Parfaits are a great dessert option when you are trying to eat healthy and this recipe is a light take on cheesecake. I toasted slices of angel food cake and layered them with fresh strawberries, blackberries, raspberries and a fluffy cream cheese mousse. The best part is the calorie count….only 170 calories for each parfait!
It is GIVEAWAY time because Christmas came early here at My Kitchen Escapades! Wolf Gourmet generously sent me one of their gorgeous 2.4 HP High Performance Blenders to take for spin around my kitchen and I’ve been blending up a storm ever since.
And the best part for you….just in time for the holidays….. I have one JUST FOR YOU! The retail value of this gorgeous workhorse is $599.99 and it will be a stunning addition to your kitchen. I love an amazing giveaway!
This is my very sweet, very puffy faced 7-year-old son. A few weeks ago, I learned something new about Jones Child #5….he is highly allergic to kitty cats. After loving on a friend’s cat, he looked like this for days. He was so miserable and barely half conscious from the amounts of children’s allergy medication he had to take. My poor little guy was in tears much of the time, but not because of how much his eyes hurt or because he couldn’t keep them open without using his fingers, but because he understood that he would have to keep his distance from Rascal the Cat from now on.
Of course, my fellow Mamas out there understand what these days of a swollen child were like for me. When your kiddos are sick or otherwise afflicted, everything else in your life comes to a screeching halt. Work deadline? Another child’s volleyball game? Church responsibilities? Mountain of dirty laundry? Kiss them all goodbye because little ones only want love and attention from Mom when life isn’t quite right. Dads and older siblings are good for playing games and wrestling on the living room floor, but only Mom will fill the prescription for love, snuggles and attention.
Luckily for me, during this kitty cat allergy crisis, I was in the midst of trying out Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces for the first time. Apparently, Campbell’s has impeccable timing as well as great products because this Sweet Korean BBQ Beef honestly took me less than 5 minutes to prep in the crock pot. I just tossed in the beef chuck roast into the slow cooker, added the sauce….DONE! Back to the couch to snuggle with my puffy boy and to endure endless amounts of annoying kids shows.
This was the first time I had ever tried Campbell’s Slow Cooker Sauces and was so excited to see the Sweet Korean BBQ because that flavor profile is one of my all time favorites! There were quite a few flavor varieties to choose from at my local store but I was pumped to give this one a try.
There are also a couple different timing options for this recipe, which gives you some great flexibility in your dinner prep. You can either cook the beef on low for 7-8 hours if you are going to be gone all day, or on high for 4-5 hours. No matter which timing you choose, your house will smell like a Korean food truck has parked outside your house 🙂 Yum!
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