Sunday, October 24, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Candy Corn Jello . . . its true . . . I LOVE HALLOWEEN!
I'm back! Have been out of the Test Kitchen dealing with book-related issues/scenarios/tasks. . . its really coming along - fast and furious! Such a hullabaloo has ensued that was worried I wouldn't be able to post again before Halloween. Which would have been a shame, as there is one more kid-friendly Halloween treat up my sleeve . . . Candy Corn Jello! Aren't they cute? Yummy too - a creamsicle-like concoction of orange jello and a sweetened condensed milk based gelatin - so creamy and good!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Eye See U! Jellied Eyeballs gaze out of their little cupcake wrappers . . . .
This picture cracks me up. I love the glistening little eyeballs in the cupcake wrappers - its a juxtaposition of so warped and so sweet . . .
Those who have been following the blog for a while will recall that this is our second Halloween pass at the eyeball theme - last year we featured an adult, full blown alcoholic Kamikaze jelly shot recipe. Feedback was that a non-alcoholic version would be great for children's Halloween parties, so here it is. The recipe is simply . . . white cranberry or white grape juice with plain gelatin. Kinda deceptively healthy, isn't it? You could also use 50/50 lemon-lime soda and juice . . .
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
A new barkeep/mixologist friend mentioned in passing concocting a pear cosmopolitan via a swap of cran for white cran and orange vodka for pear flavored. Being crazy for all things pear, we couldn't resist a little experimentation with our existing cosmo jelly shot recipe. The result is a not-too-sweet, mild and undeniably nosh-able jelly shot!
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Rainbow Cherry Jigglers, ready to party!
When serving jelly shots at mixed gatherings, I like to also provide some kid-friendly non-alcoholic options. Often its simply multicolored layered jigglers, or a juice-based gelatin molded into a fun shape. I recently ran across these adorable Roland brand rainbow-hued, flavored maraschino cherries