Carrot Cake Jello

November 21, 2015 at 3:58 pm | Posted in Carrot, Cinnamon, CreamCheese, JelloBook, Orange, Pecan, Recipe, Vanilla, Walnut | 6 Comments

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You might be surprised to learn that The Jello Mold Mistress has a day-job. As much as I wish I could make jello full time, it doesn’t fully support my fancy lifestyle the high cost-of-living in Brooklyn. That said, I just landed a new day-job that I am very exciting about which means that jello has take a backseat for the past couple of weeks. But, with the holidays coming up, I wanted to take the time to post more stuff! This recipe can be found in my book Hello Jell-O!. It’s an autumn inspired jello that mixes carrots and cream cheese with the warm flavors of vanilla and cinnamon and would make a great addition to the Thanksgiving dessert table. Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

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Pink Lemonade Shots

September 15, 2015 at 2:06 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Cherry, Jello Shots, Lemon, Recipe, Soda, Vodka | 1 Comment

Pink Lemonade Shots

Summer is NOT over yet! I don’t know about where you are, but here in Brooklyn its still 85 degrees (for an hour or two in the middle of the day). So cool off on a “hot” day with slices of pink lemonade. Made in a lemon rinds with cherry soda, pink lemonade, and couple of shots of vodka, these jello shots are sure to quench your thirst… or at least give you a little buzz. This recipe was created for The Food Network so click through for more info and enjoy!

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Bye Bye Big Apple Jello Shots

August 27, 2015 at 2:36 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Apple, Booze, Bourbon, Cranberry, Jello Shots, Mint, Recipe, Whisky | Leave a comment

Bye Bye Big Apple Jello Shots

I’m at that age. The age where its time to start saying goodbye to good friends and fun buddies as they take the next step into our delayed adulthood and flee the big city in search of backyards and better school districts… Yup, that’s right. The suburbs. While I plan on staying an urbanite and living in a tiny, overpriced apartment forever, I recently celebrated the departure of some very good friends as they said goodbye to the Big Apple and hello to a four-bedroom brick colonial in a land far, far away. West Orange, New Jersey. Served at a BBQ in their honor, Bye Bye Big Apple jello shots are shaped like tiny apples and made with bourbon, sour apple liqueur and cranberry juice.

Good luck in the ‘burbs, friends! I’ll be out to visit as soon as you get that hot tub set up.

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Blood Orange Margarita Shots

August 10, 2015 at 11:09 am | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Jello Shots, Orange, Recipe, Soda, Tequila, TripleSec | Leave a comment

Blood Orange Margarita

Summer in the city can be brutal. August has brought with it a stifling heat wave that has lasted for weeks driving everyone, myself included, out of Brooklyn and onto the beach. Escape the heat with Blood Orange Margarita jello shots. Served in orange rinds, a mixture of silver tequila, triple sec, and refreshing blood orange San Pellergrino tastes just like summer and is the perfect way to enjoy booze on the beach…. just don’t drop them in the sand.

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Piña Colada Shots

July 14, 2015 at 12:40 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, CoconutMilk, Jello Shots, Pineapple, Recipe, Rum | 2 Comments

Pina Colada Shots

I could start this post with a joke about Rupert Holmes’ The Piña Colada Songbut I won’t. What I will say is that it’s summer and what better way to enjoy the warm weather than with a cold cocktail jello shot! Puerto Rico’s national drink since 1978 has just gotten a gelatin make-over. These little pineapple-shaped and flavored shots are made with coconut milk and a generous amount of rum. They were served up at Art & Marty’s house warming party and were a smash! As part of a series of summer themed jello shots I created for The Food Network, click through for the recipe and enjoy!

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Jello Submarine

July 8, 2015 at 2:48 pm | Posted in JelloArtWork | Leave a comment


A few years ago I featured fellow Brooklyn photographer and food artist Henry Hargreaves‘ gelatinized presidential portraits. Well, now he is out with a new set of saccharine recreations of notable historical men… the Beatles! John, Paul George and Ringo all get the jello treatment with their caricatures lifted straight from Yellow Submarine. See his full process and learn more about the project here.


