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Thread: My Grandma's easy recipe, that made us all feel special!

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    My Grandma's easy recipe, that made us all feel special!

    Every Thanksgiving, every Christmas, this was a staple that my grandma made. We all felt so special, because we just knew she slaved and spent alot of money so we all could have a taste. (kinda like that commercial where the lady makes Rice Krispie treats and slaps flour on her face). She had 8 kids with many, many grandkids, and great grandkids. She would make 8 or 9, 9 by 13 inch pans of this. Grandma is gone now. but to this day, I will make this. I can't put it in my mouth without seeing her.

    1 Large pack Strawberry Jello
    1 ready made Angel Food Cake
    1 Big pack Frozen Strawberry's in Syrup (thaw your Strawberry's)
    1 Container of Cool Whip

    In 9X13 pan make Jello (do not dirty a bowl to make Jello, don't have to, just make it in the 9X13 pan) to package directions. (I use 2 cups of ice for cold water). Make sure you dissolve the Jello with hot water well, first. Then tear the Angel Food cake in small piece's and push down into the Jello. (tear the whole thing up and push it all down at one time) Use the whole cake. Thaw your strawberry's in the beginning, and then add after the Angel Food cake is added. Put in fridge and let set. At this stage it ain't real pretty, little bumpy on top. Once set, pull it out and spread Cool Whip on top. Cut and enjoy. We always had it for the holiday's, but as I am older now, I find it to be an excellent, light, refreshing summer dessert as well. I hope someone tries it, and enjoys it as much as me and my dad's side of the family has.

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    Sounds good!!

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    This sounds good but I would use real whipped cream instead of the fake stuff.

    My parents used to make a dessert with frozen strawberries (they came in a rectangular metal container), mini marshmallows, and whipped (or whipping) cream. They made it in a blender. I wish I had that recipe again, it came out like a mousse. Really good.

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    Thanks for the recipe
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    Yummmm, sounds good. Will be tryiing this one. Thanks for sharing.
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    Yummy! Thanks for posting!

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    MMM sound good. My favorite birthday cake is to take an angel food cake and cut about an inch off the top. Keep it all in one piece. then you pull out pieces of the inside. We then had made jello with strawberries and mixed in a layer of jello added some angel food pieces back and continued until you reached the top. We put the top back on and then frosted with cook whip and whole strawberries. Good especially when strawberries are in season. I'm going to try your too.
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    I used to make this, guess I'll try it again. - J.

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    This sounds so special with great memories. My Mom's banana pudding was the same. all hoildays meals were not the same with out it.I started the same tradition with my family,hoping one of them will carry it through theirs also.
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Sounds delicious and easy. I will have to try it this summer for a refreshing hot weather dessert. There is nothing as good as recipes that take you back to your childhood.

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