Hello there, My name is Rolla and I am very glad you’ve stopped by to read my cooking blog. It looks like nowadays not many people have time and/or mood to cook food at home. And I think, even less of them are actually enjoying the process of making home food, they probably think: making food is hard or boring. So I really hope you will find recipes posted here useful, tasty and fun to prepare, and you will actually enjoy cooking them.

Blueberry Salad!

We always refer to this as "Aunt Mary's Blueberry Salad", because when we have a get together this is the salad Aunt Mary prepares most of the time, by popular request I might add.  My Aunt Mary is my mother's youngest sister, and like all of my mother's sisters, she is a really good cook also.

This is probably my husband's favorite gelatin type salad, which is odd because he says he doesn't like blueberries.  Sometimes I am not sure he knows what he likes..lol. I keep him as confused about that as I can.   I love blueberries so this is definitely one of my favorites. I like this, because it's a little something different .  Like so many of our  holiday 'salads', this is much more like a dessert.  It does go well with holiday foods like ham and turkey.  Here is what you will need:

2 pkgs. blackberry or raspberry Jello
2 cups boiling water
1 (8 oz.) can of crushed pineapple, undrained
1 can blueberry pie filling
1  8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring
2 cups chopped pecans

Mix gelatin and boiling water until it dissolves.  Add in the crushed pineapple with it's juices and the pie filling.  Pour mixture into a glass baking dish. Chill for at least 2 hours or until it has set up. 

Mix together cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla.  Spread over the gelatin once it has chilled and set up.  Sprinkle the top with chopped pecans.

You can put this in a gelatin mold, but if you do, don't add the topping until you unmold it onto your serving platter.  We always do it in a baking dish.

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