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A Husband for a Recipe

Posted on: December 14, 2021

Today I am featured on Bernadette’s New Classic Recipe blog where I tell the story of how I got the family trifle recipe and share my version of it. Enjoy!

46 Responses to "A Husband for a Recipe"

Love the story of your acquisition of the recipe. It is fun to get a good recipe that endures the ages and gets passed down. I’ve never had a trifle. Looks very interesting.

A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do to get a recipe. Fortunately, he was a good catch!

Heading over to check out the recipe and the story!

I love recipes that are past down through the ages. I truly wish that i would have gathered even more!

I so agree. I am looking for a cabbage roll recipe like my mom used to make at Christmas.


Thanks, John. Some girls will do anything to get a good recipe!!

I love trifle. Your recipe is so darn clever.

Thank you. It’s not difficult to make either.

What a catchy title, and I use the word “catchy” facetiously.. “Trifles” sound very English, so I don’t remember eating one. You know I like to try new recipes; yours sound like a wonderful one!

I hadn’t even heard of a trifle before that first trip to the Uk and meeting Paul’s family. But as soon as I started making it for Christmas, my German Canadian family fell in love with it and it became a must-have on the menu.

I wondered what you title meant. What a story! That was most enjoyable. I’m sitting here thinking how wonderful it would have been to be served a trifle in England.

Thanks, Anne. We were served trifle at a number of places we visited over the years. Paul´s friend’s mother made one for us when we brought our daughter over as a little girl. She decorated it with plastic Christmas ornaments and then let Marcelle take them home. I still have them.

That was a magical treat for a little girl.

I love trifle and the story and now yet another reason to love you!

Awe! Thanks so much, Chris. xo

I love your trifle and what a funny story about the recipe, Darlene.

Thanks, Miriam. I still have the recipe and the husband. xo

Haha, Darlene. The recipe is worth it!

The older mum got, the more the sherry seemed to dominate. I don’t think she every did ‘sprinkle’ sherry. Pour, glug, saturate perhaps… Haven’t done a classic triffle in ages…

One time I poured more sherry than I usually do and the jello wouldn´t set. It still tasted good but it was more like trifle soup. So now I sprinkle it on and gulp some down myself. I spoonful for the trifle, two spoonsful for me and so on. Maybe you need to make a trifle soon.

Now you mention it we have a large party on Sunday … it would be rude not to!

Thanks for the recipe, Darlene. The trifle looks delicious and I’m sure it tastes just as good. You are right – there’s never enough trifle. Everyone always wants more.

Hubby always wants a second helping and usually finishes it off after the guest are gone.

That story seems very familiar to me. 😅

This sounds like a cute story, Darlene. Going over to read.

Thanks for sharing the post, Robbie.

Wonderful recipe Darlene ….I have become fan of yours 😍 thanks for sharing it.

this is cool darlene! xo

Heading over to Bernadette’s, Darlene. 🙂

Thanks for your comment over there!

A wonderful story of how you came to acquire the recipe! Dare I say I’ve never tried a trifle in spite of living in England most of my life – I feel this needs to be rectified as soon as possible and I’m printing out your family ‘secret’ recipe! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas filled with light, love and laughter! hugs xx ❤️

Thank you so much Annika. I do hope you enjoy the trifle. Have a fabulous Christmas!!

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