Pretty In Pink

April showers brought about May flowers. May flowers released the fragrance of June love.


Wedding season is here, and I have the perfect launching pad for your pretty in pink theme. 

Super Easy; Serves 4

Watermelon Salad

16 3-inch watermelon rounds

8 slices speck or prosciutto

pepper basil, garnish

pink peppercorns, garnish

citrus jus


Citrus Jus

1 1/1 c grapefruit juice

3 T Meyer lemon juice

2 1/2 T granulated sugar

1/4 t fennel seeds

pinch sea salt

1/2 t pink peppercorns


Old-school Translations

c=cup; T=tablespoon; t=teaspoon


To make the citrus jus, add ingredients to a non-reactive pot and set over medium-low heat. Cook sauce until it becomes a thick syrup. Strain and transfer to a squeeze bottle until ready to use.

Meanwhile, to assemble the watermelon salad, place a watermelon round in the center of the plate. Gently bunch a slice of ham on top. Layer another piece of watermelon at an angle. *See photo below.

Drizzle citrus jus over salad. Garnish with freshly cracked, pink peppercorns and pepper basil

Watermelon Salad


Easy Solutions

If you have leftover watermelon, use a petite melon baller to scoop little balls. Adding them to the salad makes it all the more pretty and sure to impress ALL the ladies.

This theme is timeless, oh so pretty and fresh and easy.

No bridal shower. No problem. Invite a group of your closest girlfriends over, and throw your own pretty in pink party. Hey, don't forget raise a glass to Andie (MollyRingwald), Duckie (Jon Cryer) and Blane (Andrew McCarthy). If you do, share your photos and memories with us. 

Remember, if you want the same results, follow the recipe and use the products mentioned.

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*These recipes originally aired Monday, June 19, 2017 on WREG Live At 9.