Broad Brook, CT (PressExposure) April 16, 2009 -- Jello is one of those things which all of us have some kind childhood memories of enjoying. Even if it has been decades since you have had any of the classic gelatin dessert yourself, there is no banishing the commercial jingles from your mind. If it has been a while since you have indulged in Jello, one Hartford area website owner is on a mission to change your mind and bring you back to this perennial all-American favorite.
The website http://www.JelloRecipes.net contains a treasure trove of information on America's most famous dessert and plenty of you guessed it, Jello recipes. Christine Szalay-Kudra, the creator of the site is happy to be able to present this resource to people and hopes to change some minds about Jello.
"OK, I'll admit that maybe Jello isnât everyone's cup of tea - but really, it's so versatile that it's hard not to find a Jello recipe which everyone will find appealing; and with summer on its way and people more conscious than ever about calories, a lot of people will be looking for something cool and refreshing without being heavy like ice cream and a lot of other desserts."
Kudra points to the versatility of Jello and it's true that for generations of cooks, the humble gelatin dessert in a box has served as a starting off point for a wide variety of dessert creations. "You can think of Jello as a blank canvas," says Kudra with a broad smile "There are a nearly endless number of things you can do with the medium of Jello."
There are a lot of possibilities beyond the potluck table Jello with pieces of canned fruit suspended inside - while this may be a fascinating throwback to bring to the next dinner party youâre invited to, Jellorecipes.net obviously has greater things in mind for the dessert. From light and luscious Jello confections incorporating cream and fresh fruit to cakes, pies and even salads both sweet and savory, it seems Kudra may have hit on something here; the recipes on the site suggest that this well known character actor of the American table may have a great starring role in it after all.
"Jello is one of those things that just makes you feel like a kid again and who doesn't like that?" says Kudra "There's just so many great Jello recipes that I felt like I had to share them; it's something that really has something to offer for anyone and while putting the site together I know I rediscovered some old favorites and found some new ones as well."
The site contains many recipes using Jello gelatin and Jello pudding and the selection of recipes has been growing quickly as Kudra discovers new and classic Jello recipes to add to the site. It seems that the site will only continue to grow - as Kudra herself reminds us, there is always room for Jello.
To learn more about Jello, browse Jello recipes or just to remind yourself of the simple pleasures of Jello, please visit: http://www.jellorecipes.net