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Simple- to- Make Dessert Made Fancy

I have been going to a lot of Pot Luck dinners lately.  My work assignment has changed recently which has reduced my travel from twice a moth to nearly never!  This has allowed me to participate in a lot more community events which I had not been able to in the past four years.

One of the groups I am a member of is called the Daughters of Italy.  It was founded about one hundred years ago in the Copper Country of Upper Michigan as a group for Italian immigrant women to help each other in a new place where things were unfamiliar and foreign.  It still exists today but more of a social club. 

We meet once a month and this month I am providing a dessert.  I made this Lemon Cookies and Cream Trifle.  I could have just as easily made this in a 9x11 pan, but the trifle makes it more fancy and pretty.  This was so easy and delicious.  I am going to try with chocolate pudding and chocolate cookies next time. 

Lemon Cookies and Cream Trifle
Ingredients: 2  - 3.4 oz packages instant lemon pud…

Happy 2015 Foodie Followers - Italian Pot Roast Rustica

Greetings and Happy New Year from Foodie Mama....

I hope this year is a great one for all.  Foodie Mama is hoping for a productive and fantastic one too.

Here is a simple recipe I made today with things around the kitchen.  A new spin on regular pot roast and roasted potatoes and carrots that I make a lot. 

It is quiet here today.  I'm cooking and listening to some Pandora and drinking a Peppermint Mocha.  Steely Dan Radio and Reggae played alternatively.  Will is at basketball practice and Ron is out plowing from the mini storm we had last night.  Ahhhh, I love peaceful Sunday afternoons.  The last two weeks have been great with the holidays, friends, family and down time from work.  Back to work and school tomorrow all rejuvenated and ready to tackle the new challenges this year brings. 

Mange and I hope you enjoy this hearty dish. - Foodie Mama

Italian Style Pot Roast

2 lb Top or Bottom Round or Rump Roast
2 C Baby Carrots
1 1/2 C Small Potatoes (Red or Yellow)
1 c…