Fruit salad made with lemon gelatin, canned fruit, and cottage cheese is simple and delicious.

Lemon Gelatin Fruit Salad

This is my favorite variation of a Gelatin Recipe that has been around for many years.  This version which is made from pineapple tidbits and mandarin oranges has a decidedly light and refreshing flavor.  What I love about it is that it’s easy to prepare,  stores and travels well, and tastes good enough to serve to guests. 

A serving of my mother's glorified Rice

Glorified Rice

With Easter just around the corner, I have been thinking of the food traditions from my childhood.  One of the traditions of the season was Creamed Eggs on Toast.  Another was Glorified Rice.  I don’t know how this dish got its name, so I have no idea  why it was called glorified.  I only know that it was delicious and a childhood favorite.  Occasionally, my mother would make it on other occasions, too, but I always associate it with Easter. Glorified Rice is a combination of cold, cooked rice, pineapple, whipped cream, sugar, and marshmallows.   Maraschino cherries can also be […]

chocolate eclair cake

Chocolate Eclair Cake

This recipe is similar to one that’s been floating around the internet for some time.  I intended to publish my version of the recipe this summer, but I was too busy with work to get the blog post finished.  It’s a great summertime recipe because it doesn’t require any baking, and the resultant “cake”  is delicious.   Baker’s Man was amazed at how much it tasted like an eclair, and Sue Chef loved it.  Food Critic and Bus Boy abstained from this one, but several of my coworkers shared in the dessert and loved it. The entire thing is made by […]