Quick Cooking Tip
Hollowed-out edibles create a festive look for any occasion.
- Fill hollowed out melons with fruit salad or sweet fruit dip, fill hollowed-out cabbage or a loaf of bread with savory dip, or fill winter squash with soup. First, cut a thin slice from the bottom of the food so that it sits flat. Then, cut off the top (if hollowing bread, cut in and around the sides with a sharp knife). Scoop out the insides, leaving at least a 1/2-inch of shell intact. For an added effect on melons, make 1-inch diagonal cuts around the top of the bowl to create a decorative crown.