This recipe for a mid-century American jello salad should give you an idea of what you’ll find on my other blog, Molded Memories. There are plenty more where that came from. Enjoy!
This 1950’s-era Emerald Salad recipe has been on my list for a while now, mostly because I have THREE of them.
One of the recipe cards is handwritten by my grandmother and another was typed on a typewriter, probably by my great aunt Nell. My grandma’s name is written at the top, meaning she was at some point the recipe’s source. The third card is a duplicate of the original that also came from Nell’s files. Nell might have liked my grandma’s recipe enough to have asked for it twice! These details matter (to me, anyway) because the mere presence of a recipe in a collection doesn’t always mean somebody actually made it and enjoyed it (case in point: Molded Chef Salad). But based on the evidence, I can confidently say that my grandmother really did make this jello salad and at least one other relative prepared it numerous…
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