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September’s DVD and Book Product Roundup 2015

I get products sent to me daily to try out. I unfortunately don't have time to do a post for each item that I get to review. So I want to make sure these items get seen and learned about. The only other solution I could see to do is to do a DVD and Book Product Roundup post on the products I like and want my readers to know about. I hope you enjoy these as much as I and my other reviewers did.

When Calls The Heart: Heart And HomeJack and Elizabeth leave Hope Valley and rush back to the city of Hamilton when they learn that Jacks’ brother, Tom, was involved in an automobile accident… with Elizabeth’s sister, Julie! But Tom and Julie are hiding something about the incident, a deceit that puts Jack and Elizabeth at odds with their families… and with each other. Their trip is further complicated when Tom and Julie endeavor to run off together (via train this time) and Elizabeth’s father offers Jack a job: an offer that puts Jack and Elizabeth’s fledgling romance in peril yet again.

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse: Mickey's Monster Musical DVD

Put on your favorite Halloween costume and get set for a spooktacular full-length adventure! Visit the creaky castle of kindly "Count Mickula" and help your Clubhouse pals solve a puzzling riddle: Who, or what, is making a curious clanging, banging noise? With the right Monster Mouseketools and help from YOU, this mystery will soon be history! Then, enjoy two more exciting episodes as you search for pirate treasure with Captain Mickey and don your dungarees for delightful fun down on the farm. Packed with singing, dancing, laughter and surprises, MICKEY'S MONSTER MUSICAL is a high-spirited treat that can't be beat! 

Disneynature: Monkey Kingdom

From Disneynature, the studio that brought you CHIMPANZEE and BEARS, comes MONKEY KINGDOM, a spectacular tale set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya, a clever and resourceful monkey, finds her world forever changed when she welcomes her son Kip into her colorful extended family. As Maya strives to keep Kip safe through unexpected and sometimes perilous adventures, amazing footage captures all the magic and surprises of their magnificent world. Maya and her family will make you laugh and warm your heart as she realizes her dreams for her son's future.

Lego Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles DVD

After headstrong Luke nearly delivers the good guys into Palpatine's clutches, Master Yoda and the ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi unearth the Holocrons — last remnants of the secrets of the Jedi — to further Luke's training. But Darth Vader also seeks the Holocrons, and he'll stop at nothing to get to them first! Meanwhile, courageous superclone Jek-14 comes out of retirement to help bolster the Rebels. Share all the action-packed thrills of these interlocking, intergalactic comic adventures, and enjoy a whole new universe of fun!

Spongebob Squarepants: Adventures of Spongebob DVD

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Adventures of SpongeBob SquarePants includes the following episodes:

    Patrick-Man!- Patrick becomes the superhero Patrick-Man, who intends to clean up Bikini Bottom-whether it wants it or not!

    Mermaid Man Begins- Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy let SpongeBob and Patrick in on their secret, heroic origins!

    Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy- When SpongeBob and Patrick hear that their beloved heroes are living in a nearby retirement home and they decide that the duo must come out of retirement, the aging superheroes discover their toughest challenge yet will be SpongeBob and Patrick.

    Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II- SpongeBob wins The Conch Signal from "The Adventures of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy" and now he can summon the semi-retired superheroes whenever there's an emergency.  Rather than keep getting signals for "emergencies" like opening jars, the duo take SpongeBob along for their patrol to see what real crime fighting is all about.

    Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III- SpongeBob and Patrick are house sitting for Mermaid Man and Barnacle boy when they discover the evil super villain, Man Ray frozen in a tank. After setting him free, they are forced to take on the roles of Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy in order to re-capture the villain and save Bikini Bottom!

    Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy IV- When SpongeBob finds Mermaid Man's utility belt in The Krusty Krab, he can't help but take it and play with the buttons. But when he accidentally shrinks all of his friends and all of Bikini Bottom, he has to go to Mermaid Man and confess that he played with the belt so that they can try to return everyone to normal!

    Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy V- Barnacle Boy, sick of being the sidekick, teams up with arch villains Man Ray and Dirty Bubble to cause havoc all over Bikini Bottom.  Without his sidekick, Mermaid man is unable to stop them-until Patrick, Sandy, Squidward and SpongeBob team up with him to be his SuperFriends!

    Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy VI: The Motion Picture-SpongeBob and Patrick are not happy with the new movie about Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy which uses young, new actors to play their heroes, so they set out to make their own version of the movie using the real guys fresh from their retirement home.

    Mermaid Man vs. SpongeBob- Plankton has brainwashed Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy and orders them to wreak havoc on the Krusty Krab.  It's up to SpongeBob SquarePants and his trusty spatula to save the day!

Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season 1 DVD A spark of rebellion ignites in Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season One! Star Wars Rebels continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with exciting action-packed episodes. It is a dark time in the galaxy as the evil Galactic Empire rules with an iron fist. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruining the lives of its people. A ragtag band of rebels — Ezra, Hera, Kanan, Sabine, Zeb and Chopper — have taken a brave stand against the ruthless oppression of the Empire in a fight to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy. 

Stallside: My Life with Horses and Other Characters Paperback

The tales in this memoir capture the unusual adventures and memorable characters that the author, as a young vet, encounters on his journey to becoming an experienced equine practitioner. Sharing stories of the heart, unique insights into the veterinary occupation, horse care, animal behavior, and human eccentricity, this book describes the coming-of-age experiences that contributed to his chosen direction in later life. Amusing and poignant experiences give warmth and humor to a memoir that will delight animal lovers.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom

A mother’s job is never done, but in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks to My Mom, she gets the praise she deserves! Children of all ages share their words of thanks in these 101 stories of love, learning, and gratitude to the woman they couldn’t have done without!

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Be The Best You Can Be

Self-esteem, tolerance, good values – these are gifts that will last children a lifetime and help them become successful adults. These stories, great for kids to discuss with parents and teachers, help them be the best they can be.

150 Best Spiralizer Recipes Paperback

The 150 recipes feature some of these delicious offerings: Thai Salad with Peanut Lime Dressing; Pancetta and Lentils with Zucchini Pasta; Curry Beef with Sweet Potato Noodles; Tuna Noodle Casserole; Spanish Shrimp and Scallops with Butternut Squash; Spaghetti alla Carbonara; Spicy Shoe String Jicama Fries and Sweet Potato Pizza Pie.

16 pages of color photographs feature stunning food photography as well as the many ways you can maximize your spiralizer.

The Complete Acne Health and Diet Guide: Naturally Clear Skin Without Antibiotics

Difficult skin conditions are all too common. Acne is one of the worst. It is not uncommon at any age. Some, who had relatively clear skin in their youth, struggle with adult-onset acne.

In this book, Dr. Makoto recommends an anti-inflammatory diet that eliminates inflammatory foods while introducing low glycemic load anti-acne super foods. Each of the meals for this diet is easily manageable and quite nutritious in a well-balanced menu of the major food groups.

Baby Care Basics Paperback

Despite all the planning in the world, nothing can really prepare a soon-to-be new parent for that big step after the baby is born. All that well-intentioned information and counsel offered by family and friends is just not enough and likely confusing when the stressful days arrive.

Written by leading pediatric experts in a friendly, easy-to-understand style, Baby Care Basics offers a comprehensive guide to help parents make the right choices for that new baby.

Simply Vietnamese Cooking: 135 Delicious Recipes

 Bright, delicate and satisfying, the cuisine of Vietnam is absolutely delicious due to the wonderful contrasts this cuisine contains: sour favors are balanced by salty ones, and sweet notes are answered by a little heat from ground pepper and chillies.

Nancie's easy and expert recipes will help cooks make an array of traditional dishes with widely available ingredients. There are speedy stir-fries, vibrant salads, and soothing soups, along with numerous recipes for cooking meat and seafood on the grill.

