Ham, Potato, and Green Bean Soup

Ham, Green Bean, and Potato Soup

Ham, Green Bean, and Potato Soup might not sound like the most exciting recipe in the world, but I promise that this soup is surprisingly delicious. Each time that I have made this, my friends and family members have eyed it suspiciously, but when the take their first bite, they make that sound. You know the one. It’s a cross between a moan of pleasure and mm, the universal sound for this is good. I am tremendously satisfied when a recipe gets this response from people, and Ham, Green Bean, and Potato Soup gets this response every time I make […]

Easter Desserts

Easter Desserts

It’s almost Easter, and I suspect that many of you, like me, have been searching Pinterest for the sure way to impress your family and friends with the perfect Easter dinner. Your hopes are high, and your stress levels are even higher, as you choose your menu and select a tablescape. You’ve decided that you will hand paint the Easter eggs for a more striking center piece. You’ll pass around a tray of French macarons in assorted colors after the meal, but there’s just one problem. You can’t paint, and the last time you made macarons, the egg whites deflated […]

Cran-Raspberry Gelatin Salad

Cran-Raspberry Gelatin Salad

Cran-Raspberry Gelatin Salad is a variation on our Lemon Gelatin Fruit Salad. I chose not to refer to this variation as a fruit salad because, frankly, there wasn’t a lot of fruit in this combination. The whole berry cranberries just seem to disappear among the cottage cheese, and while this still has some texture, it wasn’t enough to call it a fruit salad. I love how easy these gelatin salads are to prepare. I almost always have cottage cheese in the refrigerator and frozen whipped topping in the freezer. Since I have chosen to do 30 days of gelatin, I […]

Gelatin Parfait

Gelatin Parfait

This recipe for Gelatin Parfait created some debate in our household its proper name. Baker’s Man said it was called a Gelatin Parfait, but I think of parfaits as more elaborate layered desserts. It wasn’t until a trip to one of our local grocery stores, that I realized that people really call this simple dessert a parfait. Who knew? I guess Baker’s Man did. This is one of the easiest things you can make with gelatin. It’s a mixture of gelatin and frozen whipped topping. If you prefer, you can whip your own cream and use it instead. What do […]

Layered Gelatin Salad

Layered Gelatin

Layered Gelatin isn’t something that I make very often. To be honest, I prefer more instant gratification when I make my gelatin recipes. I don’t want to have to remember to keep going back to the fridge to check on each layer before proceeding. I decided to make this layered gelatin and post the instructions here because I think that the different layers look great, and because one of my co-workers who knew about my 30 days of Gelatin project asked how I make layered gelatin. What do you need to prepare this recipe? From the Pantry 3 (4 serving) […]

Fall Harvest Gelatin Salad

Fall Harvest Gelatin Salad

Fall Harvest Gelatin Salad contains the flavors of fall. I know some of you may be questioning the veracity of that statement because there’s no pumpkin spice, or plain pumpkin, included in this recipe, but pumpkin spice isn’t the only flavor of fall. In fact, before pumpkin spice mania took the country by storm, there were cranberries, apples, and pecans. Those flavors, along with celery, are the basis for our Fall Harvest Gelatin Salad. I have a confession to make. I’m really lazy and impatient when it comes to making gelatin dishes. I realize that I will have to get […]

Cherry Rum and Coke Jello Shots

Gelled Cherry Rum and Coke Shots

Gelled Cherry Rum and Coke Shots are not something I thought I would make during my gelatin recipe series. We really aren’t big drinkers, but as I asked friends for gelatin recipes, several mentioned “Jello Shots.” After the fourth person suggested that I make “jello shots,” I decided that while it might be possible to try 30 different gelatin recipes without giving “jello shots” a try, it might not be fair to my readers who might enjoy them. I have seen bottles of cherry rum in the store, and I have seen cherry coke, too. Gelled Cherry Rum and Coke […]

Orange Fluff Gelatin Salad

Orange Fluff Gelatin Salad

This Orange Fluff Gelatin Salad is the perfect recipe. It’s simple to prepare, and there’s no waiting while layers are setting up. You just dump everything into a bowl and stir it together. Stick it in the fridge for a couple of hours, and you’ve got a delicious salad. This recipe might be considered cheating during this 30 days of gelatin recipes because it’s very similar to two other recipes that appear on this site. Lemon Gelatin Fruit Salad Cran-Raspberry Gelatin Salad I’m not sure why I called this Orange Fluff instead of Orange Gelatin Fruit Salad, but it seems […]

Cinnamon Apple Gelatin

Cinnamon Apple Gelatin

Cinnamon Apple Gelatin is a special treat. The combination of cherry gelatin, applesauce, and cinnamon red hots makes a delectable dessert that’s simple to prepare, and we all know that we like simple here at Patty Cake’s Pantry. What will you need to prepare this recipe? From the Pantry cherry gelatin dessert mix unsweetened applesauce cinnamon “red hots” candies In order to complete my 30 days of gelatin challenge, I have been asking friends, family, and acquaintances for their favorite gelatin, or jello, recipes. I have learned about some very unusual combinations. Some of these I will be sharing during […]

Cran-Raspberry Gelatin Dessert

Cran-Raspberry Gelatin Dessert

Cran-Raspberry Gelatin was one of the combinations that I felt was an absolute necessity during my 30 days of gelatin. I love the combination of cranberries and raspberries. It’s really one of my favorite flavors. That’s why Cran-Raspberry Gelatin is my first new gelatin recipe in this series. This is a simple recipe, which is probably why I chose it. It’s a variation on your grandmother’s canned fruit and gelatin desserts. When I was a child, fruit and gelatin was a common dessert, so I had to pay homage to those desserts during this series, so Cran-Raspberry Gelatin was born. […]