Cherries Romanoff

January 24, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Brandy, Cherry, CoolWhip, Orange, Recipe, RecipeBook | 3 Comments
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My sister Kateri sent me this recipe book some time ago and I have been meaning to try a recipe from it. The New Joys of Jell-O, a 1973 follow-up to the original 1960’s Joys of Jell-O, takes jello from the suburbs to the city and features photographs of sophisticated, swinging, singles in a posh Manhattan penthouse feasting on a dizzying array of jello selections… Seems about right.

I selected the Strawberries Romanoff recipe but substituted cherries for strawberries because I wanted to use this cherry themed mold Flossie gave me for Christmas. It has a top layer of cherry whipped cream with a touch of brandy and bottom layer of sweet dark cherries suspended in cherry gelatin. Click on the recipe text below to enlarge try this one for yourself!


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  1. Vintage Jell-0 cookbooks are wonderfully kitsch in their multi-color layered Jell-0 way. I really enjoy your gelatine creations and am looking forward to your book.

    • Thanks so much for being a fan Gretchen!

  2. I just discovered your blog after doing a few “New Joys of Jell-O” posts on my own blog. I made the Topaz Parfait that’s in the picture above. Too funny!

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