Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding
This giveaway is now closed Happy Friday everyone!

Just saying the word Friday makes this girl grin a bit. 
Love the look of a great weekend laying right out in front of me. 
Hope you have some fun plans!
I’ve got a fabulous recipe and giveaway for you today. 
I recently received a copy of My Southern Food a wonderful cookbook written by Devon O’Day.
(Cookbook provided by Thomas Nelson Publishing Company)
This book is beautiful, and full of classic southern recipes. Corn Bread, Chicken and Dumplings, Biscuits and Red Velvet Cake are just a few of the tasty creations represented in the book. 
 Not only is the book full of great recipes, but there are endearing little quotes tucked here and there along the pages. I felt like I was taking a little trip to the south when I read through it.
While browsing through this book, the Banana Pudding Recipe
(“Good Ol’ Nanner Puddin’ ” is what it is actually called in the book!) really caught my eye. I have a good friend who makes a Banana Pudding that is truly to die for.  
And bananas, aren’t really even my favorite thing! 
I usually go for something smothered in chocolate, truly.
But my friends Banana Pudding…’s Magically Delicious.
This nice friend of mine will not part with the recipe.
He said he swore on his life or something that he 
would never share it.
And who am I to ask him to break an oath like that!
So, when I saw the words “Good Ol’ Nanner Puddin’ “
in this wonderful cookbook. 
I just couldn’t help myself. 
I had to see if it was
Magically Delicious
It was! Oh….it really was. 
I bet you will think so, too. 
 The Thomas Nelson Publishing Company would love to send one of these cookbooks to THREE of you lucky readers. 
To enter the giveaway leave me a comment telling me what your favorite “comfort food” is. PLEASE leave your email address with your comment. You may enter from now until Tuesday March 29th at midnight. The three lucky winners will be chosen at random and announced on Wednesday March 30th. 
Good Luck, everyone!
Banana Pudding
Time: 30 minutes hands on + 4 hours to chill
Yield: 8 generous servings
1/3 C cornstarch
1/2 t salt
1 C sugar
4 C evaporated milk (you will need 3  12 oz cans)
4 T butter
2 t vanilla
36 vanilla wafers
5 bananas, sliced
1  16 oz Cool Whip
1. Pour canned milk into a large measuring cup making sure that you have 4 Cups total. This works out to be just a little bit less than three 12 oz cans. 
2. Pour 3 C of the canned milk into a medium sized sauce pan. 
3. To the remaining 1 C of milk add the salt…
and the cornstarch…
and the sugar. Whisk it all around until nice and smooth. 
4. Bring the milk in the sauce pan to a boil over medium heat. Add the milk/sugar mixture to the boiling milk and stir constantly as the pudding starts to thicken. This should take about 5-8 minutes. 
5. Reduce the heat and add the butter and vanilla. Continue cooking until the pudding is thick. (This took about 8 more minutes of cooking and stirring.) Set the pudding aside and let it cool to room temperature. 
6. In a large glass bowl, or trifle dish lay out about half of your vanilla wafers. 
7. Cover with half of your bananas, nanners. 
8. Pour half of the pudding over the top and cover with half of the Cool Whip. Repeat the layers. Crumble a few vanilla wafers over the top of the dessert if you choose. 
9. Chill for at least 4 hours before serving. 

Enjoy! Thanks to Devon O’Day and Thomas Nelson Publishing for a wonderful book!

I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR. Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

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  1. 1
    March 27, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Growing up my mom always made banana puddin for her three girls. It was one of our favorites. I am looking forward to trying this receipe.
    For me the best comfort food in the world is homemade soup. Especially my very dear friend Margery's Tortilla Soup.


  2. 2
    March 27, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    My comfort food is a hot chocolate chip cookie with a dollop of ice cream on top…Mmmm! Love your blog!!

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  3. 4
    March 27, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Just discovered your blog. Love the recipes.

    My comfort food is bread with anything like butter and jam or cheese.

  4. 5
    Sandy Acree
    March 28, 2011 at 12:39 am

    Fried bologna with rice and tomato gravy

  5. 6
    March 28, 2011 at 12:40 am

    frijolescinco at gmail dot com

  6. 7
    LuAnn Scott
    March 28, 2011 at 1:10 am

    This pudding makes me hungry for my favorite comfort food…..RICE PUDDING. LOVE THE STUFF.

  7. 8
    March 28, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Bein from the South
    I love a good buttery, flaky, biscuit with potatoes and onions.
    For dessert, caramel cake.
    not the healthiest 🙂

  8. 9
    March 28, 2011 at 2:44 am

    Nothing like Nannner Puddin. We lived in the South for a couple of years. And loved all of the food. I would have to say my favorite comfort food is…chocolate gravy and biscuits.

