‘Gelatina De Mosaico’ recipe

By: Pablo Contreras

I have seen this gelatin in every Mexican store I go to and I have always wanted to know how to make it, but I never knew the name of it until I searched for common Mexican desserts. And when I saw a video on how to make this, I decided to try this out, and it was definitely an interesting experience for me.

This recipe is not mine, I followed the recipe on YouTube by The Cake Fairy By Lina.

Now, before you start to make this I must warn you that it is a somewhat complicated recipe to make; you have to have a lot of patience and have to make sure the gelatin fully cools down before continuing to put everything together.

While making this, I must admit that I had a total of two failures, this was mostly because I was impatient and wanted to get this done as soon as possible.

Just make sure that the flavored gelatin is fully cooled down.

(Just a tip, make your flavored gelatin 2 days before so that it’s fully cooled down. I did this and it came out better.)

Now, let’s get into the recipe:

Gelatina de Mosaico

Here are your ingredients:


  1. Knox unflavored gelatin
  2. Milk
  3. A can of condensed milk
  4. A can of evaporated milk
  5. Strawberry flavored gelatin
  6. Lime flavored gelatin
  7. Orange flavored gelatin

Just to let you all know, I did only make two different flavored gelatin instead of three. Three different flavors are more traditional, but I didn’t have other flavors other than orange and strawberry.

If you are going to use three flavors, just copy the steps again.

Now, first let’s make your flavored gelatin before anything else:

Flavored gelatin:

  1. Boil 1 and 1/2 cups of water, and once boiled then add the gelatin powder and wait for it to boil again. Then, turn off the stove and set aside to let the gelatin cool
  2. Once cooled down, get your molds to put in the gelatin; every gelatin flavor should be in separate containers
  3. Now, put the gelatin in the fridge for about 4 hours/wait until it’s in its gelatin texture

(4 hours is the recommended time for gelatin to fully cool down, but you can follow my tip and have done this two days before, and just do this now, and wait two days later)

Now, here are the steps on how to prepare the Unflavored Gelatin:

Knox unflavored gelatin:

  1. In a cup, pour 1/2 cup of water then add in four little packets of the unflavored gelatin and mix
  2. Now, set it aside for 10 minutes
  3. Now, in a pot, pour in 2 cups of milk, a can of condensed milk, a can of evaporated milk, and 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  4. Put it on the stove on low heat and stir
  5. Once the 10 minutes are up, grab the unflavored gelatin and put it in the microwave for 15 seconds
  6. Once the unflavored gelatin is slightly liquidy, add it to the pot and stir
  7. Stir the pot until it’s hot but not boiling (we don’t want it to boil)
  8. Once it’s hot, turn off the stove and set the pot aside

While waiting for the unflavored gelatin to cool, here’s how to prep your flavored gelatin:

  1. Take out your flavored gelatins from the fridge and use a knife to cut them into squares
  2. Once you cut them into squares, take them out of your mold with a spoon
  3. Take the squared gelatin out slowly and carefully
  4. In your bigger mold, where you’re going to put everything, use butter spray (only spray a little), then add in your squared jelly and put it in the fridge, so they remain cold while waiting for the unflavored gelatin in the pot to cool down
  5. Once the unflavored gelatin has cooled down, take out the bigger mold with the squared gelatin and add in the unflavored gelatin (make sure to cover the entire mold)
  6. Now, put it in the fridge, and let it cool down for a minimum of 8 hours, or until it’s fully in its gelatin texture/when everything is stuck together

I waited for about 16 hours because I wanted to make sure everything turned out ok, and it did, but you can do either 8 hours or 16; you just need to wait till the gelatin is fully all together.

Here are some pictures of the finished product:

This was truly a fun and patient waiting experience but in the end, it was delicious.

To learn more, go to the link at the bottom, but beware that the video is in Spanish.