Firecracker Shots

June 26, 2015 at 11:05 am | Posted in Alcohol, BlueCuracao, Booze, Grenadine, Jello Shots, Recipe, Vodka, WhippedCream | 1 Comment

Firecracker Shots

Nothing says patriotism like jell-o shots! Kick off the Independence Day festivities this weekend with these red and blue gelatin cups sweetened with Blue Curacao and grenadine, spiked with vodka and topped with whipped cream. These are the first in a series of summer themed jello shots I created for The Food Network so click through for the recipe and have a happy 4th of July!

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Patriotic Parfait

May 18, 2015 at 11:12 am | Posted in Blueberry, IceCream, Recipe, Strawberry, Vanilla, WhippedCream | 1 Comment

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Memorial Day is this weekend and the three day weekend/start of summer couldn’t come soon enough. Get patriotic and celebrate with these red, white and blue gelatin parfaits. Impress your friends and family with your fancy jello-makin’ skills by showing up at the party with angled layers of strawberries, blueberries, and creamy vanilla ice cream. These cute little desserts are made is super portable Mason jars, will get your backyard barbecue or rooftop fireworks display off to a festive start!

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May 8, 2015 at 1:51 pm | Posted in JelloArtWork | Leave a comment


I am a huge fan of Cuddly Rigor Mortis‘ paintings of anthropomorphic food and animals (sometimes cavorting together) and jump at the opportunity to feature her jello mold related work. This painting showcases the special bond between a green jello mold and his cherry-on-top… that bond being a dollop of whipped cream. Cute! “Jiggle” is from her upcoming solo show Happy Food at Gallery 1988 in LA that opens May 15th. If you’re in the area, check it out!

Rainbow Cookie Shots

April 21, 2015 at 12:16 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Almond, Booze, Cake, Chocolate, Jello Shots, Milk, Recipe, SweetenedCondensedMilk, Vodka | 1 Comment

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Tricolor cookies, Napoleon cookies, seven layer cookies, Italian flag cookies… regardless of what you call them, the almond flavored, chocolate covered, sponge cake squares I refer to as Rainbow Cookies are one of my very favorites (along with the Black & White Cookie and my mother’s chocolate chip). So, for a recent spring brunch party I decided to make my own jello shot versions. Pink, white and green layers of almond flavored sweetened condensed milk spiked with cake flavored vodka and topped with creamy, gelatinized chocolate liquor were as good as the real thing… and better if you consider that they were laden with booze!

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Is it spring yet?

March 27, 2015 at 10:30 am | Posted in JelloArtWork, Strawberry | Leave a comment

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I don’t know what’s happening where you are but here in Brooklyn its still cold despite it being almost April. I took a little jello-hiatus over the long, cold winter but rest assured warm weather and more jello both on their way! I have been working on some very special recipes for eHow and the Food Network for the summer season and will be unveiling them soon. In the meantime, enjoy this yummy looking strawberry jelly illustration that reminds me of one of my late and great jello creations, the Swedish Fish. Happy spring!

Gingerbread Men

December 16, 2014 at 1:10 pm | Posted in Cinnamon, Ginger, JelloBook, Molasses, Nutmeg, Recipe, SweetenedCondensedMilk, Vanilla | 1 Comment

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Two words: Cute and cute. (My favorite is the guy on the top right with the beady eyes and green star buttons!) Liven up Christmas this year with some jiggly, jello-y, gingerbread men, and women. Flavored with molasses, cinnamon, and nutmeg with a creamy base of sweetened condensed milk, these little ginger-jello people are as fun to decorate as they are to eat. This recipe and many more can be found in my book, Hello Jell-O! So if you like it, buy my book… and have a Merry Christmas!

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Hello Holiday Jell-O!

December 10, 2014 at 12:56 pm | Posted in JelloBook | Leave a comment

Jello Book xmas 3This holiday season, give the gift that keeps on giving… Jell-O! With 52 recipes in my book, there are enough to make one jello mold every week for a year! Who wouldn’t want to do that?? Get your year-round recipes here:

Raspberry Chocolate Pudding Pie

November 24, 2014 at 12:19 pm | Posted in Chocolate, Cookie, Raspberry, Recipe, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 1 Comment

Chocolate Raspberry Pie 
Pie is always a welcome Thanksgiving Day dessert. This year add something other than pumpkin pie to the pie line up. A layer of sweetened condensed milk highlights contrasting layers of creamy chocolate pudding and sweet raspberry gelatin. Make your own pie crust or use one of those ready made crusts and you have an easy and yummy Thanksgiving Day dessert!

