Orange Jello

Today's recipe was the result of picking a jello recipe from the pile based on the ingredients I had on hand. Years ago I never thought I'd have any retro jello ingredients on hand, but here we are. This one is just called "Orange Jello" to make it nice and easy to distinguish from the … Continue reading Orange Jello

Cherry Applesauce Jello Salad

The past couple months have been much busier than you'd think considering the stay-at-home order, but I'm back! I was beginning to miss my weird little hobbies. Today's recipe is a very simple one, with only four ingredients that you might already have on hand, so hopefully no unnecessary trips to the store! This hand-written … Continue reading Cherry Applesauce Jello Salad

Avocado Strawberry Ring (c. 1967)

This odd little recipe is from a book called the Joys of Jell-O. There are multiple editions of this book (all undated), but I think this particular one - the 9th edition- is from around 1967. There are a ton of recipes in this book that I want to try, but as I was scrolling … Continue reading Avocado Strawberry Ring (c. 1967)

Cranberry Ginger Ale Salad

There isn't much to say about this one but I chose it because I was intrigued by the use of ginger ale. This recipe once belonged to my great-aunt, which she got from Better Homes and Gardens. I perused a number of digitized books in the Hathitrust and Internet Archives but I could not for … Continue reading Cranberry Ginger Ale Salad

Lemon Jello Salad

This undated recipe comes from a very old photocopy of a type-written recipe card. The front and back of the card were Xeroxed separately and then stapled together. I have no idea how old the original card was, but after tasting the jello salad I suspect 1940's or 1950's. Lemon Jello Salad 1 large package … Continue reading Lemon Jello Salad

Orange Pineapple Cheddar Salad

This nameless recipe was written on the back of an old piece of While You Were Out stationery from a local printing company. The company appears to have vanished but I'd guess from the font and format that it is from the 70's. The logo letters look a lot like the font used in the … Continue reading Orange Pineapple Cheddar Salad

Molded Tuna Salad

While my purpose for recreating these old gelatin recipes is not to make fun of my grandparents' generation, it's recipes like these that make it oh so tempting. Who thought that combining tuna, boiled eggs, pickles and celery with jello would be a good idea? Congealed tuna salad? I suppose if times are tough you … Continue reading Molded Tuna Salad

Emerald Salad Ring

This 1950's-era Emerald Salad recipe has been on my list for a while now, mostly because I have THREE of them. One of the recipe cards is handwritten by my grandmother and another was typed on a typewriter, probably by my great aunt Nell. My grandma's name is written at the top, meaning she was … Continue reading Emerald Salad Ring

Molded Chef’s Salad

Not too long ago I acquired yet another pile of family recipes to add to my ever growing collection. As I flipped through the index cards and magazine clippings, I came across this one and my heart skipped a beat. An absolutely horrifying retro recipe was calling my name: Molded Chef's Salad. My husband and … Continue reading Molded Chef’s Salad