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Apricot Fluff

15 reviews

When we were young mothers, I asked my best friend if she had a recipe for an easy ambrosia salad that I could take to a cookout later that evening. She shared this recipe with me and it's become a must-have at every barbecue I attend. It's sublime with peaches and peach gelatin, too. —Melissa Meinke, Fawn Grove, Pennsylvania

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...


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...


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...


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,...

Cranberry Eggnog Salad

2 reviews

For a bright salad with a vintage holiday feel, we stack a layer of raspberry gelatin and cranberry sauce over...


Circus Peanut Gelatin

1 review

Circus peanuts are one of the most popular candies in my hometown's old-fashioned candy shop. When I saw this circus...

Cranberry-Pineapple Gelatin Mold

This cranberry mold has become a tradition in our home during the holidays. You can use a blender to combine...


Raspberry Gelatin Jewels

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


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...


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...

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Homemade Holiday Marshmallows

27 reviews

This marshmallow recipe was my grandpa's favorite. At Christmastime, he would be busy making homemade marshmallows for his family and...