Pimento Cheese, Not Your Grandma's Spread

Pimento cheese is one of those foods that has been so corrupted by the food industry that it has become synonymous with other crappy foods like Spam.  I'm not even certain what store bought pimento cheese might contain, nor do I want to find out.  It's a shame because pimento cheese can be a delightful treat, even if it does Read the full post…

Plum Good BBQ Sandwiches

In a few days it will officially be fall but the temperatures are still warm enough for me to continue swimming for a few more days.  The breeze was a little cool but that didn't stop me from swimming several laps this morning and I felt great afterwards!  Have you exercised lately?  With fall's cooler temperatures and fewer insects, you Read the full post…

Shingles Vacine and Treatment

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Vegetarian Tacos are muy delicioso!

There are times when I think I could easily become a vegetarian, especially when I try a new dish that is as good as the vegetarian tacos I had at Local Lime restaurant in Little Rock and the tofu fried rice at Sai Tai here in Jonesboro.  My husband and I celebrated our 23rd anniversary this past weekend by spending Read the full post…

Midyear Health Check

Summer is winding down , the year is more than half way over and our January resolutions are long forgotten.  It's time for a health reality check.  First of all, how is your health lately?  If you have enjoyed good health, are you thankful?  Take some time to appreciate how wonderful it feels to be healthy, for your family to Read the full post…

Vacation Lessons For A Healthier Life

  I'm back from a lovely beach vacation and I wish I was still there with all my heart.  Wouldn't it be nice if our every day life was as nice as a vacation?  If we could relax, eat well, sleep and exercise just enough without having to worry about bills, work, illnesses and school, our lives would be perfect.  But Read the full post…

Trifle – A Lighter Dessert

[ Post by Lisa Tedder ][ Post on May 27, 2011 ][ In Dessert ]

Memorial Weekend is the official kick off for summer and that means parties and grilling.  Many people will head to the lake or have a cookout this weekend.  Since special occasions always call for dessert, I am sharing a recipe that will have everyone coming back for seconds but is lighter in calories than most.  This trifle is easy to assemble as no real cooking is involved so practically anyone could make it.  It makes quite a bit so it is good for a large crowd.

White Chocolate Angel Trifle
1 store bought Angel Food cake, cut into cubes
2 cups sliced strawberries
2 cups blueberries
2 cups sliced kiwi
2  4 oz. packages of white chocolate pudding
3 cups of skim milk
1 8 oz. tub of reduced fat Cool Whip

Hopefully you have a pretty trifle bowl or a large clear bowl with straight sides.  Make pudding according to package directions.  When done, stir in the Cool Whip.  Put a layer of 1/2 Angel Food cake in the bottom of the bowl.  Top with a layer of strawberries, blueberries and kiwi, using half the fruit.  Spread 1/2 the pudding on top of the fruit.  Add the rest of the cake, the rest of the fruit and spread the remaining pudding on top.  Decorate the top with some fruit if desired.  This dessert will be better if it sits in the refrigerator a few hours.

You can substitute other fruit if you like such as raspberries or blackberries.  I must mention that I am not a fan of Angel Food cake or Cool Whip but that I really enjoyed this dessert recently.  It was just right with the grilled chicken, baked beans and salad that was served.  I think you’ll find it is just right for those hot summer days ahead.

Have a wonderful weekend and make the most of your time off.  Relax with friends and family, get some exercise and fresh air.

Upadated on May 27, 2011

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