Come along with me as I journal about my latest cooking and gardening adventures. Discover what grows in my zone five garden, and see what new recipes I try from my cookbook collection each week.

As I share recipes and information from my kitchen, I invite readers to comment and share ideas along with me in this blog. I am looking to increase followers to my blog, so that I may learn more about cooking and gardening.

Since moving to Midland, Michigan, I have been reading and researching many cooking journals, cookbooks and collected recipes from the past thirty years. Organizing pictures of gardens I enjoy has also been a joy for me, as I continue to learn about garden design and horticulture.

angel food cakes

angel food cakes
this kitchen is seasoned with love

Monday, March 12, 2012

watergate salad

here is the recipe for the authentic Watergate salad, as served for years at the now famous Watergate hotel in Washington D.C.  this salad is sweet and wonderful to serve around st. Patrick's day since it has a tint of green from the pistachio pudding mix.

to make the salad:
in a large bowl, combine one 20 ounce can of crushed pineapple, not drained, with one small box of instant sugar free pistachio pudding mix.  mix very well with an electric mixer to combine.  next add 2 cups of mini marshmallows, 1 cup of shredded coconut, 1/2 cup of chopped nuts, and one 8 ounce carton of non dairy whipped topping. mix all ingredients very well.

place into a serving bowl and chill for at least 4 to 6 hours and then serve.  this is a perfect salad to serve with an informal meal or for a summer light fruit dessert.

this is a classic fluff salad that has been a favorite of many visitors to the Watergate hotel. 

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