In the Kitchen

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How to Carve a Melon Basket | from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsDid your mom used to carve melon baskets when you were young? The memory of my mom’s melon baskets really stands out for me. In my younger self’s mind, nothing short of pure genius and magical talent could make something as cool as a watermelon basket. It was always the highlight of a summer get together when she brought out the melon basket. I’ve meant to carve one for many years, but have always been a too intimidated to even try. Recently, however, we were having a summer barbecue and I decided to try my hand carving one. It ends up that it wasn’t hard to do at all! The results were striking to look at, but even better to eat! Equally delicious was the frozen watermelon stars that I made to flavor our Minute Maid® Lemonade. Because what says summer more than watermelon and lemonade? And what better than lemonade that is made with the goodness of real lemons? Minute Maid Lemonade is the quintessential refreshing beverage with the great taste of a simpler time. And right now, you can buy any 2 Minute Maid or Sprite® 2 liters and save $1 off your watermelon purchase.

How to Carve a Melon Basket | from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsIn order to carve the melon, I found it easiest to use a pencil to mark guidelines into the watermelon’s skin before making any cuts. (more…)

Peanut Butter Yougurt Dip | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Peanut Butter Yogurt Dip – A Kid-friendly Snacking Dip Last week, I shared that I like to create snack platters for Sola when we work on big projects to keep her fueled without me having to interrupt things to fix her food. One thing that I have found that helps to encourage Sola to eat […]

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How to Make Butter With Kids | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Teaching Kids to Make Butter Teaching kids how to make butter is a fun activity in itself, but it can also be a fun science experiment. Most people choose to make butter with kids by using  a jar and a marble. Having done the jar method a few times with my older kids, I can […]

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Pizzeria Style Pizza Crust Recipe | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

I have to make a lot of my food from scratch now, because my nephrologist has put me on a low sodium diet. I do love pizza though, so I have been refining my pizza crust recipe over the last few months and am very happy with the results of this recipe. I used to […]

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Autumn Stir Fry Recipe | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NestleSchoolDays #CollectiveBias It’s back to school time, even for us homeschoolers. In addition to trying to get back into the rhythm of schoolwork, there are after-school sports, clubs, and events to attend, the holidays to think about, and […]

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