extra virgin olive oil
It’s one of the prettiest ideas for dessert. English Trifle is always a show stopper, with its layers of fresh fruit, pudding and whipped cream. Trifles go back to the 16th century. In fact, they were also called Fruit Fools, believed to have originated from the French word “fouler” which means to mash or press. That’s the fun thing about the trifle. The presentation is gorgeous, and then you just dive in and scoop up soupy, fruity spoonfuls of goodness! Well, I decided to give salad the same eye-popping treatment!
I mean, we pretty much all love a salad of some sort, but they can get a little boring after a while, especially if you eat them a lot.
With this Trifle Salad, you can combine and layer any of your favorite salad fixings in a trifle bowl (or any large clear glass bowl), drizzle with your best Italian dressing and serve it up as a main dish! The sky’s the limit on what you can add to your Trifle Salad. If you’re looking to make it ahead for a special occasion or picnic, you’ll want to choose ingredients that will hold up and not wilt. Color, texture and flavor are also considerations. You can find a trifle bowl at stores like Bed, Bath and Beyond or any kitchen supply store. If you can find the mini trifle bowls, they make perfect individual single serving salad. If you don’t have a trifle bow, a large, clear bowl makes a great substitute, especially if you place it on top of a cake stand for the ultimate presentation.
Here’s how I built my Trifle Salad. (For a large trifle bowl)
Watch my How To video for Trifle Salad Here!
I’m a lover of all types of pizza, as long as it has a crispy, charred bottom. For me there’s nothing worse than lifting up soggy, limp, greasy slice of pie. So, when I read an article about cooking pizza in a cast iron skillet—especially a pizza with a super secret ingredient—I couldn’t resist. I already knew that cast iron cooking makes everything taste better, and I had plenty of cast iron pans of all sizes, so I could make a family style size or a smaller personal pan pizza. What really intrigued me was the application of shredded Jack cheese as a border to the pizza, and just as the article promised, the Jack cheese melded into the pizza dough for an out of this world crust! (It apparently only works with Jack cheese.)
Watch my How-To Video for Cast Iron Pizza here!
Allow me to introduce you to my new favorite dish! If you love lasagna, you’re going to absolutely be giddy over making this simple soup that tastes exactly like lasagne! I can’t stop making it for friends and family, and I sort of get a kick out of watching them come back for seconds….and thirds…and then holding their tummy because they’ve eaten too much! Be prepared for the same reaction! This Lasagne Soup is just scrumptious! I often hear that folks love lasagne but only order it in restaurants because it’s rather tedious to assemble. With Lasagne Soup, it’s a One Pot Wonder of deliciousness without the stress. In fact, you don’t even cook the lasagne noodles ahead of time. You simply throw the raw noodles into the soup! It’s just as delicious whether you use turkey, beef, Italian pork sausage or a combination of all three! One of the things that really makes it taste like lasagna is the ricotta mixture that you dollop on top of the soup when you plate it! If you like Italian cuisine, if you like easy, if you like to please people with a hearty dish that they will adore, then I hope you make Lasagne Soup soon!
Watch my How To Video for Lasagne Soup here!