Jello week Jello contest
Feb 15th, 2013 by Eunice

*Voting for jiggling Jello posts is now closed.  You can still comment on your favorite though, we love to get comments!

We have decided to celebrate Jello Week by posting top Jiggling Jello posts from around the web!  We found these fabulous Jello blog posts and have let the bloggers/jello masters know that they have been selected for our contest.  Vote for your favorite in a comment on this post or on our facebook page and the winner will receive a grand Jello prize!

Now for our contestants….

Great tutorial for Gelatin Bubbles from…  These go on our must make list from, Tami Utley sugar art.

A beautiful key lime pie from, Bonzai beadwear.

These look positively refreshing and delicious from, Yin Mom Yang Mom

So, so gross; but perfect for Halloween from, workmanfamily.

We love this candy-corn Jello.  Perfect for Thanksgiving! We also love that they are a mello-jello shot (non-alcoholic) From, Jelly shot test kitchen.

If you haven’t heard of strawberry pretzel Jello, you might want to check your pulse.  Recipes abound on the web.  Here is a different spin: a gluten free version from, feeding-a-bunch-a-munchkins.

Classic Broken Glass Jello from… I think I need to make this up for Mardi Gras with purple, yellow, blue, green.  Super job! Just Jen recipes

Seriously- Food Librarian, you are a Jello Master!  I thought this was soap.  Superb! The Food Librarian.

This is so elegant.  A romantic dessert for your sweetie on Valentines.  If you live in the U.S.A. you’ll have to convert this one from, La Mia Vita Dolce.

Here’s a Jello with love written all over it.  What a clever idea from, The hungry housewife.

Ice cream jello
Feb 14th, 2013 by Eunice

I know the clock is ticking and you might be thinking that you don’t have time to make any Jello for your Valentine, but you do!  Because you add ice cream to the Jello, it will set up faster.  If you don’t want to cut it into heart shapes, you can put it in a small bowl or individual containers like we did here, it only takes about an hour to set up.

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Vanilla Bean Ice Cream heart Jello

Ingredients:
*2 packages of red Jello
*1 package knox unflavored gelatin
*4 cups boiling water
*approx 1 qt (or less) vanilla ice cream
Directions:
*Mix everything together (both packages of jello, gelatin, and boiling water) until dissolved
*Add vanilla ice cream. Stir until dissolved.
*Pour into a 9×13 glass dish and let it set overnight in the fridge.
*Cut Jello with a heart (or any shape) cookie cutter, or just cut however you please :)
I got this recipe from creative food.
Now Go Have Some Jello Joy!
Celebrate Jello Week
Feb 11th, 2013 by Jello Girl

It’s finally here!  The week we have all been waiting for.  It’s almost as exciting as Christmas:  Yes, today is the first official day of Jello Week!

We have decided to celebrate by posting top Jiggling Jello posts from around the web starting tomorrow!  Check back and vote for your favorite by leaving a comment on our blog or face book page.  We will send a Jello Surprise to our winner.

Go and have some Jello Joy this week!  Let us know how you celebrate.

Raspberry Dessert
Feb 11th, 2013 by Eunice

Every year for my Birthday as long as I can remember, my mom has made me this delicious Raspberry Dessert.  My Birthday happens to be the day before Valentines.  But for people that don’t have their birthday so close to Valentines, this is a great dessert to make for your Valentine.  I usually would prefer something chocolate for dessert, but this really is non-chocolate perfection!

Raspberry Dessert

(This recipe makes two pans of dessert)

Cake:

2 C. Flour

1 ½ C. Sugar

3 tsp. Baking Powder

1 tsp. Salt

½ C. Butter (cut up)

1 C. Milk

2 Eggs

1 tsp. Vanilla

Preheat oven to 350. Mix dry ingredients together. Add cut-up butter and 2/3 cup milk. Beat 2 minutes at low speed. Add remaining milk, eggs and vanilla. Beat 2 minutes more. Pour batter into two greased 9×13 pans. Bake 30-35 minutes. Cool.

Filling:

2- 8oz. Pkg. Cream cheese, softened.

2 envelopes dream whip, prepared. Add to cream cheese and beat.

2 C. powdered sugar. Beat into above mixture.

Spread on cake and let chill for 1 hour

Topping:

3 packages Danish dessert mix

1 package frozen raspberries. You can add more depending on how much you like raspberries.

Prepare according to pie filling directions on back of package. Add raspberries and cool, but don’t set. When cool, spread on top of cream cheese mixture. Chill until set-overnight is best.  (The above picture was not chilled so top is a more soft set)

*If you don’t know what Danish Dessert, and Dream whip are here are some pictures.  I usually find them in the jello section of the grocery store.



*For more jello Valentines ideas check out our other Valentines posts by clicking on the Valentines link in the sidebar on the left.

Now go and make some Raspberry Dessert for your Valentine and enjoy some Jello Joy!

