Welcome to Updated Ingredients, Inc. and Strawberry Parfaits


Welcome to the launch of the updated look of Ingredients, Inc. I started my blog on October 25, 2008, so 5 months later, here I am. I want to to thank all of my  supportive loyal fans and subscribers, and I hope you as well as new friends will like this new look as much as I do. Take a moment to look at the “shop” button where I have listed a few of my favorite items. I will be attending the International Housewares show this weekend in Chicago to add new unique items to the store.

In the meantime, I thought I would feature a new favorite recipe I developed using marscarpone cheese. This recipe is so easy to prepare, and it’s as delectable as it looks. I have made these several times, and kids and adults are wowed. It’s the perfect springtime light dessert so let me know what you think. Best, Alison

Strawberry-Mascarpone Parfaits

Prep Times:

Prep: 25 minutes


4 to 6 servings


1 (8-ounce) container Mascarpone cheese

1 cup whipping cream

1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 cups cubed angel food cake

2 cups sliced strawberries

1 tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Garnish: Fresh mint, sliced strawberries


1. Combine Mascarpone cheese, whipping cream and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer, beating until creamy. Add vanilla, stirring well.

2. Layer evenly cheese, cake and strawberries, finishing with Mascarpone cheese in a wide glass. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Garnish with fresh mint and strawberries, if desired.

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