In the June release, The Hope Chest, the 4th book in the Brides of Lancaster County series by Wanda Brunstetter, Rachel Beachy wants something she can’t have — her sister Anna’s boyfriend. When Anna unexpectedly leaves the Amish faith, Rachel’s hope is rekindled. Can Silas set the pain of Anna’s rejection aside and see Rachel as anything more than a child? Will Rachel be disappointed, or will she learn the true meaning of hope?
Ribbon Salad was one of Silas’ favorite treats, and in The Hope Chest Rachel fixed it for him for a picnic date. Here, Wanda provides that recipe for you to make for a special occasion in your family—or for a special date!
Rachel’s Ribbon Salad
3-ounce box of lime gelatin
3 cups boiling water, divided
3 cups cold water, divided
1 small can crushed pineapple
½ cup chopped walnuts
3-ounce box of lemon gelatin
8-ounce package cream cheese
¾ cup whipped cream
3-ounce box of raspberry gelatin
Dissolve lime gelatin in 1 cup boiling water. Add 1 cup cold water, crushed pineapple, and nuts to the gelatin, then pour into an 8 x 8 pan to make the first layer. Chill in the refrigerator until set.
Dissolve lemon gelatin in 1 cup boiling water, then add 1 cup cold water. When the mixture becomes cool, add the cream cheese and whipped cream. Pour this mixture over the first layer of gelatin that has already set. Return to refrigerator and let set again.
Dissolve raspberry gelatin in 1 cup boiling water. Add 1 cup cold water and mix well. Pour over the top of the first two layers, return to the refrigerator, and chill until set.
Wanda Brunstetter is a New York Times bestselling author who has published over 60 books and has more than seven million copies of her books in print.Wanda’s books have also been translated into four foreign languages.Wanda and her husband, Richard, have two children and six grandchildren.
Wanda was presented with the distinguished RT Book Reviews magazine’s Career Achievement Award for Inspirational Fiction in May of this year.
Purchase Wanda’s books here.
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