We have a winner!
Feb 21st, 2013 by Eunice

The winner of our first jello week jello contest is Tami Utley for her gelatin bubbles! Congratulations Tami!

Valentine Jello Ideas
Feb 14th, 2013 by Eunice

If you are still looking for ideas on what to make your Valentine, here is a list of ideas that we have made in the past.  Just click on the link above the picture for the recipe.

*There is still time to vote for the Jello Week  Jello contest, vote now here:   Jello week contest

Sparkling Love Potion

Sparkling Jello


Valentine Cake Balls

Valentines Cake Balls

Valentine S’mores

Striping for Valentines

Striped Jello

Jelly “fruit” snacks

Red Hot Valentines

Jello Temptations
Apr 22nd, 2011 by Jello Girl

Jello Temptations Review

Jello for Adults- no alcohol involved.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8-m014al-s&NR=1  The advertisement peaked my curiosity I admit, although there are apparently some outraged viewers- how dare they frighten children?  In the name of Jell-O no less!

Jello Temptations Dessert offers six different flavors.  I purchased French Silk Temptations.  After all, I did just return from a 10 day excusion to France- I had to go with French Silk, right?  Maybe I should also have some “French Fries, French Dressing, French Bread and to drink Perrier.”*  I am eating it right now so I can give my review.  So here goes: 

It’s chocolate- that’s a plus.  Yes, I am a choco-beast.  It has 140 calories that is less than a snickers bar- my personal favorite which packs 237 calories.  Now lets do some math.  I ran two miles this morning and burned off approximately 200 calories.  Hooray, I burned off 60 more calories than I consumed eating this little treat.  I must admit the appearance disappointed me.  They look so “tempting” on the comercial.  A fancy little layered dessert from the grocery store, however; it looks nothing like the commercial.  It comes in a black plastic cup.  What a disappointment!  I couldn’t even see the cute little layers.  I even tried to get it neatly out of the container to no avail.  If I could choose, I would probably go with a snickers as it includes nuts and caramel.  I prefer “stuff” in my chocolate.  It’s probably not a fair comparison and at 237 calories not even a snickers is worth the sweat in the gym to burn it off!  That being said, it is more sophisticated than a pudding cup or coagulated jello in a plastic cup and in a pinch it would definately curb sugar withdrawls.  Although it is not creme brulee it also doesn’t come with the average calorie count of 575 per serving.  Ha!  575 calories- creme brulee doesn’t look quite so innocent now does it!  Sink your fangs into some Jell-O Temptations and let us know what you think.

Be Tempted with a little Jell-O Joy today!      

*Lines from Better Off Dead

The Color Green
Mar 12th, 2011 by Jello Girl

This is a re-post from last year:

I know, it is hard to resist the urge to over-do it with green food coloring on St. Patrick’s Day.  You probably put it in the milk, pancakes etc.  Here is a better way to use it:

Jello Key Lime Tarts

1 (3 oz) pkg. lime flavored jello

3/4 cup boiling water

1 tsp grated lime zest

1/2 cup fresh key lime juice, or lime juice

1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk

1 cup sour cream

4 drops green food coloring

Dissolve jello  in boiling water.  Cool jello to room temperature- about 35 minutes.  (You can speed this up by placing container in a larger container filled with ice water or in fridge; however, watch carefully so that jello does not become firm.  If it does, it will not incorporate into the other mixture and you will have Key Lime Pie with lumps of green jello.)

While jello is cooling, whisk together sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, food coloring and grated lime zest in a separate large bowl.

Whisk in sour cream and cooled jello.  Pour into small pre-cooked and cooled tart shells or one 9 inch pie crust.  Chill until firm.  (If you would like filling to be higher than tart shell, wait until it is set and then spoon or pipe into shells.)

Tart Shells

6 oz. cream cheese, softened

1 cup butter, softened

4 tbsp. sugar

2 cup flour

Blend cream cheese, butter and sugar.  Stir in flour just until blended.  Chill about 1 hour to make dough easier to handle.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Shape dough into 48 one-inch balls and press into mini muffin cups.  Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until very light brown on edges.  Remove from oven and let set in pan to finish cooking.  When cool, remove from pan.  This recipe makes a lot of tarts, but they are easy to make, and they disappear fast!

*Today’s post is based on two recipes from one of our favorite websites, http://allrecipes.com/ The recipes were both submitted by Glenda under the names of Key Lime Pie II and Cream Cheese Tart Shells.

Now Go Have Some Green Jello Joy!

We have some winners!
Feb 25th, 2011 by Eunice

We picked both winners on random.org,  I still can’t figure out how to post the random number generator thing.  You are just going to have to trust me.

Drum roll please…..

The winner on facebook is Robin Davis

The recipe superstar winner is J.P Baxter

Congratulations Robin and J.P.!

We will feature all of the submitted recipes here and we will contact you when we feature your recipe.

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