memorial day http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/10910/all en-US Best Money Tips: Cost Effective Things to Do This Memorial Day http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-cost-effective-things-to-do-this-memorial-day <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-cost-effective-things-to-do-this-memorial-day" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/bbq-84523137.jpg" alt="bbq" title="bbq" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some amazing articles on cost effective things to do this Memorial Day, saving on moving, and affordable wedding venues.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://onecentatatime.com/51-cost-effective-things-to-do-this-memorial-day/">51 Cost Effective Things to do This Memorial Day</a> &mdash; Organizing a BBQ or going for a hike are just a couple cost effective things to do this Memorial Day. [One Cent at a Time]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneytalksnews.com/2014/05/15/8-ways-to-save-a-bundle-on-moving">8 Ways to Save a Bundle on Moving</a> &mdash; Packing yourself or finding free materials can help you save a bundle on moving. [Money Talks News]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Unique-Places-Get-Married-29497801">Unexpected Wedding Venues That Are Easy on the Wallet</a> &mdash; Carnivals and aquariums are wallet-friendly places to get married. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://kiplinger.com/article/saving/T063-C011-S001-get-paid-for-your-opinions.html">Get Paid for Your Opinions</a> &mdash; Did you know you can make money as an online juror? [Kiplinger]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneyunder30.com/best-car-insurance-for-young-adults">The Best Car Insurance Companies For Young Adults</a> &mdash; StateFarm and AllState offer good insurance options for young adults. [Money Under 30]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://asklizweston.com/money-rules-of-thumb-college-savings-edition/">Money rules of thumb: College savings edition</a> &mdash; Using a good 529 plan is important when saving for college. [Ask Liz Weston]</p> <p><a href="http://www.creditsesame.com/blog/6-mortgage-terms-every-new-home-buyer-know/">6 Mortgage Terms Every New Home Buyer Should Know</a> &mdash; Every homebuyer should know what principle and interest are. [Credit Sesame]</p> <p><a href="http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/traveling-requires-planning-home-avoid-sorts-nasty-unexpected-fees.html">Traveling abroad requires planning at home to avoid unexpected fees on credit card and cell phone bills</a> &mdash; When traveling, take a credit card that has no foreign transaction fees. [Bargaineering]</p> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2014/05/likability-key-to-job-success.html">Likability Key to Job Success</a> &mdash; Treating people the way you want to be treated is key to your success. [Free Money Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/breaking-the-binky-habit">Breaking the Binky Habit</a> &mdash; To break the binky habit, cut holes in the tip of the binky. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-cost-effective-things-to-do-this-memorial-day">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/47-cheap-fun-things-to-do-this-weekend">47 Cheap, Fun Things to Do This Weekend</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-12-best-weekend-activities-for-introverts">The 12 Best Weekend Activities for Introverts</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-watch-movies-in-the-theater-for-free">How to Watch Movies in the Theater for Free</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-theme-ideas-for-a-memorable-halloween-party">15 Theme Ideas for a Memorable Halloween Party</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-8-best-ways-to-stream-tv-and-movies-for-free">The 8 Best Ways to Stream TV and Movies for Free</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Entertainment best money tips cost effective memorial day Mon, 19 May 2014 09:00:23 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1139538 at http://www.wisebread.com The Best and Worst Things to Buy in May http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-and-worst-things-to-buy-in-may <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-best-and-worst-things-to-buy-in-may" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/3575759937_0557202bdf_z.jpg" alt="boy holding flag" title="boy holding flag" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's easy to know that you're <a title="dealnews Editors' Choice" class="image_link" href="http://dealnews.com/editors-choice?eref=wisebread">getting