Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Paula Deen's Banana Pudding - Tested and Approved

Today I have the first in what I hope to be a "series" here on Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies. Due to the changes in our life and work habits, things are kind of a work in progress.
One thing that is always happening though is I am making recipes in my kitchen that other bloggers are sharing. Some of these I absolutely love. While they were huge hits, and have my seal of approval, I love them just the way they are. I'm not tinkering with them, and I may only make them once.  These are the recipes I want to share with you. 

The ones that have my seal of approval.

I'm not sharing ones that I found to fail. There's enough negativity out here I am not sharing negative experiences.  If there is a recipe you would like me to test for you, drop me a line! I would consider testing it for you. 

So anyway.... Here is the first edition which is featuring Paula Deen's Banana Pudding from South Your Mouth. I made this for a potluck at work when I was looking for something different, yet would be traditional enough to go over well with our team. This Banana Pudding was a complete hit.  I had just enough left over to bring home two pieces for dinner. I sometimes hesitate about recipes that might be to sweet, but this isn't to sweet at all. It's the perfect banana pudding. 

The recipe calls for Pepperidge Farms Chessman Cookies. I'd never heard of them before, but even I had no problem finding them. For my international friends without access to these, a nice buttery shortbread cookie is what you would want to substitute for these. 

Give it a try!


  1. o my god...this looks simply irresistible! I need to get some of those cookies to try too because I have never heard of or seen them before.

  2. I love this pudding recipe too. I have made it several times for different groups and it was always a hit. Thanks for the reminder!
    The Chessman cookies are one of my favorites. I have to buy them only when making this dessert or they disappear.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,

  3. Without a doubt...the best banana pudding ever!

  4. Mmmm, now I'm hungry for banana pudding! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

  5. this looks just fab. Cheers from cArole's Chatter

  6. banana pudding is something i turn to when i need a real dose of comfort! i haven't tried paula's recipe but i've no doubt it was delicious!