Tuesday, April 27, 2010

One Year Blogaversary!

Today I appeared on Studio 5 to demo my Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle. Thanks to all who tuned it! If you didn't get a chance to see it, check out the video below. This was the very first recipe that I ever posted on my blog and since April marks my one year blogaversary (is that a word?), it was a fun commemoration of how far my little blog has come. When I first started I was so excited when 30-50 people checked in each day. Now I can hardly believe when I see my numbers soring in the hundreds and even reaching over a 1000 on some days. I thank all of you out there that share in my love of cooking and life. Knowing you're out there and that you're interested in what I have to share, is encouraging and keeps me plugging away at this project! From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!

Video Courtesy of KSL.com


2 qt. Strawberries sliced
1 C. sugar divided
2 8oz. pkgs. cream cheese softened
3 T. orange juice or lime juice (I prefer lime squeezed fresh)
3 C. whipped Whipping Cream
1 loaf (10 oz.) pound cake cubed (Sara Lee in the freezer section works great)
1 large chocolate bars grated
chocolate swirls and strawberries to garnish

1. Toss strawberries with ½ C. sugar. Allow to chill in refrigerator until juicy. (About an hour)
2. Cream together the citrus juice, cream cheese and the remainder of the sugar. Add whip cream and blend until creamy. (Make sure you blend the cream cheese, citrus juice and sugar first, or the acid will curdle the whipped cream.)
3. Drain juice off the strawberries and drizzle onto the cake cubes.
4. Layer in trifle bowl as follows:

½ cake cubes on bottom
1/3 cream cheese mixture
½ strawberry mixture
chocolate shavings
the rest of the cake cubes
1/3 cream cheese mixture
the rest of the strawberry mixture
chocolate shavings
the rest of the cream cheese mixture
chocolate shavings
Strawberries to Garnish

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* Nancy * said...

Can't wait! Have fun on the show today.

Booklogged said...

Watched you on Studio 5 today. You did fabulous. My husband tried maintain his cool, but he was almost begging me to make your strawberry shortcake trifle. I'm anxious to give it a try and I'm glad to have found your blog.

Jill Bowcutt said...

Ooh, can't wait to try this!!! And that cauli-rice sounds fantastic! I'm going to pass that along to some of my clients. Thanks !

Stacey said...

I saw this on Studio 5 and I finally get the excuse to make it for Father's Day. I am sure that it will be a big hit. Thanks for the recipe!

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