This recipe has been in our family forever. It can be made in many different variations. Cottage cheese instead of or in addition to cream cheese. Crushed pears or mandarin oranges in place of pineapple. The amount of ingredients seem to not matter much because I often forget how much jello or cream cheese, etc to use but it always tastes great. The only word of caution is NEVER use fresh pineapple in jello because it will not gel.