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Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great. Enjoy!

Fruit Trifle with Banana Cream Topping

Take what might be an average fruit side dish and jazz it up with a delicious banana cream topping. This is a wonderful side dish for the summer. It is gorgeous and so, so very tasty. Enjoy!

Note: Be sure to pick up the five ounce package of instant banana cream pudding and not the three ounce.

Fruit Trifle with Banana Cream Topping
Makes a large trifle


  • fresh pineapple
  • fresh strawberries
  • seedless green grapes
  • seedless red grapes
  • bananas
  • 1 lemon, juiced (toss with sliced bananas to prevent browning)
  • For the topping:
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 8 oz. crushed pineapple, drained a bit
  • 1 (5 oz.) package instant banana cream pudding, dry (be sure to buy the 5 oz. pkg and not the 3 oz.)


  1. Layer fruit in a large bowl or trifle bowl.*
  2. Reserve some of the fruit to create a pretty design on the top.
  3. For the topping, whisk all topping ingredients together until well combined. Spread over the top of trifle.
  4. Arrange the reserved fruit in a design on top. 

Note: I layered it strawberries at the bottom, followed by pineapple, green grapes, red grapes, the banana pudding mixture, topped with sliced bananas and sliced strawberries.

Slightly adapted from Chef In Training.


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