Happy Thanksgiving 2013 (yummy recipe included)

This Thanksgiving we are very grateful for loved ones near and far.  
And although life is not always easy nor predictable, we are grateful for the opportunity to make the best of all the wonderful things we've been given.

From The Lavender Apple to you, Happy Thanksgiving!
This thanksgiving I made pinecone turkey's with my grandchildren to set on the Thanksgiving table.

And....since I am from Utah I thought it would be fitting to include my favorite 3 layered jello recipe.  It's not gourmet but it IS yummy!

Holiday 3 Layered Jello Recipe


  • 1 package (3 ounces) lime gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple, drained

  • 1 teaspoon unflavored gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup milk

  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) strawberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 can (14 ounces) whole-berry cranberry sauce
  • Whipped topping, optional


  • Dissolve lime gelatin in boiling water; stir in pineapple juice. Stir
  • in pineapple. Pour into an 11-in. x 7-in. dish; refrigerate until
  • set.
  • In a small saucepan, sprinkle unflavored gelatin over cold water; let
  • stand for 1 minute. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is
  • completely dissolved. Transfer to a small bowl. Beat in cream cheese
  • and milk until smooth. Spread over lime layer; refrigerate until
  • set.

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