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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...


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

2 reviews

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


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...

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...

Watermelon Cake

7 reviews

No one will ever guess how simple this make-ahead melon is to assemble. After one bite of the showstopping cake,...


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Cool and Creamy Watermelon Pie

41 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

54 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,...

Layered Gelatin Salad

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


Hidden Pear Salad

5 reviews

Light and fluffy, this colorful salad is a very flavorful family favorite. When I made it for my husband's family...


Cinnamon Gelatin Salad

1 review

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


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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...


Grasshopper Cheesecake

4 reviews

What do you get when you combine a popular mint-chocolate drink with a cheesecake? Pure delight! Garnish the top with...

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Simple Lime Gelatin Salad

21 reviews

Looking for a festive dish to light up the buffet? This pretty green gelatin salad is eye-catching and has a...


Creme de Menthe Squares

5 reviews

This layered bar hits all the sweet spots: It’s airy, creamy, crunchy and the perfect mix of cool mint and...


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...


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,...


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...


Lemon Chiffon Blueberry Dessert

20 reviews

This cool and creamy no-bake dessert is perfect for hot summer days. I sometimes replace raspberries for half of the...


Cranberry-Pineapple Gelatin Mold

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


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...

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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...


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...


Orange Buttermilk Gelatin Salad Mold

6 reviews

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


Strawberry Poke Cake

43 reviews

That classic spring treat—strawberry shortcake—takes on a wonderful new twist with this recipe. Strawberry gelatin and strawberries liven up each...


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...