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!

Million Dollar Jello Salad

January 18, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Posted in CoolWhip, Pecan, Pineapple, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 8 Comments
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Inspired by my friend Shane’s favorite childhood dessert, Million Dollar Pie, this recipe was adapted for the jello mold.  It is made with crushed pineapple, chopped pecans, sweetened condensed milk, and whipped cream. It has a sweet, tangy, foamy texture, akin to ambrosia salad, but better!  This recipe will be included in my book along side other gelatin salad recipes.

Hot Chile Chocolate

December 6, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Posted in ChiliPepper, Chocolate, Cinnamon, CoolWhip | Leave a comment
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Its is officially winter hear in New York as the day time highs have dropped to 35° and snow flurries have begun to fall in the morning. This winter-time jello mold can help you warm up. Inspired by Mexican spicy hot chocolate this jello is made with real milk, cocoa, and hot chili powder.  The combination of sweet, rich chocolate and spicy chile creates a very exotic flavor, topped will cool whipped cream and garnished with coco powder. This is the first of many jello recipes to come that will appear in my new book I have recently begun work on.  Stay warm!

Jello Poke Cake

June 15, 2010 at 3:57 am | Posted in Cake, CoolWhip, Pistachio, Strawberry | 1 Comment
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My friend Kelly LOVES cake. So to commemorate her birthday this year I made this Jello Poke Cake.  It is a basic white cake with holes poked in it and liquid jello poured in and allowed to set. Typically it is made with fruit favors, as this cake’s top layer is strawberry, but I wanted to try something different for the bottom layer.  I used D’Gari pistachio gelatin dessert made with milk and it was creamy and delicious! The cake is frosted with whipped cream. (The recipe can be found on the Kraft Foods website.) Happy Birthday Kelly!

Jello Pretzel Salad

February 1, 2010 at 3:24 am | Posted in CoolWhip, CreamCheese, Pretzel, Strawberry | 9 Comments
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Starr told me about this strawberry Jello and cream cheese layered dish with a crushed pretzel crust that was a childhood favorite and a staple at family gatherings in her Pennsylvania hometown growing up. I’ve been wanting try it for a while so I made it for Starr for her birthday. I followed the recipe from The Girl Who Ate Everything. (In retrospect I would have used less Cool Whip, as little as one cup, as my cheese layer came out too runny and sweet.)  Happy Birthday Starr!

Jello Party

November 14, 2009 at 8:59 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, CoolWhip, CottageCheese, CreamCheese, Gooseberry, Grape, Mango, Orange, Peach, Pistachio, Rum, SourCream, Vodka, WorcestershireSauce | 2 Comments
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Savory Cheese Mold

Peach Blackberry Jello Minis

Mojito Jello Mini

D'Gari Gelatin

To celebrate my own Scorpio birthday this year I threw a Jello Party. I made my first savory jello for the occasion of chive cream cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, and Worcestershire sauce.  I also created an array of liquor filled mini jellos in such flavors as peach, mango, gooseberry, and mojito, all with either rum or vodka. In addition I made a pistachio dessert jello with whipped topping. I was introduced to D’Gari gelatin mixes which come in a variety of exotic flavors (like Walnut, Coconut, Chocolate, and Eggnog) and are made with either water or milk. I used these to make most of the jello minis and the pistachio jello.

Pumpkin Jello

October 30, 2009 at 3:02 am | Posted in Cinnamon, CoolWhip, Pumpkin | 1 Comment
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Halloween is here and to celebrate I made this seasonal jello with canned pumpkin, cinnamon and cool whip. Happy Halloween everyone!

Coffee Kahlua Jello

September 20, 2009 at 10:42 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, Chocolate, Coffee, CoolWhip, Jello Shots, Kahlua, SweetenedCondensedMilk | 8 Comments
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Coffee Kahlua Jello

Mini Molds 2I ordered a baker’s dozen of these little molds specifically for this jello recipe.  Instant coffee, sweetened condensed milk, and Kahlua make up these small but very rich mini jellos topped with whipped cream and shaved chocolate. The recipe for this will appear in my new book.

Strawberry Shortcake Jello

September 15, 2009 at 2:20 am | Posted in AngelFood, CoolWhip, Strawberry | 3 Comments
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Strawberry Shortcake Jello

This jello is more cake then jello. Its an angel food ring sunk down in mashed strawberries and strawberry jello.  A slice is topped off with a dollop of whipped cream.

Brains!!!

June 19, 2009 at 10:23 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Booze, CoolWhip, JelloMold, Strawberry, Vodka | 1 Comment
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Art gave me this mold with an assignment to make a mold that looked better than the one on the box. I think I succeeded. If anything this Strawberry Jello mold with chopped strawberries, Cool Whip, and a whole lotta Vodka succeeded in getting some people far drunker than they intended.

Fruit Parfait Jello

June 19, 2009 at 7:49 am | Posted in Blueberry, CoolWhip, Strawberry | 4 Comments
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After a few practice jellos and unmolding mishaps to gruesome to show photos of, I created my first successful Jel-ring jello mold. This mold is strawberry Jello with chopped blueberries and strawberries throughout and a Cool Whip layer on the bottom.

Vodka Tonic Jello

June 14, 2009 at 6:42 pm | Posted in Alcohol, Blueberry, Booze, CoolWhip, Lime, Tonic, Vodka | 7 Comments
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This was a hit at Hoover’s BBQ. Its top layer is lime jello with vodka and blueberries and the bottom layer is tonic and Cool Whip. So far I’ve been using household items as jello molds, this being a Gladware container, but my first real jello mold is on order.

Jello Babies

June 1, 2009 at 3:34 pm | Posted in CoolWhip, Lime | 1 Comment
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These little lime jello snacks are molded in a muffin tin and topped with whipped cream. They look like little flying saucers.

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