Two quick and easy recipes to switch up your holiday meal.

When you think of holiday desserts, you typically think of pies or puddings. In my family, we take a different route (but we still have pie, of course). Here are two family recipes for alternative holiday desserts.

Raspberry-Blueberry Dessert

  • 1 large package raspberry Jell-O
  • 1 can blueberries
  • 1 can crushed pineapple
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup blueberry juice
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 2 packages whipped topping
  • 1 package cream cheese

Combine Jell-O, water, and juice. Add blueberries, pineapple, and nuts (optional). Gel mixture until solid. Top with two packages of whipped topping and one package of cream cheese, whipped. Add nuts.

Party “Green Stuff” JELL-O Salad

  • 1 package lemon Jell-O
  • 1 package lime Jell-O
  • 1 large container of small curd cottage cheese
  • 1 large can of crushed pineapple, drained (keep juice)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup pecans

Dissolve boxes of Jell-O with one cup boiling water and pineapple juice. Add other ingredients and stir. Let set in fridge until firm.