Friday, June 22, 2018

Great Buffet Salad (Or is it a dessert?)

Oh how I love a good jello salad.
And a great recipe with 5 or fewer ingredients too...

TA-DA - this recipe is both of those things! 

Seems jellos were the rage when I was a kid...our mothers would mix up a pretty jello salad instead of baking a dessert, and we were none the wiser.  

We loved them!  I can remember the first 'home party' (Tupperware) I hosted as a new bride...I made a favorite jello salad/dessert from my mom's recipe files, and thought I was 'doing it right' for sure! 

This recipe from my dear church friend Gerrie, was passed down to her from her mother-in-law and she's been taking this to family gatherings for years. 

A generational recipe!  How can you go wrong? 

This one is creamy and smooth, with cream cheese as one of the 'stars' of the dish.  And it has some nuts for crunch too.  MMM good!

NO whipped topping in this one...but feel free to add it if you want a larger, creamier salad...

I think jello salads are excellent for taking to potlucks, especially in the summertime!  So try this one at your next get together and watch it disappear. 

This recipe is included in my last (#3) cookbook, Fork Favorites
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recipes (200 to be exact!) check out the details at this link.
They're only $15 each (+ S & H - and OH tax when applicable) and make great gifts too. 

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2 pkg. (8 ozs. each) cream cheese, softened
1 lg. box (6 ozs - 8 serv. size) lime jello
2 c. boiling water
1 can (20 ozs.) crushed pineapple, undrained
1 c. chopped pecans 

In a large mixing bowl, combine softened cream cheese with dry jello until well blended.  Pour boiling water over jello mixture and continue stirring until smooth.  Add pineapple and juice.  Refrigerate; when mixture begins to thicks, add pecans.  Chill until set. 

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(so delicious and crunchy with apples, celery and nuts) 

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