Morbid Curiosity: Ham Rolls in Aspic

I went shopping for a couple of the ingredients I needed before starting this recipe. When I came home, my husband looked into my shopping bag: sliced ham and a package of Jell-O. “Nothing good can come of this,” he said, shaking his head. He was right. If only I had listened…

In this recipe, a cream cheese, horseradish, and relish mixture is spread over slices of ham, which are in turn rolled up and suspended in pineapple gelatin. There is no way around it: it tastes awful.

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Morbid Curiosity: Vegetable Yogurt Salad

I am housesitting for my parents this month and so I have access to my mom’s cookbooks. One of them is a Jell-O cookbook that I fondly remember from when I was growing up. I’m not very old, (Bite your lying tongue! Thirty is not that old!) and I figured that recipes from my childhood would be free from the sort of inexplicable combinations that I’ve grown used to seeing in cookbooks published in the early 1960s.  Read More Morbid Curiosity: Vegetable Yogurt Salad

Morbid Curiosity: Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

Is everyone sick of pumpkin-filled things yet? I think it’s some sort of North American rule that we need to consume pumpkin baked goods from Canadian Thanksgiving until American Thanksgiving. Even if that isn’t the official rule, it seems to me the accepted, unspoken rule. Read More Morbid Curiosity: Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

Morbid Curiosity: Jellied Cream of Mushroom

You know how people are always saying, “Soup could be so great… if only it was a little more solid“? Okay, so people aren’t always saying that. In fact, people probably only say it on very rare occasions. And “people” is probably an overstatement, too. BUT… for that one person who wishes their soup was a little more solid, this is the recipe for YOU! Read More Morbid Curiosity: Jellied Cream of Mushroom

Morbid Curiosity: Summer Salad Pie

Where did the summer go? It feels like I was just starting to get the hang of this season and now my calendar tells me it’s over. Well, forget that noise. Summer isn’t over until I say it’s over. Or, more accurately, it isn’t over until after the Autumnal Equinox. Read More Morbid Curiosity: Summer Salad Pie

Morbid Curiosity: Beet and Horseradish Mold

In nature, a bright shade of red often screams, “Stop! Don’t eat me,  you fool!” But what kind of dull existence would it be if I listened to reason? No. When wild Beet and Horseradish Mold warns me with its brilliant hue, I scoff. Do your worst, I say! Read More Morbid Curiosity: Beet and Horseradish Mold