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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Trying to keep my cool

Trying to beat the heat?
It has been a strange year for weather here in central New York. We had very little snow over the winter and now very little rain, hot humid weather that is taking a toll on anything that grows from the ground.
In efforts of keeping cool we have been eating a lot of different salads, quick lunches and light dinners. One of our recent desserts was Pineapple Pistachio Delight with a twist. Easy to make, takes no time at all, cool to the taste buds, and is delicious too. What more can you ask for?


Pineapple Pistachio Delight aka (Watergate Salad)
1 can DOLE Crushed Pineapple
1 pkg. JELL-O Pistachio Flavor Instant Pudding
1 cup JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
1/2 cup PLANTERS Pecans
1-1/2 cups Cool Whipped Topping
Maraschino Cherries
1. Mix first 4 ingredients in large bowl until well blended.
2. Stir in Cool Whip.
3. Refrigerate 1 hour.
I opted to use 1 can crushed Pineapple, 1 can diced peaches and 1 can of mandarin oranges. I left out the nuts. I used the new extra small marshmallows (like the ones used in packaged hot cocoa).
I am thinking of trying this with some different flavored puddings instead of the Pistachio.   
  • Banana
  • Lemon
  • Chocolate
Or even replace the pudding with some Jell-O
  • Strawberry
  • Black Cherry
Or by trying some different fruits
  • Bananas
  • Fruit Cocktail
  • Strawberries
  • Cherries
  • Coconut
 I will be sure post the results at later dates of any variations we try here at our home.

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