Category Archives: Jell-O

Jell-O Crown Jewel Dessert

Who’s ready for some Jell-O? This recipe is from my original 1959 edition of the Joys of Jell-O. As is now tradition, every year I bring in a weird retro dish for my boss Kate’s birthday. In the spirit of … Continue reading

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99. Chicken-Aspic Vegetable Salad & the End of DiS! 1972

This is it, my friends. This is the LAST card. And it is the one that we’ve all been waiting for, in all its shiny, towering, glory–No. 99 Chicken-Aspic Vegetable Salad! 3 whole chicken breasts 5 cups boiling water 4 … Continue reading

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Happy Labor Day 2015!

This is an updated version of a post that appeared in August, 2012. There are more delicious dishes than last time! Hi, darlings! I want to give you some ideas for your Labor Day cookouts, picnics, clam bakes, or whatever … Continue reading

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How We Partied like Mad Men for the End of Mad Men

FINALLY! After weeks of teasing yinz guys, I finally threw my Mad Men Party featuring recipes from The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook by Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin in honor of the end of the show. My shindig was just … Continue reading

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Uncle Bob’s Jell-O Salad

This was part of Casey’s Ham Loaf dinner. Which I haven’t written about yet. But I will. And then link back to this post so you’ll remember that THIS is the Jell-O that went with the loaf. Oh, how I … Continue reading

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Microwave Jack O’ Lantern Salad

Sorry I’ve been AWOL, kittens. But I do have a very good reason–I just moved into my very own house! The house is a work in progress. Very much a work in progress. In the second bedroom it looks a closet … Continue reading

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Pretzel Jell-O

It looks like I inadvertently took a vacation from the blog this month, amiright? I’m sorry I haven’t posted all month–but I’ve been ultra-busy and I might (I might!) have an exciting announcement come September. But! Speaking of September, Labor Day … Continue reading

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First Annual PIEATHALON: Seafoam Cantaloupe Pie

Welcome to the Pieathalon! In the heavily debated war of Cake vs. Pie, I am definitely on Team Pie. Pies are so versatile. They can be fruity, creamy, sweet or savory–and if I’m not mistaken, isn’t pizza technically a pie? … Continue reading

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National Jell-O Week 2014: Braunschweiger Glace

I selected this recipe, from Better Homes & Gardens Snacks and Refreshments, specifically for this year’s National Jell-O Week: Let’s take a closer look at the cover. Oh my! What is that shiny item in the lower right hand corner? What the … Continue reading

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Let’s Make a Deal!

If you recall, thanks to your votes, I made it through the first round of DICED! with my Corny Cheddar Chowder and Chesapeake Onion Straws. It was a hit! I just competed in round two; the challenge was to craft … Continue reading

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