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Star Spangled Lemonade with Blueberries and Watermelon Stars
lemonade with blueberries and star shaped watermelon american flag and paper straw with stars on it

Lemonade with blueberries and watermelon makes this iconic summer drink even more fun and refreshing! The good news is that this lemonade is easy to make and packs a big festive punch with friends and family!

I like to kick off summer by serving it on Memorial Day and then bring it out again on Independence Day. You can always turn it into a cocktail if you like- but it is really good as it is! My kids would drink it by the gallon if I would let them!

This star-spangled lemonade is easy to make- or you can always substitute your favorite store-bought lemonade! Here is the recipe…

Star Spangled Lemonade

Ingredients~

1 3/4 cups sugar

1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice

8 cups water

DIRECTIONS~

  1. COMBINE THE SUGAR AND WATER OVER HEAT TO DISSOLVE THE SUGAR.
  2. ADD LEMON JUICE
  3. CHILL AND ENJOY!

To make a Star Spangled Cocktail, simply add 2 oz. of vodka to an 6-8 oz. serving of lemonade.

To make watermelon stars, slice a piece of watermelon into a triangle slice. Use a mini cookie cutter in the shape of a star and cut out star shapes from watermelon slice.

Add fresh, washed blueberries.

Top with a miniature flag and a festive straw!

Serve on a tray with cocktail napkins and enjoy!

Cheers,

Lydia xo

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My Mom’s Old-Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler

Blueberry Cobbler is a sweet treat to serve to my family throughout spring and summer. My dad has always grown blueberries (and often gives the entire bush as a gift to friends who ask him about them). We had trays full of berries each summer, and I always loved that abundance of homegrown goodness in our kitchen. 🙂 My mom would make blueberry jam that I could never get enough of- and blueberry muffins, and blueberry cobbler…

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When we have blueberries that happen to be more tart than sweet, my kids will ignore them pretty harshly. I usually freeze them for smoothies, but this time I decided to bake with them. The kids had no problem with the berries after this cobbler came out of the oven. Haha! Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and this tastes like summer in a bowl. Here is the recipe for this very simple family favorite!

Old-Fashioned Blueberry Cobbler

1 3/4 cups sugar

1 cup self-rising flour

1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter

3/4 cup milk

3 to 4 cups of blueberries (washed and drained)

DIRECTIONS:

Place berries in a bowl and add 3/4 cup of sugar. Gently stir to coat the berries. Set aside.

Sift 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup flour together in a large bowl.

Add milk and combine.

Melt butter and pour into a 9 x 13 glass baking dish

Pour batter mixture evenly over hot butter.

Pour blueberries evenly on top.

Bake at 350 degrees (F) for 30-40 minutes.

Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

I hope you enjoy this simple treat. It is a great recipe to have on hand for a quick dessert idea when you need it!

Cheers,

Lydia xo