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#53214 May 28th, 2007 at 12:14 PM
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Does anyone have any suggestions for making Jell-O Salads interesting or preparing a variety of them? I LOVE Jell-O salads but seem to get stuck in a rut with them.

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Dear Merme,

I have to say I have never heard of jell-o salads, so spent the last few minutes googling around to find out what they are! I found the following site, which appears to have some interesting recipes (7-UP, Ambrosia, Cranberry, Lime, Peach, Raspberry, Strawberry Pretzel, Cherry, Lemon, Orange, Pistachio, Strawberry, Bellini, Applesauce, Apricot, etc):

www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/cat/122/0.shtml

I think I may try one or two of these myself!


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Hi Star ~

Thank you for that nice link! I can't wait to get started!!

Just so's you know, many Americans who grew up in the 1950's and 60's fondly remember family meals consisting of meat loaf, mashed potatoes and Jell-O Salad. It is also standard fare on many types of buffet tables.

I think my all-time favorite style is w/ mini marshmallows included if not outright Ambrosia.

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We do have jellies, but I havent seen anything quite as elaborate or interesting as some of the recipes in the above link - but I suppose they are a little like British trifles (friut, sponge, jelly, custard and cream) which I cant get enough of!?
I'll maybe have a go at making the apricot one next weekend!

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My grandmother used to make Jello salad, that stuff used to terrify me. I just shivered reading this topic. lol


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Merme: try this:

1 16 oz carton of small curd cottage cheese
1 3 oz. box of lime jello
1 sm can of crushed pineapple, very well drained


mix the above well and then fold in:

8 to 12 oz Cool whip. blend gently but well.
let set up in the fridge for a few hours.

You can vary the flavor of this salad by changing the flavor of jello and or the fruit you add.

ex: orange jello and drained mandarin oranges--
strawberry jello and cut up strawberries.

I have also added mandarin oranges to the lime jello salad recipe, so as to have 2 fruits in 1 salad.



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JunieGirl ~ This sounds TERRIFIC!! I am putting it at the top of my To Do Immediately List! Thanks!

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Merme: If I do say so myself--it is terrific. bop and you can change it to please anybodys tastes. Not to mention the calcium you are getting from the Cottage cheese.

Bonus: if people do not see you make it, they will never realize it is CC.


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That is the same recipe my mom made when I was a kid. I love it!!! We always used pineapple, but would change the jello flavor. I really liked pineapple jello with pineapple, but really its all bout the color you want and not so much the flavor. I didn't know anyone else made that! How fun!

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originally I founD the recipe in a Church "newpaper" I got from my brother-in-law's church in Ohio--(he was the minister there)

glad to hear other people were/are enjoying it!!


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Sounds excellent! I will have to try this one!


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