Tag: Dessert

Apple Pie Bars Ina Garten

Apple Pie Bars All my bags are packed, I’m ready to go, I’m standin’ here outside your door, I hate to wake you up to say goodbye.”  Those are a few of the words to the popular song by John Denver, Leavin’ On A Jet 

Caramel Chocolate Layer Bars

Caramel Chocolate Layer Bars

Caramel Chocolate Layer Bars I found this recipe for Caramel Chocolate Layer Bars in an old church cookbook that was published in the 1950’s. I bought the spiraled bound recipe book at a thrift store for 10 cents. I’m sure you have seen this type of cookbook before. 

Pineapple Jello Rings

Pineapple Jello Rings

Pineapple Jello Rings

1950’s Retro Recipe

If your looking for a visually interesting and easy dish for summer picnics, potlucks or holiday gatherings, give this retro recipe for Pineapple Jello Rings a try. This one recipe from the makers of Jell-o and Dole Pineapple, captures the heart and traditions of the 1950’s. Pineapple was becoming increasingly popular during the 1950’s. This was due largely to the soldiers who served in the Pacific during WWII and also because of the availability of canned pineapple.

Fresh Pineapple

Fresh pineapple was starting to show up in grocery stores making this exotic fruit even more popular. Many magazines of that time such as Ladies Home Journal and Family Circle were advertising fresh pineapple as the ‘perfect’ centerpiece for your party table. Fresh and canned pineapple was becoming popular to use in appetizers, served with ham as a main dish and in dessert recipes such as pineapple upside down cake.

Dole Advertisements

Dole advertisements used lime jell-o but you can use any flavor of jell-o you like. Over the years, Dole advertised the recipe in different flavors and colors, but the lime variation seems to be the favorite. Serving Suggestions: Slice the jell-o into individual rings and top pineapple rings with cottage cheese and serve alongside half a turkey sandwich for a light lunch or serve pineapple jello rings with a dollop of whipped topping and a maraschino cherry for a fast and fun dessert. Kids especially love this fun jell-o dessert.

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