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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

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

17 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

10 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,...

Christmas Ribbon Salad

14 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...

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,...


Chocolate & Coconut Cream Torte

1 review

My grandmother passed this recipe down to me years ago and now I make it for my own grandchildren. When...


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...

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...


Lemon Fluff Dessert

29 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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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...


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Wearing o’ Green Cake

61 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

5 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

8 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

5 reviews

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


Lime Sherbet Molded Salad

4 reviews

For an eye-appealing addition to a picnic, potluck or other gathering, try this molded gelatin salad. With lovely color, creamy...


Frosted Pineapple Lemon Gelatin

1 review

A refreshing, summery treat, this dessert incorporates ginger ale to add a zesty bite.
—Penny Burpeau, Londonderry, New Hampshire


Gluten-Free Rhubarb Bars

11 reviews

Nothing tastes like spring more than rhubarb and strawberry. The crust and crumb topping on these bars are so tasty,...


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

18 reviews

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

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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...


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...


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...


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....


Molded Cranberry Nut Salad

3 reviews

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