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Chocolate Strawberry Trifle

Chocolate Strawberry Trifle 1

I love desserts, and chocolate. This is one of my favorite desserts! Hi, my name is Melanie Sievers and I am taking over my moms blog today. Plus I made this all by myself and I am calling it “Melanie’s Ultimate Chocolate Trifle.” I hope you all enjoy this wonderful and delicious dessert.

Chocolate Strawberry Trifle

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: Easy
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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 large pound cake
  • Trifle bowl
  • 1 package of instant pudding mix (prepare as directed)
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries, Blueberries, and white chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Gather all of your ingredients, which are listed up above.
  2. Cut the stems of the strawberries off and cut each one in half. This will make it easier to put on the trifle. Place Mel's Trifleall the strawberries in a bowl and sprinkle some sugar on it.
  3. Get the package of pudding and pour it in the bowl. Now you want to put three cups of milk in the bowl with the pudding. Stir until it is thick enough to be like pudding.
  4. Slice the pound cake into cubes.
  5. Get your trifle bowl and place pound cake cubes in bowl until the bottom is full.
  6. Put your pudding on top of the pound cake until you don’t see anymore pound cake.
  7. Place about 6-8 strawberries on the pudding and the repeat steps 5-7 three times.
  8. You can now place other ingredients on top of the pudding like: raspberries, with sugar, blueberries, white chocolate chips and any other yummy ingredients that you would like to put on your trifle.
  9. Put your trifle in the fridge for about two hours or more.

Enjoy your delicious dessert!

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Family, Food, Kids

Avocado Pineapple Blueberry Salad

Perfect Summer Salad
Perfect Summer Salad

During the heat of the summer, I love trying different salads, however I can’t take credit for this one. My husband pulled this one together. We seem to be on an avocado kick right now so sticking with that theme, here’s a great refreshing salad with or with out avocados.

Avocado Pineapple Blueberry Salad

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

  • 6 cup of mixed Greens
  • 3/4 cup of diced Pineapple (fresh or canned) – can grill if time permits
  • 3/4 cup of fresh Blueberries
  • 3/4 cup of diced Avocados
  • 1/4 cups of thinly sliced Red Onions
  • 3/4 cup of Lemon Vinaigrette
  • Dash of Salt and Pepper
  • Fresh Parmesan Cheese

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, toss the mixed greens with dressing; reserving 3 tablespoons of dressing.
  2. On five to six separate plates, evenly disperse all the greens.
  3. In the same large bowl add the pineapple, blueberries, avocados, onions, and remaining dressing;
  4. Disperse the mixture evenly over the greens. Add seasoning and sprinkle with cheese if desired. Serve immediately.

This salad was a hit with the family, however the kids preferred the salad with out the avocado’s. We also kept it very simple by using bottled Lemon Vinaigrette, but you can make your own or use any kind of Citrus Vinaigrette.

It’s a quick and yummy summer salad! On this particular night, we didn’t have enough time to grill the pineapple, but I do highly recommend grilled pineapple.  We love it!