Has it really been almost a month since my last entry? Unfortunately, yes! And many of you know why. But now I am back and ready to start baking/cooking/blogging again.

And starting with something simple but delicious is a good beginning.

Banana Splits with Pineapple-Brown Sugar Topping

Told you I was coming back with something simple.

Remember when you were a kid (physically, not mentally) and a Banana Split was a special treat. Usually with three flavors of ice cream and lots of syrup – caramel, strawberry, chocolate – and whipped cream and nuts and a cherry on top?? Well, I don’t know about you but if I ate one of those now I would immediately gain 20 pounds and would have a sugar high for a week. What Ellie has done is given us a nice tasty grown-up banana split.

    Take a banana.
    Slice it.
    Top it with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream.
    Then top that with a simple pineapple-brown sugar topping which contains lemon juice and cinnamon.

Simple. Delicious. Elegant. The topping has just a hint of cinnamon {of course I DOUBLED the amount!} and the lemon juice cuts the sweetness of the sugar and pineapple. This is a perfect end to a perfect meal.

Thanks to Shandy of Pastry Heaven for this weeks tasty pick. You can find the recipe on her blog or on The Food Network or you could just purchase Ellie’s So Easy and find it on page 277.

You can also visit CEinMB and see how the other members modified/changed/adapted this one to make it their own.

OH!! It’s good to be back!!