buttery crust, they’re probably a little more healthy, too. 😉 No delivery fee for the win!!

Forget frozen pizza rolls! These Pizza Roll Ups are the perfect last minute appetizer or indulgent snack on busy days! BudgetBytes.com

Pizza Roll Ups – OR make your pizza in roll up form. It’s still way faster and easier than making traditional pizza, and a LOT less expensive than ordering delivery. These are great for football parties, too!

Peanut Butter Tortilla Sliced Banana

Caramelized Banana and Peanut Butter “Quesadillas” – If you have a sweet tooth, this is the PERFECT quick snack! Creamy peanut butter and caramelized banana slices make the perfect sweet and warm gooey filling for a crispy tortilla. YUM.These Ultimate BBQ Chicken Quesadillas are packed with colorful ingredients and deliciously tangy BBQ sauce! #ad BudgetBytes.com

Ultimate BBQ Chicken Quesadillas – These are SO GOOD you guys! Plus you can make a batch ahead and stash them in your freezer. Then just warm them slowly in a skillet over low flame until they defrost and heat through, and the tortilla gets nice and crispy!

Spread Garlic Butter

Homemade Freezer Garlic Bread – Put down that box of frozen garlic bread! It’s far too easy and inexpensive to make your own! Keep these garlic bread slices in your freezer and on hand for anytime that you get a craving. They also make a pretty killer grilled cheese sandwich, too. Talk about study fuel!

Creamy Black Bean Taquitos are an easy and tasty party treat for football games or just for fun! BudgetBytes.com

Creamy Black Bean Taquitos – Why is food so much better when you can dip it? I don’t know, but it’s true. These cute little vegetarian Creamy Black Bean Taquitos are the perfect snack for studying with their crispy exterior and creamy, cheesy filling. MMmmmmm.

Make Ahead Meals

Earthy, slightly sweet, and full of aromatic spices, these Golden Milk Overnight Oats will be your new favorite make ahead summer breakfast!

Golden Milk Overnight Oats – Golden milk lattes are probably the hottest drink at that trendy cafe on the edge of campus, but you don’t need to spend $4.50 to get the health benefits of golden milk. Make it a meal by soaking your oats in the delicious golden milk overnight, so you have pre-made breakfasts to grab and go all week!Layer ingredients in container for Make Ahead Microwave Breakfast Scrambles.

Make Ahead Microwave Breakfast Scrambles – If savory breakfasts are more your jam, try these make-ahead egg scrambles. The ingredients are customizable and all you have to do is add an egg, stir, and microwave each morning. Super fast and easy!

Pour Milk Over Apple Pie Overnight Oats

No Sugar Added Apple Pie Overnight Oats – This is another great make-ahead breakfast option that can easily be made vegan by using almond or soy milk. You won’t believe how much this tastes like apple pie, even without ANY added sugar!!

Perfect for stashing in the freezer, these Make Ahead Bean and Cheese Burritos will save you on busy weeknights!

Make Ahead Bean and Cheese Burritos – Stock your fridge or freezer with these simple burritos and you WON’T be sorry. It’s such a relief to be able to just grab and reheat a burrito when you’re starving and homemade are way better than those sad little guys you buy in the freezer section of the grocery store.

Freezer Ready Mini Pizzas are an easy and inexpensive snack to keep on hand in your freezer. BudgetBytes.com

Freezer Ready Mini Pizzas – Speaking of store bought convenience food, you can make your own little freezer snack pizzas, too! to avoid having to buy a million topping ingredients, hit your local salad bar to grab just a handful of each topping. 😉

5 Ingredient Freezer Biscuits are the fastest and easiest way to have fresh, warm, and fluffy biscuits for breakfast any day of the week. BudgetBytes.com

5-Ingredient Freezer Biscuits – Okay, let’s be real. On Saturday morning when you have a hangover and you just want some comfort food without the work, you can grab a few of these biscuits out of the freezer, pop them in the oven, and have fresh, fluffy biscuits in just a few minutes. You can thank me later.

The Easiest Burrito Bowl Meal Prep that you can put together in about 30 minutes with minimal cooking, chopping, and nothing to pack on the side. Lunch can be easy and tasty! BudgetBytes.com

Easiest Burrito Bowl Meal Prep – I never get tired of burrito bowls, and thankfully they are just made for meal prepping. You can make a few for the week ahead, or stash them in the freezer for longer storage. Either way, it’s just a quick reheat to total burrito bowl bliss.

