Thursday, April 15, 2010

And the Recipe Goes Round and Round

I try to make it point never to miss a post of Food with Style by once in a blue moon.   I know I can count on finding recipes or beautiful images I might have missed myself.  Last week I bookmarked a tiramisu parfait recipe.  It was originally posted by Sabrina at Delicious Inspiration.  You can find the original recipe by clicking on the link.  

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The “baby’s” girlfriend’s father (are you following?) was in town on business and she wanted us to meet him…. a dinner invitation seemed to be in order.  Since tiramisu is her favorite dessert, I immediately thought of Sabrina’s recipe. 

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So Beloved threw steaks on the grill—always a winner if your guest is not a vegetarian.

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I made twice-baked potatoes and a Caesar salad.

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The weather was so nice; we had dessert on the deck.

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This recipe included rum extract.  Next time I think I will try amaretto or brandy instead.  I was able to find the mascarpone.  At $4.99, it’s a little expensive and sometimes hard to find, but it was heavenly.  If you can’t find it, here’s my plan B  backup recipe.  The texture will be a little different, but still good.

Mascarpone Substitute

Whip together 8 ounces of cream cheese, 1/4 cup heavy cream and 2 1/2 tablespoons sour cream  Do not substitute the low fat versions!

I am joining Michael Lee West for my favorite thing on Friday---Foodie Friday.  Click on her button on my sidebar for immediate transportation!  Happy reading, cooking and eating!

25 comments:

  1. Susan, Tiramisu is one of my Mom's favorites. I'm printing this out to try as sometimes a whole cake is simply too much for them. Thank you!!
    xoxo Pattie

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  2. Everything looks so yummy, Susan. I usually do French toast in a frying pan over the stove but the casserole idea looks much easier!

    Have a great day, Bonnie

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  3. Lovely! I'm a G.R.I.T. too. Now I live in the Chicago area. Big difference but I manage to maintain my "southernness" by returning as often as possible.

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  4. Those potatoes are making my mouth water; they look even better (to me) than the dessert! I love my carbs! The tiramisu with amaretto sounds like it would be a winner, too!

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  5. Looks like a great meal..you sure know how to make someone feel wanted!
    The tiramisu looks fabulous - will have to try that for my sister, it's her favorite also.

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  6. Everything looks wonderful. I want to make the tiramisu parfaits. Your twice baked potatoes look so pretty. I have not been pleased with my results making them but love to eat them.

    I know your guest and family enjoyed dinner very much.

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  7. Oh your post sure has the yumness factor going on! Thanks for your very sweet visit. You asked about my napkin rings -- they're china bows already tied up perfectly! Fun to use.

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  8. Now that is pure delight! I would love to be your guest!

    nancy

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  9. thank you for sharing food with style, and WOW did that come out delish! i always see dessert first, but dang that whole dinner looks great, i am so hungry right now! thanks for sharing, i will be adding your dessert for sure!

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  10. My kind of meal!!! However, after the steak, potato & salad there would be no room for dessert! :-)
    Another beautiful day !!!! Have a great weekend.
    Glenda

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  11. I love a good steak, and I sure wouldn't turn down those delicious looking potatoes either.
    Thanks so much for the great mascapone substitute recipe. I usually have those things on hand, and when I make a recipe that calls for mascapone I won't always have to make a trip to the grocery store. Wonderful post.
    Yvonne

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  12. It all looks delicious, Susan! That cheese is expensive, we have it though..maybe it's a Northern thing, LOL!

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  13. Oh my how can I be hungry at almost 11pm? Everything looks wonderful. Do you share your recipes? I'd love the one for the twice baked potatoes!

    Leann

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  14. What a beautiful dinner, Susan. A steak cooked on the grill is a rare treat here and twice baked potatoes are my favorite. Thanks for the mascarpone substitute. I'll definitely use that soon.

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  15. Hi Susan...

    Ohhh...your dinner sounds fabulous, my friend! I must admit that I have never had tiramisu parfait and it sounds heavenly! It sure looks beautiful in those tall parfait glasses! Ohhh...and I love your pretty yellow tulips!!! I'm sure that your guests had the best time and really enjoyed their meal!!!

    Thank you so much for coming by and taking a peek at my "Springtime" tablescape...enjoyed our visit and your sweet note, my friend! Thank you!!!

    Have a fabulous Friday!
    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  16. Your whole meal looks delish! But that desert is killer!

    ~Liz

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  17. Everything looks so yummy, Susan! You are such a good homebody....Christine

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  18. Lucky, lucky guests! This looks delicious! laurie

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  19. That looks delicious. I think the amaretto sounds good.

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  20. Those potatoes look so yummy and how pretty your dessert looks...I know it's delicious too!

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  21. Oh my goodness that dessert looks DIVINE!!

    I thought you might like to know that I've started a Messy Monday link party and would love for you to join! Come check it out at www.pumpkinpatchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  22. dear susan thank you so for seeking me out, after my absence.
    my sil committed suicide...and i found her...thus, my deep depression and withdrawal...taking a bit of time off~in prayer. miss you too.
    ms muse

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  23. Oh my goodness. this is making my mouth water. I love the parfait glasses!! Thank you for sharing such a great menu with us!
    xoxo
    Bunny

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  24. Yum! We were just talking about having a good steak! I may just have to recreate this menu. :-)

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