It's time to hang up the whisks. After 40 years in the newspaper business - 34 of them with the Chicago Tribune as a food writer and editor - I will be retiring April 1. It has been a...

The best, no fail, lemon meringue pie. The meringue stays fluffy and does not pull away from the crust. The filling does not get runny, it stays perfectly together when you slice the pie.

Blueberry Custard Pie - a blueberry pie with a creamy custard filling and topped with a crunchy streusel topping. www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Blueberry Custard Pie - a blueberry pie with a creamy custard filling and topped with a crunchy streusel topping. www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Katie Carlson started as food editor of the Daytona Beach News-Journal in 1971 and was promoted to women's editor in 1977.Her food pages won first place in the national Vesta awards competition for three consecutive years starting in 1973.

Who knew you could make pie crusts so creative? 9 How-tos and a video for 20 variations by @Libbie Summers

Who knew you could make pie crusts so creative? 9 How-tos and a video for 20 variations by @Libbie Summers

Chicago Tribune food editor Ruth Ellen Church, AKA Mary Meade

New York food editor Carol Brock

Atlanta food editor Grace Hartley

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