Trying new recipes on Foodie Friday

Published: Jan. 27, 2023 at 8:50 AM CST
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - On this Foodie Friday, some recipes proved to be a bit of a challenge to cook in the studio. Nevertheless, the Newschannel 7 Team persevered with the help of Chef Denise Crider from Gulf Coast State College’s Culinary Program.

Chef Crider said she is determined to make a chef out of Jessica Foster yet. Attempting to cook chicken fettucine alfredo and banana fosters, Chef Crider let Jessica take the whisk into her own hands as she instructed the team through each step.

Despite a few mishaps and a nervous Sam Martello, both dishes came out delicious as always when Chef Crider is involved.

For steps on how to make these fun recipes and a good laugh, watch the videos attached. See below for full recipes.

Chicken Alfredo:

Ingredients for two portions:

1/2 Cup Butter 2 Cloves Minced or Crushed Garlic

1/2 Cup Heavy Cream

1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan

1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper


1/2# Linguini Pasta, Pre-Cooked

Sliced Chicken Breast, Pre-Cooked


Parmesan Cheese for garnish


1. In a heavy bottomed skillet, melt butter with garlic

2. Whisk in 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream

3. Heat until it just begins to simmer and add Parmesan cheese

4. Add 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper

5. Check for seasoning

6. Salt/Pepper as needed

7. Add 1/2# cooked linguini pasta and mix well

8. Garnish with parsley and 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese

Bananas Foster:

Ingredients for two portions:

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

3 tablespoons packed brown sugar

2 bananas, peeled, cut in four pieces each

1 ounce Banana liqueur (mine was 17% alcohol)

2 ounces rum

2 pinches cinnamon

2 scoops vanilla ice cream


1. Melt butter in a large, deep skillet over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar, and add bananas, flat side down. Bring to a low boil being sure to turn bananas to coat on both sides. (about 45 seconds on each side)

2. Remove skillet from heat and pour in rum and banana liqueur

3. Return to heat and slightly dip skillet towards flame to ignite the liqueur (if not cooking on gas you can either omit the flame or use a long lighter to ignite).

4. Throw pinches of cinnamon into the flame for a sparkly effect!!

5. Serve over vanilla ice cream