I'm prefacing this recipe with I'm pregnant and have some strange cravings these days! I really like the combination of cottage cheese and sour cream. I came up with this salad as a result of looking over oodles of recipes! Any flavor of jello will work - you may want to change the fruit to compliment the jello flavor you are using. **Cooking time is chilling time. Updated -- I remade this and agree with reviewer, the jello does need to be dissolved or it will be gritty. This is not a sweet salad, so if you want it sweeter, you would need to use whipped cream or add sugar.