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Monday, January 5, 2009

recipe of the week: trifle

my family-in-law got me hooked on trifle. it is one of my favorite desserts because it's so yummy and so easy... and you can get totally creative with it and its always divine. then again, i think anything with pudding is delicious. :) we don't always make trifles that are skinny bovine approved (sometimes real whipping cream or oil-filled brownies sneak in there), but this one is.

banana cream trifle
makes as much as you'd like!

layer the following ingredients in any order and quantity you'd like (the amounts i used for this size trifle in parentheses):

sliced bananas (5)

vanilla wafers (2 cups maybe)

cubes of yellow cake (baked with applesauce instead of oil) (1/2 a 13 x 9 cake)

vanilla pudding (made with skim milk) (2 small boxes)

fat free whipped topping (generic cool whip - cheaper!) (1 regular size container)

some other fun ingredient combinations to try (not as healthy or cheap as the above, but absolutely delicious):

berries (strawberries, raspberries, etc.), vanilla pudding, cool whip, yellow or angel food cake

chocolate cake, pudding of your choice, cool whip, cookie and/or brownie pieces, chocolate syrup, caramel

try different combinations of goodies with fruit or other toppings. mmmm... so easy and it's beautiful so it's always impressive to dessert guests!


Lindsay said...

Mmmm... this looks yummy! I shouldn't read your blog at night! Now I'm going to crave this as I fall asleep tonight.

BrittWilk said...

yeah... i wasn't going to have dessert last night but then i posted the trifle and couldn't get sugar off my mind. sorry linds! :)

healthy cooking on a budget

disclaimer: i don't claim to be an expert on cooking, weight loss or even healthy eating, but i do love to cook, find healthy, taste bud-friendly tricks and most of all, i love to eat!

qualifications: what qualifies me to blog on cooking healthy on a small budget? well, as my husband is still a student, my budget is not what you'd call large. and as for the healthy part, when i was 10 i was diagnosed with pancreatitus - a disease that doesn't effect me much anymore unless i eat food that is too greasy or has too much fat (in which case, well, let's just say i get really sick). this had steered my experience and limited cooking expertise in a health-conscious direction.

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