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Colleen Hoover's Berry Cheesecake Parfaits

Colleen Hoover's Berry Cheesecake Parfaits

Berry Cheesecake Parfaits

2 cups whipping cream
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
½ cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 loaf angel food cake, baked and cut into small pieces
4 cups strawberries, sliced
1 cup blueberries
Canned whip cream, for garnish

Beat whipping cream with a mixer in a large bowl until stiff peaks form—place in refrigerator. Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar, then add lemon juice, vanilla, and whipped cream. Layer two tablespoons of cheesecake mixture into parfait glasses, top with a few pieces of cake and berries. Repeat layers and top with canned whipping cream. Chill two hours or until ready to serve.

New York Times bestselling author, Colleen Hoover, was born August 11, 1979, in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Hoover received a social work degree from Texas A&M in 2004. Using a borrowed laptop, she began writing a romance novel, which publishers initially rejected. She self-published her work in 2012, and it began climbing best-seller lists, aided by word of mouth and positive reviews on social media. Following this success, she began writing full-time and has published 24 novels. Hoover has become the third most-followed author of all time on Goodreads, behind Stephen King and Bill Gates.

Did you Know?

Brain Freeze

Brain Freeze

Have you experienced a brain freeze when eating ice cream or a slushie? It is commonly described as brief pain on both sides of your head. However, contrary to its popular name, a brain freeze isn’t actually pain in the brain because the brain itself doesn’t have pain receptors. Many experts believe this pain is caused by the cooling of the blood in the internal carotid artery, which causes a temporary narrowing of blood vessels, leading to headaches. Have you ever noticed how brain freeze symptoms are more common in children than adults? This is most likely because adults have learned to consume cold food items more slowly.

Printing Quiz

If your printer mentions a spread, what they really mean is:

  • A large layout of food
  • Opening something to extend its surface area
  • A pair of facing pages

A spread is a pair of left and right-facing pages, typically in a publication such as a book, magazine, or newspaper.