Don't miss out! Get Chief Family Officer's free daily roundup:


WHAT'S HOT RIGHT NOW:

  • Take this short reader survey and be entered to win one of two Mystery Boxes of Goodies!
  • Enter for a chance to win a $25 GAP Options gift card!
  • Rent over 20,000 videos for $1.99 or less at Amazon.


  • Easy Banana Trifle

    I didn’t take a picture of this trifle because it was so easy, it felt like I was cheating – but I’m sharing the recipe because it was so easy!

    Easy Trifle
    1 box devil’s food cake mix (plus water, oil and eggs to make the cake)
    1 box instant vanilla pudding mix (plus milk to make the pudding)
    5 bananas
    1 tub frozen whipped topping, thawed

    1. Prepare the cake mix according to package directions and bake in a 13×9 inch pan until done. Cool completely and cut into 1-inch thick slices.

    2. Prepare the pudding according to package directions and chill until the cake is ready.

    3. Cut the bananas length-wise into 1/4-inch slices.

    4. Assemble the trifle layers in a clear bowl or tupperware for maximum effect in the following order: cake, pudding, banana, whipped topping. Repeat layers until you have 3 layers, ending with the whipped topping. To garnish, you can top with some fresh berries, chocolate shavings, or cocoa powder.

    Note: I’m sure this would work with other flavor combinations, like pound cake, chocolate pudding and strawberries. Use whatever’s at hand – this is a great emergency dessert!

    class="nolinks"