Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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Watermelon Rind Preserves

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This is an old-fashioned recipe and a wonderful way to reduce food waste. Watermelon rind preserves are not like traditional preserves that you buy in a grocery store. They are more like candied watermelon pieces in a cinnamon-spiced syrup. The watermelon pieces can be eaten plain or stirred into cakes and cookies, as you would use candied cherries, pineapple or citrus peel. Spoon the sweet syrup over warm buttered biscuits or stir it into hot or iced tea for sweetness. —Peggy Woodward, Shullsburg, Wisconsin

Spicy Thai-Inspired Noodle Watermelon Salad

1 review

Our county is famous for its fabulous Green River melons. While you won’t find this unique and refreshing salad at...


Watermelon Spritzer

2 reviews

It couldn’t get much easier than this bright spritzer! “Watermelon blended with limeade is cool and refreshing. It’s a wonderful...


Watermelon Cups

6 reviews

This lovely appetizer is almost too pretty to eat! Sweet watermelon cubes hold a refreshing topping that showcases cucumber, red...


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Cool and Creamy Watermelon Pie

42 reviews

This simple pie is so refreshing that it never lasts long on warm summer days. Watermelon and a few convenience...

Juicy Watermelon Salad

14 reviews

This fruit salad has such a surprising yet fabulous mix of flavors that friends often ask for the recipe. Combine...


Mint Watermelon Salad

12 reviews

I invented this refreshing fruit salad one sultry afternoon while my friends were gathered around my pool. It was quick...

Strawberry Watermelon Lemonade

1 review

The nutrition department at my local hospital inspired me to create this refreshing summer sipper. I tweaked their recipe slightly...


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Watermelon and Spinach Salad

14 reviews

Summer's the perfect time to toss up this watermelon salad. You'd never expect it, but spinach is awesome here. Eat...


Watermelon Boat

1 review

"Wow!" is what folks will say when they dig into this lovely fruit salad piled high in an eye-catching watermelon...


Frozen Watermelon Lemon Cream Tarts

2 reviews

These fruit tarts are so refreshing on a hot summer day! They are extremely healthy and convenient, and just a...

Spicy Shrimp & Watermelon Kabobs

3 reviews

My three sons can polish off a watermelon in one sitting. Before they dig in, I set aside a few...


Watermelon Feta Flag Salad

1 review

Our family celebrates the Fourth of July with a watermelon salad that resembles the flag. Here’s an all-American centerpiece that’s...


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Minty Watermelon-Cucumber Salad

32 reviews

Capturing the fantastic flavors of summer, this refreshing, beautiful watermelon-cucumber salad will be the talk of any picnic or potluck....


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Watermelon Rind Pickles

6 reviews

"Waste not, want not" has always been smart advice—especially when it produces picked watermelon rind that's so refreshing. —Taste of...