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All You Magazine is one of my favorite Magazines. It is one of the only magazines I still buy. Recently I was at Kroger picking up a few things and picked up the July Issue, it had this yummy strawberry shortcake on the front. I bought it and decided to try the grilled bananas with ice cream and caramel sauce. How can you go wrong with ice cream and caramel sauce???
If you regularly read my blog, I am sure you know me enough by now to guess my favorite articles are the recipes. All You Magazine’s recipes are always family friendly and simple for busy Mom’s and Dad’s to make when things are crazy! They also have lots of coupons in the magazine so you can save a little dough when you buy your ingredients. Once I read the July issue of All You I knew I had to try this!
There are several reasons I like to buy All You Magazine, first they have fashion advice for people like me. They use models of all sizes and shapes not just size 2. The July issue had a great spread on finding the right dress to help with your problem areas, I have a few! This issue also featured two of my favorite bloggers Heather from Dollar Store Crafts and Kelly from Smart School House! They had a craft challenge using a tin can, you’ll have to go to Kroger like I did and buy the magazine to judge the winner for yourself but they both were amazing.
Now for the recipe! Bananas Foster is one of my favorite desserts and this is very similar to it! It was so yummy!
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp. unsalted butter cut into pieces
1 tsp. vanilla extract
pinch of salt
2 tbsp. light brown sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. honey
6 firm ripe bananas
vanilla ice cream
First make sure you have all your ingredients for the caramel prepped before hand. This recipe moves fast! In addition make sure you follow their advice and watch it because if you don’t you will have this, which is burnt caramel and you will have to make it again. You see I miss-judged and went to fold some towels….keepin it real folks.
To make the caramel stir sugar and water in a pan over medium-low heat. Stir until the sugar dissolves. Turn up the heat to medium high and boil until it starts to turn an amber color like this.
Take it off the heat and stir in the heavy cream, it will foam up and spit a little so be careful but it is very cool to watch. Stir constantly over low heat until it thickens and is smooth about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in the butter, vanilla and salt. I have NEVER made caramel before and now I will never buy it pre-made again. It really was easy and tastes so good! Pour into a container of your choice, it will last for a few weeks covered in the fridge.
The original instructions from All You Magazine have you grill the bananas however it has started raining here and is scheduled to rain all week! I decided to get out my trusty cast iron pan. to do my bananas. Cut the bananas in 1/2 length wise with the peel still on them, depending on the size of your cast iron pan you may have to cut them in half. Mix together the honey and brown sugar and microwave it for about 20 seconds to loosen it up. Stir in the cinnamon. Take a butter knife and spread the honey mixture on your bananas and put them face down in a medium low skillet. This will allow them to cook and the sugar to caramelize.
Once they are done pop them out of the peel and line them in a dish. Top with vanilla ice cream and drizzle with caramel sauce. This was sooooooo yummy and decadent and only cost about $1.50 per serving. They recommend 1 scoop of ice cream but no Wilson in this house is ever happy with just one scoop!
Of course I’d never leave you empty handed so just click here to get a money saving coupon to purchase your own copy of All You Magazine and if you don’t live near a Kroger you can find the closest store near you. Then you can check out some of the other fantastic recipes they have in this issue like Roasted Shrimp, Avocado and White Bean Salad, Southwestern Chicken-Pasta Bake, or Peanut Butter Smores! Those smores are next on my list to make!
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