Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Giveaway!!! & Peanut Butter Parfaits

Are you familiar with CSN Stores? I wasn't until a few months ago. CSN Stores has EVERYTHING, from dining room furniture to cookware. Do you like to shop? I LOVE to shop! Browsing and deciding what to buy is one of my favorite things. My mother used to call it window shopping!! As a reader of my blog, you're going to get the chance to shop!!! CSN stores is giving one of my readers (in the USA or Canada) a promo code good for $50.00 in merchandise from their stores.

How to enter is simple!! Sign up to be a follower of my blog and leave me a comment! If you're already a follower, just leave me a comment and you're entered. Also, I'd love to hear what you like to shop for or your favorite place to shop. I will be picking a winner on August 1st. Good luck and thanks for reading my blog!!!

Now for this week's Foodie Friday recipe...Peanut Butter Parfaits. One of the fun things about baking cakes to decorate is you always have leftover cake tops. It’s fun to come up with creative uses for them. Cake Pops are a fun creation to make with cake tops. My final cake for the Fondant and Gum Paste class I took last month, was a Peanut Butter Cake. No recipe for this cake, just a yellow cake mix with a 1/2 cup of peanut butter added. It’s moist and delicious.

I decided to make Peanut Butter Parfaits with my leftover cake. Parfaits are so fun and a smaller (much less caloric) version of a trifle. As I was riffling through my glasses, I realized I don’t own parfait glasses. I know I’ve passed them up numerous times at Goodwill, thinking oh one more set of glasses, I don’t need them. How about stemless wine glasses?

Peanut Butter Parfaits

Peanut Butter Cake
Vanilla Instant Pudding
½ cup peanut butter

Whisk ½ cup of peanut butter, gradually whisk in 2 cups of milk. When smooth, whisk in the instant pudding mix. Chill 10 – 15 minutes. Layer the pudding and cake, finishing with a layer of pudding. Drizzle the top with chocolate sauce.

These parfaits were a quick and easy dessert.





I am linking this to Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum.

36 comments:

  1. That dessert looks divine! I love those from the DQ. Thanks for the recipe.

    Because I have just won several givewaways, I feel it is only fair to give my chance to another blogger. I would love to win, though, because I would buy some of my Wedgwood.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  2. Woo-hoo! Peanut butter dessert, yummy ... & ... a giveaway. What more an I ask for to end my day ...

    I just made a peanut butter pie last night, could eat pb every day.

    Have a lovely summer's eve ~ I follow.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  3. This looks absolutely delicious! Mmmmm! Thank you for sharing the recipe. I definitely want to try it...like, right NOW! Could you send some over? lol
    Blessings, Beth

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  4. these look great! and i'm already a follower. great giveaway!

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  5. The stemless wine glasses look like they worked great! My new favorite place to shop is definitely Sprouts. It's a farmer's market shop by our new house, and they have the best produce! Thanks for the entry for the giveaway!

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  6. Looks so yummy! I have a peanut butter lover in my house that would love this. Thanks.
    mickey

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  7. Giveaway is my middle name (and freebie is my Confirmation name, if you're interested...LOL)

    I can't believe that I wasn't already signed up as a follower. I have you on my blog roll, for crying out loud!

    The parfait looks heavenly!

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  8. Wow that looks wonderful.

    I am a new follower.

    As for what to buy at the CSN site there are so many items that they carry. I would love to purchase a new set of sheets for my bedroom.

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  9. I just became a follower. That parfait looks amazing. I would get a food processor.

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  10. My hubby loves peanut butter and would love this parfait! What a delicious and easy dessert.

    What a great giveaway! I'm already a follower :)

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  11. Love quick and easy desserts and this parfait looks like a winner. As for shopping - I'm addicted to all things kitchenware so I could do some serious damage on CSN. (I'm also a proud follower already)

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  12. Each time my grandkids are here we make cupcakes, except this last time we did chocolate covered strawberries... we are doing peanut butter parfaits next!!! They will be a huge hits, because they always take some home to the parents!
    Thanks for the giveaway, of course, I hope I win~!

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  13. I am now a follower (DG via gfc) and that looks delicious! :)

    dreamzz12{at}aol{dot]com

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  14. I'm a follower!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  15. Great looking parfait! I love peanut butter anything :)

    My favorite place to shop, this week is Crate and Barrel and Anthropologie, love there dishes! Not familiar with CSN, but I'll check out the link!

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  16. Ohhh, thanks for the peanut butter recipe!

    I'm sure I would pick something to use in the kitchen...my weakness!

    Deborah in NC

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  17. I am now one of your followers!

    Deborah in NC

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  18. I follow on gfc. Thanks for the chance!

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  19. I like shopping at Crate & Barrel. I'd enjoy winning this CSN giftcard, too.
    Chanticlear1@gmail.com

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  20. I'm a follower, too.
    Chanticlear1@gmail.com

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  21. Oh, such a pretty little dessert. Yum.

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  22. This is a dessert, I yearn for.

    I am a follower.

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  23. Great dessert idea! I have some cake in the freezer and this is a great way to use it up!!

    I am a follower!! Love shopping thrift stores- I do have a list a mile long for CSN though - Would love some can organizers for my pantry- gosh it is a mess!

    beeblessed
    mary

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  24. I am following! I'd love to shop for a new pasta pot for my kitchen. The Le Creuset product is so nice and colourful, I would probably start there. Nice looking dessert, I love peanut butter!

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  25. I am a follower! I am torn between a juicer and a really quality knife or knife set. I am always complaining about my dull knives!

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  26. great parfaits, love pb

    sweetlife

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  27. Yum!! Looks delicious!! I really need some new cookware!! Following you!!

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  28. Wow, that looks so delicious!
    I'm a follower and I'd love to enter the contest. CSN is great.
    My favorite place to shop around here is Target. I am a woman of simple tastes:)
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

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  29. OOOOoooooh I know a few recipients that would love me for making them that pb parfait!!

    I am a follower. I shop for furniture mostly at Ikea. I live in Texas so our store is HUUUUUGE and their prices are great and I don't mind a bit of handy work to set up my furniture. It makes me feel accomplished!

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  30. I'm a follower (thegrants) and we are redoing our bathroom and I would love to win this and put it towards a new bathroom sink!
    thecartoonlovinmama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  31. Hi Julie!

    Congrats on a giveaway. I am more than a follower, I am a fan! I am after the Cuisinart 2 Qt. ice cream maker. Thanks so much!

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  32. Hey Julie! You know I am a follower! Love the parfait...anything with peanut butter is great with me.

    I saw a mortar and pestle that would be great. :)

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  33. Hi I'm a follower now!
    Chanticlear1@gmail.com

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  34. Thanks for the chance to win this fabulous giveaway!
    Best wishes.
    Chanticlear1@gmail.com

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