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Monday, May 24, 2010

Lemon Parfaits

So I know we're not officially blogging now, but I thought I'd still throw this out there for the fun of it. I was asked to bring a dessert to a dinner party the other night. It was a sunny, warm day (which is rare in Juneau) and I didn't feel like having to put anything in the oven. Then I found this parfait recipe on Epicurious. The presentation was really nice, and the recipe was quite easy. Definitely a nice summer dessert recipe to have on hand.

Lemon Parfaits w/Rasberries
  • 1 1/2 cups chilled whipping cream
  • 1 1/4 cups purchased lemon curd (from two 11 1/4-ounce jars) (I think 1 cup would be enough)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon peel
  • 3 1/2 cups fresh raspberries (from three 1/2-pint baskets)

Using electric mixer, beat cream in large bowl until stiff peaks form. Mix lemon curd, lemon juice and peel in another large bowl to blend. Fold in whipped cream, then 2 1/2 cups raspberries.

Divide lemon mixture among six 8- to 10-ounce wineglasses or dessert cups. Cover and chill until parfaits are cold, at least 30 minutes and up to 1 day.

Sprinkle remaining 1 cup raspberries atop parfaits and serve immediately.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Blog I'm Loving

Full of beautiful far I just lurk around the site and oogle the yummy pics...but once I'm in the swing of things I really hope to try many of the recipes.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Summer Break?

I am sort of assuming we will break for the summer... is that agreeable to everyone?

Chicken Stir Fry Review (Severns)

Tonight I made Staci's stir fry and it was good! I did everything according to the recipe and it was so tasty. My mom and I really liked it and the kids were sort of into it. They mostly picked out the broccoli, carrots and chicken. :)

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Oh my gosh girls... i'm sooo sorry, I totally forgot to post a recipe this weekend!
It was my birthday so I was gone all weekend and celebrating lots with friends and dinner parties on the weekend and to the spa on monday for pedicures and lunch with the girls..I just got home last night after work and had much unpacking to do. So again I apologize!

I just made this recipe for a dinner party/potluck fiesta this weekend and with summer in the air and cinco de mayo on the calender here is a fun corn salsa.... especially with the "hint of lime" tortilla chips...mmmmm

Corn Salsa
1 can diced tomatoes or more (16 oz. petite dice)
1 green pepper
1-3 garlic cloves
1 small or medium onion
cilantro to taste
1 can black beans
frozen corn
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
Tabasco sauce (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
lime juice (optional)
1 tablespoon sugar

Chop green pepper and onion. Dice garlic. Chop cilantro. Drain/rinse corn. Combine all ingredients.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Wild Rice Salad Review (Severns)

We had this yum-yum-yummy recipe for dinner tonight! I did everything according to the recipe except two things that sort of fit my current lifestyle. I made the rice and grilled the chicken yesterday. So I actually served everything sort of room temp. When I read the recipe I couldn't imagine eating it chilled so this worked out! I really LOVED the dressing, in fact I am going to jot that part of the recipe on a sticky note and put it in my pantry so it's handy! My kids really liked this dinner too although I cut their chicken into finger slices and they had it with bbq sauce but they liked the rice veggie combo! Three thumbs up!