Carrot · Cinnamon · CreamCheese · JelloBook · Orange · Pecan · Recipe · Vanilla · Walnut

Carrot Cake Jello

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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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Allspice · Cinnamon · CreamCheese · Pear · Recipe

Spiced Pears & Cream Cheese

Spiced Pears Cream Cheese

Its officially fall (feels more like winter) here in New York and that means its time for some “warm and fuzzy” fall jellos. Sugar and spiced pears over cinnamon cream cheese is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving feast. This gelatin mold can replace traditional cranberry sauce and be the center of attention on the dinner table or when served up with the pies for dessert.

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BrownSugar · Cinnamon · CreamCheese · Honey · Peach · Pretzel · Recipe

Pretzel Peach Pie

Sweet and salty deserts are all the rage, and while you may not think to combine such flavors the outcome is really quite amazing. A little saltiness from the crunchy pretzel crust of this pie really brings out the sweet flavor of the peaches with a cool layer of creamy cheese in the middle. The peach layer, made with peach nectar rather than preflavored peach gelatin, is velvety and delicious with a dash of cinnamon and honey to give it a little spice. I wrote this recipe especially for the Cooking Channel where you can find the recipe complete with process photos.

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CreamCheese · Ginger · Lime · Pear · Recipe · RecipeBook

Under-the-Sea Salad

For my friends’ housewarming/ engagement party I wanted to create one the of vintage recipes from the Joys of Jell-O recipe book.  I don’t know what it is about the Under-the-Sea Salad that screams domestic bliss (perhaps because its name is reminiscent of a 50’s prom theme), but I decided that this recipe was both housewarming party and summer time appropriate.  Its is comprised of a bottom layer of pears suspended in cream cheese and an upper layer of gingery lime gelatin with a crown of pears. Congratulations to Janejai and Conor on your newfound domestication!

ChedderCheese · CreamCheese · Pimento · Recipe

Pimento Cheese, Please!

I don’t often make savory jello molds because they are usually not very well received. This one, made for a southern food themed dinner party, was the exception and was devoured in minutes by party guests for whom this reminded them of their southern upbringing, myself included. Pimento Cheese spread is a southern comfort food favorite with varying recipes. Normally it calls for mayo, but I made mine with cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, pimentos, cayenne pepper, and just enough gelatin to give it some shape but still be spreadable. I was inspired to create this mold by Nicole Lang’s Kickstarter film project Pimento Cheese, Please! The film production team hits the road this month for the Charleston, SC area in search of folks to interview on the topic. So if you have any pimento cheese related insights or experiences contact Nicole – pimentocheeseplease [at] gmail [dot] com. She’d love to hear from you!

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