Southern Talent

I want to introduce you to a very talented photographer. Her current choice of subject is nature. Let’s look at some of her photographs.










What makes this photographer so special?

She just turned 9 years old!

Quite talented, don’t you think? Happy Birthday sweet girl!

Today’s Lagniappe:  Banana Split Ice Cream Cake
Cool and yummy!

* 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
* 1/2 cup butter, melted, plus 1/4 cup butter
* 4 to 5 medium bananas, sliced into 1/2-inch-thick rounds
* 1-1/2 quarts strawberry ice cream, softened
* 1 cup chopped walnuts
* 1 cup chocolate chips
* 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
* 1 cup evaporated milk
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1 (8-ounce) container nondairy whipped topping

In a small bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and the melted butter. Set aside 1/2 cup of the mixture, then press the remainder into the bottom of a 9- by 13-inch pan.

Place the bananas in a single layer over the crust. Spread the softened ice cream on top and smooth. Sprinkle the nuts on the ice cream, then cover with plastic wrap and freeze until firm, about 1 hour.

In a large saucepan, melt the chocolate chips and the remaining 1/4 cup butter and stir until smooth. Add the confectioners’ sugar and evaporated milk. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until slightly thickened and smooth, about 8 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Cool the mixture, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour the mixture over the ice cream and freeze until firm, about 45 minutes.

Spread the whipped topping over the chocolate layer and sprinkle with the reserved crumbs. Freeze for at least 3-1/2 hours. Remove the dish from the freezer 10 to 20 minutes before slicing. Serves 18.

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5 responses to “Southern Talent”

  1. Jocelyn Avatar

    What beautiful pictures. Yes, she sure is a very talented photographer. I’d love to get such fabulous shots of a butterfly!
    Keep it up, and happy birthday!

  2. Linda Avatar

    Wow…she has a great eye! I am always chasing the butterfiles and never getting the photos right! Good job and Happy Birthday!!

  3. Linda Avatar

    Wow…give her the camera more often! Those are great photos! Happy Birthday!!

  4. Ruth Avatar

    9 years old? Wow, impressive photos! Happy Birthday, have an extra piece of cake for me. 🙂

  5. Maggie B Avatar

    Great nature shots, the birthday girl is very talented indeed.
    Happy Birthday!! The cake sounds delicious.

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