Sunday, July 8, 2012

Something New and Sparkly: Sugar High and Two Kinds of Pie






Top: Kohl's
Skirt: Material Girl, Macy's
Shoes: Barefeet Shoes
Bag: Delia's







Top: Kohl's
Skirt: SugarPop Clothing, Etsy
Shoes: Mojo Moxy, Kohl's
Belt: Wet Seal







Top: Marshalls
Skirt: Boscov's
Shoes: Barefeet Shoes
Bag: Marshalls
Scarf: Marshalls


Key Lime Pie 

Cool 'n Easy Strawberry Pie

Did you ever notice how many novelty items and fashion accessories are modeled after desserts?  Probably, as it's kind of a no brainer.  Still, I was never so aware of the treat trend until I started selling on Etsy.  There cheerful colors, playful shapes, and the promise of something delicious all add up to a buffet of irresistibly scrumptious style.  So, to keep the sugar fest going, I decided to top off my barrette pics with these two Jell-O pies I made this weekend.  They're so bright and plasticy that they look as if they should be part of a little girl's tea party set or maybe even dangling from a necklace.  I'm pretty sure I blogged about the key lime pie recipe before, but that was years ago, and goodness knows there's no easy way to find back posts on this blog, so here it is again along with the one for the strawberry pie:

Key Lime Pie (from I Could Go for Something Jell-O)    

Ingredients:

1 3/4 cups boiling water
1 large pkg lime Jell-O
2 teaspoons grated lime peel
1/4 cup lime juice
1 pint vanilla ice cream
1 prepared graham cracker crust

Directions:

Stir boiling water into Jell-O in large bowl for at least 2 minutes or until completely dissolved.  Stir in lime peel and juice.  Stir in ice cream until melted and smooth.  Refrigerate 15 to 20 minutes or until mixture is very thick and will mound.  Spoon into crust.  Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Garnish as desired.

Cool 'n Easy Strawberry Pie (also from I Could Go for Something Jell-O)

Ingredients:

2/3 cup boiling water
1 small pkg strawberry Jell-O
1/2 cup cold red juice or water
Ice cubes
1 8-oz tub Cool Whip
1 prepared graham cracker crust

Directions:

Stir boiling water into Jell-O in large bowl for at least 2 minutes or until completely dissolved.  Mix juice or water and ice to make 1 cup.  Add to Jell-O, stirring until slightly thickened.  Remove any remaining ice.  Stir in whipped topping until smooth.  Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes or until mixture is very thick and will mound.  Spoon into crust.  Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm.  Just before serving, garnish with fruit and additional whipped topped if desired. 

If there's anything I've learned about making Jell-O recipes over the years, it's to always go for the garnish.  Because without the aid of artfully squirted Redi Whip and well-placed fruit, everything pretty much looks like the same unappetizing mystery mess.  Here's to avoiding the mystery.     

1 comment:

Valerie said...

Tracy, I'm going to look for a copy of your jello book! I love the title! It sums up how I feel about this post-I could go for a lot of the sweet "somethings" you show here! :)