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Have you noticed that most of my SRC posts start with me talking about something I saw on Pintrest a while back? Well, guess what! This one is no different.


A while back (probably more than a year ago), I saw this pin on Pintrest, and thought it looked like a fun treat. So I made a mental note to do it for the 4th of July.

It isn’t really a recipe, but it wasn’t as easy a just opening a few bags either. It took several steps.

  1. Sort out the blue M&Ms. (This job is always a joy for OCD people like my brother Caleb, and often for perfectionists like me.)
  2. Place blue M&M’s in a pretty little heirloom Fostoria cream pitcher. Set aside.
  3. Melt white chocolate Almond Bark in double boiler.
  4. Dip desired number of pretzels in melted Almond Bark, one at a time. Arrange dipped pretzels on parchment paper and allow them to dry at room temperature.
  5. Lick the white chocolate off of all the dishes, utensils and surfaces you dripped it on, smeared it across and coated with it. (You can ask your siblings for help with this step if you want.)
  6. Open a bag of red Twizzlers and arrange them in an heirloom Fostoria vase so they look like Mad Scientist Hair. Set aside.
  7. Once the chocolate on the pretzels has hardened, place them in an elegant heirloom Fostoria bowl.
  8. Arrange your candy dishes on an heirloom Fostoria platter, and use it as an edible centerpiece for the dinning table all day long!

Seriously though, I actually did try a real, new recipe/concoction, the next day. I was inspired by this pin, but the recipe I actually used was this one.

Watermelon Lemonade

Unflattering Photo of Watermelon Lemonade

The hardest part of this recipe is getting the leftover, 4th of July watermelon cut into chunks and de-seeded so you can demolish it in a blender. Everything else is easy.

All you do is make a regular lemonade recipe. (We use 1 cup sugar and 1 cup lemon juice for a half-gallon.) If your melon is sweet, put less than a full cup of sugar (maybe 3/4th or 4/5th). Then, instead of finishing by filling the pitcher with water, add 3-4 cups (for a half-gallon) of liquid watermelon, and then finish filling the pitcher with water.

Watermelon ≅ Water

Enjoy over ice.



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