Saturday, March 29, 2014

Green Weddings (Eco-Friendly)

Planning a green wedding requires a lot of thoughts and resources. Lots of couples get creative and show their uniqueness, values, and personalities in their choices and come up with hand crafted invitations or homemade centerpieces. You have access to more products now than ever…..visit to start your search for vendors. The Organic Trade Association (OTA) is a membership-based association for the organic industry in North America. Their mission is to promote and protect organic trade to benefit the environment, farmers, the public, and the economy.


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Banana Pudding Shots

What a way to add spunk to your dessert bar with one of America's favorite desserts. This recipe is easy to follow and I hope you enjoy it!
Makes 24 shooters
1 (4-serving) box vanilla pudding and pie filling mix (not instant)
2 Cups half-and-half
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup of whipping cream
48 miniature vanilla wafer cookies
2 small bananas, thinly sliced
10 miniature vanilla wafer cookies, coarsely crushed
1. In 2-qt saucepan, stir pudding and mix half-and-half. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Stir in vanilla. Remove from heat; pour into medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour or until thoroughly chilled.
2. Beat whipping cream until soft peaks form.
3. Spoon pudding into a 1-gal, zip-top plastic bag; seal bag. Spoon whipped cream into 1-qt. zip-top plastic bag; seal bag. Cut 1/8-inch opening diagonally across 1 corner of each bag.
4. In bottom of each of 24 (2-oz) shot glasses, place 1 cookie. In each glass, pipe about 2 tsp. pudding over cookie. Top with 1 banana slice. Pipe about 2 tsp. whipped topping over banana. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with crushed cookies. Serve immediately, or chill up to 30 minutes.