The Diabetes Comfort Food Diet Paperback

 Each of the recipes in this book will help you maintain a healthy glucose level while enjoying satisfying dishes like Chocolate-Banana Stuffed French Toast for breakfast, Philly Cheese Steaks for lunch or sublime Baked Spaghetti with Turkey Meat Sauce for dinner. Wild Mushroom and White Bean Risotto makes the perfect vegetarian meal or side, and tempting Lemon-Raspberry Cheesecake will make you forget store-bought cakes forever. You really can enjoy all these wonderful meals while lowering your blood sugar.

175 Essential Slow Cooker Classics Paperback

 This full-color cookbook is now available in trade paperback with a new cover. Included are 60 new recipes, in addition to the favorites from three of her previous slow cooker cookbooks that span a wide range of meals for all occasions. These everyday favorites recipes will satisfy and delight everyone in the family.

With 100 color photographs and extensive tips and techniques, delicious results are guaranteed every time. The make-ahead instructions maximize convenience, and the vegetarian and vegan recipes are clearly identified. This will be the go-to cookbook for the creative home chef.

 

Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Eye-Popping Oddities hardcover

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Eye-Popping Oddities is an incredible collection of the weirdest and wackiest facts in the world. From strange traditions in far-off places to weird collections from the town next door, this new Believe It or Not! title will amaze and astound everyone.  Crystal clear photography and incredible facts will keep readers turning the pages, as every new fact is unbelievable, but verified to be true.  Short stories and astounding facts will keep children and adults alike entertained for hours, as there is always something new to discover!

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Cooking Penne Carbonara With Colavita #MomsLoveColavita

DSCN9668I got my Colavita items and was excited to see everything I got to try out. I love how everything was packaged.

DSCN9670The items that I got were:
Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Colavita Balsamic Vinegar
Cirio Crushed Tomato with Basil
Colavita Eggplant & Sweet Peppers
Colavita Olive Bruschetta
Colavita Marinara Sauce
Colavita Tomato Basil Sauce
Colavita Penne Rigate
Dal Raccolto Capellini
Dal Raccolto Orchiette
Almond Cantuccini

logo_COLAVITA5743 (1)The Colavita Story

The Colavita family traces its roots to the small town of Sant'Elia a Pianisi, in the Molise region of Italy. It was there, four generations ago, that Giovanni Colavita founded the family olive oil tradition and Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil was born. Over the years, theColavita family became masters at the delicate crafts of "tasting" and blending extra virgin oils from different types of olives grown in Apulia and nearby regions. This skill enabled the family to produce 100% Italian extra virgin olive oil with a consistent fine quality – a skill that sets Colavita apart today from the other leading brands.

Today, the Colavita’s main focus is still bringing consumers authentic Italian extra virgin olive oil; however, the Colavita brand has grown to include many other quality specialty food products that are sold in over 60 countries. Colavita durum wheat semolina pasta, a full selection of balsamic and wine vinegars, traditional and organic pasta sauces, ready-to-serve soups and marinated vegetables, and olive-canola blended oils are the ingredients of choice for chefs in home, restaurant, and professional kitchens worldwide.

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Penne Carbonara, Serves 4-6

Ingredients:
•    1 pound Colavita Penne Rigate
•    1 tablespoon Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
•    ¼ to ½ pound thick sliced bacon, diced
•    2 cloves garlic, minced
•    3 large eggs
•    Freshly ground pepper
•    1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation:
1.    Cook the penne according to package directions. While the penne cooks, heat the oil in a large skillet; add the bacon and garlic; sauté until the bacon just begins to brown.
2.    Do not over cook the bacon; if it gets too crisp it will not blend well with the penne.
3.    Beat the eggs in a large serving bowl; season well with pepper. Once the penne is cooked, drain it, reserving ½ to 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
4.    Put the hot penne immediately into the bowl containing the beaten eggs and toss well to coat. Add the bacon along with ½ cup grated cheese.
5.    Toss; adding a little pasta water if the mixture seems too dry. Serve immediately in warmed bowls; passing additional cheese.