The Cake Fairy By Lina- Como Preparar Gelatina De Mosaico-

Winter storms across the U.S. cause deaths and power outages

By: Jamine Williams

Image taken from: https://buffalonews.com/weather/forecasts/don-paul-looking-back-at-1993s-storm-of-the-century /article_876feed8-8362-11eb-8b83-033c4b52ccb8.html

Around the start of March, the U.S. had faced extreme winter storms. Heavy winds, flooding, and snow began making its way to the United States. The weather advisories were being sent out to states across the country. According to ‘NPR’, several days have passed since the storm started. On Saturday evening, it left more than 850,000 people without power.

The storm moved to the South and Midwest, a minimum of 12 people died, due to heavy winds and possible tornadoes that destroyed buildings. The Northeast region was the snowstorm’s next destination, where there was another warning issued by the National Weather Service because of heavy snow and coastal flooding. On March 4th, hundreds of businesses were closed. Many canceled flights in New York, New Hampshire, and many counties of Maine; due to there being a full foot of snow. Falling trees or branches caused the death of six people in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

In Kentucky, there were five deaths related to weather, and a semi truck flew from the highway. Michigan was hit with the snowstorm on Friday, March 10th. In the afternoon it covered the state with snow. 800,000 homes and businesses lost power and the Detroit Metropolitan Airport was closed for a transitory period of time.

Over in the West, the Sierra Nevada Mountains are topped with a bunch of snow, and some snow on the Upper Great Lakes. But the West has not recovered from the storm and is still covered with snow.

In Southern California, there were people who were trapped in their homes for another week, with all highways that are near the mountains closed. More than a foot, 15 feet of snow, had landed in Yosemite National Park, and it is closed permanently. Half of the Eastern country of California will begin having warm temperatures prematurely.

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Loons and New York Red Bulls battle in the snow and literally slip to get a point

By Aeden Evenson-McDermott

Image taken from: https://www.startribune.com/minnesota-united-ties-new-york-red-bulls-1-1-i n-snow-home-opener-allianz-field-bongokuhle-hlongwane/600258158/

On the evening of the home opener at Allianz Field, the Loons and Red Bulls would duel it out in the snowy conditions Saturday night. With the field having a good covering of snow, and the snow coming down during pregame and into the first half, the field became slippery and slick in many places. The grounds crew were using leaf blowers to dust away the snow in the goal keeper boxes while the rest of the field was nearly covered.

With the MLS season in full force, and already in its third week for most clubs, the Loons would be coming off a bye week. It allowed for players to rest up and recover from a couple early knocks and injuries. Players like Luis Amarilla would also finalize his paperwork for his green card as he is a Paraguayan International. With an open training session last week, which brought much enjoyment to an excited fan base, players did different ball drills and worked out to get the final preparations ready.

The previous week, which kicked off the MLS season for most clubs (not LAFC or LA Galaxy due to the inclement weather), had the Loons take on FC Dallas on the road. The Loons were successful and accomplished the task of picking up all 3 points after an early goal in the second half from Mender Garcia, which led to the final score of 1-0 for the Loons.

With the Loons turning the next page in the past two weeks, Snowy Allianz Field would captivate the attention of many as it would bring back memories of the snowy homeopeners in the early years of Minnesota United FC a few years back.

Both sides would kick off when the referee blew the whistle. It was primarily a test of how the sides would adapt to the pitch being covered with snow and how this would transfer to how they would play. The wintry conditions also made the usual matchball get a change as they used the orange winter variant of the Upcoming Women’s World Cup Ball, so it would be easier to see in the snow.

Red Bulls would wear their traditional red and white kits and the Loons would finally debut their long awaited Northern Lights kit which is stunning.

Striker Bongokuhle Hlongwane would get a nice shot and would retrieve the rebound to power his big shot into the back of the net. An early 1-0 lead to the Loons but would they be able to sustain it?

With both sides exchanging a few chances, and with many poor calls by the officials, it was a slow first half despite Hlongwane’s goal.

With a lot of the snow still on the pitch, groundskeepers were actively working at halftime to clear away the snow as it had still been piled up. As the second half moved on, the snow would stop coming down and also the fields melted off, but it was still slippery in places with slush being an issue. It was nice to see the green field at least!

