An original recipe, my molded gelatin gets a tropical twist from coconut, pineapple, and macadamia nuts. It's a wonderful anytime treat. Now that I'm retired from teaching, I have more time for kitchen experiments. —Carol Gillespie, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Now you can be true to your graduate's school—thanks to Torrington, Connecticut resident Andrea Holcomb's clever concoction. You simply make colored gelatins in the school's hues. Andrea notes, "This salad is really easy to put together. In fact, it's an ideal do-ahead dish."—Andrea Holcomb, Torrington, Connecticut
To sweeten your meal, give subscriber Mary Ellen Beachy's rhubarb salad a try. "It has a very fresh fruity flavor,"she remarks from Dundee, Ohio. "Plus, it comes in handy if you find you have a surplus harvest of rhubarb to use up—like we do each summer!"—Mary Ellen Beach, Dundee, Ohio
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.
Bursting and sunshiny citrus flavor, this sweet-and-creamy gelatin mold sent in by Aline Savoie, Edmonton, Alberta, will brighten the table and delight guests. "I make it for many a party, and not one bite is ever left," she affirms.
"With six children, I'm always looking for wholesome quick recipes," shares Mabel Yoder of Bonduel, Wisconsin. "This colorful salad can be fixed by school-age children and looks so pretty served in a glass bowl."