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Partners in the Kitchen

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As Deniese has said, "Home is where your heart is." Habitat understands that, for many families, the heart of the home is in the kitchen.
Habitat for Humanity has collected hundreds of recipes from Habitat affiliates all over the world, available in three great cookbooks. We thought we'd share a delicious recipe from these cookbooks each week. Try them out and let us know what you think! Or if you would like to submit your own favorite recipe for our blog collection, email Meagan at vista@nslchfh.org.

Sawdust Salad
I thought the name of this salad, derived from the cinnamon on top, made it ideal for Habitat volunteers.

Yield: 15 servings
1 3-ounce package orange gelatin
1 3-ounce package lemon gelatin
2 cups boiling water
2 cups cold water
1 15-ounce can crushed pineapple, drained
1 10-ounce package miniature marshmallows
2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup sugar
2 cups pineapple juice
2 envelopes whipped topping mix
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup milk
Cinnamon to taste

  • Dissolve orange and lemon gelatins in boiling water in large bowl. Stir in cold water. Fold in pineapple and marshmallows. Spoon into 9x13-inch dish. Chill until set. Blend eggs, flour, sugar and pineapple juice together in saucepan. Cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Cool to room temperature. Spread over congealed layer. Chill. Beat whipped toping mix, cream cheese adn milk in bowl until smooth. Spread over top of salad; sprinkle with cinnamon. Chill until serving time.


Approx Per Serving: Cal 282; Prot 5 g; Carbo 51 g; Fiber <1 g; T Fat 8 g; 24% Calories from Fat; Chol 47 mg; Sod 116 mg.

Erin Bunting, Firelands HFH, Huron, OH
To order one of the Habitat cookbooks email habitat@nslchfh.org.