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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Perfect Snack

This day's glass is not to be filled with a beverage but a foodie considered the perfect snack. It's a tasty layered treat that may contain granola, nuts, yogurt, fresh fruits, and whip cream. Pudding can be substituted for the yogurt with chocolate shavings added for texture and flavor. Bits of cookies could be added for extra crunch if not into granola. Watching those calories? Try cottage cheese instead of the whipped cream or maybe your favorite flavored Jello. Want a little extra 'kick'? Don't throw away that day old bread...cut into cubes, soak with whisked sugar and rum. Then, celebrate!

November 25 is...

Vanilla-Pomegranate Parfaits (Recipe)

Often parfaits are associated with warm weather since they are mostly cool desserts or snacks. Don't think parfaits are just for summer any more! Parfaits make great make-ahead desserts or snacks any time of the year and are so colorful they are terrific additions to the festiveness of the holiday season. Even better is they look like you have spent the entire day getting them ready!

Cupcake Mousse Parfait (Recipe)
That's not all either. Looking for something appetizing for breakfast? Invite the kids into the kitchen, be creative and have fun while teaching them how to start the day the right way.

Breakfast Parfait (Recipe)

Winter Breakfast Parfait (Recipe)

 Chocolate Bread Parfaits (Recipe)

Apple Pie Cheesecake Parfait (Recipe)

AND something special for the season...

Pumpkin Mousse Parfait (Recipe)

Oh, my! Add layers of cake and make that parfait a trifle. Check out the trifle gallery! Here is a sneak peak...it's not too early to plan for Christmas or New Year's special treats...
 Peppermint Tiramisu Trifle (Recipe)

New Year Trifle (Recipe)

Is your mouth watering yet?

Next on the Calendar...Have your cake & eat it too!