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Review: Sea Salt Caramel Talenti Gelato

28 Apr

Review: Sea Salt Caramel Talenti Gelato.

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Fresh Strawberry Pie

5 Apr

This is a fresh, fruity pie perfect for the warm weather! I made my own crust but the recipe can be tweaked if you want to use a ready made crust.

For the crust:
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup butter
3-4 tblsp cold water

For the filling:
Strawberries (one large pkg used here)
1/2 cup almond pieces
Strawberry jam (glaze is also acceptable)

Crust:

Put flour in large bowl, cut in butter slowly while mixing until coarse like cornmeal. Sprinkle with the cold water to moisten. Work the dough into a ball (adding flour to help if needed) and wrap and chill for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350. Roll dough out on a board or countertop dusted with flour, until about 1/8 in. thickness and large enough to fit your pie pan, overhanging the edges by 1/2 inch. Use sharp knife to trim excess. Turn edges under all the way, crimp the sides by pressing dough with fork. Prick the bottom of crust to keep from bubbling up while baking. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until slightly browned. Place on rack to cool before adding berries.

Filling:

Slice up strawberries (one large container or two medium ones)
Line bottom of crust with one layer of berries. Add a layer of strawberry jam or glaze (natural or organic is best). Repeat with berries and so on until finally a layer of berries on top. Sprinkle with almonds or other topping choice. Serve chilled. Enjoy!

Midnight Chocolate Death Trifle

31 Dec

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Ingredients:

1 Box red velvet cake mix (things for the cake mix, as instructed on box)

1 Box instant chocolate pudding mix (milk for the mix)

1 container cool whip

1 chocolate crunchy candy bar, crumbled (I used a whatchamacallit, but you can use twix or anything you want)

 

Directions:

This will have to be refrigerated overnight, keep in mind.

Bake the cake and let cool completely. Cut the cake into small cubes. While the cake is baking, mix the pudding and put in the fridge. Once cake is cubed and pudding is set, line a trifle dish or other glass bowl with one layer of cake cubes. Top with one layer of chocolate pudding (about half of it). Then top that with half the container of cool whip. Top with a handful of candybar crumbles. Repeat the same sequence one last time. Put all the remaining candy crumbles on top. Keep cold overnight until 25-30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!