Lemonade and a Giveaway!

I think by now you all know I love anything lemon. Check out my Pinterest boards and I have one dedicated  to All Things Lemon.  Right now I have 119 pins and I am adding to that everyday. This recipe was shared in my latest column in Chesapeake Style Magazine. I shared a really great story in the column and I would love it if you would go and check it out and let me know what you think. I am really enjoying writing my column. My dream growing up was to be a writer. With this column I am living a little bit of that dream. I can not express the sense of pride I feel when I see my name in print on something I wrote. Really  makes it worth while when I have so many compliments on it. Stay tuned at the bottom of this post for the giveaway details. You do not want to miss this one!


When I made this lemonade my kids were so excited. They couldn't wait to taste it. Of course, they have to wait until I photographed it. Well this particular time my camera battery died right in the middle of me taking the pictures. So I had to put the battery on charge and they couldn't touch this until I was done. I know, according to my son, that was torture. I charged the battery just enough to get the last few shots.  Turns out I liked the ones I took before the battery died. 



Lemonade

 1 cup sugar
 1 cup water (for the simple syrup)
 1 cup lemon juice
 3 to 4 cups cold water (to dilute)

 Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.  While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice.  Add the juice and the sugar water to a pitcher. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it. Serve with ice, sliced lemons. Enjoy!


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I have an awesome giveaway for you today. I was going to make a special recipe to go along with the giveaway but I just couldn't wait any longer to share. Besides if I hold onto to this any longer I might want to keep it for myself!


I am giving away one set of this lemon meringue pie necklace/charm and earrings.  These are locally hand made by Amy Basye.  I had the pleasure of doing a craft show with her back in the fall and first saw these. She recently set up at a local farmers market and I happened to see some pictures posted on facebook of some of the vendors there (I did not attend) and I saw these and contacted her immediately. I just love all her stuff and she has a talent for making these. Trust me, she had so many things to choose from I had a hard time deciding on what to get.  Check out these BLT Sandwiches. They are just too stinking cute. Guess what, because I love you all so much, I will be giving away a set of these also!  




There are several ways to enter the giveaway.....

Entry 1(Mandatory)- just to leave a comment on this post.  Tell me what you would like to see on Served Up With Love.  

Entry 2- Become a friend on facebook and come back and let me know you did. Already a friend let me know and its still another entry.  I often share what I am having for dinner or whatever may be going on in our crazy busy life. 

Entry 3- Share this on your facebook wall and let me know you did, another entry!

Entry 4- Follow me on Pinterest, if you need an invite let me know. Beware, it is very addictive!



I want to personally thank each and everyone of you for sharing the journey with me. It started off as a hobby just reading so many great blogs and thinking maybe I could do this to actually doing it. I am so glad I took that chance and did it. I thought I would just have a few family members to read my recipes.  You are all family and I am so blessed to have you. 

**At this point Amy does not have a facebook page, website, or an etsy shop to purchase her items.  If you think this is something you would like to purchase leave me a comment telling me so.  I know this is something she is considering. Thanks Amy for being the sweet, talented person that you are!


***This giveaway will end on June 10th at 8 PM EST.  Two winners will be chosen by Random.org and notified on here.  Please leave your email address so I can also notify you by email. This is open to everyone!

*****GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED******

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44 comments:

  1. I love your recipes!! I also love that you get a personalized story with each recipe. PS AND You are TOTALLY Rocking the Food Photography.♥

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  2. #2 I am already a Friend on FB.

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  3. #3 Just shared the post.

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  4. I'm already following you on Pinterest. Who got you started on that again.....hhahahahhaaaaaa :)

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  5. I'd love to see some more "from scratch" recipes, since I'm trying to incorporate more of these into our menu.

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  6. already like you on facebook

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  7. shared to my facebook wall too!

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  8. AND, I follow you on pinterest!!!!

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  9. Quick and easy meals. You know I have my hands full and dinner time is stressful for me..hence we do take out way too much.

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  10. Already like on facebook

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  11. MMMM..Love lemonade and wish I had a quart size mug of this right now! Love the jewelry Thank you for sharing on Thursday's Treasures Week 36 sweetie! I'll shared this on my board and will also on my page. <3 and hugs dear one! http://www.recipesformyboys.com/2012/05/thursdays-treasures-week-36.html

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  12. Everything on here looks wonderful! Can't think of anything I'd really like to see more of right now. Love your page

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  13. I have now shared your giveaway on my FB wall.... unfortunately I don't have pinterest right now. Not sure I want to get sucked into another site... haha. :)

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  14. I would like to see you post more about your writing career. and more yummies, can't get enough yummies.

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  15. I liked you on FB and followed you on Pinterest. and i agree it is addicting.

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  16. Love your page...as the mother of 3 boys who are now grown I enjoy then day to day antics ! You will miss all that one day ! Im also fb friends with you !

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  17. I'm already friends on FB and I posted it on my page.

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  18. Lets try this again. My first comment didnt post. I love all of the recipes that you put on here. Can you give me a good recipe for shepherds pie?

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  19. I love a big glass of lemonade on a hot summer day. I loved your story about having to wait to take the photo while the camera battery charged. That has happened to me as well! (I'm sure to most food bloggers out there!)I'm now following you on pinterest. Have a wonderful day!

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  20. I would like to see more campfire recipes for camping...ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

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  21. I like you on fb...ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

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  22. I follow you on pinterest as labellaluna....ciao4now64 at yahoo dot com.

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  23. I just love anything cooked in the crock pot. The more recipes for the crock pot the better for me. I love crockpot cooking so count me in for more crockpot recipes.
    Elizabeth elizabedu3@aol.com

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  24. Nothing better on a hot day! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

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  25. I would love to see a great recipe for key lime pie!! Thanks.

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  26. Well I would love to have more Sour Dough recipes in my file.
    Bread, doughnuts, cakes, pancakes...you name it!

    http://www.larkscountryheart.com/

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  27. I follow you on facebook!!

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  28. I follow you on Pinterest!

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  29. I "Like" you on Face Book!

    http://www.larkscountryheart.com/

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  30. I did leave a little comment on your FB page about those flipping cute Sandwich earings!!!

    *great giveaway!

    http://www.larkscountryheart.com/

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  31. I'd like to see healthy recipes because my husband has high cholesterol and diabetes, and I need to lose some weight. Thanks for the giveaway - I'd love to win!

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  32. I'm already a friend of yours on FB.

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  33. I follow you on Pinterest.

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  34. I shared this on my FB page.

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  35. kristine tennysonTuesday, June 12, 2012

    howdy would love to see simple and easy recipes!

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  36. kristine tennysonTuesday, June 12, 2012

    already a facebook friend!

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  37. kristine tennysonTuesday, June 12, 2012

    folower on pintrist!

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  38. I follow you on facebook, and I always love supper and dessert ideas :)

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  39. Michelle BrassartTuesday, June 12, 2012

    I love your recipes- and the stories that come with them! <3

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  40. Congrats to Kate S comment#35 you won the lemon meringue pie earrings and necklace and Lark Harrington comment#27...you won the BLT earrings. I enjoyed reading all of your comments and giving away these goodies!!

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  41. Had to pick another winner....one did not respond in time.....Becky V, comment #8, you won the lemon meringue pie earrings and necklace.

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  42. What an awesome giveaway!! Those were really cute! Your lemonade sounds super delish. Perfect for this summer season. I have a column too in our local mommy magazine and it's such a great feeling to see your name and what you wrote in print ;) Love it!

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