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Alyssa Puzzo

Senior Designer
February 14, 2012
Happy Valentines Day!

 

February 10, 2012
Fit Focused

Were you lucky enough to find these little gems in your mailbox?
Here is the latest for Fit Focused.

January 25, 2012
Raise your Cup of Coffee

We were psyched to see that we won a Graphic Design USA Package Design Award for Ashlawn Farm Coffee Bags. We go through several bags of Ashlawn Farm Coffee a week, so of course we want the package to look amazing! Thanks to our friends at Ashlawn Farm for keeping us happily caffeinated and partnering with us to create award winning work.

January 13, 2012
Announcing: Free Consultation Fridays!

 

December 22, 2011
Just Another Day in the Office

 

December 8, 2011
All the Trimmings

The best part of our day was trimming the tree and enjoying refreshments and santa hat brownies Leah made.

December 8, 2011
The First Annual Julia Balfour Holiday Party!

Happy Holidays! From all of us at Julia Balfour, LLC! We triumphed the awkward faces, closed eyes, and unbearable body heat to bring you a few good holiday photos.

 

December 2, 2011
My Wish List

Christmas turns me into a child enchanted by magic, presents, and shiny things. No matter how old I am, it is still supposed to snow on Christmas like in the movies and cookies WILL be left out at night. However, I have good reasons to justify my behavior. My birthday is Christmas Eve so I spend all year waiting in anticipation for two days out of the whole year. Therefore, when I come across that first house of the season shining with all it’s christmas glory, all of my pent up excitement comes rushing out of me in an elated fit of joy. I take pity if I am not alone in the car at that moment because that person is held against their will as I revel in the fact that the greatest time of year is starting again. From that moment on it’s all decorating, shopping, and Mariah Carey’s “All I want for Christmas” all the time. This brings me to the topic of discussion!!! What DO I want for Christmas? Well, I’m glad somebody asked!

A killer closet! My closet is so unorganized and would love for everything to have it’s own place. I don’t need a huge closet just a functional one!

 

Michael Kors… not the brand, the person. I want to have him all to myself so that everything he designs is for me. I love everything he makes and  I want to see the process of his genius.

 

A vintage jukebox for vinyl records

 

All of the free pallets I see on the side of the road so that I can do all of the amazing things I see on Pinterest!

 

November 18, 2011
My Friday Favorite

Trifles are by far my favorite desert! They’re so easy to make and have so many fantastic variations. Combining fruit and tiramisu looks soooo delicious. I can’t wait to make this one for the next party I go to!

Tiramisu Trifle

 

INGREDIENTS
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup Sargento® Ricotta Cheese, any style
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tablespoon Kahlua
1 teaspoon instant espresso granules

FOR THE LAYERING
1 cup heavy cream, whipped with 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 cup chocolate cookie crumbs

FOR THE GARNISH
fresh raspberries
chocolate shavings

DIRECTIONS

1. Combine whipping cream and sugar in food processor bowl fitted with metal blade.

2. Process 1 minute, or until cream is stiff. Transfer whipped cream to a medium bowl and set aside. (Do not clean bowl of food processor.)

3. Combine cheese, cocoa powder, Kahlua and instant espresso granules in food processor bowl. Process until blended. Add cheese mixture to bowl with whipped cream; fold in with rubber spatula until no white streaks remain.

4. Transfer to dessert glasses.

TRIFLE ASSEMBLY
Create the Tiramisu base according to recipe directions. Layer it with freshly whipped cream and chocolate cookie crumbs. Finish them off with a sprinkling of chocolate shavings and fresh berries.

NOTES
– Recipe can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to one day before serving.
– If you are not a fan of Kahlua, substitute it for 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract.

November 17, 2011
Shoe & She Ladies Night

Ladies Night at Shoe & She is tonight! Stop by between 5-8pm at 2458 Whitney Ave in Hamden, CT for wine, cheese, shoes & a 15% discount. What more could you ask for? Here is our postcard we designed for the event. Email to be on the mailing list.

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