the best deal</a> around when shopping through dealnews, but sometimes you want to plan for purchases in advance. So to help you out, we've mined our archives of product prices, sales, and coupons to see what consumer goods are best buys throughout the month of May. (See also: <a title="Shopping Calendar: The Best Time to Buy Anything" href="http://www.wisebread.com/buying-calendar">Shopping Calendar: The Best Time to Buy Anything</a>)</p> <p>While every month features its own unique deal fluctuations, we often see overlap across months, especially when they fall within the same season. As such, some of the advice for May might sound familiar if you've diligently followed the April guide. That said, May has some unique shopping characteristics to take note of, like stellar Memorial Day sales later this month. So dive in and brush up on the best and worst things to buy in May.</p> <h3>Memorial Day Sales and Coupons &mdash; Some of the Best of the Year</h3> <p>Oftentimes, stores want you to believe that every holiday weekend will feature some of the deepest discounts of the season, but that isn't always the case. However, as an almost-mid-year sale, we found that Memorial Day weekend tends to boast some of the most exceptional sales since January. You'll see the ubiquitous sale ads, but where these promotions truly become money-saving is in the plethora of stacking coupons we find on those already-discounted goods. Look to your favorite <a title="clothing deals" href="http://dealnews.com/c202/Clothing-Accessories?eref=wisebread">apparel</a> and <a title="home goods deals" href="http://dealnews.com/c196/Home-Garden?eref=wisebread">home goods stores</a> for special holiday promotions. And in particular, keep an eye on department stores, nationwide apparel retailers, and home stores like <a title="Pottery Barn deals" href="http://dealnews.com/b1611/Pottery-Barn?eref=wisebread">Pottery Barn</a> and West Elm.</p> <h3>Spring Clothing Deals Heat Up</h3> <p>Late April was an excellent time to start shopping for spring <a title="clothing deals" href="http://dealnews.com/c202/Clothing-Accessories?eref=wisebread">clothing deals</a>, but the discounts really heat up in May where you could find cuts of up to 75% off. And if you want a particularly strong discount, try holding out until Memorial Day weekend for those aforementioned stacking coupons.</p> <h3>Sleep Easy with Mattress Deals</h3> <p>May is generally a good time to find a deal on a new mattress, and indeed for the past two years the sales we saw on <a title="furniture deals" href="http://dealnews.com/c199/Home-Garden/Home-Furniture?eref=wisebread">mattresses</a> received deeper discounts in May over April. So far we've seen items at <a title="Sears deals" href="http://dealnews.com/s510/Sears?eref=wisebread">Sears</a>, for example, hit about 60% off after all discounts, which we anticipate improving in May and potentially spilling into June. Keep in mind, however, that last year we saw excellent discounts on mattresses around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so you'll have another opportunity to cash in on strong deals later in the year, too.</p> <h3>Opt for the Less Traditional on Mother's Day</h3> <p>Last month, we suggested that shoppers buy their <a title="Mother's Day gifts" href="http://dealnews.com/mothers-day-gifts?eref=wisebread">Mother's Day gifts</a> early to get the best deals possible. But, if you still haven't bought Mom that <a title="Free Ways to Celebrate Mother's Day" href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-ways-to-celebrate-mothers-day">perfect gift</a>, consider avoiding the traditional. That's because, for the past two years, we've seen a lot of <a title="jewelry deals" href="http://dealnews.com/c227/Clothing-Accessories/Jewelry?eref=wisebread">jewelry</a> styles actually <i>increase</i> in price at the beginning of the month, so you may not be getting the best value possible if you go that route.</p> <h3>For Grills, Wait Just a Little Bit Longer</h3> <p>We mentioned it last month, but it's even more pertinent as the weather truly starts becoming dreamy &mdash; hold off on buying a grill, regardless of whether its <a title="charcoal vs. gas grill" href="http://dealnews.com/features/The-Great-Grill-Debate-Charcoal-vs.-Gas/565014.html?eref=wisebread">charcoal or gas</a>. We see an increase in Editors' Choice offerings in June, so you'd be better served shelving your buying plans for another month. You can also wait until after the 4th of July when we'll see a wealth of <a title="grill deals" href="http://dealnews.com/c529/Home-Garden/Garden/Grills-BBQs?eref=wisebread">grill models</a> featured in summer home sales.