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Apricot Fluff

16 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

Patriotic Gelatin Salad

41 reviews

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


Pretzel Gelatin Dessert

35 reviews

This is one of my mother's absolute favorite desserts. The salty pretzel crust is the perfect complement to the sweet...


Watermelon Cake

9 reviews

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


Creamy Blueberry Gelatin Salad

27 reviews

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

Stained Glass Gelatin

4 reviews

Kids love this sweet, wiggly gelatin and whipped topping dessert. Use different flavors of gelatin to make color versions that...


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Cool and Creamy Watermelon Pie

49 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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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...


Pineapple Gelatin Salad

5 reviews

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


Cinnamon Gelatin Salad

1 review

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


Layered Christmas Gelatin

23 reviews

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

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...


Raspberry Gelatin Jewels

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


Light Strawberry Gelatin Pie

73 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

5 reviews

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


Blueberry Cloud Pie

15 reviews

I always make two of these pies at a time because my husband and five children devour them! It's so...

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

23 reviews

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


Circus Peanut Gelatin

2 reviews

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


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Simple Lime Gelatin Salad

22 reviews

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


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

52 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...