Grandma’s Pink Fluff

My grandma was a big fan of Jell-o. It seems like there was a Jell-o dessert at every family gathering when I was young. Grandma would prepare Jell-o in several ways, but the recipe that we ate the most often was one we simply called “Pink Stuff”. I’m sure there’s a more appealing name for this recipe. Perhaps fluff, dessert, whip, or many other descriptive words could be used. In fact, your family may have a name by which you call this recipe that involves fruit or flavors. We called it pink stuff. Maybe that’s because we were little kids and pink was the color of the dessert. Maybe it’s because we misunderstood the adults said “fluff” and we heard “stuff”. At any rate, this is the family tradition we call Pink Stuff. Grandma’s Pink Stuff Recipe Ingredients: 3 oz Strawberry Jell-o powder 8 oz Whipped Topping 24 oz Cottage Cheese 15 oz Fruit Cocktail Recipe Directions: Drain the fruit cocktail. Mix all ingredients in large bowl. Refrigerate 2 hours. You can mix and serve in the same bowl. Approximate Nutrition Information: Servings Per Recipe: 8, Amount Per Serving: Calories: 423, Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 16mg, Sodium: 617g, Total Carbs: 77g, … Continue reading →

Italian Pasta Salad

Picnics and family gatherings call for pasta salads. This Italian pasta salad beats the heat and mixes up in just a few minutes. Pasta salads are the perfect addition to summer cookouts. This one is a proven winner with meat, cheese and olives. If you can boil water and cut an olive in half, you can make this recipe. It’s a simple side dish that always gets eaten in a hurry. You’ll want to plan ahead just a bit to allow time for the dish to chill in the refrigerator. While the pasta is cooling, it’s soaking up that Italian dressing goodness. It’s a good thing this salad is so easy to prep – you’ll be able to get plenty of warm weather living done before supper and not feel like you slaved in the kitchen. Fire up the grill! Supper’s ready!   Italian Pasta Salad Recipe Recipe Ingredients: 8 oz. Pasta 15 oz. Italian Salad Dressing 5 oz. Mushrooms 5 oz. Green Olives 5 oz. Black Olives 4 oz. Pepperoni 1 c. Cheddar & Mozzarella Cheese Preparation Directions: Prepare pasta according to package directions. Rinse in cool water. Drain well. Slice olives and pepperoni slices in half. Toss all … Continue reading →

Strawberry Pink Lemonade

Spring time means yellow and pink and green to me. The flowers are blooming and the pastel wardrobes begin appearing in stores. The weather begins to warm up and we start drinking a lot more cold beverages at my house. It’s important to note that we always drink the hot coffee and tea, but we don’t break out the iced tea or lemonade until outside temperatures reach above 72 degrees. Since we drink iced tea by the gallon, we often reach a saturation point – yes, it’s possible. And we start looking for other refreshing beverages. That’s where the lemonade comes into play. Lemonade is popular with folks of all ages, from little children to white haired grannies, you’ll find people willing to drink a glass of lemonade. The pretty yellow and pink colors seem to add to the coolness of the glass, too. This recipe calls for added sliced strawberries, they add a beautiful red accent as well as a bit of sweetness. Served up in a tall frosty glass, this beverage is worthy of any baby or bridal shower as well as your family picnic. Strawberry Pink Lemonade Ingredients: 2 quarts pink lemonade ½ lemon ½ lime 5 … Continue reading →