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Campfire Bananas

2 Comments | Written on June 19, 2014 at 5:00 am , by

This summer, try making a fun new treat around the campfire!

Today’s recipe is an exciting way to end a meal when you are cooking outdoors.  If you like s’mores, you will love these “Campfire Bananas!”

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Pineapple Upside Down Cake On-A-Stick

3 Comments | Written on August 23, 2012 at 5:00 am , by

Browse a state fair this time of year and you will be convinced that just about anything can be served “On-A-Stick!”  We recently held a weekly recipe contest to see what our readers could come up with, and the entries were fun, creative, and delicious.

If you love Pineapple Upside Down Cake, just wait until you try it on-a-stick!

Keep reading to get the winning recipe!  

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TGIF: Grilled Banana Split

5 Comments | Written on July 23, 2010 at 5:00 am , by

It’s time to think about grilling in a whole new way this week!  For this installment of TGIF, “Think Grilling It’s Friday,” we are going to take a traditional ice cream shoppe favorite and turn it on its head.  If you like banana splits, you are going to love this Grilled Banana Split!

I started by taking the fruits you would traditionally find in a banana split and skewered them as a fruit kabob.  Then I mixed together some melted butter and rum (ooh, yeah…) and brushed it over the fruit.  Then simply grill the kabobs until the fruit is warm and the bananas slightly brown.

Scoop up some chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice cream and drizzle with your favorite toppings.  Here I used caramel and a few toasted pecans.  Place your grilled fruit kabob on top and voila!  A Grilled Banana Split!

GRILLED BANANA SPLITS   (click here to print recipe)

8 wooden skewers,  6-8 inch size

2 large bananas, peeled and cut into 1 to 1-1/2 inch pieces

1/4 of a small pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1 to 1-1/2 inch pieces

8 large strawberries

2 Tablespoons butter, melted

1 teaspoon brandy, rum, or pineapple juice

2 pints vanilla, strawberry, or chocolate ice cream (or a combination)

Caramel, butterscotch, and/or chocolate ice cream topping

Chopped pecans, toasted

1.  Soak skewers in warm water for 30 minutes before grilling; drain. Thread bananas, pineapple, and strawberries onto skewers, leaving 1/4″ space between pieces.

2.  In a small bowl, combine melted butter and brandy.  Brush mixture over fruit.

3.  Lightly coat the unheated grill rack with cooking spray.  For a charcoal grill, grill skewers on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium-hot coals for 5-10 minutes, or until fruits are warm and bananas are lightly browned, turning skewers occasionally.  For a gas grill, preheat grill.  Reduce heat to medium-high.  Place skewers on grill rack over heat.  Cover; grill as above.  Remove from grill.

4.  Place scoops of ice cream in serving dishes.  Drizzle with ice cream topping and sprinkle with nuts.  Top with fruit skewers and serve immediately.  Serves 4.

Have you been following the TGIF series this summer?  Check out past grilling articles:

Grilled Flatbread Pizza

T-Bone Steak

Portobello Mushroom Fajitas

Martini Steaks with a Twist

Grilled Corn

Beer Can Chicken