Brenda Stanley
My bananas foster recipe couldn’t be easier, and yet the flavors are amazing, making it a great go-to dessert.

You’ve heard the saying: with age comes wisdom. However, what I've also found is with age comes holding things out to try and read them, saying "What?" — even when you hear the question, walking by mirrors and being startled by your own reflection and finding yourself in conversations about health problems and the cute things your dogs do. And then there’s the memory issue. Sound familiar? If so, then you'll enjoy this "no memory needed" dessert.

This bananas foster recipe couldn’t be easier, and yet the flavors are amazing, making it a great go-to dessert. It is easy, delicious and can be made for one, two or 10.

It takes literally minutes to put together and combines sweet and salty, cold and creamy. I’ve tried other recipes that require everything from special spices to flames, but why create confusion and possibly a kitchen fire?

My bananas foster is one of my favorite recipes and something I can make without even following a recipe. No memory needed here!

BELLE'S BANANAS FOSTER

1 quart vanilla ice cream

2 bananas, peeled and sliced

4 tablespoons butter

Caramel ice cream topping

Scoop ice cream into four serving bowls. Heat fry pan over medium heat and melt butter. Add sliced bananas and sauté until bananas are soft. Divide equally and pour the banana and butter mixture over the ice cream in bowls. Drizzle with caramel topping. Serve immediately.

Brenda Stanley is the mother of five children, including two sets of twins, and a grandmother of two. She is a cookbook author and novelist. Her website is at www.talesofthedinnerbelle.com.