The second half would start out in flying fashion with the Red Bulls getting a quick equalizer to put it back to 1-1! The ball from the corner kick, taken by Red Bulls John Tolkin, meandered its way to the jumping head of Andres Reyes which required a split second snap of the head to guide the ball into the back of the net, which even MNUFC goalkeeper Dayne St.Clair’s fast reflexes stood no chance.

New York would show more dominance and create some decent chances and United would as well, but both sides could not get the breakthrough for the win and +3 points.

A hard worked game by both sides saw New York get their second draw of the season and the Loons now with a win and a tie.

New York will face the Columbus Crew in Red Bull Stadium while the Loons will travel to face Colorado. Both games are on this coming Saturday and are available along with every other MLS game to stream on Apple TV+.

It will be a big week for teams as they train and work on getting the chemistry better. It’s also important to note, from a Minnesota United perspective, that the club is in active negotiations and are progressing in talks to sign young South Korean player Jeong Sang-bin as a U-22 Initiative signing. He was developed in the Korean league and then went to Wolverhampton and they sent him on loan in the 21/22 season to Grasshoppers in the Swiss top flight league.

We are in desperate need of another striker, as getting goals will be hard this year, as we don’t have the striking force needed to be a top mainstream team. Hopefully, the addition of Jeong Sang-bin will be vital in getting more goals and provide an extra depth piece to the existing roster!

March Madness rooting guide

By: Caden Kipfmueller

Note: This article was written before round 1 started

Mid March means the beginning of tournament season, which means several weeks of upsets, buzzer beaters, and busted brackets. Every year, so-called “experts” make big claims about knowing the outcome of games, but the reality is nobody really knows what they’re talking about and it’s useless to try to predict the future. The best way to have an enjoyable time watching during the tournament is to not care and root for teams with good vibes. Here are a few that best embody that ideal.

Oral Roberts and Colgate are two teams that are known for their dental themed names. They are also Cinderella’s in the making, although they both drew tough first round matchups in the form of Duke and Texas. That shouldn’t stop you from rooting for them however, as they are both incredibly exciting teams. Oral Roberts is led by Max Abmas, a dynamic and talented scorer who was present on the team’s last Cinderella run. Averaging 22.2 points per game, Abmas is unquestionably one of the best players in the tourney and could bust many brackets soon.

Colgate, on the other hand, is another double digit seed with lofty aspirations. Going 26-8 and winning the Patriot League for the third straight year and the fourth in the past five years. The raiders are viewed favorably by analytics, so perhaps the stars align and this turns out to be their year to finally make it out of the first round after coming close several times recently.

Iowa State entered this year’s tourney as a 6 seed, but many view that as an underseeding. In the 2023 season, the Cyclones logged quality wins against teams like Baylor and Kansas, proving they can beat tough opponents. The team’s X-Factor is Robert “Bobby” Jones, a 6’10’’ senior forward from Prior Lake, MN. Jones is one of the best players on the entire team, with a versatile defensive skill set and one of the best basketball IQs the sport has ever seen. Jones is getting a significant level of buzz from professional teams.

The seventh seeded Missouri Tigers boast the nation’s 10th best offense and a rather impressive resume. Unfortunately, they are not strong defensively, which typically does not bode well for a team’s tournament success. Their saving grace is their turnover margin. Missouri forces turnovers at one of the best rates in the country, playing safe offensively and opportunistic defensively. This strategy has led to some of the biggest upsets of the season and a narrow loss to Alabama in the SEC tournament.

The final team of note is the thirteen seeded Furman Paladins, fresh off of a six game win streak. Furman flies under the radar and has been all but written off by tournament “experts”, but the Paladins are exactly the type of unsuspecting team that can turn heads come March. They’re led by an elite guard who can score in bursts and lead the team on runs. They also have four players averaging at least 10 points per game. Furman’s high powered offense may surprise the casual March Madness watcher.