Ann Marie from Old Fashioned Girl, sent me a wonderful package! She had a giveaway and I won! Hooray! She sent this beautiful angel for my tree. That was a total surprise!
I thought the giveaway was only this cookbook. Ann is so thoughtful. This Lion House Christmas Recipes was published in 1989! I looked through it and realized that most of the recipes require a trip to the store to make it just right. There are meat recipes, soups, appetizers, drinks and desserts. I tried a dessert.
Spencer W. Kimball's Raspberry Cheese Cake:
This is more like lemon cheese cake with raspberries. It's really good.
1 3 pz. pkg lemon jello
1 cup boiling water
1 cup evaporated milk - chilled and whipped
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 cup butter
28 graham crackers, crushed
1 cup whipping cream, whipped and sweetened
1 to 2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries
Dissolve gelatin in hot water; cool and blend in whipped evaporated milk
The milk will increase in volume but not whip up like whipping cream. Anyway, mine didn't.
Beat cream cheese with sugar. Gently combine gelatin mixture and cream cheese and fold in lemon juice. (I didn't gently do that, I just added the gelatin to the cream cheese and beat it in my Kitchen Aid mixer.)
Melt butter and combine with cracker crumbs. It took 3 packs of graham crackers to get the 28 (actually it was 27 if you want to get really detailed) Place half of crumbs on bottom of 9x13 pan. Pour gelatin/cream cheese mixture on top and sprinkle with remaining crumbs. Chill at least 3 hours.(Mine was very runny but it set up beautifully over night) Serve with whipped cream and fesh or frozen raspberries. Makes 12 - 15 servings.
This was really good. I took it to my family Christmas party and it was a hit! This would also be good as a summer dessert! (Just don't serve it on the snowman plate)
Now, I'm just wondering. Do you have a secret family recipe that you will never give out to others or do you feel flattered when someone asks for the recipe and you allow it to be shared?
Have a Happy Week Before Christmas!