Today’s tasty tips are nice and cool. Maybe a sweet slice of Lemonade Pie will bring a little perspective and not so hot sunshine into our relentless weather.

Thanks Jane!! … and thanks for walking the road with me.


 Quick Desserts, By Jane Jarrell

Got a minute, make a dessert. Too hot to think straight? Try these cool recipes that are fast and refreshing.  Mix a few and easy to find ingredients and you’re ready to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth.

Lemonade Pie

1 stick butter, melted

2 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs

½ cup chopped pecans

2 (8-ounce) cartons Cool Whip

2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk

2 (12 fluid ounce) frozen Pink Lemonade

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine butter, graham cracker crumbs and pecans. Press the crust into the bottom of a 9X13 pan. Bake for 12 minutes or until the crust is a shade darker. Cool. Combine Cool Whip, condensed milk and lemonade. Pour into the prepared graham cracker crust and chill overnight.

Serves 10-12


Orange sherbet

1 (2 liter orange) soda

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 (6-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained

Pour soda, condensed milk and pineapple into an ice cream freezer. Process sherbet according to freezer directions. Freeze until ready to serve.

Serves 8

Chocolate Velvet Pie

1 (8-inch) prepared chocolate crumb crust
1 (11.5-ounce) package Nestle Chocolate Morsels
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
Sweetened whipped cream topping
1 cup whipping cream
2 tablespoons powdered sugar

Melt the morsels according to package directions. Microwave morsels in a medium, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on medium-high power for 1 minute; stir. The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary, microwave at additional 10 to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted. Cool to room temperature. Beat melted chocolate, cream cheese and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl until light in color. Fold in whipped cream. Spoon into crust. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until firm. Top with sweetened whipped cream.
In a separate bowl, beat whipping cream slowly adding the powdered sugar until soft peaks form. Spread the sweet whipped cream on top of pie and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serves 8

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