</p> <h3>Growing Discounts on Home Office Furniture</h3> <p>We begin to see an influx of deals on <a title="office furniture deals" href="http://dealnews.com/c184/Office-Supplies/Office-Furniture?eref=wisebread">home office furniture</a> &mdash; desks, shelving units, and padded chairs &mdash; in May. If you can hold out until June though, a majority of these items will likely see their all-time lowest price points of the year. If you want to update your home office, then look to <a title="OfficeMax deals" href="http://dealnews.com/s345/Office-Max?eref=wisebread">OfficeMax</a>, <a title="Staples deals" href="http://dealnews.com/s274/Staples?eref=wisebread">Staples</a>, <a title="Office Depot deals" href="http://dealnews.com/s424/Office-Depot?eref=wisebread">Office Depot</a>, and <a title="Walmart deals" href="http://dealnews.com/s321/Walmart?eref=wisebread">Walmart</a> for the best offers.</p> <h3>Jump on Outdoor Gear Deals</h3> <p>Breathe in the fresh spring air and get active outside with a plethora of deals on <a title="camping deals" href="http://dealnews.com/c298/Sports-Fitness/Camping-Outdoors?eref=wisebread">camping and outdoor gear</a> from stores like <a title="REI deals" href="http://dealnews.com/s549/REI?eref=wisebread">REI</a>, <a title="Gandor Mountain deals" href="http://dealnews.com/b4628/Gander-Mountain?eref=wisebread">Gander Mountain</a>, and <a title="Altrec deals" href="http://dealnews.com/s624/Altrec?eref=wisebread">Altrec</a>. Look for hiking, fishing, and camping accessories to hit appealing prices.</p> <h3>Learn to Haggle for Gym Memberships</h3> <p>When the weather is warm enough to run or exercise outside, you have more ammunition to haggle a good deal from a gym that's looking for ways to encourage people to work out indoors. You can seek out promotions that cut initial costs like initiation fees or the first few months of enrollment, or you can put your game face on and demand the discounts while negotiating the terms of your contract.</p> <h3>Ivy Bridge to Usher in New Deals on Sandy Bridge Systems?</h3> <p>May will be an interesting month for <a title="laptop deals" href="http://dealnews.com/c49/Computers/Laptops?eref=wisebread">laptop deals</a>. On the one hand, we have Intel's new <a title="Ivy Bridge CPUs" href="http://dealnews.com/features/Intel-Ivy-Bridge-CPUs-Are-Here-But-Will-Sandy-Bridge-Deals-Offer-Better-Value-/569959.html?eref=wisebread">Ivy Bridge-based systems</a> poised to enter the market with better battery life and more powerful graphics than today's laptops. Naturally, these new laptops will be competing with the very capable line of Sandy Bridge laptops already on the market. However, initial reviews indicate consumers won't notice that much of a performance increase with Ivy Bridge laptops. Nevertheless, the new systems are bound to lower prices on current Sandy Bridge-based laptops.</p> <p>Secondly, deals on fully equipped quad-core desktop replacements continue to sell at all-time low prices. In fact, last month we saw an <a title="HP Pavilion laptop" href="http://dealnews.com/HP-dv7-tqe-Core-i7-Quad-2.2-GHz-17-Blu-ray-Laptop-for-700-free-shipping/568197.html?eref=wisebread">HP Pavilion dv7t Quad Edition Intel Core i7 Notebook</a> come in at $700; that's the second lowest price we've ever seen for any 17&quot; quad-core Core i7-based desktop replacement with a full 8GB of RAM, dedicated graphics card, and 750GB hard drive. Savvy shoppers should look for deals under $800 and snag anything under $700.</p> <h3>LED LCDs Remain Flat, OLED Makes Its Official Debut</h3> <p>As expected, April wasn't a stellar month for <a title="TV deals" href="http://dealnews.com/c159/Electronics/TVs?eref=wisebread">HDTV deals</a>; deals generally remained flat for name-brand 42&quot; and 47&quot; models, and rose by roughly $50 for name-brand 55&quot; sets. We expect May to offer more of the same. However, we started seeing deals on 2012's new line of HDTVs. The <a title="LG HDTV" href="http://dealnews.com/LG-47-120-Hz-1080-p-3-D-Wi-Fi-LED-LCD-HDTV-glasses-for-1-000-free-shipping/570298.html?eref=wisebread">LG 47&quot; 120Hz 1080p 3D WiFi LED-Backlit Widescreen LCD HD Television</a> (47LM6700) in particular has dropped from its debut price of $1,379 in late March to $999.99 in late April. That's a $379 drop in just four weeks. Not bad for a new TV that packs every feature imaginable. We expect to see more deals on this TV in May. (For comparison, brand-name 2011 47&quot; LCD HDTVs have averaged $547 so far this year.)