Sunday, June 28, 2009

broken glass Jell-O

Here's a colorfully fun Jell-O treat perfect for the little kiddies, brought to us by The Food Librarian. Get the complete instructions here.

(Photos by The Food Librarian.)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

chocolate green tea cheese cake

This Jell-O cheese cake from AddALittleLove has the most wonderful green glaze I've seen yet. Mmmm... cheese cake.
Get the complete recipe here.

(Photos by AddALittleLove.)

Monday, June 22, 2009

orange county pie

The most delicious looking orange jello pie yet.
The Food Librarian brings us this fabulous (yet fake) treat. But nowhere on her blog can I find the actual recipe. hmmm...
As far as I can tell, it's one box of lemon jello mixed with a tub of cool whip. With orange jello chunks mixed into that and all poured into a no-bake pie crust. I suppose if you were feeling extra lazy you could buy pre-made orange jello cups too. Anyhow, it's a lovely pie.

(Photo by The Food Librarian.)

Saturday, June 20, 2009

bridge to Jell-O land

Alright, so it's not really a bridge to Jell-O Land, but it is a bridge made out of Jell-O. I also don't think it's advisable to drive over this bridge...
Made by Scott Designworks.


Monday, June 15, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

can'o jello

By golly! You really ARE smarter than pancakes!
This is brilliant! Now why didn't I think of that?
Complete instructions here.
(Photo by smarter than pancakes.)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

neptune salad mold

By Jove!
May the gods strike down the creators of this Jell-O recipe and smite them into the dust of the earth! There again, I must be forgiving and not judge them too harshly. They either don't have a highly developed palate, or who knows, this could actually be quite delicious. I wouldn't know. I haven't the courage to try this one.

I found this recipe in one of my American Home Magazines from 1954 under the headline "Take a Jar of Mayonnaise." Unfortunately, someone cut out a recipe on the opposite side of the page and now I'm left with only half the recipe. So we will never be able to make it the way it was originally intended. However, I have been able to scrap together at least part of the recipe and I've filled in the blanks as best I can. Here it is as follows:

1 pkg. lime-flavored gelatin
1 1/2 cups hot water
5 T. vinegar

Add hot water to gelatin; Stir until dissolved. Add vinegar. Chill until slightly thickened. Pour small amount of gelatin on the bottom of the mold. Arrange cucumbers and pepper slices and add the rest of the gelatin. Chill until set. When cool... (This is where things start to get cut off.)
It appears that the rest of the ingredients are:

1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. something I can't make out for the life of me
7-oz. can of chucked... something... crab meat? tuna? salmon? take your pick.
1/3 cup? finely sliced cucumbers
1/4 cup? minced onions
1/4 cup? thinly sliced pimintos
1 cup? mayonnaise.
Honestly, I'm surprised it doesn't call for a whole jar.

1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup hot water


Dissolve gelatin in hot water. Add mayonnaise stir. Add remaining ingredients. Cool. When slightly thickened, turn onto firm gelatin in mold. Chill until firm. Unmold on lettuce leaves.

Serves 8 • 170 cal. per serving • Source of vitamins A, B, D

And there you have it.
The Neptune Salad Mold, as close as I can get it to the original recipe.


p.s. Don't forget to garnish this with your leftover mayonnaise and lettuce!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

where to buy jello

If I lived in Appleton, Wisconsin, this is were I'd shop.

Woodman's Grocery Store. Appleton, Wisconsin.

See photo here. From doozer4200's Flickr photostream.

Friday, June 5, 2009

jello pops

Jello's not just for molds you know. Try jello pops!
Perfect for warm summer nights.
See For the Love of Food's recipe here.
(Photo by For the Love of Food.)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

iced tea gelatin salad

I originally saw this idea here on Instructables but I'm not very good at following instructions so I made up my own recipe.

This mold turned out pretty good, but a lot darker than I thought it would. My idea was to cube a light color of iced tea gelatin and add it to the darker color of iced tea gelatin to make them look like ice cubes. Only now you can't even see the lighter colored cubes unless you hold the mold up to a light. Next time I think I'll reverse them. Cube the dark and add it to the light.

I used a peach ginger green tea and a blackberry blueberry black tea.

My made up recipe is:
2 envelopes of plain gelatin to every 2 cups strong tea
I also added about a 1/4 cup of sugar or sugar to taste

To cube gelatin, I poured the boiling tea into the gelatin mixed with the sugar and stirred until it was dissolved. Then I poured it into a meatloaf pan and chilled. Later after it was set, I popped it out of the pan and sliced it into cubes with a knife run under hot water.

Then I chilled the other gelatin until partially set and mixed the cubes into it. Finally I poured it all into a mold and let it all chill until set.

It's a lovely warm summer evening dessert.


Monday, June 1, 2009

retro jello commercial time

Wow! You don't see commercials like this anymore.