There are two things that Chad cooks (or so I thought) — veggie chili and a “scrambled egg mess” — which usually involves everything that’s in the fridge. Well, the other night he surprised me by whipping out a third dish from his select culinary repertoire. This we will christen Chad’s Banana Cream Surprise, a bowl-licking-good dessert that he learned to make back during his college days when he worked as a cook in an assisted living facility. It’s so easy to make, I almost hesitate to call it a recipe! Here’s what you need: Some Nilla wafers, a box of banana Jello pudding, Cool Whip and a ripe banana. Make the pudding as per the instructions on the box. Then, place a layer of cookies on the bottom of a glass dish. Add a layer of pudding over that, then a layer of sliced bananas. Then another layer of cookies, then Cool Whip. Finish it off with a handful of cookie crumbs sprinkled on top. Chad says you can put the layers in any order, as long the cookies can soak up the pudding. Let chill for a few hours. Then I suggest you go jog around the block or something, ’cause once you taste this you’ll want to eat the whole thing in one sitting! (“It does have bananas in it though,” says nutrionist Chad.) You’ve been warned. — Angela M.