Thursday, August 27, 2009

What can you do with a Melon Baller?

The obvious answer is make melon balls.  However, there are other uses for this kitchen tool.  The following are suggestions I came across in a Good Housekeeping magazine this summer.
  • If you are using apples or pears - cut the fruit in half, then rotate the melon ball tool around the centers to evenly dig out only the core
  • For hors d'oeuvres - make mini meat balls using your favorite ground meat mixture.  In a saute pan, brown the mini meat balls.  You can serve the meat balls by themselves or in a sauce mixture.  
  • To make bite size cookies - instead of using the typical one inch cookie scoop, use the melon ball tool to make perfectly round mini cookies with your favorite cookie dough.  Reduce your usual baking time by 1 to 2 minutes.  The bite size cookies are great for snacks in the afternoon or evening when guests need a quick bite.  They don't have to feel guilty about eating a whole large cookie.
  • To serve sorbet in style - you can use scoops of different flavors and colors.  Arrange them in small groups on a pan covered with parchment.  Freeze until serving time.
Have fun in the kitchen and enjoy!  

Lynda & Howard Lerner
Inn Caring


  1. What great ideas. I served a party for my husband with wonderful results. Meatballs were lovely and enjoyed by all.

  2. Great food i will made on this Christmas i believe my children also love this food . thanks for sharing.

  3. I think that the food mentioned in the blog is great. I can eat it for my whole life provided that it is served cold.

  4. I would love to eat the food recipes given here on the post and also believe that everyone other than me will also cherish the dishes mentioned here.

  5. This blog is a nostalgic one as i remember my mom cooking this recipe when i was in high school. Now since i live in mexico i miss this dish a lot as i am not a good cook.

  6. Use your melon baller to remove the choke from an artichoke, seed a watermelon or hollow out vegetables.