</p> <p>Another 2012 TV, the <a title="Panasonic HDTV" href="http://dealnews.com/Panasonic-VIERA-50-600-Hz-1080-p-Plasma-HDTV-for-750-31-s-h-more/569275.html?eref=wisebread">Panasonic VIERA 50&quot; 600Hz 1080p Widescreen Plasma HD Television</a> (TCP50U50), also made its first debut on dealnews for $781. It's one of Panasonic's budget models and will likely see further discounts in the coming weeks.</p> <p>And for you well-heeled shoppers out there, mark your calendars. On May 16, at the Cannes Film Festival, LG is expected to debut its <a title="OLED HDTV" href="http://dealnews.com/features/Will-OLED-TVs-Usher-in-Better-Deals-on-LED-Backlit-LCDs-/542134.html?eref=wisebread">55&quot; OLED HDTV</a>, reports <a title="PC World OLED debut" href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/253055/report_lg_oled_tv_to_debut_in_may_for_8k.html">PC World</a>. The price? A cool $8,000. Painful as that may sound, keep in mind that this could trigger further discounts on LED-based LCD HDTVs.</p> <p>Ready to put this information to use? Set up an <a title="dealnews email alert" href="https://dealnews.com/mydealnews/alerts.html?eref=wisebread">email alert</a> to know immediately when we list the items of your choice.</p> <p><em>This is a guest post by <a href="http://dealnews.com/features/The-Best-and-Worst-Things-to-Buy-in-May/571921.html">Dealnews</a>.</em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> May has some unique deals, like stellar Memorial Day sales later this month. So dive in and brush up on the best and worst things to buy in May. </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/dealnews">Dealnews</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-and-worst-things-to-buy-in-may">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-best-and-worst-things-to-buy-in-april">The Best and Worst Things to Buy in April</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-ways-to-trick-salespeople">6 Ways to Trick Salespeople</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/revel-in-a-corporations-misfortune-all-discovery-channel-stores-to-close">Revel in a corporation&#039;s misfortune - all Discovery Channel stores to close</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/are-we-over-the-deals-at-overstock-com">Are we over the deals at Overstock.com?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/score-some-dorm-deals-and-save-big-even-if-youre-not-a-student">Score Some Dorm Deals and Save Big (Even if You’re Not a Student)</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping deals memorial day Mother's day sales Wed, 02 May 2012 10:24:06 +0000 Dealnews 926822 at http://www.wisebread.com 6 Unique Ways to Eat Watermelon http://www.wisebread.com/6-unique-ways-to-eat-watermelon <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/6-unique-ways-to-eat-watermelon" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/watermelon.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Watermelon can be considered frugal. While not exactly &ldquo;cheap&rdquo; in price, it can be purchased for a fair amount per pound (while on sale) and is one of those foods that goes the extra mile at a gathering. (We&rsquo;ve been successful at producing a &ldquo;fishes and loaves&rdquo; effect when providing watermelon to more guests than we were prepared to have. Surprisingly, the watermelon helped keep everyone happy &mdash; even when the burgers and beans were in limited supply.)</p> <p>If the thought of using a melon baller or cutting it into cubes is tedious and boring, try these ten inspired dishes. They are not for everyone, but for those that dig the melon, they are true delicacies.</p> <h2>Alcoholic Drinks</h2> <p>If you&rsquo;re a teetotaler, just skip this part (or check out this <a href="http://www.chow.com/recipes/10582">simple recipe from Chow</a>). Otherwise, you can easily reproduce the tasty flavor of more expensive melon liquors with your own homemade potion. Here&rsquo;s a great place to start (recipe <a href="http://www.watermelon.org/recipe_detail.asp?recipeDisp=99">compliments of the National Watermelon Promotion Board</a>):</p> <blockquote><p><strong>Watermelon Cosmopolitan</strong></p> <p>Ingredients:<br /> 1 &frac12; ounces vodka <br /> &frac34; ounce Triple Sec <br /> &frac12; ounce Roses lime juice <br /> 2 ounces watermelon juice</p> <p>Instructions:<br /> Pour all ingredients over ice and shake in tin until ice cold. Strain into chilled martini glass and garnish with watermelon ball.</p> </blockquote> <p>Note: Recipes that require just the juice of the melon (and not the fruit) are easy to make ahead. Simply freeze the juice into ice cube trays and store the cubes in a freezer bag for when you need them. You can make mixed drinks and other treats all year long! (Additional ice cube strategies can be found via <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ice-cube-trays-your-passport-to-huge-savings">Myscha&rsquo;s popular article</a>.)