Watergate Salad


Nothing says dessert in the 1970’s quite like Jell-O pudding and Cool Whip. No, this is not a green salad. It’s a treat that’s fluffy, sweet, and yummy! This type of pudding dessert has been around since the early 1900’s. The Watergate name has nothing to do with President Nixon, except the timing.

In 1975 Jell-O introduced pistachio pudding mix which coincided with the Watergate scandal. There are several stories as to the origin of the name. No one can say for sure why it’s called Watergate Salad. Originally this was called Pistachio Pineapple Delight. Some call this Pistachio Fluff, Green Goop, or Green Fluff. I prefer Watergate Salad, it’s attention getting. Whatever you want to call it, a delectable dessert is what this is. 

There is no cooking involved. You are just dumping ingredients in a bowl, and stirring it all together. How easy is that! Dump, mix, refrigerate, and eat. Enjoy this enticing, nostalgic recipe.

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. Ephesians 4:29


Watergate Salad


3.4 oz instant pistachio pudding mix 

20 oz can crushed pineapple with juice

1 cup mini marshmallows

½ cup chopped walnuts

8 oz whipped topping thawed


  1. In a large mixing bowl add dry pudding mix, and the entire can of crushed pineapple, including the juice, marshmallows, and nuts. Stir until well combined.
  2. Gently fold in the whipped topping. Chill in the refrigerator for one hour.
  3. Garnish with additional whipped topping, nuts, and maraschino cherries. Enjoy!


  • Do not drain the pineapple. 
  • Pineapple is very sweet on its own. Use pineapple in juice instead of syrup to cut some of the sweetness. 
  • Use whatever nuts you prefer like pecans, or pistachios.



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Kool-Aid Pie


My childhood included consuming large amounts of Kool-Aid. With five children this was an inexpensive way for my mom to give us a fun drink, and we drank a lot of it. So I was very excited to find this Kool-Aid pie recipe. 

One of my favorite childhood drinks in the form of a pie. The nostalgia. The wonderful memories. I had to try this fun dessert, and it did not disappoint. I made cherry for my first attempt, and it packs a punch just like the Kool-Aid Man. It is a bit on the sweeter side but still very good.

Kids will absolutely love making this easy no-bake dessert. Choose any flavor you like. It comes together within minutes. No special equipment is required. You just need a large mixing bowl and a rubber spatula. 

Only four ingredients are used for this delightful pie that will make you feel like a kid again. The flavor options are plentiful. I have also made a tropical punch flavored pie and that too is a winner. Kool-Aid pie will add a little sunshine to your day. Who doesn’t need more of that.

Happy Eating!

And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 


Kool-Aid Pie


1 (14oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

1 packet of Kool-Aid (any flavor)

1 (8 oz.) container whipped topping

1 store bought graham cracker pie crust


  1. In a large mixing bowl pour the sweetened condensed milk. Add Kool-Aid and mix with a rubber spatula until combined and the color is uniform.
  2. Fold in the entire container of whipped topping until everything is mixed evenly and there are no streaks of color. 
  3. Spread mixture into graham cracker crust. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.


  • You can use homemade whipped cream instead of Cool Whip. 
  • Reduce the amount of sweetened milk to bring down the sweetness. 
  • Freeze the pie during the summer for a cool treat.


You can find this recipe and all of my recipes that I share on Mustard Seed Sentinel, Meghan’s Corner.