Baking · Cake · Desserts

Red, White and Blue Berry Trifle

I have no clue why it's called a trifle. The word means something of little importance or value. This dessert isn't anywhere in that neighborhood. It is gorgeous, fresh and delicious. My first experience with trifle was during a visit to Victoria during tea at Butchart Gardens. I devoured layers of soaked sponge-cake, fruit and… Continue reading Red, White and Blue Berry Trifle

Baking · Cookies · Desserts

Fruity Lemon Cheesecake Cookie Cups

More red, white and blue happiness for your Fourth of July celebrations! Start with a bag of sugar cookie mix and the ingredients needed (according to your package) for rolled sugar cookies. You can also just use whatever rolled sugar cookie recipe you love. If the butter is supposed to be softened, you should be… Continue reading Fruity Lemon Cheesecake Cookie Cups

Baking · Cookies · Desserts

Fruity Lemon Cheesecake Cookie Cups

Do any of you use Safeway's "Just-for-U" program/app? I always forget about it until I'm mostly done with my shopping. Then I'm standing in the aisle, trying to get service on my phone so I can check if anything I'm already purchasing has a coupon. Occasionally, instead of a coupon, I find a freebie. "Mini-birthday… Continue reading Fruity Lemon Cheesecake Cookie Cups

Baking · Cake · Desserts

Red, White and Blue Berry Trifle

I have no clue why it's called a trifle. The word means something of little importance or value. This dessert isn't anywhere in that neighborhood. It is gorgeous, fresh and delicious. My first experience with trifle was during a recent visit to Victoria during tea at Butchart Gardens. I devoured layers of soaked sponge-cake, fruit… Continue reading Red, White and Blue Berry Trifle

Baking · Desserts

Mixed Berries with Mascarpone-Limoncello Cream

As a special treat this week, I got to help my mother prepare for my sister's birthday party. I don't know why it took until I was in my 30's for us to team up throwing soirées, but I'm so glad we finally got our acts together. We both love to cook and bake, and… Continue reading Mixed Berries with Mascarpone-Limoncello Cream