Food Stamps Cooking Club: Cooking Class Was Bananas?

July 27th, 2010 by admin Leave a reply »


Creating video didn't work out...we went bananas having FUN, though!


Honestly, every effort was made in getting a video for you but it was not meant to happen, apparently.  Let’s just say the whole attempt was a challenge we did not meet.  Boo Hoo…

Mother Connie is getting a reprieve, though.  Another offline class is in the works.  Surely that video will work this time!

The Cooking Class was a total hoot.  We cooked, we laughed, we ate and then we had dessert.   Twice ! It’s not easy to pack up a kitchen and move it 2 hours away but the fun of cooking for an audience and sharing ideas with other foodies made it worth the effort.  Having two desserts for one meal made it even better.  grin

This class was designed specifically for a Group Home.  They are on a budget and have dietary considerations to think about as they create menus and meals.  We offered them Filipino food, Pancit; we made a spaghetti carbonara dish; we built a big salad; we demonstrated a flashy, healthy peach dessert.  Just for good measure, we had TWO DESSERTS!  After we tasted Renita’s Chia Pudding we all ran out to buy Chia seeds and almond milk!

Are you using SNAP or WIC?  Do you depend on a food pantry or food commodities?  Do you use Angel Food Ministries or Farmers Markets?  Maybe you are just frugal.  In any case, you will benefit from knowing how to create these tasty offerings for the people you love best.  They are affordable and fabulishous!

I want you to know how to make these desserts because they are easy and nourishing:


8 peaches, washed, dried, peeled and cut into slices

1  cup honey

1 tablespoon butter

Heat the honey gently in a saute` pan.

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter.  When it begins to look foamy, add the peach slices, allowing them to be coated.  It will take from 3 to 5 minutes for them to cook.  Pour the heated honey over the peaches and stir to blend.

After the mixture has cooled, put the peaches into ramekins or custard cups and top with this mixture:

Streusel Topping:

1/2  cup butter, melted

1   cup powdered sugar

1  cup ground almonds

1  cup all purpose flour


Mix together to incorporate everything and mixture looks clumpy.  Spread on baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.  Stir half way through the baking process.  Sprinkle over the peach dessert for an impressive topping.

***This streusel is so delish that you will want to keep a container of  it around to use on top of your oatmeal, ice cream, other fruit desserts, or coffee cakes.  You may want to keep it under lock and key or the kids will eat it ALL.  grin

Tomorrow we will have the details about Renita’s luscious Chia dessert!

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Connie Baum

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  1. Mom of three says:

    Thoughtful and interesting, thank you. I grew up in manilla but moved to england at such a young age I can hardly remember anything apart from the delicious food. I finally found some authentic Filipino recipes if you want to take a look, I thought I’d share it with you!

  2. Webmaster says:

    OOoooooh, thank you, ChristianMommy! “Flip” food is so delish and I had never experienced it until our dear DIL showed us how easy it is and how tasty!

    We appreciate your popping by and taking the time to comment! As bloggers, we both know how important those comments are!

    Mother Connie