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. 


 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!


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!


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