Food goddess: Limeade Pie is as easy as it gets

“Dear Food Goddess,

Many years ago a favorite of my family’s was a frozen lime dessert made with a can of frozen limeade and a can of sweetened condensed milk. We’re all of a sudden hungry for it and the recipe is not to be found. We would appreciate any help from you or your readers.” -- Jane Yarbrough, Vinings

The minions have come to rescue Ms. Yarbrough in her time of need. Mary Ann Wise of Gainesville, Cindy Acker of Powder Springs and Peb McMichael of Covington were all kind enough to send the recipe for this refrigerated pie. Ms. McMichael writes, “I got the recipe from a 1984 “Dogwood Delights” cookbook put out by Telephone Pioneers of America that a friend from AT&T gave me years ago.”

The dining deity can see why one would be distraught to misplace the recipe. It certainly doesn’t get any easier than this.

Limeade Pie

Serves: 8-10

Hands on: 15 minutes

Total time: 4 hours for chilling

The recipe calls for limeade but you could substitute lemonade. If desired, add a few drops of green (for lime) or yellow (for lemon) food coloring.

1 (6-ounce) can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed

1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

1 (8-ounce) carton frozen whipped dessert topping, thawed

1 (9-inch) homemade or prepared graham cracker or chocolate cookie pie crust

In a bowl, mix limeade concentrate and sweetened condensed milk until blended. Fold in dessert topping a cup at a time. Transfer mixture to pie crust. Refrigerate until firm about 3-4 hours.

Meatloaf recipe needed

Donna Grecko, a busy mom of three and a serious meatloaf lover, has lost her recipe for turkey meatloaf she got off of a Perdue ground turkey package. It included ground turkey, egg(s), saltine crackers and tomato sauce. She adds, “It was a great “plain” meatloaf for kids.”