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Mix It Up With Jenny - Recipe for a Great Family Reunion

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Peaches & Cream Gelatin Delight

(Family Features) - Summer is a great time for families to come together, catch up with each other and to remember old times. And of course it's a great time to enjoy delicious food.

There are a lot of ways to commemorate a family reunion, but one of my favorites is with a family cookbook. What a fun way to share not just family recipes, but family traditions and memories, too.

Here are a few tips to help you start a family cookbook:

  • Contact everyone several weeks in advance. Have them send in three to five of their favorite family recipes.

  • Ask them to share stories about the recipes - how Aunt May used to pick the plums from her own tree for her famous plum jelly; or the time you tried to make Dad's birthday cake with whole eggs - shells included!

  • Arrange the recipes by type - Main Dish, Desserts, etc. - and make enough copies for everyone.

  • You can make a simple cookbook with a three-ring binder or have it bound at a copy center.

If you're looking for a recipe that will wow the family, try this Peaches & Cream Gelatin Delight. It's a cool and refreshing dessert made with pineapple gelatin, cream cheese, evaporated milk and a vanilla cookie crust.

Don't forget to include the recipe in your family cookbook as a new family favorite!

For more family friendly recipes for your gathering, visit www.VeryBestBaking.com.

Jenny Harper is Senior Culinary Specialist for the Nestlé Test Kitchens and VeryBestBaking.com.

Peaches & Cream Gelatin Delight

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 45) or Maria cookies (about 30)
  • 1 envelope (.25 ounce) unflavored gelatin
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) Nestlé Carnation Evaporated Milk
  • 1 can (14 ounces) Nestlé Carnation Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature, cut in cubes
  • 1 can (8.75 ounces) sliced peaches, drained
  • 7 maraschino cherries, blotted dry
  • 1 package (3 ounces) pineapple-flavored gelatin
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Preparation
    1. PREHEAT oven to 350º F.
    2. MELT butter in small saucepan. Stir in cookie crumbs until well blended. Press crumbs onto bottom of ungreased 9-inch springform pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
    3. DISSOLVE unflavored gelatin in lemon juice in small bowl. Place evaporated and condensed milks, cream cheese and dissolved gelatin in blender; blend until smooth. Pour mixture over crust; refrigerate for 1 hour.
    4. ARRANGE peaches and cherries on chilled pie. Prepare pineapple gelatin as directed on package. To prevent fruit from floating, pour about 1/4 inch of gelatin over arranged fruit. Refrigerate until slightly set, but not firm. Pour remaining gelatin over the fruit. Refrigerate for several hours or until completely firm.

Calories: 520g     Total Fat: 26g
Cholesterol: 75mg     Protein: 10g
Carbohydrates: 61g     Sodium: 350mg

Serves
Makes 10 servings

Notes, Tips & Suggestions
Taking it with you: Keep it in the springform pan and keep it cool with an insulated cooler bag, reusable gel ice packs or in an inflatable tabletop cooler.

To Serve: Dip knife in warm water and run around edge to loosen. Remove side of pan.
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SOURCE: Nestlé USA, Inc.


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