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Red, White & Blue Trifle Jars

8 Jul

Hope everyone had a fabulous 4th of July (and were able to stay cool)! It was nice to have a day off and have no set plans. Any plans we had were kyboshed by the heat! It was really difficult to find anything to do outside for more than 5 minutes at a time… 105+ degrees is just unbearable for me! I suppose that is why I live in Wisconsin and not Arizona, right?

A bunch of us had planned on going to Concerts on the Square- a Madison summer tradition, where music acts play on Wednesday nights on the deck of the Capitol and everyone lays out blankets and drinks wine. But, we decided against it this week; we weren’t going to sit outside when it was still 101 degrees at 7 PM! Bleh.

So, I had originally made these desserts for everyone to eat during Concerts. I thought they would be super convenient in their own little containers and spoons- great to take to potlucks, pool parties, etc.  Since I didn’t get to share them with everyone like I had planned, Pat & I just got to enjoy them a few days longer (they kept nicely for a days, and the cake stayed quite moist). Continue reading


Stuffed French Toast with Fresh Fruit Topping

19 Feb

I have a confession… I don’t think I have ever made French toast. Nope, never once in my life! It’s not that I don’t like French toast, it’s just that I’ve always thought of French toast (especially stuffed) as a “special occasion” breakfast item. Guess there’s a first time for everything!

So, I took the opportunity to make this for Pat for the morning of his birthday this year. I surprised him with breakfast in bed, but (at 10 AM) he wasn’t even awake enough to enjoy it, really. I suppose, if you can’t sleep in on your birthday, then when can you? Continue reading

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