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Wonderful and refreshing, I added rice to it, and used strawberries, was very good

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jackie June 17, 2007

This "retro" salad reminds me of one my mother makes from a 1950s cookbook. I used 16 oz of cottage cheese, 8 oz of Cool Whip, 1 cup of mini marshmallows, orange Jello, and a drained small can of oranges; I think some shredded coconut would be good in this as well. I served it in a Victorian cut-glass dish with a thin layer of chopped pecans and cherries on top. It was a "hit" at a potluck, and six people asked me for the recipe! Thanks for sharing this easy, but delicious, salad!

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D. Todd Miller March 04, 2008

My mom used to make this every Thanksgiving from the time I was about 11. She got the recipe from her friend Pat, so we used to call it "Pat Salad". She always used strawberry or cherry jello, added extra bananas and chopped walnuts. It has become a tradition in my house and now in my daughter's house as well.

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flores.phyllis February 19, 2015

Yummy! I've made this before, but it has been a while. Today I made it with mango jello and omitted the fruit, just because I didn't have any. It was still very good.

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Chef Patience October 10, 2013

This is a good salad. I used lime jello and fruit cocktail. We also added some colored mini marshmallows. It was a beautiful salad and made just enough. Thank you for sharing.

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mommyoffour January 02, 2013

LOVE this! I make it with orange jello and mandarin oranges. It compliments so many meals...everything from spaghetti to steak.

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Abby's Mama November 28, 2009

I grew up with this and have always loved it. In my family we make "Orange Stuff" with orange jello & mandarin oranges. And then we also make "Green Stuff" with lime jello, fruit cocktail and marshmallows.

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Faeanne September 16, 2009

This has been a favorite recipe of mine since I was very little! Our family has always made the orange jello/mandarin orange combo. Very yummy!!

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skssandy April 12, 2009

Super easy and good! I did what Chef Gail did and went with mandarin oranges, sugar-free jello, and sugar-free Cool Whip, without the marshmellows. Still tasty!

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weck50 April 11, 2009

This was surprisingly good. I had a carton of cool whip, and some leftover cottage cheese...used strawberry jello, pineapple chunks and sliced almonds. It is refreshing, and the cottage cheese is good ( I thought it might be gross). Thanks for the recipie!

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Retro Kali March 21, 2009
Cottage Cheese Jello Fruit Salad