May 28, 2011

my new favorite go-to recipes

I love cooking and baking.

Here are 2 of my favorite things to make and take to different events and I've even made for the occasional family dinner.

Paula Deen is a favorite of mine. I borrowed my mom's Paula Deen magazine awhile back and came across a trifle's amazing!

nilla wafers
2 containers Philly cheesecake filling
1/3 cup lemon curd (I've made it with and and with out both are good - and like my grandma told me once- you can't miss what you don't have and the first time I made it I didn't have any).
fresh and/or frozen mixed berries (i do a combo of both)

Take a box of nilla wafers and pour into a plastic bag, seal it and smash the wafers until nice and crumbly. Once done, place a nice layer of smushed wafers in the trifle bowl.
Then open up 2 containers of Philly cheesecake filling and pour into a large bowl.  Add the lemon curd and stir until combined.  Then place a nice layer of cheesecake filling on top of the wafers.  Then add your mixed berries to the top of that.  Make sure your layers are to the edge of the triffel bowl so you can see each layer from the outside of the triffel bowl.  Repeat all 3 steps ending with cheesecake filling.  Garnish with any remaining fruit.

It's delicious.  It's refreshing and it's not your typical trifle.  I get so  many compliments on this dessert and I know you will too!


The other recipe will follow later tonight...I have a 4 year who needs some love and attention!