Posts Tagged ‘fruit’

White Chocolate Trifle Recipe

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Trifles are the dessert for everyone: fruit, cake, pudding, whipped topping; the trifle has it all! This trifle recipe uses white chocolate pudding and vanilla pound cake for a smooth, creamy texture and taste. Serve at a work luncheon, banquet, or during a spring garden party or summertime barbecue.

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries,
    hulled and sliced to desired thickness
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 quart heavy cream
  • 1 (3.3 ounce) package white chocolate
    instant pudding mix
  • 6 ounces lemon yogurt
  • 1 prepared Vanilla Pound Cake, cubed
  • 1 1/2 pints fresh blueberries

Directions:

  1. Chill a large metal or glass mixing bowl and the beaters from your electric mixer.
  2. Meanwhile, place strawberries in a medium bowl. Sprinkle with sugar and stir to combine, set aside.
  3. Pour cream into the chilled mixing bowl and add pudding mix and yogurt. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy.
  4. Spread a layer of pound cake cubes into the bottom of a 10 x 15-inch baking dish. Cover with a layer of strawberries and blueberries, then spread a layer of the whipped cream mixture over the berries. Repeat and end with a berry layer. Serve immediately (refrigerate leftovers).

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Tuesday Recipe: Strawberry Lemonade

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

We’re following last week’s fudge recipe with this refreshing and sweet strawberry lemonade – perfect on a hot afternoon or during a family barbecue. The secret to this beverage is to make it with fresh ingredients; and when it becomes an instant favorite this summer, you’ll be glad you did!

Glass Rooster Mugs & Nantucket Glass Beverage DispenserWhat you’ll need:

  • Blender
  • Strainer
  • Spatula
  • Approximately 1 pound
    fresh strawberries
  • 2 lemons
  • 8 cups water
  • 3/4 cups honey
  • 1/4 cup sugar

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Directions:

  1. Wash well and cut the stems off the strawberries and the ends of the lemons. Cut the strawberries and lemons into quarters; don’t take the skin off the lemons.
  2. Combine in a blender with 2 cups of water, and pour the honey over the mixture. Liquefy for about 1 minute.
  3. Pour the liquid through a strainer, using the spatula to scrape it through if necessary. Add the remaining 6 cups of water through the strainer to dilute any remaining mixture.
  4. Add the sugar to the liquid and chill in the refrigerator for about 1 hour. Serve in a glass with crushed ice, or add to a beverage dispenser to enjoy at you and your guests’ leisure, and enjoy!

*Recipe adapted from Mom Spotted

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Thursday’s Theme: Pretty Pineapples

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Pineapple Teapot

Pineapples have been a symbol of hospitality, as well as a coveted commodity, throughout history. In colonial times, growing and harvesting pineapples was extremely difficult. Because of this, pineapples would be displayed as a welcoming symbol when sailors brought the fruit home. Nowadays, pineapples carry this same reputation, although perhaps not as distinctly. Whether you like to just eat pineapples; decorate with the fruit; or adorn your home in pineapple accents; this fruit can be incorporated into your home’s decor throughout the year. Here are some ways in which you can decorate with pineapples.

Pineapple Printout

Pineapple Printouts

The simplest way to decorate with pineapples – and really with any image or theme – is a printout. Whether you use a program like Photoshop or choose to browse Pinterest for printouts, you have almost absolute freedom when it comes to choosing color and size for your pineapple accents. The printout on the left is from the blog live laugh rowe, which blends vibrant and soft colors to create an image pleasing to many tastes.

And remember: using different images with a similar color scheme, or the same image with differing color schemes can create a charming mural-like display on your wall with picture frames. Search for unique frames, and watch a piece of paper with an image on it transform into an art piece you will be proud to display in your home.

Pineapples in Every Room

Pineapple Vine Runner

If you aren’t looking to create a pineapple-themed room, it is best to scatter pineapple accents throughout your home. The best way to do this is with décor like pillows, rugs, light fixtures, and even kitchen accents like teapots and salt & pepper shakers!

A yellow pineapple coordinates with many rustic, as well as more modern colors, allowing it to complement your style and home décor no matter what your design preferences are. Although sprinkling small accents, like our Pineapple Centerpiece Lamp Finial, throughout rooms in your home may not seem to draw a “wow” factor, guests will notice the attention to detail you’re paying with this hospitable fruit symbol.

DIY Pineapple Vase

Pineapple Centerpiece

Unique Uses

Of course, you can always use real pineapples to decorate. Especially for a tropical-themed party or a summertime barbecue, a hollowed out pineapple with a lighted tealight inside makes a perfect centerpiece and lighting accent. Then, you can serve the removed fruit to your guests!

If you’re looking to spruce up an indoor or outdoor space with an unconventional flower arrangement, you can even turn a pineapple into a makeshift vase by carving out only some of the fruit and placing a votive holder or small jar inside to hold the flowers. Use brightly
colored blooms to make the whole piece stand out.

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