One of my favorite places to shop is Television’s QVC.  I like the convenience of being able to shop from my home.  Best of all if for some reason, you decide you don’t want to keep the product, send it back by filling out the return paperwork, repackaging it, applying the furnished return label and if small enough, place in the mailbox for the mail carrier to pick up.  QVC will refund the cost, deducting the expense of postage.

In 2006, I ordered their cookbook titled “Best of the Best QVC Family Cookbook.”  It contains 284 pages of favorite family recipes submitted by QVC viewers, guests and friends.  Gwen McKee and Barbara Mosley edited the book.  I especially like this cookbook because all the recipes have clear instructions and the ingredients are readily available at the local grocery stores.

This KEEPER salad will compliment most meals.

CHERRY COLA SALAD

(Recipe submitted by Marilyn Goodson of Bangs, Texas)

1 (3 oz.) pkg. cherry gelatin

½ cup boiling water

1 8 oz package cream cheese

1 (8 oz.) cola

1 (16 oz.) can dark sweet cherries, drained

*½ cup broken pecans or walnuts

Dissolve gelatin in boiling water; add cream cheese and mix until smooth.  Add cola and congeal slightly.  Add well-drained cherries and pecans.  Chill.

*Using the pecans, I toasted them first.  In my opinion, toasting the nuts enhances their flavor.