I tried 2 new recipes. Here they are.
Orange Sherbet Jello Salad
1- 6 oz pkg orange jello
1- 20 oz can crushed pineapple, drained, juice reserved
2 cans mandarin oranges, drained, juice reserved
1 c orange sherbet, slightly thawed
Dissolve jello in 1 cup boiling water. Add sherbet. Stir until dissolved (no frozen chunks). Add 3/4 cup of reserved juice. Add fruit; chill until set.
The other new one is Christmas Crack. I need to come up with another name, since I don't celebrate Christmas. Maybe, Cracker Candy. LOL
1 sleeve saltine crackers
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter
1 package chocolate chips
3/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and line a 10" x 15" with foil (the kind of sheet that has raised edges!). Spray with Pam, or grease VERY lightly with butter. Cover the cookie sheet with a single layer of saltines. Bring butter and brown sugar to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring with a whisk. Pour over the saltines, and try to spread it as evenly as possible. Place in the oven and bake for 5 minutes. When you remove it, the caramel mixture will be molten and boiling; allow to cool about 3 min, or until you can see the crackers distinctly, which will have shifted while baking. Push them back into order with a fork or knife.
Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the toffee and let sit for about 5 minutes to melt. Once melted spread chocolate evenly. If desired, sprinkle on pecans and press lightly into the chocolate. Let cool a bit and then transfer to fridge to harden.
Once hard, break the candy into small pieces and place in containers.