Jeena from Jeenas Kitchen is holding a nice blogging event that takes you down memory lane. To participate, you have to post a recipe that reminds you of a food memory. I decided to do these parfaits.
When I was little, I remember my Nana making a creamy strawberry pineapple pie. Unfortunately, I did not get the recipe and at 97, Nana’s memory is a little rusty. I looked all over the Internet and found various pies but decided to go by memory. From what I remember, the pie consisted of a graham cracker crust, strawberry yogurt, cool whip and pineapple. It was a great summer dessert. I decided to make the dessert into a parfait. I bought some new parfait/ sundae glasses and I just had to use them! I had some Nilla wafers and thought I could use them instead of graham crackers. If you are watching your diet, this is a fairly low fat dessert . To make it even healthier, some type of cereal could be substituted for the cookie crumbs.
Thank you Jeena for hosting this event! Stop by her blog and you might want to do a memory of your own! I am looking forward to reading about all the food memories.
Strawberry Pineapple Parfaits (makes 4)
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
8 ounces low fat strawberry yogurt
1 1/2 cups low fat Cool Whip, divided
1 cup sliced strawberries plus 4 whole strawberries
1 cup crushed Nilla Wafer crumbs (or you could use graham crackers)
Mix the pineapple, yogurt and 1 cup Cool Whip together in a medium size bowl. Layer 1/2 of the strawberries, 1/2 of the yogurt mixture and 1/2 of the crumbs in four parfait glasses. Top with the remaining strawberries, yogurt mixture and crumbs. Top with the extra Cool Whip and a whole strawberry on each parfait.
Now, I’d like to pass on the E for Excellent award that I received from Bridgett at La Bella Cook. Bridgett has an awesome blog with great pictures and good recipes for the home cook.
First we have Jeena’s Kitchen. Does her blog sound familiar? You just read about her blog event. Jeena’s blog has good healthy recipes, step by step directions and bright colorful pictures. I love how her blog is very health oriented.
Next we have Veronica from Supermarket Serenade. Veronica is a fellow contesting buddy that I met at cook offs. Her blog has beautiful pictures and creative recipes. She also features creative ingredients that you can find at your market. She will inspire you to try the ingredients she uses.
Another great blog is Aggie’s Kitchen. I love all Aggie’s recipes with fresh ingredients and her beautiful pictures of herbs. If you read her post from today, you will see she can weather any storm!
Now Prudy from Prudence Pennywise has no more room on her shelf for trophies but I’m giving her another one anyway. She is the MOST dedicated blogger and you will find a fun, money saving post almost everyday. Creative recipes, fun family stories, great music, beautiful pictures…you name it, she’s got it!
Another blog with a crowded trophy case is Picky Palate. Jenny has so many creative recipes and her blog is so darn cute! I can always find something my kids will love.
Have fun reading!