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Peach Panna Cotta

This no-bake dessert is guaranteed to cool you off in the summer heat. I really enjoy the texture—rich and creamy Panna Cotta balanced by the sweet and pulpy texture of the peach puree. —Andrea Campbell, Los Angeles, California

Spiced Apple Cider Jelly Shots

These spiced, spiked gelatin squares are sure to get the party started at fall get-togethers. If you’re going for the...


Orange Cream Cake

14 reviews

Kids of all ages will enjoy the old-fashioned flavor of this super-moist cake topped with a soft light frosting. "This...


Cherry Gelatin Supreme

6 reviews

When I was growing up, this yummy, easy dessert was always on the menu at holiday get-togethers. Years ago, my...


Cranberry Pineapple Salad

9 reviews

Impress dinner guests with this delightfully different take on traditional cranberry sauce. The nuts add a tasty crunch. —Dorothy Angley,...

Eggnog Pie

5 reviews

Even better than holiday eggnog in a glass is eggnog on a plate! This creamy pie delivers all that rich,...


Christmas Ribbon Salad

13 reviews

Spirits are light at holiday time around Debra Stoner's home--and so are many of the meas she serves. "I make...

Red, White ‘n’ Blue Salad

29 reviews

Our striking "flag" salad drew plenty of attention at our Independence Day party. The shimmering stripes are formed with distinctive...


Cool Cucumber Salad

3 reviews

This Salad is a refreshing complement to any meal, and it's attractive on the table. Whenever I'm asked to bring...


Grandmother’s Orange Salad

6 reviews

This orange salad dessert is slightly sweet and tangy, too. It adds beautiful color to any meal and appeals to...


Patriotic Gelatin Salad

21 reviews

Almost as spectacular as the fireworks, this lovely salad makes quite a "bang" at our July Fourth meal. It's exciting...

Applesauce Gelatin Squares

11 reviews

"I make this attractive soft-set salad during the holidays and garnish it with ranch dressing that's tinted green," relates Judy...


Snow-White Salad

2 reviews

I love to collect recipes for all kinds of occasions. This sweet gelatin salad is one I often make for...


Lemon Fluff Dessert

17 reviews

Wondering what to do with the can of evaporated milk and graham crackers in your pantry? Try this light, lip-smacking...


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Cool and Creamy Watermelon Pie

42 reviews

This simple pie is so refreshing that it never lasts long on warm summer days. Watermelon and a few convenience...


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Wearing o’ Green Cake

55 reviews

One bite of this moist, colorful cake and you'll think you've found the pot o' gold at the end of...

Pineapple Gelatin Salad

3 reviews

My family enjoys this lovely layered salad in the summer with grilled hamburgers. Although I haven't used the recipe long,...


Sweet & Tart Lemon Jell-O

7 reviews

With its sunny lemon color, this gelatin mold brightens up any table. I usually make two molds for parties because...


Seven-Layer Gelatin Salad

6 reviews

By alternating fruity layers of gelatin in harvest colors with sweetened sour cream, Melody Mellinger of Myerstown, Pennsylvania created one...


Triple Chocolate Mousse Torte

3 reviews

When it's too hot to bake something sweet but you're craving chocolate, my chocolaty mousse tart is all you need....


Light Lemon Fluff Dessert

16 reviews

This came from my grandmother, whose family owned a bakery. My grandmother's was the full-fat version and I didn’t want...


Sensational Slush

4 reviews

Colorful and refreshing, this sweet-tart slush has become a family favorite. I freeze the mix in 2- and 4-cup containers...


Fluffy Cranberry Delight

5 reviews

This was originally my daughter's recipe, and she or I will make it for one or more of our holiday...


Raspberry Gelatin Jewels

Kids love this jiggly salad, and honestly, so do the adults. It's always going to be on my holiday buffet....

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Light Strawberry Gelatin Pie

45 reviews

There's plenty of sweet berry flavor in this refreshing dessert. Made with sugar-free gelatin and a graham cracker crust, the...


Special Strawberry Salad

4 reviews

This berry-filled salad may take some time to prepare, but one taste and you'll agree it's worth the extra effort....


Snowy Raspberry Gelatin Mold

4 reviews

This mold is always on our holiday table. The raspberry layer makes an attractive base for the creamy cream cheese...


Strawberry-Banana Gelatin Salad

8 reviews

Our family gatherings wouldn't be the same without this classic gelatin salad with its festive fruit layers. Since it stays...


Strawberry Graham Dessert

6 reviews

My mother passed the recipe for this luscious dessert on me...and my family has enjoyed it for years. These days,...


Molded Cranberry-Orange Salad

19 reviews

When I take this dish to potlucks during the holidays, people always ooh and aah. Feel free to top with...