I first made this for a family reunion, and now it's always requested for our family gatherings. The sweet and tangy lemonade-pudding coating goes well with any fruit, so feel free to substitute your favorites. —Rhonda Eads, Jasper, Indiana
Bow tie pasta, turkey and watermelon combine in this breezy summer salad from R. Jean Rand of Edina, Minnesota. It has a sweet-tart taste would pair well with tall glasses of lemonade or iced tea for an outdoor patio lunch.
Ripe from the craft patch, this easy-to-carve watermelon truly says "summer." Unlike other versions that simply feature a scalloped edge, this includes a unique fruit design on the side and an easy handle at the top. But you don't need to stock up on supplies to make it. Just grab a few basic tools from your kitchen and craft area and start carving. In no time, you'll have a handy bowl that has all the fun of the season etched right into it! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
"We love all types of melons, so I'm always experimenting with different ways to serve them," writes Bernice Morris of Marshfield, Missouri. "A light dressing brings out the refreshing fruit flavors in this cool salad that's so delightful in warm weather."
I usually have the ingredients for this melon salad on hand. It's a refreshing side dish for any meal, and it's a good and fast contribution to a potluck. Sliced bananas, strawberries and apples taste great in it, too.
"Each time I serve this light and refreshing desert, it gets rave reviews," comments field editor Edie DeSpain from Logan, Utah. "With three kinds of melon, it's lovely and colorful but so simple to prepare."
"After 40 years of cooking for our family, making meals for two was a big adjustment," remembers Clara Honeyager of Mukwonago, Wisconsin. "This salad is a refreshing treat that I can prepare without a lot of fuss."
"This is just one of the recipes I developed to take advantage of the fresh mint I grow nearly year-round. The serano pepper is a nice contrrast to the sweetness of the syrup and salad. —Jennifer Fisher, Austin, Texas