Saturday, March 7, 2009

Easter Salad from Paradise!










Growing up I never had food like this. Our family was more meat and potatoes. I had this dish at my mother-law's house for the first time when I was dating my husband yet to be.

Children will love this salad as let's just say- it's more like dessert!

You will need: 1 15-20 oz size can of crushed pineapple, 1 10 1/4 oz bag of colored marshmellows, 1 8 oz cream cheese and 2 cups of whipped cream - 1 1/4 cups of heavy whipping cream will whip to 2 cups (original recipe called for cool whip if you prefer)

Drain the pineapple and mix with the marshmellows in a large bowl. Refrigerate several hours. Meanwhile allow cream cheese to soften at room temperature.

When soft, blend together cream cheese and whipping cream and mix with other items in bowl (on low with blender) Spoon all into pyrex dish and refrigerate until ready to eat.

This salad is fun for Easter decorated with some of those Peeps on top! Even though it is snowing today in Colorado- spring is coming!


18 comments:

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

I love this!!!! So adorable!!! I have the recipe, but the pink peeps!!!! Who would have thought to use peeps as garnish? Thank you so much for sharing this!!!!! My girls will love it!!!!
Have a super Saturday!!
Teresa

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

This is so fun!


~ Gabriela ~

Beverly said...

How fun! I think I am going to serve this for my Easter dinner. My guests will love it, too.

Happy Pink Saturday, dear Bernideen.

Riet said...

That sounds and looks like a great salad. Happy pink Saturday

Katherinellen said...

Bernideen,
Looks delicious....Mmmmm! Happy Pink...Kathy

Loretta said...

Mmm...that sounds soooo delicious! My mom always made a special salad similar to this, with marshmallows in it, for every special dinner. Sometimes I get a craving for it; I'll have to try your recipe!

Elizabeth said...

This is definitely festive fun for Easter! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

I think this is something my mother used to make called Ambrosia salad (though she never had peeps on top!).

hApPy PiNk SaTuRdAy!

Susan said...

cute! Happy Pink Saturday

Susan

Mimi said...

Pink Saturday in the spring, with all the little bunnies, and kitties, and chickies has me on a cute and sweet high! I ♥ spring!

Thanks so much for sharing this week. Each and every blog makes me smile or jot down a recipe or think, "I can do that" or "I need to buy that" or gee, "I think I need to paint and clean!"

Gotta ♥ those peeps!

Debra said...

Pink salad? So very sweet.

Happy Pink Saturday

Lady Katherine said...

This is great! I love it! My grandchildren would eat this!! I got to make it. Can I copy a picture, when making your recipe, to go by, and if I post on it I will credit to you for this lovely recipe. I got to try your swans too. I hoping my grandcildren are going to daycare. I all worn out! lol You have such great ideas! You need to post this on Foodie Friday too. They will love you. You may be already on there. I have had no time to visit! Praying to have a little time before next surgery! If all tumors hold on, where they are I might get a few months of life to live. Before they kick me all the way back to.... I just love your blog. My dream has been before I die, I want to go to Colorado and while I am there, I want to go to a sheep farm. lol Everyone says why not Europe? No I been all over the USA, but not Colorado. My boss was going to fly me over there, but dedcided I might give up my fight to live. lol No, I might just find another state to go to. lol Love your town loved reading about it. I once flew some sheep in from Loveland,CO to Jackson, Mississippi, on Delta Airlines.

Jennifer said...

That sounds so good! I will have to try it for my kids! Thank You for sharing that! I will send some of the nice weather her in GA to help move Spring along for ya! :) I need to be Spring I think everyone is ready for winter to be over!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Jennifer

Denise at Uniquely Tea said...

This is tooooo cute. What a great idea to use Peeps! This is definitely a keeper!

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

I've always loved this "salad". The peeps are too cute!

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

This sounds yummy. Perfect for easter, you say? Have to save this recipe then :-) Cute peeps. I saw one before and I just got curious

Deanna said...

Yum..I love Pink Saturday posts with recipes! I have copied it and will try and make it on Wednesday...I can't wait!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday!
Deanna :D

Claudia said...

Happy Belated Pink Saturday!