By Kevin Williams
I am paying homage to my grandma today, which would have been her 92 birthday. Grandma was a great cook and enjoyed baking. She wasn't the type of person that did a ton of scratch baking, she didn't make loads of yeast breads or anything fancy. She tended to stick more to apple and custard pies and the occasional pumpkin. But if she didn't make those she would always have a bowl of Jell-O. The most wonderful part of her Jell-O would be her slicing plump slices of banana into it. So you would eat her Jell-O and then encounter a cold, soft piece of banana. Yum.
So, in tribute to my Jell-O loving grandma here are 5 Amish recipes that use Jell-O:
HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY PUDDING: Try this spring classic. Yum!
CRANBERRY JELL-O SALAD: This is a favorite from our Brethren writer, Rosanna.
STRAWBERRY JELL-O CAKE: You'll find this at almost any Amish gathering, it's an old standby, underrated but it is a workhorse dessert that is a crowd-pleaser. Click here for the recipe.
HOMEMADE RHUBARB JUICE: Really good stuff, one of the most refreshing non-soda beverages I've ever had! Click here for the recipe.
JELL-O COOKIES: Bought these at an Amish bakery in northern Ohio. A delicious, soft cookie, click here for the recipe.