Rainbow Cookie Shots

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 […]

Raspberry Chocolate Pudding 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 […]

German Chocolate Cake Shots

Contrary to popular belief, German chocolate cake did not originate in Germany, but was named for the American baking chocolate inventor Sam German. That, however, did not stop me from making these German Chocolate Cake pudding shots for a recent German themed birthday party at a German beer hall. Layered with chocolate pudding infused with cake flavor vodka and butterscotch pudding […]

Cadbury Irish Creme Eggs

To help celebrate Easter at Katharine’s Easter Champagne Brunch party this weekend, I concocted these little Cadbury Creme Egg inspired jello shots. Jello jiggler style chocolate eggs cut from a tiny egg shaped cookie cutter are spiked with a generous amount of Irish Cream and topped with a sweetened condensed milk yoke. These super fun little treats are sure to be […]

Grasshopper Pie

I made this jello a last year for St. Paddy’s day and it was such a hit it deserves revisiting. Green and minty with a little liqueur to warm the heart, this jello mold just feels like Christmas to me. Crème de menthe and sweetened condensed milk top off a chocolaty cookie crust. This recipe appears in my book Hello […]

Strawberry Cheesecake

I love cheesecake! But with the heatwave we experienced this summer who wants to slave away over a hot oven. The beauty of this cheesecake, made with cream cheese and sour cream, is no baking! It is rounded out with a strawberry gelatin topping and a cookie crust.

Chocolate Raspberry Cream Jello

A little something special for Valentine’s day this year, I made this multi-layer heart shaped mold. The top layer is raspberries suspended in clear gelatin over a layer of sweetened condensed milk over a layer of raspberry gelatin over a crust of chocolate cookie crumbs. This was no easy feat so I hope my someone special loves it. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!

Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cups

My jello is the cover story for this week’s Real Eats eMagazine. The spread features some images and recipes from my new book Hello Jell-O!, including recipes for the Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cups (also below) shown on the cover of the magazine and the Petite Watermelons featured on the cover of the book. Click here to read the article and try the recipes for […]

Get Well Jello (Godiva Chocolate & Cherries)

This jello mold was created especially for my friend Angeli who suffered an unfortunate climbing wall accident resulting in even more unfortunate knee surgery resulting in her being couch-ridden and hopped on pain pills for several weeks.  This black cherry topped jello mold is made with D’gari brand vanilla gelatin prepared with milk. In the mix is an added bonus of nearly an entire bottle Godiva chocolate liqueur (minus […]

Tiramisu Jello

A request came in months ago from my friend Angeli to work out recipe for Tiramisu Jello. After a little experimenting I found the perfect balance of mascarpone cheese and sweetened condensed milk wrapped around coffee soaked lady fingers dusted with chocolate. A recipe that is very similar to the real thing but with a […]

Grasshopper Pie

This jello mold version of the creamy, minty pie is sure to induced the luck of the Irish… or the crème de menthe liquour will just induce intoxication.  In addition to crème de menthe, this rich jello is made with sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, and sits atop a chocolatey crust. The recipe for this appears in my new book. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Hot Chile Chocolate

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 […]

Pumpkin Pie Jello

For many, pumpkin pie is synonymous with Thanksgiving and this jello recipe was inspired by my mother’s own recipe for pumpkin pie, served every year for turkey day without fail.  Its made with canned pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk and spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. A bottom “crust” is made from melted chocolate chips.  This is […]

Cappuccino Flan

I found a box of this D’Gari brand cappuccino flan desert at a grocery store in Clinton Hill and had to try it. I added my own flair by submerging a chocolate wafer in the flan while it was still liquid to create a cakey chocolate vein in the  center of the desert. I love […]

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Jello

Thank you to Flossie for giving me a whole collection of Jello molds she accumulated from the thrift stores of Virginia. This shell shaped mold was among them. It reminded me of those little chocolates from a box of assortments that lingers around long after Christmas and after your New Year’s diet has begun.  So […]

Coffee Kahlua Jello

I 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 appears in my book, Hello Jell-O!