Nifty Jello in a Can
Feb 10th, 2013 by Eunice

The other day I was browsing around on Pinterest and I came across this pin of a old Dole Pineapple advertisement.

My first thought was why haven’t I ever thought of this?  So I decided then and there that I must try it!  It really couldn’t be easier to make and my kids thought that it was the best Jello that I had ever made.  I credit that to the cool visual effect- kids dig it.  Recently I made 6 cans for a family dinner:  2 with blue Jello, 1 with orange Jello, 1 with lemon Jello, 1 with lime Jello and one with red Jello.  I liked the look of the green the best, but they all tasted good.  After all of that, we were snowed in and stuck with 6 cans of pineapple Jello.

Nifty Jello in a Can

Pour out liquid from a can of sliced pineapple and discard.

Dissolve a 3oz. box of lime Jello in 1 cup boiling water (you could also use the pineapple juice and water to equal 1 cup liquid)

Pour hot Jello water over pineapple rings in the can.

Chill until set.  Run hot water on the sides and bottom of can to loosen.  Then cut the bottom of the can and push the mold out.  Cut between pineapple slices and serve.

*Optional:  top a slice with an ice cream scoop of cottage cheese or a dollop of whipped cream.

*You could also do this with other canned fruit and flavors of Jello, but you would lose the nifty pineapple ring effect.

Now Go Can Some Jello and Have a Nifty Night!

Easy Fruit Tarts
Feb 20th, 2011 by Jello Girl

Yes, our cookbook giveaway is still open!  Go here to find out how to enter.

No, it’s not berry season yet, but I’m longing for it!  My incredible kids can’t wait.  They are ready to get rid of their bulky winter wear and put on a super “swim suit.”  This dessert will give you a little bite of what is to come…

Two-bit dessert

Easy Fruit Tarts

Store purchased mini-tart shells or homemade mini-tart shells:  Here is an easy recipe http://www.joyofjello.com/?p=640

1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened (about 20-25 seconds per side in microwave)

1/2 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup water

1 (3oz.) lemon jello

1 cup ice

Fruit of choice

Beat softened cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy.  Spoon or pipe cream into tart shells.  Place fruit on top of cream.  In large glass bowl, heat 3/4 cup water in microwave until boiling- about 1 1/2-2 minutes.  Remove from microwave and slowly pour in jello powder.  Stir until blended and return to microwave for 1 minute.  Remove from microwave and stir well until jello is completely dissolved.  Add 1 cup ice and stir until ice is completely dissolved.  Spoon gelatin over tarts.  (If your cream and fruit are mounded up in tart- as shown in picture- rather than level, the glaze will not adhere to the fruit very well.  That’s ok, it will run down in crevices and on cream and it will look pretty and still have a punch of flavor from the glaze.

Beautiful fruit tart

Now Go Make Some Tarts and Have a Little Jello Joy!

P.S. We linked up on the link party one Little Eme, go check out the other cool links.

Refrigerator Cheesecake
Feb 18th, 2011 by Eunice

We are excited to feature this yummy recipe which was submitted to us during the giveaway we did in December.  (Check the following post for our current giveaway.)  Jello super-star Laurie from The Rebel Blossom sent it our way.  This recipe has the fantastic flavor of a cheesecake, but it’s not as dense as a New York Cheesecake.  It’s deliciously creamy and fluffy.  My family loved it- and you will too.  Thanks Laurie!
Refrigerator Cheesecake
Prep time:35 minutes
Chilling: overnight.
Crust:
2 1/2 cups graham wafer crumbs
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted.
Filling:
1 (3 oz.)  package of jello powder ( I use Lemon or Lime)
1 cup hot water
1 (8oz.) pkg softened cream cheese
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla or 1 Tblsp fresh lemon juice
1  can evaporated milk, chilled in freezer 30 to 45 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. butter a 14×10 inch baking dish.
Combine crumbs and butter but reserve 1/2 cup mixture for topping: press remainder into bottom of baking dish and bake for 10 minutes.  Cool completely before adding filling.
In a glass bowl dissolve jello powder in hot water, cool, then refrigerate until mixture is consistency of uncooked egg white (about 20 minutes).
In another bowl beat cream cheese with sugar and vanilla, stir in jello mixture.
In separate bowl beat evaporated milk until soft peaks form: fold into cream cheese mixture.  Spread over cooled crumb crust; sprinkle reserved crumbs on top.
Chill overnight or until firm.
Makes 12 large servings, 240 calories each!
Thanks again Laurie!  Now Go Have Some Jello Joy of Your Own!
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Pop, Pop, Popcorn and Jello: a Perfect Fit!
Feb 16th, 2011 by Eunice

In honor of jello week, please take note:  Jello isn’t just for jiggly salads and desserts, it has lots of different yummy uses!

