Quick & Easy Real Nacho Cheese Sauce – Chili Con Queso

As much as I try to keep the processed foods in our house to a minimum, somehow Grace manages to bring more in than I care to admit. It’s not that I’m a food snob or anything, it’s just I have seen first hand what a diet high in processed foods can do to a person. It affects your weight, your health, and your physical energy and ability. That is why I have made it my life’s work (or at least in part) to make as many of the processed foods that the family might crave at home in a healthier, more economical way. Continue reading


Bananas Foster French Toast

Bananas are one of my favorite fruits and on any given day of the week you are sure to find at least one in the fruit bowl. What I really love about this fruit is that there isn’t a “season” for it. No matter the time of year, you can always find bananas at the fruit market or grocery store and even better is they are not too expensive. I think the most I’ve paid for them would be around $.69 a pound and that’s going high. Typically I can find them for $.39 to $.49 per pound, but even at $.69 a bunch of bananas is still under $2.00.

When I buy bananas, I like to get two bunches. One bunch is really green and the other is just past the green stage. This way I have bananas for at least a week, sometimes even two. Of course there have been times that I’ve let the bananas ripen and didn’t have an opportunity to make anything with them, so the freezer has several bags of sliced bananas to use in smoothies, bread, muffins, or even the recipe I’m going to share today for Bananas Foster topping, which is awesome on French toast, but equally as good on pancakes, waffles, ice cream, vanilla or caramel cake, crepes or even in yogurt. Continue reading