Sunday, June 17, 2012

Strawberry Jell-O Cake

I found this on the Kraft website, but I was looking for it because I had this cake years ago at a friend's baby shower and I loved it.  Plus, I had lots of fresh strawberries from our yard to use!  So easy and so delicious!

1 white cake mix
1 c. boiling water
1 package (3 oz.) Strawberry Jell-O
1/2 c. cold water
1 tub (8 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed

Prepare cake as directed in 9x13-inch pan.  Cool cake in pan for 15 minutes.  Pierce cake with large fork at 1/2-inch intervals.  Add boiling water to gelatin mix in small bowl; stir 2 minutes until completely dissolved.  Stir in cold water; pour over cake.  Refrigerate 3 hours.  Frost with Cool Whip.  Refrigerate 1 hour.  Top with fresh strawberries, if desired.

Kraft picture--I forgot.  I topped mine with fresh strawberries, so it was pretty!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Low-Fat Pistachio JELL-O Salad~by Kelsey

This recipe was on the box of Pistachio JELL-O.  They called it "Watergate Salad".  It was really good and quick and easy.

1 pkg (4-serving size)  JELL-O Pistachio flavor fat free sugar free
1 8-oz can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
1 cup vanilla low fat yogurt (I used non-fat greek yogurt)
2 1/2 cups thawed COOL WHIP whipped topping

Stir dry pudding mix, pineapple and yogurt in large bowl until well blended.  Gently stir in 2 cups of the whipped topping.  Cover and refrigerate at least one hour.  Serve topped with remaining whipped topping.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Fish Sticks~by Kelsey

This recipe came from my Taste of Home magazine.  I was pleasantly surprised at how easy they were, and they were very good!  Unfortunately I only had about a pound of cod, and I could have used way more.  The original recipe calls for walleye, but it says you can use your favorite fish.  I happened to have cod, and it was yummy.

1 cup biscuit/baking mix
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp onion powder
1 Tbsp Cajun season (I didn't have this, I used some chili powder instead)
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup 2% milk
oil for frying
1 lb walleye fillets, skin removed
lemon wedges (I didn't have lemon, but I mixed ketchup and mayo for a yummy dip.)

In a shallow bowl, mix the first six ingredients.  Place milk in a separate shallow bowl.  In an electric skillet, heat 1/4 inch oil to 375 degrees.  In batches, dip fish in milk, then coat with the baking mix mixture.  Fry for five minutes on each side or until golden brown and fish flakes easily with a fork.  Serve immediately with lemon wedges.