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Jerkins' Family Favorites, Part 3

One of my dear friends, Margaret Wesley, shared this fantastic recipe for GELATIN FRUIT SALAD with my family. Margaret made something special for every church potluck, and she made you feel special when you talked to her. Talking to your children is the same. When parents make the time to be completely present with their children and give them undivided attention, it helps them develop the self-esteem and confidence they need to succeed.




2 cups boiling water

1 3-ounce package of lemon-flavored gelatin

1 3-ounce package of orange-flavored gelatin

2 cups ice cubes

1 20-ounce can crushed pineapple, liquid drained and reserved

Extra pineapple juice, if needed, to make 1 cup of juice for dressing

3 large bananas, sliced

2 cups miniature marshmallows

1 cup finely shredded mild cheddar cheese

8-ounce whipped topping