SHERBET IS GREAT SUMMER DESSERT
DEAR MELBA: My mom, Rosalyn Heflin, used to make this Icebox Pineapple Sherbet. It is especially good for the summer months, and is one of my family's favorite desserts.
When I make this dessert, it takes me back to a very happy childhood.
ICEBOX PINEAPPLE SHERBET
2 cups buttermilk
1 cup sugar
1 can (10 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 envelope gelatin
2 tablespoons warm water
1 egg white, stiffly beaten
Combine buttermilk, sugar, pineapple and vanilla. Dissolve gelatin in the warm water. Add beaten egg white; mix well. Combine with pineapple mixture and put in freezer until partially frozen. Put into a bowl and whip with a wire whisk. Return to tray and continue freezing. Serves 4 to 6.
G. JURKO, Oklahoma City
DEAR MELBA: After trying several recipes, Aunt Susan's Butterscotch Pie was the best. Unfortunately I have lost the recipe. Can you help?
ROBERT KOTCH, Edmond
DEAR MELBA: You had a question from a lady who wanted to know if those blue Heritage Collection Mason Jars would be available in local stores. I just received 2 cases. I contacted Jarden Home Brands and the following is the answer: “Ball Heritage Jars are offered online and available at retail stores. Most retailers who ordered this item are just beginning to stock them on the shelf. Check your local grocery and hardware stores for availability.
“Some of the national and regional stores where you'll find the blue jars include Target, Albertson's and Bed, Bath and Beyond. Crafting stores will likely sell single jars. These include Hobby Lobby, JoAnn Stores and Wal-Mart.”
Not all stores will have this item stocked at the same time, so she should check local stores to confirm. Currently, if you order online they are back-ordered until June, so I was very lucky to get mine.
KELLI DAVIDSON, Oklahoma City
DEAR MELBA: I found the Blue Ball Anniversary Jars at the Target on NW Expressway and Rockwell. They did not have many on the shelves and the price was $9.99 for six. Just wanted to let you know and thank you.
HELENE PARKER, Oklahoma City
DEAR MELBA: Please tell readers that Nicoma Park Chapter of the Eastern Star will be having a Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, at the Nicoma Park Community Center, 2221 Nichols Dr. It's behind the Nicoma Park Police and Fire Stations on NE 23, between Westminister and Anderson. For more information, call C. Brown, 623-4326, L. Brown, 769-4504, or C. Pumphrey, 769-3040.
LINDA BROWN, Nicoma Park
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