DSCN9954While the Colavita Penne Rigate was boiling, my mom browned the chopped up bacon with the Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil and minced garlic. This process took about 15 minutes and is very easy to do. Cooking the bacon on a low heat ensures that you don't over cook the bacon. Plus less oil gets splattered.

DSCN9958I don't know about you, but I like to let my bacon sit for a few minutes on paper towel to let the grease drain off. This really helps a lot with my acid reflux. While the bacon set we added in our pepper to the beaten eggs.

DSCN9953We measured out a half cup of freshly grated Parmesan cheese to mix in with the hot Colavita Penne Rigate. We drained the noodles and kept a cup of the hot noodle water on hand. We then mixed the hot noodles, bacon and cheese into the eggs while mixing thoroughly. We only needed to added a little of the water that we kept.

DSCN9964We then placed everything in a serving dish and added a half cup of Parmesan cheese to top it off. My family loved the Penne Carbonara, which I have never had or made before. I am very happy with all the Colavita products and glad that I got to learn about a new product and new recipe. I can't wait to see what else I or my mother cooks with the rest of the Colavita items.

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Banana Walnut Bread Recipe made using KitchenMade Stainless Steel Measuring Cups

By: Edna Myers

From: Thoughts of Happiness

Measuring Cups The KitchenMade Stainless Steel Measuring Cups are a very durable set. Heavier than a cheap set and well made to withstand the clanging and banging that happens in a busy kitchen! Plastic measuring cups don't hold a candle to these stainless steel measuring cups. Plus, they are very easy to clean up when you are done! Wash them by hand or stick them in the dishwasher safely!

When you receive a new kitchen gadget, what is the first thing you want to do? Use it of course! Are you ready to see the KitchenMade Stainless Steel Measuring Cups at work? Great! Let's get going! Time to see what we decided to create! 

Banana Walnut Bread

Banana Walnut BreadMoist and delicious Banana Walnut Bread is a simple recipe that is timeless! A true crowd pleaser! I only have one issue with this recipe! I make it to give away and end up eating it.

Ingredients:

3 Very Ripe Bananas

1/3 C. Melted Butter

3/4 C. Sugar

1 Egg, beaten

1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

1 tsp. Baking Soda

Pinch of Salt

1 1/2 C. of all-purpose Flour

1/2 C Walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350F and butter a 4×8-inch loaf pan.

In a large mixing bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork.

Use a wooden spoon to stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.

Mix in the baking soda and salt. 

Stir in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract.

Mix in the flour.

Fold in the chopped walnuts.

Pour batter into prepared loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour at 350F or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

Remove from oven and cool completely on a rack. Remove the banana bread from the pan. Slice and serve.

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Banana Walnut Bread Recipe

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Mom’s All Homemade 4th of July Cookout

Table all setMy mom loves to cook and bake. When ever there is a holiday my mom will have us over for dinner. Everything my mom makes is all homemade and you can taste it. This time my mom had my extra camera and did step by step pictures, so I could do a post on my site. The following is all pretty much my mom's work. I am just putting the post together for her. My mom will show you how to make Potato salad, Macaroni salad, Pistachio pudding salad and quick and easy corn on the cob.

Potatoe Salad6 to 8 Potatoes boiled in their skins — cool to room temperature then refrigerate in their skins ( this keeps the starch in the potatoes )
6 to 8 eggs boiled, peeled refrigerated

Salad saucePotato Salad:
Peel potatoes and cube
Slice eggs in half, put yokes in food processor for silky smooth sauce (keep 2 eggs to slice over top of the finished salad)
pulse the yokes till they are fine crumbles then add:
1 cup mayo
2 tablespoons mustard
1 teaspoon garlic salt
Pulse to combine into a silky sauce
salt and pepper to taste
Add sliced celery, radishes and minced onions to taste. I like a lot of veggies so I slice at least 4 or 5 ribs of celery, 3 radishes and I mince up about 1/2 onion really fine so my picky daughter cannot see it!!
Gently stir all together in a really big bowl – slice the 2 remaining eggs and lay on top then sprinkle with paprika

