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Friday, August 11, 2023

Has it been a year already?


Hello, baker friends!

It has been an entire year since I posted on this food blog. Just so you know, I have been blogging, but on another platform.

I started a blog with WordPress. It is called Deanna's Recipe Box and can be found at

There, I have been sharing seasonal dessert recipes.

I did some research and found that WordPress has a higher success rate when it comes to generating income as a blogger. 

So, why am I here, posting again?

I have taken a break from blogging. I got burned out! So, I figured I would pop in here to update everyone. It seems this blog has been getting more views lately. Thank you for that!

I have a podcast you may be interested in. It is called Deanna's Recipe Box and can be found everywhere podcasts are streamed. You can find it on Spotify, Apple, and several other platforms. I would love for you to tune in! 

I recently placed number 2 on a list of 25 podcasts about seasonal food! I'm a little excited about that! 

Stay tuned for more updates and delicious recipes! 

Happy Baking!

Monday, May 23, 2022

Nutter Butter and banana trifle

Elvis knew a little some thing about flavor when he announced that his favorite sandwich consisted of peanut butter and bananas! 

The trick to a delicious trifle is to allow the flavors to meld together overnight in the refrigerator. 

Be like Elvis and try this delicious trifle recipe! 

Nutter Butter and Banana Trifle

1 package of Nutter Butter cookies

2 bananas, sliced

1 package of vanilla pudding, prepared

1 container of cool whip


Break cookies into pieces and set aside. 

Layer ingredients into a large clear bowl in this order:
Whipped topping

Layer these ingredients twice, ending with whipped topping.
Sprinkle 2 crushed cookies over the top and refrigerate overnight.


Breakfast banana split recipe 

 Monkey bread recipe

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Cherry Crumb Pie Recipe: Easy Comfort Food Dessert


This cherry crumb pie is a perfect dessert to make with up and coming 

"little" chefs! 

Kids love getting their hand dirty when baking! This cherry pie is perfect for 

parties, events, gatherings, or a weekend treat. 


It is also perfect topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!


I consider this cherry crumb pie recipe a semi-homemade recipe since it calls 

for a pre-made graham pie crust and canned pie filling. None-the-less, it is 

sweet, tart, and delicious!


Cherry Crumb Pie

  •  1 can cherry pie filling (21 ounces)

  •  1 graham crust, prepared

  •  1 tbsp cold water

  •  1 tbsp cornstarch


Mix together cornstarch and water in a bowl until smooth.

Stir in pie filling and pour mixture into crust.


Prepare topping:

  •  1/3 cup flour

  •  1/3 cup quick oats

  •  2 tbsp sugar

  •  2 tbsp brown sugar

  •  3 tbsp margarine, cold


Add flour, oats, and sugars into a bowl and cut in margarine.

Squeeze together with your hands until crumbly.

Sprinkle over filling.

Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly.

Allow to sit for 25 minutes before serving or refrigerate until ready to serve.


Tip: If you serve it warm, it may not be fully set and may be hard to serve.


Chocolate caramel brownie trifle recipe

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Chocolate caramel brownie trifle


This brownie trifle recipe is for all the chocolate and caramel lovers in the world. It is super easy to prepare and assemble. 

I have included a recipe for super simple brownies. You can also use a box brownie mix or any other brownie recipe that you enjoy.  

In my opinion, trifles always taste better after they have been refrigerated overnight. It allows all of the textures and flavors to blend together beautifully.  


Chocolate Caramel Trifle

  • 2 boxes of instant chocolate pudding, prepared

  • 1 batch of brownies, prepared and cubed

  • 1 container of whipped topping

  • Hot fudge sauce*

  • Hot caramel sauce*

Bake brownies: Super simple brownie recipe - no mixer required

Brownies can easily be baked the day before.


Layer all of your ingredients: this looks pretty layered in a clear bowl.

  • 1 layer of pudding

  • 1 layer of cubed brownies

  • Drizzle hot fudge and caramel over brownies

  • 1 layer whipped topping

  • Repeat all of the above layers.

Top with hot fudge and/or caramel and swirl.


Reese's brownies with icing 

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Cottage Life: Pastry Arts Magazine


Hello, friends! I am excited, happy, and proud to announce my new column in Pastry Arts Magazine...Cottage Life. There's nothing like taking what you love, for me that is baking and writing, and using it to help others be successful.

The purpose of the column is to help guide cottage bakers in their business journey. I offer helpful information, tips, and ideas to help cottage food operators create a thriving business for themselves.

This particular article is titled: Menu Selection and Pricing... How should cottage food operators create and price a menu for success?

I would love for you to take a look:


Pastry Arts Magazine is a magnificent publication! Click here to order: Pastry Arts Magazine

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Breakfast banana split recipe

Breakfast banana splits are perfect for adults and children, for breakfast or brunch. 

You can double up the recipe to make it a meal. 

Breakfast Banana Splits

2 Bananas, peeled, sliced in half length wise, then each half cut in half (8 pieces total)
1 8oz. container of yogurt, any flavor
8 Tablespoons of strawberry or blueberry pie filling (or both)
8 Tablespoons of crushed pineapple
8 Tablespoons of granola, recipe below or use Nature Valley crunchy granola bars

In a small bowl, add 2 pieces of banana.
Place a dollop of yogurt over the bananas.
Put 2 tablespoons of pie filling over yogurt in each bowl.
Then add 2 tablespoons of pineapple over the pie filling.
Finish each bowl with 2 tablespoons of granola.

This recipe serves 4 people. 

Monday, March 28, 2022

Homemade granola recipe

Homemade granola makes a healthy snack!
You can save money by making your own and save on chemicals and preservatives too! 
Granola makes a great cereal, ice cream topping, and  additive to yogurt for breakfast! It is also tasty by the handfuls as a snack.

Honey Granola
12 cups quick oats (not instant)
1 1/2 cups sweetened coconut flakes
1 1/2 cup nuts, chopped
2 cups honey
2/3 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups raisins

*Choose your favorite variety of nut for this recipe. 
*Use vegetable oil, olive oil, or avocado oil.

Heat oven to 350 degrees. 
In a large bowl combine, oats, coconut, raisins and nuts. Mix well.
In another bowl combine, honey, oil & vanilla. Pour over oat mixture. Stir to coat.
Place on 2 non-stick foil lined cookie sheets and bake for 25-30 minutes.
Let cool and place in an air-tight container to store.