Spring is just now starting to show itself here in Brooklyn and Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner. Celebrate this holiday of Mexican heritage and pride with some little cactus shaped margarita jello shots. These are made with silver tequila, triple sec, and lime juice, and are garnished with a little Twizzler cactus bloom. These jello shots will be enjoyed this weekend at a Cinco de Mayo rooftop party.
Watermelon is the perfect compliment to summer and this sweet and tangy jello mold delivers on refreshing summer flavor. Reminiscent of the watermelon Italian ices you remember from the ice cream truck or the pool snack bar as a kid but with an adult twist. It is made with fresh watermelon and tart lime juice with a little splash of vodka for an extra kick. I wrote this recipe especially for the Cooking Channel where you can find the recipe complete with process photos.
For Cinco de Mayo this year I wanted to make something sweet but also a little spicy. This cocktail inspired jello is made with homemade jalapeño infused tequila, lime juice, and triple sec. The tangy flavor packs a hot punch. It will be served this weekend at Sarah’s housewarming “Sarah de Mayo” rooftop party. Have a safe and Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Inspired by the colorfully creative and talented Katie Sokoler and her blog Color Me Katie I decided to make a super bright and shiny Color Me Jello. And since it was Katie’s birthday and since she lives in my neighborhood, I decided I’d just pop by and present it to her. Tickled, she took some fun photos of me and my jello. For this jello I followed the Rainbow Mold recipe but added an extra top layer of suspended strawberries. Thanks for the wonderful photo Katie!
Movember is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men’s health issues. My friend Ronan asked me to make a moustache jello to promote his Mo Space page where he is campaigning for the cause. I found this mold on Etsy and prepared it with lime gelatin and black food dye. Good luck with your fund-raising Ronan and happy mo-growing guys!
I was very excited a few weeks ago when Etsy invited me to participate in their How-Tuesday video series to demonstrate my jello making skills. For the video made a Raspberry Cosmo jello mold which I served at my friend Claire‘s annual birthday brunch. The mold is made with cranberry juice, triple sec, vodka, and lime juice with raspberries suspend throughout. This will be one of the jello molds included in my new book but you can click here to read the full article on the Etsy Blog and learn how to make your own. Thank you Etsy and Happy Birthday Claire!
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!