  9. 10
    March 28, 2011 at 2:44 am

    Nothing like Nannner Puddin. We lived in the South for a couple of years. And loved all of the food. I would have to say my favorite comfort food is…chocolate gravy and biscuits.

  10. 11
    March 28, 2011 at 3:19 am

    my husband doesn't like chocolate so i'm always trying to find yummy “non chocolate” recipes! i'm excited to try this!! my comfort food… probably spinach/artichoke dip!! yum!

  11. 12
    March 28, 2011 at 3:59 am

    Reading the recipe for Nanner Pudding, brought me back to the day that I lived in the south. I love any southern food. Fried Okra is one of my favorites, right next to the banana pudding. Pick me to win this cookbook and let me share the yummy food from the south with my family. THANKS!!!

  12. 13
    March 28, 2011 at 5:37 am

    My grandma Susie's Chocolate Gravy and Homemade Biscuits with butter. Heaven! Julie Montgomery

  13. 14
    March 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Yum! Looks great. My favorite comfort food is roast beef open face & mashed potatoes & gravy.

  14. 15
    March 28, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    YUM! Everything on your blog always looks amazing! My favorite comfort food would have to be scalloped potatoes and ham. My Mom made this for me both times I came home from the hospital with my daughters. The memories are priceless.

  15. 16
    March 28, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    Anything potatoes and cream. Thanks!

  16. 17
    March 28, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    Chicken and dumplings is definitely near the top of the list. I enjoy reading your blog.


  17. 18
    March 28, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    I just love potroast with mashed potatoes and gravy. There is nothing like this on a cool evening or just because.

  18. 19
    March 28, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    homemade mac n' cheese is my ultimate comfort food! extra thick and extra creamy. ;-]

  19. 20
    March 28, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    My favorite comfort food is Biscuits and Gravy.

  20. 21
    March 28, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Looks great! My favorite comfort food is definitely mac – and – cheese…so good! 🙂 My email is:
    schatfield -at- berkeley – dot – edu

  21. 22
    March 29, 2011 at 12:52 am

    Yum! My favorite comfort food would have to be a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup or mashed potatoes and gravy.

  22. 23
    March 29, 2011 at 2:21 am

    I would have to say my favorite is Biscuits and gravy, but my family doesn't like it. So I just keep on trying to make different kinds of fried chicken with potatoes and gravy. YUMMY!!!

  23. 24
    March 29, 2011 at 3:09 am

    Home made mac and cheese has to be one of my favorite comfort foods (and now one of my son's). Right next to chicken and stuffing 🙂 Love your blog!

  24. 25
    March 29, 2011 at 3:45 am

    My favorite comfort food is chicken and noodles.

  25. 26
    March 29, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    Mashed Potatoes, all the way.

  26. 27
    March 29, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    My favorite comfort food is roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy. Yum!!

  27. 28
    March 29, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup is my comfort food! It's even better when I get to eat lunch with my mom and that's what she makes! 🙂

  28. 29
    March 29, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    I would say any kind of cheese…. love the good creamy cheese!

  29. 30
    March 29, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    My favorite comfort food is homemade mac n cheese. My mom makes some that we call Heart Attack Mac. It is that good (or bad…)


  30. 31
    March 29, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Biscuits and gravy with country fried steak. Mmmmmmmmm


  31. 32
    March 31, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Whoo-hoo. I'm so excited to get a copy of this book. A friend of the family comes over twice a week. Her favorite thing to eat, bananas. I'm going to surprise her with this pudding.


  32. 33
    April 3, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Devin I love your recipes! I actually make my own good ole Nanna Puddin that my Nanny taught me how to make since I was about 7 back home in Texas & I'm not a huge fan of bananas but I do eat it but only while it is warm. As for my favorite comfort's a toss up between my homemade creole gumbo or good ole fried chicken & mashed potatoes with homemade strawberry shortcake for dessert! YUM!

  33. 34
    April 6, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    My Mother-in-law, Louise, made a mean Red Velvet Cake. Can't wait to see how the one in the cookbook give-away stacks up (I'm very hopeful that I'm going to win it!) :0)

  34. 35
    April 20, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Hi. Just a quick note to let you know I haven't received the book yet. I sent my address to two different emails – did you get it?


  35. 36
    April 23, 2011 at 2:27 am

    Hey Patricia,
    I got your address sent of a while ago, just heard back on Monday from the publishing company…they said they would be sending it right out. Let me know in the next few days if you don't receive it and I'll contact them again. Thanks!

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