EATS: Independence Parfait

A patriotic dessert created for the weekend. Bon Appétit!!

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When I picked Plumster up from summer camp today, she declared that she was making a surprise for me.  “I will make a surprise for you too!” I replied enthusiastically as we climbed into my car.

Dinner tonight consisted of baked panko chicken and a huge mixed green salad.  As I rummaged through the refrigerator looking for something to reciprocate Plumster’s surprise, I came across a handful of blueberries and a pint of gorgeous strawberries.  A light bulb flashed: I will make her a surprise dessert which I will name, the “Independence Parfait”!

I took out my trusty handheld mixer and made some whipped cream.  I like to whip my own cream because it allows me to control its flavor and sweetness.  Tonight, I flavored it with some vanilla extract and deepened the complexity with a dash of almond extract.  I have to credit the almond addition to a good…

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I am a mother, a wife, a physician and a scientist. This is a life style blog about recipe ideas to try out, fun events to check out, being a career woman, health concerns, parenting doubts and triumph, and all the silly and loving moments in between.
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