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Jello False Teeth

October 23, 2014 at 1:39 pm | Posted in Recipe, Strawberry, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 6 Comments

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My sister gave me this Frozen Smiles ice cube tray a year or two ago and I’ve been meaning to give it a try. These jello dentures came out so well I almost didn’t post them because I thought they looked a little too real. But I decided their ghastly smile would make a fun and kinda ghoulish treat for a Halloween party that both kids and adults alike would find amusing. Enjoy and have a Happy Halloween!

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Peach Bellini

August 26, 2014 at 10:43 am | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Champagne, Peach, PeachSchnapps, Recipe | 2 Comments

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Summer is waning (a fact which I am in complete denial about) but it’s not too late to squeeze in some summer-time activities such as lounging poolside while enjoying a giant, gelatinized Peach Bellini. Its been a while since I’ve made a large jello mold so for this year’s annual pool party with co-workers on Long Island, I decided to make this 5 pound Bellini in lieu of tiny jello shots. Fresh peaches and lots of bubbles are suspended in most of a bottle of peach schnapps and champagne making this a light, refreshing, and intoxicating treat.

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Tequila Sunrise Shots

July 22, 2014 at 11:40 am | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Grenadine, Jello Shots, Orange, Recipe, Tequila | 2 Comments

Tequila Sunrise ShotsIts hot. Its summer. Its National Tequila Day! (This Thursday July 24th to be specific). In my world, this means pretending to be poolside while sunbathing on my roof and knocking back some bright and sunny Tequila Sunrise Jello Shots!!! With all of goodness of the cocktail by the same name, its filled with gradient layers of OJ (that means you have these shots for breakfast), grenadine and loads of tequila. Enjoy the sunshine!

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Red, White, and Blueberry Watermelon Coolers

June 28, 2014 at 4:52 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Blueberry, Booze, IceCream, Jello Shots, Mint, Recipe, Rum, Vanilla | 1 Comment

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Summer is officially here and that means its time for 4th of July celebrations! Get patriotic with red, white, and blue jello shots. Minty, rummy, watermelon treats topped with cool and creamy vanilla ice cream garnished with blueberries will get your backyard BBQ or rooftop fireworks display off to a festive start. Have a happy Independence Day America!

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Apple Pie ala Mode Jello Shots

June 9, 2014 at 10:32 am | Posted in Alcohol, Apple, Booze, Cinnamon, Cookie, IceCream, Jello Shots, Recipe, Vanilla, Vodka | Leave a comment

Apple Pie Jello Shots
Whomever came up with the idea to put cold ice cream over warm pie was one smart cookie. So its only fitting that I pay homage this culinary pairing with boozy, bite-sized, versions of the real deal. These super cute jello shots in tiny pie crusts are made with spiced apple juice, vodka, and topped with mini scoops of jiggly vanilla ice cream. This recipe would also work with whiskey or some of that homemade apple pie moonshine. These jello shots were served at a Memorial Day rooftop BBQ but, as American as Apple Pie, they would also make a festive 4th of July summer treat.

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Pomegranate Berry Salad

May 21, 2014 at 2:36 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Blackberry, Blueberry, Booze, GingerAle, JelloBook, Pomegranate, Raspberry, Recipe, Tonic, Vodka | 6 Comments

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Its Memorial Day weekend! This weekend marks the beginning of summer festivities here in New York. The beaches are opening and the backyard grills are firing up. Impress your friends at this weekend’s BBQ with a fruity, summery jello mold. This recipe calls for pomegranate juice, fresh berries, and a little ginger ale for bubbles. Vodka could be added for an adult version. This and many other recipes to get you ready for summer fun are in my book Hello Jell-O!. Order your copy today and have a fun holiday weekend!

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