</p> <h2>Sandwiches</h2> <p>What? I know. It freaked me out a bit at first, as well. When you think about how much a watermelon has in common with a tomato, however, you can see that you could easily substitute watermelon in many sandwich recipes. Watermelon is especially appropriate in a pita or wrap with ham, chicken, and a mild cheese (plus lot of lettuce to give extra crunch). A nice, warm ciabatta bread with grilled chicken is how I&rsquo;d serve my ideal watermelon sandwich, but if that&rsquo;s too tame for you, <a href="http://www.watermelon.org/recipe_detail.asp?recipeDisp=292">check out this Watermelon Sloppy Joe!</a></p> <h2>Soups</h2> <p>Melon soup would most likely be served chilled, and there are dozens of recipes for variations of it. I particularly liked this <a href="http://www.self.com/fooddiet/recipes/2004/09/chilled-watermelon-soup">90-calorie version</a> from SELF magazine, which gives you options for including either wine or sparkling water in the recipe. (I&rsquo;ve noticed that many traditional watermelon soups contain fresh mint leaves in the recipe or as a garnish. If you don&rsquo;t already have a small pot of fresh mint growing on your kitchen window sill &mdash; it&rsquo;s a very easy way to invest in your culinary future!)</p> <h2>Ice Cream</h2> <p>There are two ways to go with this: You can either make watermelon ice cream, or use the watermelon as a mix-in or garnish for your ice cream. There are plenty of watermelon ice cream recipes to choose from (many are actually more sorbets than creams), but I&rsquo;m partial to this <a href="http://www.wchstv.com/gmarecipes/watermelonicecr.shtml">Emeril creation</a> that also includes chocolate chips. For most standard ice creams, it&rsquo;s usually common to use watermelon in the same proportion as the heavy cream, and then use honey and a tiny amount of sugar for additional sweetness (remember, watermelon is already very naturally sweet!).</p> <p>The second option for incorporating watermelon into your icy treats is to do a banana split with no banana. You guessed it! Substitute watermelon instead. It&rsquo;s very tasty!</p> <h2>Fried</h2> <p>What post of mine would be complete without frying something? Seriously, I grew up in a culture that accepted lard as an acceptable topping for toast, and I&rsquo;m very aware that the state fair to the East of Nebraska deep fries everything (pickles, oreos, you name it). I&rsquo;m in love with the idea of <a href="http://homecooking.about.com/od/fruitrecipes/r/blfruit86.htm">frying it lightly in a healthier oil</a> (canola) and dusting the finished product with powdered sugar. I suppose it would be similar to a funnel cake?</p> <h2>Salsas</h2> <p>Fruit salsa are popular everywhere, and I&rsquo;ve always been keen on the idea. Unfortunately, they usually require mango as a main ingredient, and to be honest, I&rsquo;m not a mango fan. The inclusion of watermelon into a salsa recipe gives it a milder flavor, but still offers a sweet compliment to your chips, meats, and fish. Try this simple recipe <a href="http://www.watermelon.org/recipe_detail.asp?recipeDisp=287">from the National Watermelon Promotion Board</a> to get started (it can be stretched further for additional guests by serving over shredded lettuce):</p> <blockquote><p>2 cans corn kernels, rinsed and drained<br /> 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained<br /> 1 purple onion, chopped<br /> 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped<br /> 2 cloves garlic, minced<br /> &frac14; cup chopped cilantro<br /> 1 tablespoon ground cumin<br /> 2 teaspoons mild chili powder<br /> Juice from 2 fresh limes<br /> &frac14; cup olive oil<br /> Salt to taste<br /> 3 cups chopped seedless watermelon</p> <p>Mix together all ingredients except watermelon until well combined. Gently fold in watermelon. Chill. Serves 12 to 18.</p> </blockquote> <p>Don&rsquo;t see anything you like? Maybe you&rsquo;re not a watermelon fan, but it&rsquo;s also possible that you just aren&rsquo;t using the right watermelon. Melons come in all kinds of varieties (seedless, traditional, heirloom) and give varying amounts of flavor and sweetness. Some taste more like the earth that they were grown in, and others offer a palette of color and texture. Experiment to find the watermelon that works for you, or consider growing your own for next year!</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-unique-ways-to-eat-watermelon">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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