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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Apple Goat Cheese

April 11, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Posted in Apple, Cinnamon, GoatCheese, Recipe | 1 Comment

Flavor Tripping parties have been growing in popularity over the last several years and I finally got invited to one. The idea behind these parties is that one consumes Miracle Fruit, a berry that makes sour, spicy, and some savory foods taste sweet (for about an hour), and then sucks on lemons and pours tabasco sauce all over their tongue to experience the unfamiliar flavor sensations (and wakes up the next morning with chapped lips and a tummy ache). I wanted to make a jello for the occasion but didn’t want to go with the obvious choice and make a really sour lemon or lime jello that, with the miracle fruit, would just taste like, well, jello. So upon more research I decided upon sour apples and goat cheese.  I stewed tart granny smith apples in cinnamon with slightly sweetened plain gelatin for the top layer, and softened goat cheese mixed with a small amount of cinnamon and sugar on the bottom layer. On its own it was quite tasty, although a little more sweetness would have brought out the flavor. But with the miracle fruit the result was sweet, buttery, Apple Pie!

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Wassail Jello

December 14, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Allspice, Apple, Booze, Cinnamon, Clove, Cranberry, Orange, Rum | Leave a comment
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Inspired by my friend Sydney‘s yearly holiday party tradition of brewing up some yummy hot wassail punch, spiked with dark rum, comes this cold, gelatinous version of the delicious treat.  Its made with apple and cranberry juice, slow simmered with allspice, cloves and an orange. Of course rum is added before it goes in the fridge for cooling and solidifying. This jello mold will be served up at Syd’s holiday party this week and I look forward to seeing how it stands up to its liquid counterpart.  This holiday recipe is another that will appear in my forthcoming book.

CranApple Cheese Mold

November 22, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Posted in Apple, Cranberry, CreamCheese, Recipe | 5 Comments
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Thanksgiving is just days away and its time to start preparing for the feast (as demonstrated by the insanity I just witnessed at the grocery store). One good thing about jello is you can prepare in advance and unmold it before serving… cutting down on at least some of the last minute meal-time stress.  This pretty mold is made from tart cranberry juice, sliced apples, and cream cheese. Forget about cranberry sauce and throw this out on the dinner table instead. It will stand out among the mashed potatoes and greenbean casserole.   This is the last in series of Thanksgiving-time jello creations for KitchenDaily. Click to read the full article and learn how to make your own. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Applejack Jello

April 13, 2010 at 1:22 am | Posted in Alcohol, Apple, Booze, Vodka | 3 Comments
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Another refreshing spring time jello, inspired by one of Shane’s favorite drinks, comprised of layers of apple cider, chopped green apples and vodka.  Sweet, tart, and tangy all at the same time!

White Sangria Jello

April 1, 2010 at 12:07 am | Posted in Alcohol, Apple, Booze, Grape, Strawberry, Wine | 8 Comments
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Spring is here! And with spring comes a new batch of spring-time jello treats. Far starters, this fruity white sangria jello, made with a little bit of white wine, and a whole lotta grapes, strawberries, and apples, is sure to be a hit at any garden party.

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