Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mandarin Orange Gelatin Delight

Originally, this is the first Jell-O mold I ever tired making. It was the one that made me fall in love with Jell-O molds. And it's still one of my favorite recipes. It's from Betty Crocker's "Dinner for Two" cookbook. Of course I can never follow a recipe to the "t" so I always add an extra envelope of plain gelatin, and I threw the mandarin oranges into the Jell-O instead of serving them on the side. But still this recipe is great and you can't really go wrong. You can also try it with different flavors of Jell-O and icecream.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Patriotic Molds

I know I should have posted these last week, but it's better late than never!
Here are the two patriotic molds I made for The Fourth of July.

The USA mold is strawberry, 2 pkg. plain gelatin, 1 1/2 cups boiling water, and 1/2 cup condensed milk, with a dash of vanilla. And I forgot how hard it is to get Jell-O out of a plastic mold! I definitely prefer the metal and glass ones.

The star mold is 3 pkg plain gelatin, 3 cups boiling water, 1/2 cup sugar, and a few drops of LoAnn's flavoring oil. I used peach and orange oil for this one. I think that's my favorite combination.

I hope everyone had a fantastic fourth!