Bananas Foster: Delicious After-Dinner Treat

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No recipe containing maple syrup is exactly healthy, but this dessert is much better for you than the ones you'll find at any roadside diner. The bananas and nuts ensure you're not consuming empty calories. This recipe will serve between four and six, depending on your portion sizes.

4-6
1½ cups maple syrup:
3 ripe bananas, cut into 1/8-inch slices:
1 cup dark rum:
½ cup walnuts, chopped:
Vanilla ice cream:
  1. Combine maple syrup, bananas, and dark rum in a large frypan over high heat.
  2. Cook for about 10 minutes to burn off alcohol, then reduce heat to medium and add walnuts. Cook until mix...
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Stewed Okra and Tomatoes is a classic Southern dish! Flavored with bacon, onion, garlic and cider vinegar, you know these vegetables are bound to be good. Serve garden fresh okra and tomatoes during the summer months, or use canned and frozen ingredients in the off-season. Paired with a side of cornbread, this is a simple and affordable dish to enjoy year-round!

3 slices thick cut bacon
1 small Vidalia onion
2 cloves garlic
2 15.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
1 T sugar
2 t fresh thyme leaves
1 dried bay leaf
1/2 t apple cider vinegar
1/2 t Worcestershire sauce
2 c fresh or frozen okra
salt and pepper ( to taste )
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  • In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook bacon until the bacon is starting to get crispy and the fat is rendered, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the onion and garlic; saute for 5 more...
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Nutritions

Calories
1105

Sodium
1147mg
47% DV

Fat
114g
176% DV

Protein
1g
3% DV

Carbs
4g
1% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV