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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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    I love special recipes from the past! I also love NEW recipes...so I've saved/printed both of these. I work and any time I can bring something to a potluck that tastes like I slaved for hours on it GETS MY VOTE...LOL

    Hugs and thanks to you and to Grandma! She was a clever girl... ♥
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    Now that we're older and need to restrict sugar and fat this would still be great with no sugar Jello and no sugar or no fat Cool Whip. I'm going to make it at for our next family get together.

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    Oh yummy, thank you for sharing
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    Thank you this sure sounds great o have on a hot day!!!
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    THX, gotta try this, sounds yummy!

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    thanks for the receipe
    Have a nice day and a safe one too!

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    yummy sounding. love jello. love angel food. love strawberries. and almost anything is good with cool whip! thanks for sharing
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    This sounds like what one of my SILs makes for every family get together. It is good.

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    This sure does look good. For sure will try this as I love Jello for holidays. Thank you for sharing

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    Make it like this one, but leave out the angel food cake. Add the marshmallows, Jello, strawberries and Cool Whip or Real Whipped cream, which may be what they used. There used to be a buffet restaurant near where I lived that served this every Sunday! We just called it, "Pink Stuff."

    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts View Post
    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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    I also have this receipe and make it in the summer. I had fresh New Jersey strawberries to the thawed strawberries. Everyone who tries this absolutely loves it. My Mom gave me the receipe, not sure where she got it.

    I've also made it with a mixture of fresh and frozen blueberries. Was very good too.

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    Well, I have guests coming Tuesday night to play cards and I'm going to make your Mom's recipe. It sounds wonderful and I'm sure we will all enjoy it. Thank you for posting it.
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    I'm definitely trying this recipe. It is so simple and healthy.....as mentioned above I will use the whipped cream......Don't use Cool Whip....too many chemicals......the fruit and angel food cake are a great combination......Thanks for sharing....you do make your grandma proud.....Bea

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    I am definitely going to try this for our company potluck next week. It looks easy and delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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    I have had this and it is good with
    other Fruits and Jello Flavors.
    J J

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