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Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Today Cloris offers up an easy-to-make dessert that's the perfect light ending to a summer barbecue. -- AP


2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 cup water
2-8 oz. containers vanilla yogurt
1-12 oz. pkg. frozen blueberries, thawed

In a medium saucepan mix gelatin, salt, and water. Stir over low heat until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat. Stir in yogurt and blueberries until blended. Pour into 3-cup mold. Chill until set. Unmold to serve.

Sounds yummy, doesn't it? Just make sure the mold is totally set before you unmold it! Sad to say, I'm speaking from experience here, kitchen klutz that I am. What's your ideal dessert after the hot dogs and hamburgers? Let's hear from you. You could wind up winning a book from our Friday Book Club author. -- AP


Kathy said...

Yes, a dessert! If you use fat free yogurt, you could eat this dessert without feeling too guilty. I think my favorite dessert is ice cream. No muss, no fuss, just scoop it out of the carton and always satisfying. I even like fat free ice cream and soy ice cream. Actually, I don't think I've ever met a dessert I didn't like.

Janet said...

I have an old recipe from my mom which uses orange juice & crushed pineapply in a sugar syrup (lite) then freeze. Add a decorative mint leaf and a cherry and it is cool and not very fattening.