Although the dictionary defines trifle as something insignificant, this dazzling dessert is anything but. Hosts have been impressing their guests for hundreds of years by serving trifle. The earliest known trifle recipe was published in a book called “The Good Huswife’s Jewell” in 1596. The recipe called for a thick cream flavored with sugar, ginger and rosewater. Some sixty years later milk was added to the sugar mixture with eggs to create a custard and was poured over alcohol soaked bread. From these humble beginnings, a stunning dessert was born.
Paula’s Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle is as simple as it is spectacular. In no time you will be impressing your holiday guests with this spicy version. Serve it in a large decorative trifle dish for a big bang of visual appeal, or try what Paula loves to do and line up individual servings on a buffet in decorative small mason jars with a hand stamped name card tied with a strand of ribbon or twine on each jar. Your guests will have fun finding their own dessert, and even more fun eating it!
I have learned something new. It has been quite a while since I have been to a baby shower, and I am now prepared and up-to-date. I love the term "sprinkles" and it is nice to know that men are also invited to partake in the excitement! Thank you for a fun article!
kay buelvas in Baby Showers and Sprinkles on June 19, 2013 at 11:03 am
Wonderful ideas!!! Thank you so much for sharing this information about such a great occasion! Cindy, your ideas always helpful and creative.
Sandra in Baby Showers and Sprinkles on June 15, 2013 at 10:59 am
Everyone calls Paula dean because i cook for friends and family and they say i talk like Paula tho i am 71and never as pretty as Paula i want to be like Paula i love her and her family
normal maskell in The Great Party Challenge on June 12, 2013 at 10:11 am
Susan Lott is a great party planner! She has tons of great ideas that she needs to share with the online world. I have been begging her to start a Facebook page or Etsy account. The graduation gift that she made me was hand drawn with my name and different definitions for each letter. She framed it and I cherish it.....I also would have paid about $50 for it in a store. Thanks for sharing her idea but this idea is nothing compared to some of her other quick and money saving tips! You should hire her for your creative team!
Love you Susu!
Adrienne Hilliard in Baby Showers and Sprinkles on June 11, 2013 at 10:55 pm