GOOD PIE MAKES GOOD MEMORIES
DEAR MELBA: This Lemonade Pie was my Aunt Dorothy Heflin's recipe, and everyone in my family especially enjoyed going to her house, because we knew she would make one for us.
Aunt Dorothy did not list the size of the whipped topping, but I start with the 8-ounce container and use a little less than the entire container. This allows it to firm up better. And it really does better if made the day before serving it.
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 can (6 ounces) lemonade concentrate, thawed
1 container (8 ounces) whipped topping
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 graham cracker piecrust
• Mix together the sweetened condensed milk, lemon concentrate and whipped topping, in that order, only until smooth. When mixed, add 1/2-teaspoon lemon juice; mix well. Spread in crust and chill overnight. Serves 6.
G.A. JURKO, Oklahoma City
DEAR READERS: When B. Ellis of Moore asked for birthday cards for her mother's 100th birthday, I suggested that if she received 100 cards, it would be neat. You came through, as always. I know she received 106, maybe more. You all are the greatest! Thanks!
DEAR MELBA: I saw your reader's tip for boiling eggs by putting them in the oven. If anyone decides to try this, I would like to emphasize the importance of the oven temperature. I had seen this same idea on Facebook, and tried it.
However, your reader's suggestion was to bake them at 325 degrees. Facebook said 350 degrees. Evidently, those 25 degrees made a great difference. I tried 12 eggs. Four of them blew up, four more cracked and I couldn't even get the peel off the other four. It was not a pretty sight.
Anyway, that was my experience.
NANCY STATEN, Oklahoma City
DEAR MELBA: A chuckle: Gladys Dunn attended church services Sunday. The sermon seemed to go on forever, and many in the congregation fell asleep.
After the service, Gladys walked up to a very sleepy looking gentleman. In an attempt to be sociable, Gladys extended her hand, and said, “Hello, I'm Gladys Dunn.” To which the gentleman replied, “You're not the only one!”
CAROL of North Carolina
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