Alyssa PuzzoSenior Designer
Were you lucky enough to find these little gems in your mailbox?
Here is the latest for Fit Focused.
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.
The best part of our day was trimming the tree and enjoying refreshments and santa hat brownies Leah made.
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
– 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.