Kids of all ages will love these fun and fruity Frankenstein faces made from rectangles of jiggly green gelatin resting on bright purple kale. Bean sprout hair, jelly bean eyes and nose, mini marshmallow bolts and a sour cream smile give this memorable monster some playful personality.
Harvest colors and flavors give this refreshing salad a delightful twist that's just right for Thanksgiving or any special meal. I use lime gelatin instead of peach for green and red salad at Christmastime.
—Patty Kile, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.
THIS RECIPE came from my mother. It's a family favorite and one I took with me when I left home.
The color complements the holiday season. It's very pretty when cut into squares and served on a lettuce-lined plate. I also like that I can fix it a day ahead of time, especially when preparing a big holiday meal.
-Lisa Andis, Morristown, Indiana
You'll love the sweet-tart flavor and beautiful ruby-red color of this chunky fruit salad from Katy Jarvis of Bear Creek, Wisconsin. "It's great served with a Thanksgiving turkey or with most any kind of meat," she writes.
Whenever we have a special-occasion family gathering, I'm always asked to bring along this cool and fruity salad. Everyone loves the combination of tart cranberries and sweet oranges, grapes and pineapple.—Edna Havens, Wann, Oklahoma
I got this yummy recipe from a friend but came up with my own tasty topping. Creamy, fruity and refreshing, this dish is simple to make ahead and cuts nicely into squares for ease in serving. It is perfect for potlucks.
Luscious fruit, cream cheese and gelatin come together to create an easy side dish for any occasion. The chopped pecans dotting the bottom layer provide a pleasing crunch, notes Mrs. Eugene Braunschweig of Delafield, Wisconsin. "It's a very satisfying salad," she adds.