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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 a dish to a potluck dinner, I prepare this salad. I often make it for friends and neighbors, too. It's always much appreciated. —Elisabeth Garrison, Elmer, New Jersey

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...


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...

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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...


Holiday Cranberry Salad

My mom made this every Thanksgiving and Christmas, and I have continued the tradition. We now are on our fourth...

Cucumber & Grapefruit Mold

This old-fashioned gelatin is sure to bring back memories of Christmases past. It’s a refreshing addition to a heavy meal.


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...


Cinnamon Gelatin Salad

1 review

Crunchy apples and pecans contrast nicely with smooth gelatin in this pretty salad. —Denita DeValcourt, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee


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....

Creamy Blueberry Gelatin Salad

25 reviews

Plump blueberries and a fluffy topping star in this pretty, refreshing salad. My mom's blueberry salad was served at every...


Layered Christmas Gelatin

22 reviews

Christmastime always means that this recipe comes out of my recipe box. The traditional holiday colors in this salad make...


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...


Apple-Cinnamon Gelatin

This ruby-red gelatin is a festive addition to your holiday spread. Cinnamon red-hot candies add a unique flavor.—Suzy Horvath, Gladstone,...


Frosted Cranberry Gelatin Salad

Covered with a fluffy white topping, squares of this fruity gelatin salad can be served as a side dish or...

Layered Gelatin Salad

It's nice to offer a cool gelatin salad as an alternate to hot side dishes. Make it ahead and relax...


Apple Cider Salad

I especially like to present this salad at holiday potlucks. By adding food coloring to the bottom layer, I can...


Swedish Rice Ring

2 reviews

This recipe, which originated in Sweden, is famous at church suppers with our Minnesota neighbors. It's a delicious addition at...


Orange Gelatin Pretzel Salad

28 reviews

Salty pretzels pair nicely with the sweet fruit in this refreshing layered salad. It’s a family favorite that is a...


Peppermint Stick Dessert

2 reviews

With every spoonful of this cool, creamy concoction, my family goes back in time to when our Grandma Dagmar made...


Spiced Cranberry-Chutney Gelatin Salad

I combined my mother-in-law’s famous cranberry chutney with my raspberry gelatin recipe to come up with this nicely spiced side....


Apple Cranberry Delight

1 review

“My husband and I went to a cranberry festival, and I came home with 5 pounds of the berries! Luckily...


Cranberry-Pineapple Gelatin Mold

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

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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...


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...


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....


Molded Cranberry Nut Salad

2 reviews

We try lots of cranberry recipes, and this one is always requested when we have family get-togethers at Thanksgiving and...


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...


Orange Buttermilk Gelatin Salad Mold

5 reviews

A dear friend shared this recipe with me years ago. Now it's my favorite dish to take to a church...