Potato SaladMacaroni Salad:
Same sauce as for potato salad
Boil 1 – 16oz. box of any shape pasta and cool ( do not rinse ) We need the starch on the pasta.
Boil eggs, peel and refrigerate then follow steps as above
I add the same veggies as for potato salad, then add 1/2 pound of cubed ham and 1/4 pound of cubed Colby/Jack cheese
Stir gently and top with slice eggs, dust with paprika

Macaroni SaladKeeping the starch in the potatoes and on the pasta helps to prevent the salads from getting watery. Remember: if you have a picky eater that you must chop the veggies very small, my picky girl is 34 years old and hates her veggies !! Hope you enjoy these.

Pistachio Pudding SaladPistachio Pudding Salad:
1 small box instant pistachio pudding mixed well with 1  lg.can of crushed pineapple and the juice
than add 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans, a large amount ( 1/2 bag) of mini marshmallows multi colored is my daughters favorite and 8oz. of cool whip. Stir gently and put in serving vessel. For those of us old enough – this used to be called the WATERGATE SALAD.

Pistachio Pudding SaladMicrowave cornNow for the corn on the cob. After you husk your corn and clean it you can wrap it plastic wrap. Make sure to cut strips of paper towel for easy opening. Do not, I repeat DO NOT put butter on the corn. If you do the plastic wrap will melt. After your corn is all wrapped you can put it in the microwave. You microwave for 3 minutes then turn it and go for another 3 minutes and then serve. The corn is done to perfection.

microwave cornMom's baked goods

Mom made cup cakes and Blue Berry Buckle

BBQ chickenMom's secret to the perfect BBQ chicken is to par boil it first and while still warm put it in a sealable dish and seal it with your BBQ sauce. When the chicken cools it will suck the sauce in. Then you put it on the grill to warm it up and to give it that grilled taste.

my plateThis was my dinner plate and I had BBQ chicken, grilled pork loin, potato & mac salad.

Mom's plateThis is my mom's dinner plate and she had black stuffed olives.

Hubby & IAfter dinner we went downtown to watch the fireworks. The day was great and I was able to spend quality time with my family and friends

FireworksDowntown in Grand Rapids, Michigan 2014

Fresh Homemade Apple Pie #freshfuitbowl #BBBProduct

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Apple pie

I was asked to make a fresh fruit item to introduce the new Fresh Fruit Bowl that is being sold exclusively at Bed Bath & Beyond. I asked my mom what she wanted to make with me and she said an apple pie. So I went out and bought the apples and pre made pie crusts.

crustI unrolled the pre made pie crusts and put them in the pie pans while my mom was peeling and cutting up the red and green apples. To keep the apples from turning brown we put them in cold water with lemon juice.

apple fillingMy mom mixed up the apple pie filling. Then my husband put the filling in the pie pans. I loved having my husband helping my mom, I was then free to take pictures. Plus I thought it was cute seeing my husband in the kitchen with my mom.

Apple Pie Filling:

6 cups thinly sliced, peeled apples (4 medium red & 4 medium green)
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon lemon juice

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Then my mom and husband drizzled Carmel and toffee sauce on the pies before the crumble topping was put on. This makes the pie taste oh so good.

crumble topping

My husband mixed the ingredients up for the crumble topping while my mom kept adding to it. My husband would think he was done mixing and my mom would add more butter it was so funny to watch.

Crumble Topping:

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, diced

carmel drizzelTo finish the apple pies my husband drizzled Carmel sauce on the tops. Then we bake the pies for 40 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown at 400 degrees. Cover edge of crust with 2- to 3-inch wide strips of foil after first 15 to 20 minutes of baking to prevent excessive browning. Cool for at least 2 hours before serving.

apple pieThe apple pie was so good and didn't last long in my house. My family loved it and I am glad we were able to make this with my mom. This was a great day that will forever be in my memories.
fruit bowlFor the Fresh Fruit Bowl I thought to use it for what it was made for. My mom and I cut up cantaloupe, watermelon and honeydew melon. To top off all the fresh cut up melon my husband got large grapes to mix in with it. The fresh fruit was a great snack on the warm days we have been having. Everyone loved being able to get a bowl of cold fruit when ever they wanted to snack. The bowl works great and kept the fruit fresh more than a week then it was gone.

