Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Boring Recipe Post

There are some people who do very funny and well-written recipe posts that other people read even if they don't like to cook.

This isn't a post like that.



Here's the link to the Macaroni and Cheese I made for Emma's birthday (and every other kid birthday we have). It's super healthy.


And this is how you make those super yummy, super easy, super Pretty Parfaits:

1. Make 1 box of white cake mix. Stir in pink/red food coloring and bake as directed. Cool.

2. Using the rim of one of your tall, clear glasses, cut circles in the cake.

3. Layer:
  • cake
  • thawed frozen raspberries (1-2 bags)

  • raspberry sherbet

  • vanilla ice cream

4. Repeat layers twice.

5. Top with whipped cream and red sprinkles.

This makes, probably, 6-8 tall parfaits. I have used this at girl baby showers and birthdays and people die over them.

(Again, I would LOVE to know if you've tried any of my recipes and if you liked them. It's good for my ego.)

26 comments:

Celia Fae said...

That wasn't boring. It was delightful. I especially liked the "cool" at the end of direction 1.

Hollyween said...

I really am going to make that mac and cheese. And I'm going to make the other recipes that I've wanted from you too. How do you stay so skinny with such recipes? Please share your secrets.

Lauren said...

I truly thank you for this post. I will make these recipes and share with you how wonderful they were :)

Celia cracks me up.

Bridget said...

I am going to try to remember this for the many baby showers I host. I'll just hope one of my friends has a girl next. I'll give you credit, don't worry.

Abbie said...

Thank you! I'm throwing a shower soon and needed one more dessert.

Shally said...

Thanks for posting the recipes-- I will have to try them soon.

Kara Jayne said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Jill said...

thanks, love ya!

Meg said...

Sounds Yummy! Maybe next Valentine's Day...now I know what to do! :-) Thanks!

Paige said...

Domestic Goddess. I can't wait for you to make it for me someday.

calibosmom said...

Mmm...I haven't eaten it yet but I'm going to-anything with cake and cream and fruit...yummo!

Christie said...

I think you need to bring Mac-n-Cheese and pink parfaits to bloggypalooza. Those look AMAZING. I bow down at your meal cooking feet, sister. You do it all. All I can do is pastry and cookies. You cook actual MEAT. Which, btw, I still make your flank steak like once a week. Love it!

Rochelleht said...

Oh, I love recipes. Celia Fae may not, but not all of us can afford to eat breakfast out every morning. ;-)

Tammy said...

I made the grasshopper brownies, not sure if those were you or Paiges, but my whole family adores them. I think I made a recipe but am blanking out now. I will pass this one along as it looks so fun and sounds yummy! Tell Emma to have fun Skiiing!!

Ilene said...

Dang it. Do we know anyone having a baby girl around here? I need to get me to that shower if you are making the parfaits.

Cassie said...

Have you ever tried this recipe with Strawberries? We love your blog, we check it everyday!

G and G Nut said...

For anyone out there who has not tried any of Jessica's recipes, she IS the Romney Family Cookbook personified. Trust us, they are GOOD!

Karen said...

Yummmmmm! Thanks for sharing the recipes. The mac and cheese one looks especially lo-cal. I want to make them for dinner tonight because now my 'Hawaiian' haystacks don't sound very yummy.

Karen said...

(do hawaiian haystacks EVER sound yummy?)

Heidiram said...

I enjoyed your pictures of the delightful creations AND reading the recipes. I am going to just leave it at that. I give up on trying to replicate recipes that I learn about from my bloggin buddies. My cooking and baking skills went out the window with child #3. I'll give it another try in let's say about 15 years.

Jacki said...

GREAT IDEA!!! I have a boy baby shower that I am throwing for my first counselor in about two weeks. I am going to try this with blueberries and bananas. I will let you know how they turn out!

Holly said...

That was NOT boring at all!! Those are perfect for parties or baby showers.

Pineapple Princess said...

It all sounds yummy!!!

Can you post on love and logic SOON? I need both. Does it really work?

Misty Smart said...

Jessica Hi I am Adrianne's sister in law. Annette was always making the comment that she read your blog and telling us the funny things on it. I thought to myself...why would you want to read someone's blog that wasn't your families or friends or whatever, well one day I clicked on yours to see why Annette was so into you and that is the day I found out why...You are so interesting and creative and smart and spiritual, and your kids are so cute and funny. So I look at it all the time, I don't ever say anything because I don't know if you care that random sister in laws of your friends are so into reading about your life but I think you are really great. You give me great ideas and I just thought I'd tell you thanks.

Misty Smart

Adrianne said...

These look delicious and beautiful and if I could procure raspberries or sorbet, I would most certainly make them.

Mique said...

Good recipes are never boring. Always welcome.