Saturday, June 9, 2012

what's cooking in my kitchen

I would like to caution you all right now. If you are on a diet, or trying to loose weight stop reading now.  But if your hungry keep reading!  You may gain weight just looking at the pictures...Unless you like to drool on your computer then feel free. Brwhahahaha
But on with the weight gain and drooling!!!
Trifles anyone? I just love a good trifle, and that said I have three I'm gonna share tonight.  Excited hu?!

 Here is number one. It's called Red White and Blueberry dessert. It's simply wonderful, oh and the easiest one to make too. (If you want to be fancy put it in a 9x13 pan and build a flag on top with the berries). I just threw it in the trifle bowl. I was in a hurry to get it done so I could eat it!!! hehehe
What's in it? Simple. 1t vanilla, 1 t almond extract, 2pkg cream cheese, 1/4 c sugar. Beat these together. In another bowl whip 2 C whipping cream. Fold into cream cheese mixture. 1 qt fresh strawberries cut into chunks, 1 qt blueberries. Layer in pan or bowl. Keep in fridge.

Here is number two. The second easiest to make. I just made it up as I went along in my "planning" today actually. We had our family dinner with the in-laws.That's why I love trifles you can do just about anything you want to make one. It doesn't have a name, I just called it a Surprise Trifle. Basically because I was the one who made it up as I went.
 What's in it? Simple. Make a chocolate cake. Let it cool, and the cut into chunks. 1 large pkg of instant chocolate pudding and make it ahead, 1 C whipping cream. Fold whipped cream into choc pudding. Cut up a bunch of Reese's Peanut Butter bars. Layer in a bowl. Keep in fridge.

Here is number three. This one was the most time consuming because of what's in it. It's a Lemon Strawberry Trifle. But just as wonderful as the first two. If your into that sort of thing.
What's in it? This one was a little more involved, like I said. I made a homemade Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake. Yummy. Cool and cut into chunks. I only used half of the cake for this trifle and the other half is frozen. Then there is a homemade Lemon Curd. When that is cooled you add 2 C whipped cream. Cut up strawberries. I used a lot because I was asked by one of my kiddos to put extra in there, so I did! Layer in a bowl.  Keep in fridge.

I for one think they look great. I'm not tooting my own horn here, I've made tons of different trifles the past few years and found they are great for a pot luck, family get together or what have you. My trifle bowl is actually the Pampered Chef one. I earned it free at one of my parties a few years ago, and I have gotten plenty of use from it too!!  As you can see!
Have a great night all!!


  1. Holy toledo was that last one amazing! Rachel has great taste in birthday desserts!

  2. Oh my gosh, all of those look SO good! I love trifles too....I just forget about making them sometimes. I have got to whip out my trifle bowl and make one soon! I can't even decide which of yours I'd want the most...all so tempting. :)

  3. I'm with you, I LOOOOVE trifle and yours look so pretty all layered up in the bowl! The chocolate one looks so rich it is making my teeth hurt!! LOL!!
    One of my favorites is a Paula Deen recipe for a gingerbread pumpkin trifle but I only make it in the fall.

    1. Candy- the chocolate one looks rich, but it wasn't. I've made a pumpkin one, but will look into the gingerbread one. my husband loves gingerbread!!