Jello popcorn balls

1 C. light corn syrup

1 small box sugar free or regular flavor jello, any flavor

1 C. Sugar

4 quarts air- popped popcorn

Whisk corn syrup, jello, and sugar together in a pot and bring to a boil.  Boil 1 minute.  Pour over popcorn and mix well with a large spoon.  When mixture is cooled just enough to touch, grease hands and form into balls.

* I got this recipe from the simply de*lite*ful cookbook, which by the way has some very good recipes!

Now Go Get Poppin’ and Have Some Jello Joy!

Gelatin Pinwheels or Fruity Roll-Ups
Feb 15th, 2011 by Jello Girl

Homemade fruit roll-ups

Celebrate Jello Week with these yummy treats!  What kid could resist them?  So cute!  How fun would they be in a lunch box or for a holiday or party treat!  You can do them in any color for any theme:  red for Valentines, red and green for Christmas, orange for Halloween, green for St. Patricks, red and blue for 4th of July etc.

My kids were not in agreement as to the name of these treats.  On the Kraft website http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/easy-marshmallow-pinwheels-51697.aspx they are called Gelatin Pinwheels, but some of my kids thought that fruity roll-ups sounded better.  Either way they are fun, easy and delicious!

Gelatin Pinwheel/ Fruity Roll-Ups

1 (3 oz.) pkg. jello

1/2 cup water

1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

Lightly spray an 8 or 9 inch pan square pan with non-stick cooking spray and make sure it is spread well.

Stir together water and jello powder in a glass bowl and microwave for 1 minute.   Remove bowl and stir well making sure jello is dissolved.  If necessary, return to microwave for 20 seconds or so to make sure jello is dissolved and stir again.

Add marshmallows and return to microwave for 20-40 seconds or until marshmallows have just begun to puff.  This is the key to a successful marshmallow layer!  If you over cook the marshmallows, they just dissolve and your roll-up will not have two distinct layers.

Whisk quickly until marshmallows are dissolved.

Pour quickly into prepared pan and chill in fridge for 45 minutes or until well set.  Creamy layer will float to the top.

Remove the pan from fridge.  At this point,  the jello should be very firm and easy to handle.  Gently pull one side away from pan and lift entire sheet onto counter.  Starting at one end, roll up tightly.  With seam side down, cut into 10-12 (1/2) inch slices.  We found it easiest to cut with a piece of thread or dental floss.  Just put the string around roll-up, cross and pull.

Yummy treat for kids
Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Now Go Spread Some Fruity Gelatin Pinwheel Joy!

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* Check out our cookbook giveaway here.

Top 24 Ways to Celebrate Jello Week.
Feb 14th, 2011 by Jello Girl

It’s finally here!  The week we have all been waiting for.  It’s almost as exciting as Christmas:  Yes, today is the first official day of Jello Week.

Governor Leavitt and Jello

In 2001 Governor Leavitt and the Utah Senate made a significant decision that would change Utah forever.  After much thought, consideration and debate, Jello was made Utah’s official state snack and the second full week in February was determined to be know heretofore after as Jello Week.

I know what you are thinking and it didn’t come easy.  There of course were voices of dissent.  Ron Allen for one said, “The suggestion that Jell-O is the carrot sprinkled glue that keeps families together has pushed me over the edge.”  He apparently has not tasted my Jello- and as of this date it has never had carrots in it, but I plan to try that soon.

Top 24 Ways to Celebrate Jello Week

1.  Have a Jello Eating Contest

2.  Drink Jello Through a Straw

3.  Have a Jello Making Contest

4.  Have a Jello Wrestling Competition

5.  Make Jello Shots (if you are not Mormon) if you are, talk to your Bishop

6.  Buy a Jello Mold at a Near-by Thrift Shop

7.  Make Jello With Your New Jello Mold

8.  Buy a Jello Recipe Book

9.  Try Out a New Recipe

10.  Try a New Flavor- or Better Yet- Create Your Own Flavor.  Mix Kinds and Give a Nifty Prize to the Person that Can Guess the Flavors.

11.  Write a Letter to a Utah Congressman/Woman Telling About Your Jello Joys.

12.  Take Jello to a Neighbor.

13.  Take Jello to Work

14.  Congeal Your Co-Workers Stapler or Other Item in Jello.  See jellostapler.com for details.

15.  Congeal Your Husband’s Car Keys in Jello

16.  If You Have Had it with Your Teenager Texting, Congeal His/Her Cell Phone in Jello

17.  Play a Jello Joy Joke

18.  Have a Jello Buffet

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19.  Fill Your Bathtub with Jello

20.  Make Jello Jigglers

21.  Try to Make a Delicate Arch Out of Jello

22.  Make a Jello Valentine

23.  Do Something Romantic with Jello

24.  Make a Mold of Your Face with Jello.  Google:  Eat Yer’ Face Gelatin Mold

Go and have some Jello Joy this week!  Let me know how you celebrate.

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