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Pumpkin Roll With Cream Cheese Filling

Pumpkin Roll With Cream Cheese FillingThis is a great fall treat. You can make this for the up coming holidays or just to treat your family. This is a really easy dessert to make.

Pumpkin sponge cakeMy mom made the Pumpkin sponge cake the night before so it had time to rest & chill.

To make the sponge cake:
Beat 3 eggs for 5 minutes, Add:
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup pumpkin
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 nutmeg
3/4 cup flour

Spread mix on a 15×10 cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 15 minutes. Then remove cake from pan and place on towel or parchment paper and place in the refrigerator to chill for 2 hours.

Cream Cheese fillingTo make the filling: Mix well:
4 Tbsp. butter
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
6oz cream cheese

Well mixedOnce the cream cheese is mixed well you then want to add 1 cup powdered sugar and mix that in well. Once everything is mixed then you want to fold in 1 cup of nuts (I used walnuts).

spreading the fillingNow it's time to spread the cream cheese filling out onto the pumpkin sponge cake. Try to spread as evenly as you can.

rolling Once the filling is all spread out you can begin to roll the sponge cake. Take your time so you don't break the sponge cake.

Still rollingAs you can see it is a slow process to get the roll perfect. Slow and steady is the way to do it.

rolled for movingNow we moved the roll on saran wrap to keep the roll soft and moist, plus it's easy to transport this way. You can wrap back into a towel if going to serve the same day. I like to cut my Pumpkin roll right before serving.

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Avocado Cheese Cake Trifle Recipe

Items to start out withI was given three Good Cook kitchen tools and a challenge to come up with a recipe that used the tools given. Well I asked my wonderful mom to help me and we had a blast making an Avocado Cheese Cake Trifle. So to start out my mom baked a simple butter milk cake with lime zests the night before so it had time to cool.

Avocado SlicerThe first tool my mom used was the Avocado Slicer and wow does this work. I was amazed at how well the Avocado Slicer cleaned out the Avocado and left only the skin behind. The slicer has a nice rounded cushioned handle which helps you control the pressure needed to slice through the Avocado. On the end of the Avocado Slicer is a pointed tip to help you remove the pit.

Avocado before & afterThe Avocados before and after we used the Avocado Slicer on them.

Citrus ZesterThe second tool my mom used was the Citrus Zester. My mom zested a lime, lemon and an orange. My mom loved how easy this was to use and that it was hand held and smaller than her other kitchen tools. Again this has a nice rounded cushioned handle for easy grabbing.

Citrus Reamer

The third tool my mom used was the Citrus Reamer to add some lime juice. This again has a a nice rounded cushioned handle for easy grabbing.

adding ingredientsMy mom added Juice of a half lime, two packs of cream cheese, one and a quarter cup butter milk and a package of vanilla pudding to the three Avocados and mixed them up in her food processor.Mixing ingredientsAfter everything was thoroughly mixed my mom poured the filling into a large bowl and folded in a half tub of whip cream in.

Cake cuttingMy mom then cut the home made butter milk cake with lime zest into bite size pieces.

layeringMy mom then layered the cake with the Avocado Cheese Cake filling until the dish was full.

decoratingThen my mom used the rest of the whip cream on the top of the Avocado Chesse Cake Trifle. My mom has a passion for baking and cooking so she decorated with her special tool lol

More decoratingTo finish my mom mixed the lime, lemon and orange zests in sugar then she applied them to the top of the trifle. My mom used a pair of tweezers to get the zests to lay where she wanted them. I told you my mom has a passion for cooking and baking.

Avocado Trifle finished

The Avaocado Cheese Cake Trifle all finished and looking pretty.

Avocado Trifle

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You can see all the step by step pictures I took while my mom was making the Avocado Cheese Cake Trifle

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