Cold Meals

This Tuna and White Bean salad is mayo-free, but big on flavor. Whip up this salad in minutes to satisfy your hunger and tastebuds. BudgetBytes.com

Tuna and White Bean Salad – Tons of protein and fiber to keep you full and fueled through a long day of classes! Pack it up with some crackers for dipping, or stuff it into a tortilla to make a wrap, and you’re set. Oh, and NO MAYO. 😉

This Spinach Chickpea and Quinoa Salad is an awesome base to build meals throughout the week and it holds up extremely well in the fridge, so you can eat better with less effort. BudgetBytes.com

Spinach, Chickpea and Quinoa Salad – This amazing salad is packed with all the healthies, is hearty enough to act as a full meal, and somehow manages to hold up in the fridge without getting too wilty. It’s a total winner!

This cold, refreshing, and highly flavored Curried Tofu Salad is the perfect quick fix for summer or cold-pack lunch. Budgetbytes.com

Curried Tofu Salad – Super simple prep, and it holds up in the fridge for days! You can serve it over a bed of greens as a salad, or make it a wrap by stuffing it into a tortilla. So fresh and light, it won’t make you groggy in those afternoon classes. 😉

Fresh and vibrantly flavored, this Quinoa Tabbouleh has all the familiar flavors of traditional tabbouleh, but with easy to cook and nutrient rich quinoa instead of bulgur. Budgetbytes.com

Quinoa Tabbouleh – This is another great multi-purpose salad that you can make in the beginning of the week and serve several different ways over the next few days, so you don’t get tired of it! Stuff it into a pita, add some grilled chicken on top, or just serve it on its own. However you eat it, it’s so yummy you aren’t likely to get tired of it before you hit the bottom of the bowl.

This Make Ahead Kale White Bean and Pesto Salad keeps your fridge stocked with good for you food that you can customize each day for a new meal. Budgetbytes.com

Make Ahead Kale White Bean and Pesto Salad – Make ahead salads are my savior. This one uses kale, which is not only a nutrient superstar, but also hold up incredibly well in the fridge, and a simple jar of pesto as the “dressing.” The pesto also helps soften the kale and make it just that much more yummy!

Also check out my Meal Prep archives for plenty of ideas for packed lunches!

So there you have it, my top 30 Easy Recipes for College Students. What was/is your favorite recipes to help you get through the semester? Share in the comments below!

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17 Aug

Banoffee Pie Recipe

This post was sponsored by Ancestry and recipe was inspired by my AncestryDNA results.

Banoffee Pie is a popular dessert in Britain with a caramel toffee filling topped with bananas, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings.  This is such an insanely delicious pie that you won’t be able to get enough of! 

Banoffee Pie

I have been over the moon excited to share this post with you today.  This has been in the works for a while now, and if you have been following along on my Instagram stories,  you will know that I have partnered up with ancestry.com to get my own results and find out more about my ancestry and where I came from.  The process could not have been easier and I was anxiously awaiting to get my results and dig deep into what my ancestry background is.  AncestryDNA can help you uncover your ethnicity and connect with relatives through the largest DNA network in the world.  You also have a Ancestry Family History membership where you can discover your ancestors, and uncover stories through 20 billion historical documents including military registrations, marriage certificates, census and voter lists city directories and more!

Guess what!?  My results came!!  I am 47% Great Britain.  As soon as I got my results I couldn’t wait to call my mom to share.  She told me that my ancestors the Lavenders’ are from Great Britain.  My grandpa’s mother is Laura Mae Lavender.

What an neat experience to hear about my great grandmother and where I came from.  She also showed me a picture of my grandpa as a boy with my great grandmother and tears filled my eyes.  We got to reading her journal and the stories that she wrote.  It was her desire to go to be sealed in the Salt Lake Temple to her husband and her little boy, Leigh, that was my grandpa. She had a heart condition that they didn’t know about and died suddenly at the age of 26.

I  have tears as I am writing this post because this experience was such a special one.  Seeing the pictures of my grandpa who I was so close to and remembering all of the fun times that we had together as I was growing up before he passed away.

