Spring has finally come to Minnesota. Well, at least I hope so. Technically the trees don’t have any buds yet, but the robins have descended. That’s a good sign, right? To help bring a bit of spring from the outdoors into my home, I recently received a bouquet of tulips from FTD. Receive a special discount of $10 off select spring bouquets courtesy of Lucky Leaf. While I might not have any tulips yet outside, at least I can have my own spring indoors with these beautiful flowers. To coincide with my spring tulips I also created a delicious Strawberry Vanilla Trifle. I was inspired by Lucky Leaf’s Strawberry White Chocolate Trifle, but I decided to add a few touches that are a better fit for my family. For instance, the white chocolate mousse is made using cream cheese. My guys are not big fan of this ingredient, so instead I decided to swap in some vanilla pudding. It is an easy switch and creates a better dessert specifically for my family. The perfect mix of a fresh strawberry dessert paired with spring blooms creates an atmosphere of a refreshing newness within our house. Spring has arrived indeed.
- 1 can (21 oz) Lucky Leaf Premium Strawberry Pie Filling
- 10 shortbread cookies, broken
- 1 batch vanilla pudding
- 1 tub (8 oz) whipped topping
- Assemble trifle by layering pie filling, broken cookies, vanilla pudding, and whipped topping in a trifle bowl or individual glasses. Top with dollops of whipped cream. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Can be made in individual trifle dishes for a single serving.
Of course, the ultimate compliment to any recipe is an empty container.