Orange Spice & Cream

Fall is setting in in Brooklyn and with it come the fall-time jellos. This one is a remake of the Orange Spice Jello with a middle layer of orange gelatin, peaches, and rum, spiced with cloves, cinnamon, and the zing of vinegar. In addition, it has a top and bottom layer of sweetened condensed milk flavored with peach syrup and a touch […]

Minty Watermelon Ice Cream

For Labor Day weekend I made this refreshing treat perfect for that end-of-summer BBQ. It is made with a layer of cool vanilla ice cream, topped with a layer of minty watermelon and rum. Yum! Party guests devoured it with delight. This recipe will be included in my new book due out February 2012. Happy Labor Day!

Götterspeise Jello Shots

My friends Art and Marty recently returned from gallivanting around Europe, Berlin and Amsterdam mostly, and brought me some Euro-gelatin from both destinations.  The German Götter Speise gelatin came in three flavors Himbeer (raspberry), Zitronen (lemon), and Waldmeister, which I assumed was lime by its green color but is actually Woodruff and had an herbal flavor. Combined with a little Vodka I used these gelatins to create rainbow jello shots for a […]

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 […]

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. […]

Lemon Poppy Seed Jello

If you weren’t sure before, you can be sure now: summer has arrived to Brooklyn. With temps souring into the 90’s, I created this cool and refreshing Lemon Poppy Seed Jello. Like the baked good of the same name, it is made with fresh lemon juice, poppy seeds, and has a base of cool vanilla yogurt […]

Marbled Stained Glass Jello

Inspired by the Stained Glass Jello, I decided to get a little experimental with this year’s 4th of July jello. For these red, white, and blue mini molds I heated up chunks of stained glass jello, pre-made in a pan, directly in the molds themselves over the gas stove. It only took a few seconds for the […]

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 […]

Summer Fruit Pie

For the past few months I have been cranking out the heavy, creamy, boozy, winter-time jello molds.  But now that Spring/Summer is finally here, it is time to lighten up. This sweet and refreshing fruit pie was the perfect fit for this past weekend’s backyard brunch party hosted by Art. I used a pre-made shortbread crust […]

Cherry Bomb

Inspired by the Japanese cherry jelly treat Sakurando, these little cherry bombs explode with flavor. These bite-size jello shots are made from cinnamon flavored schnapps and maraschino cherries, and made a huge impact at Art and Marty’s first BBQ of the season. Happy Spring!

Mojito Jello

In the spirit of the plethora of Kentucky Derby parties that were happening this past Saturday, I thought that a Mint Julep jello may be in order.  I don’t care much for bourbon and thought rum would make a sweeter substitute. However a Mint Julep with rum rather than bourbon is a Mojito, so I just went ahead […]

Jello Nest Eggs

Whether you are planning for the future or just for this weekend’s Easter dinner, these little jello nest eggs would make the perfect dessert.   The eggs are made from lime, cherry, and blueberry gelatin mixed with sweetened condensed milk. And the nests are made from melted white chocolate chips and toasted coconut molded into foiling baking cups. To mold the eggs, I drilled […]