My Easter Dessert!

Raspberry, White Chocolate & Almond Trifle

Raspberry, White Chocolate & Almond Trifle

Ahh…The Trifle! Doesn’t it look soooo beautiful? It is one of those desserts that is so easy to make, and makes such a visual impact when you put it on the table! Everyone thinks you have mad skills! I have to admit…this is my “virgin” trifle. I am really hoping it tastes as good as it looks. I made it a day ahead per the instructions. Apparently the longer it chills, the more the flavors meld. I always love recipes that can be made in advance of any holiday meal. One less thing on my list for tomorrow.

I stumbled upon this recipe on Epicurious. I did the usual tweaking to make it my own. I substituted Ladyfinger Cookies for Sara Lee Pound Cake and frozen raspberries for organic mixed berries. I would have preferred to use the Ladyfingers, but in my small town with limited shopping options, I was unable to find them!

I have already set my table for Easter and thought I would share a couple of sneak peaks at it. My menu is really eclectic. I am almost embarrassed to share it with you…but I will. I will be cooking Prime Rib for the hubby and my parents, crab cakes those that don’t eat meat but like fish, eggplant rollatini for my vegetarians, and of course the usual suspects; mashed potatoes, string beans, roasted cauliflower and broccoli and rolls. I am even going to attempt to make Hot Cross Buns for my mother. They are her favorite. I know most people make them on Good Friday, but we had family in town and I was busy enjoying their company instead of baking buns!

I hope everyone will have a wonderful day with their families. Happy Easter!

My Easter Table

My Easter Table

Simple Mini Centerpieces

Simple Mini Centerpieces

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