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Seasoned butter beans Call them “Butter beans” or Lima beans” to me either way means the same thing (actually the butter bean version seems to come out a tad bit creamier than the Lima bean side of the house). This recipe is so easy. You can pretty much make these beans anyway you want. In the past I have made them all kinds of ways, simply add in all your favorite spices and veggies (that’s it) – no fail recipe really

Ingredients: 3 tbsps minced garlic or garlic powder – 2 tbsps onion powder – 1 tbsp cayenne pepper – 2 tbs lemon juice – 2 tbs dried parsley – salt/pepper as preferred – 1/2 pkg bacon or some type of smoked favored meat (many people use ham hocks or smoke turkey) – 3 tbsps olive oil or as needed – 2 cups rough chopped onion – 16 ozs lima beans, drained – 2 cups water – 2 cans chicken broth
Cook for 1hr and serve on a bed of rice
Seasoned butter beans

Jewelry color combo Jewelry color combo Coordinating different color blends that compliments each other giving great contrast to your outfit ensemble. In this case, I thought turquoise and onyx looked superb together

(onyx and turquoise sterling rings)

 Flowy top - flowy skirt  Flowy top - flowy skirt  Flowy top - flowy skirt  Flowy top - flowy skirt OOTD: Flowy top and flowy skirt coordinated with black leather laced boots

Beautiful salmon color maxi, purchased from ASOS – very comfortable and soft. This skirt is kind of like my “go-to” skirt when I want to look dressy but at the same time relaxed, coordinated with a touch of dark grey long cardigan, smokey grey under top, Dior bag, and leather boots brought from Free People.com

No bake banana puddingBanana pudding is a dessert you can eat year round and there’s only one way to make it in my book – the easy way. I find myself making this comfort dessert maybe 1-2 times a year (but this will probably be the last time I make it by the Jell-o box way since I’ve actually learned how to make vanilla custard which works even better in banana pudding).

Simple ingredients – simple steps

1. one box of banana cream jell-o 2. two – three cups of milk (use as needed) 3. one box of vanilla wafers of your choice 4. one can of crushed pineapple

No bake banana puddingYou can use 1-2 fresh bananas if you choose to – I find fresh bananas quickly ripen inside of the banana pudding leaving the pudding looking dark and murky, plus in this case I used banana favored pudding

No bake banana puddingBase the bottom the dish with a handful of cookies. Spread the cookie evenly at the bottom of the dish – (I like to turn most of the cookies top facing up, at least most of them)

No bake banana puddingPour a spoonful of the banana cream over the cookies

No bake banana puddingCrushed pineapple-drained you can use whatever brand you like normally I would use Dole, but this time I’m using Del Monte. The taste is about the same – Dole seems to be a tad bit sweeter, which I like

No bake banana puddingSpread a spoonful of the crush pineapple over the banana cream

No bake banana puddingAt this point, you will then repeat the layering process – cookies – banana cream – crushed pineapple

No bake banana pudding. . . until the ingredients have reached the rim of the dish

No bake banana puddingLastly, make sure to leave a handful of cookies for the top neatly layer the cookies (top side up)

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Depending on preference, you can let sit in the refrigerator for 30 mins -1hr until ready for serving

No bake banana puddingAnd there you have it – the most easiest and less time consuming no-bake banana pudding I have ever made. I like to garnish with cool whip or even a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but that’s just me – !enjoy

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