(My great grandmother Laura Mae Lavender with my Grandpa Leigh Sherman)

I loved every minute of discovering more about myself and where I came from.  My husband also did an AncestryDNA test and is 47% Finnish.  I make this Finnish Pancake for his birthday every year,  as it has been apart of their families traditions.  His mother literally came on the boat from Finland.  He has such a cool ancestry heritage and it is so fun discovering more about ourselves from a simple- to use- test!

Since food is such an important part of culture as traditional cuisine is passed from one generation to the next, I immediately started doing research on popular foods in Britain.  My husband served his mission in Paris, France and has visited all over Europe including where my ancestry results were from.  He told me about this amazing pie that had a cookie crust layer filled with toffee, topped with bananas and whipped cream.  That sounded like a dessert that I would love and was apart of my ancestry!  ha!  So I did some research and today I am bringing you the famous Banoffee pie!

Where did Banoffee Pie come from?

Nigel Mackenzie invented the world-famous banoffee pie.  You could easily think that it is American, but it was invented in Britain at The Hungry Monk Restaurant.

How do you make banoffee pie?

  • To start, combine graham cracker crumbs and press in the bottom and along the sides.  Chill the crust until firm.
  • To make the filling:  Melt the butter in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat.  Stir in the brown sugar and melt over medium low heat.  Add the condensed milk and bring to a boil stirring continuously.  The toffee will start to darker.  Pour the filling over the crust and and chill for an hour or until firm.
  • Top with sliced bananas, fresh whipping cream, and chocolate shavings.

How do I make homemade whipping cream?

Pour heavy whipping cream and sugar into a bowl or stand mixer.  Beat for about 1 minute or until stiff peaks form.

How is traditional banoffee made?

Traditional Banoffee pie uses Digestive Biscuits as the crust.  But since they are not easily available in the US, a graham cracker, or shortbread crust is a great substitute.  Everything about this pie became my very favorite from the first bite.  The buttery graham cracker crust and the soft caramel toffee center is to die for.  I am so glad that I was able to discover this amazing dessert and learn more about where I came from.

What is the best way to get an AncestryDNA kit?

I really didn’t know a lot about my ethnic heritage before taking my AncestryDNA test – but I loved the entire process from start to finish.  Now, I can fill out my family tree and dig even deeper into the huge data base that they provide. This was such an amazing experience for our entire family and something that you have to do for yourself!

They have their lowest price onsite right now until August 20th, 2018.  AncestryDNA kits are available for $59 –  40% off the original price of $59 (excludes tax and shipping).  Click here to purchase your own AncestryDNA kit!

 

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Banoffee Pie is a popular dessert in Britain with a caramel toffee filling topped with bananas, whipped cream, and chocolate shavings.  This is such an insanely delicious pie that you won’t be able to get enough of!
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Ingredients
  • Graham Cracker Crust:
  • 2¼ cup graham cracker
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • Filling:
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • Topping:
  • 4 bananas, sliced
  • 1-2 cups heavy cream
  • chocolate shavings
Instructions
  1. Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter and press in the bottom of a springform pan or pie dish and press it up along the sides. Chill the crust until firm.
  2. To make the filling: Melt butter in a medium sized saucepan. Stir in brown sugar and melt over medium low heat. Add the condensed milk and bring it to a boil for a few minutes stirring continuously. The toffee should start to darken. Pour the filling over the crust. Cool and chill again for at least and hour or until firm.
  3. Top with sliced bananas, whipping cream, and chocoalte shavings.

This post was sponsored by Ancestry.com.  I love working with brands that I am passionate about and all opinions expressed are my own.

17 Aug

Worlds Best Fudgiest Brownies

Worlds Best Fudgiest Brownies

Worlds Best Fudgiest Brownies is my best brownie recipe! Perfect crisp crackly top, super fudgy centre, chewy or gooey in all the right places, studded with melted chunks of chocolate! PLUS! Each ingredient comes measured AND weighed FOR YOU! Worlds Best Fudgiest Brownies really live up to their name! Brownies Warning: not for the faint-hearted. Since posting…

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17 Aug

Worlds Best Fudgiest Brownies

Worlds Best Fudgiest Brownies

Worlds Best Fudgiest Brownies is my best brownie recipe! Perfect crisp crackly top, super fudgy centre, chewy or gooey in all the right places, studded with melted chunks of chocolate! PLUS! Each ingredient comes measured AND weighed FOR YOU! Worlds Best Fudgiest Brownies really live up to their name! Brownies Warning: not for the faint-hearted. Since posting…

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