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Banana Cream Pie

I have the world’s biggest sweet tooth. My desert island food would be without a doubt some kind of sweet, and judging by these pictures from A Happy Food Dance, there’s a real possibility it would be this delectable melt-in-your-mouth banana cream pie. And, I would have no regrets.

For the full recipe and more delicious inspiration, check out A Happy Food Dance!

Banana Cream Pie
prep time
1 Hour/s
cook time
30 Minute/s
total time
1 Hour/s 30 Minute/s
Serves 8Ingredients
  • Pie Crust
  • 1¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • 2 -4 tablespoons cold water
  • Filling
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 4-5 medium ripe bananas
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Whipped Cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  1. Pie Crust
  2. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the flour and salt and puree to mix.
  3. Add the butter and pulse until mixture forms coarse crumbs with some larger pieces remaining.
  4. With the machine running, add the cold water one tablespoon at a time, just until the dough comes together, but do not process more than 30 seconds.
  5. Turn the dough onto a clean work surface a form a flat disc.
  6. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate at least 60 minutes or overnight.
  7. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and on a lightly floured surface roll the dough out to about a 12-inch round and about ¼" in thickness.
  8. Fit the dough into the pie plate and using a sharp knife, trip crust so there is about ½" overhang. Crimp the edges as desired and prick with a fork.
  9. Chill pie shell for about 30 minutes and then line with parchment paper and fill with pie weights. Bake until golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.
  10. If you remove the pie weights and the bottom of the crust looks undone, cook for an additional 4 minutes.
  11. Place pie plate on wire rack to cool.
  12. Filling
  13. In a bowl, whisk egg yolks and set aside.
  14. In a sauce pan, whisk together milk, sugar, cornstarch and salt. Bring to a simmer (do not boil) and cook, whisking constantly for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  15. Whisk one quarter of the hot-milk mixture into the egg yolks, beating continuously and then slowly add egg mixture back into the saucepan with the milk mixture.
  16. Whisk mixture constantly until custard is thick and bubbles appear in the center, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  17. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl and cover with plastic wrap, pressing firmly against custard so a skin does not form.
  18. Chill for 30 - 25 minutes.
  19. Cut 3 to 4 bananas into ¼" slices and arrange on the bottom of the pie crust.
  20. Cover with custard and smooth the top with an offset spatula.
  21. Whipped Cream
  22. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the whipping cream and sugar and whip until soft peaks form.
  23. Cover the custard with the whipping cream, smoothing with an offset spatula.
  24. Refrigerate pie at least one hour before serving.
  25. Decorate the top with any remaining banana slices.

Photography, Styling And Recipe: A Happy Food Dance

5 Home Decor Trends to Experiment with This Fall

As a California girl, summer is my favorite season. But sadly, it’s coming to an end and fall is approaching, which means it’s time to cozy up the house with plush throw blankets, extra candles and warm sheets. And to help, Wandeleur’s new home editor Alyssa rounded up five trendy, easy and accessible ways to infuse a comfy, cozy fall environment into your apartment or home.

Fall Trends in Interior Design
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Fall Trends in Interior Design
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More Interior Design Inspiration

Family-Friendly Napa Home | Chic Chicago Pied-À-Terre | Eclectic Charleston Home

Bright and Happy Nashville Home Tour

I fell head over heels in love with this home the minute I saw the tiniest of peeks on instagram. And I should have known I would. The folks beyond this gorgeous abode are such a dream team. With the interior design gurus at Pencil & Paper Co. dreaming up every detail and Leslee Mitchell behind the lens, it’s should be no surprise these images are going to come with me tonight when I try to convince my hubby that a move to Nashville might be a good call.

Pencil and Paper Co designs homes that we want to live in. We love finding the diamond in the rough…nothing better then bringing an old house back to life. We were inspired by the relaxed vibe of old cedar shake homes in the Hamptons for the exterior. We freshened up the original dark brick by painting it white…love how the white pops with the original cedar shake.

For the interior of the home we love a clean bright white space. We Painted all the walls a crisp warm white ( Delicate white from Porter Paint) with soft gray accents. Repose Gray from Sherwin Williams is our go to perfect gray! We love this palette with warm brass accents. Our favorite Eugene light in the kitchen from Circa paired with School House Electric Lighting through out the home.

Photography: Leslee Mitchell | Interior Design: Pencil & Paper Co.

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17 Sheepskin Draped Decors That Are Cozy For Fall

However much I love the blooming beauty of spring, and the endless August sun of summer, fall will always have my heart. I mean, who doesn’t want another excuse to wear cashmere?! Another one of my favorite ways to get cozy for fall is by draping pretty much anything and everything indoors with cuddly, fuzzy sheepskin. Anything goes here, so get creative!

Decorating With Sheepskin
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Decorating With Sheepskin
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more interior design inspiration:

The Prettiest Sofas Ever | Eclectic Home Tour | Lo Bosworth’s Downtown Dream Home

DIY Dyed Feather Art

Remember when we all fell head over heels with this sweet nursery? It’s definitely worth taking a second peek at, because Jess tucked away darling details in every nook and cranny of her son’s precious bedroom, and this DIY feather art definitely might be one of my favorites. It’s perfect for any room, really, making it fall nicely into the “must craft” category. (See the other DIYs here, here and here).

White feathers
Liquid fabric dye in teal and navy
Plastic bin
Paper towels
18k gold marker
Glue dots
Watercolor paper
White picture frame

step-1 Lay down some cardboard or a trash bag on your workspace, and put on latex gloves.

step-2 Fill the plastic bin with warm water. Add spoonful or so of teal dye and mix thoroughly.

step-3 Dip the feather into the bin so that the dye comes up about 2/3 of the way. Let it soak for several seconds to a minute until you see the lightest color you’d like to see on the feather. Remove the case from the dye and set aside.

step-4 Add several more spoonfuls of dye and stir to make your next shade. Dip the feather in, slightly lower than before.

step-5Pour out half the bin of dye, then add in a pinch or two of navy dye and stir thoroughly. Dip the very tip of the feather in, then remove and lay flat to dry 1 hour.

step-6 Dot the feather with the 18k gold marker and let dry.

step-7 Use a ruler to rip a piece of watercolor paper to be ½” smaller on all sides than the size of the picture frame. Center the watercolor paper over the mat and use glue dots to secure it in place.

step-8 Place glue dots on the back of each feather and press onto the watercolor paper. Place in the frame and hang!

Photography: Ruth Eileen Photography | Design & Styling: SMP Living

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