22 Aug End of Summer Lemon Curd and Berry Trifle
Tyler Florence hits the nail on the head with this luscious lemony berry trifle.
The Recipe ReDux assignment for August is all about memorable vacation meals. While this Lemon Berry Trifle isn’t exactly a vacation meal, it does count. Trust me, O Recipe Redux Goddesses. Give me a second and I’ll explain. However, if you have to ding me on this one, I understand.
My big summer vacation was to the suburbs of Detroit. Yes-Detroit. My sister, Amy, and her family have been there for years. As far as the city goes, I can’t really say if it’s a great place to visit or not—I spend the majority of my time at my sister’s house–because to me, it’s seems like home.
When I say at the house, I mean literally AT THE HO– — USE. It’s comfortable. It’s a comfort. I feel comforted. I am taken care of. I don’t have to think. I just follow her directions. Amy=home. She’s my surrogate mother, best friend, trusted confidant and, well, sister. Since my Mom died, Amy has filled that maternal role for me and now, she fills the grandmother role for my son. Lucky boy.
Because of the vacation + Amy/Momlike= home feeling, I went with trifles for this post. Growing up, trifles were Mom’s specialty. Not only did she cut every single trifle recipe out of the newspaper and/or assorted magazines that she subscribed to, she had no fewer than FIVE trifle dishes stationed in various places in the house. If you’ve ever seen a trifle bowl, you know they need a fair amount of space in a cupboard or cabinet. The bowls were THE purchase of the 80’s and 90’s and a result, we considered ourselves “collectors”.
Mom had recipes for fruited trifles, chocolate trifles, caramel trifles, ice cream trifles-really just about any trifle piqued her interest. But the one she loved the most? The one with Skor candy bars. She probably made that one 4 out of every 5 times. I couldn’t locate any Skor bars, but I did recreate this one from the one and only Tyler Florence. ( you know I met and interviewed him once, right?)
This is all you, Tyler. Your creativity, hard work, time and effort. So no, o wise Recipe Redux Goddesses, I didn’t Redux this recipe. I just followed the directions.
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