A Clever Way to Use a Lemon

December 26, 2013 | By | Comments (3)

lemon as toothpick holder

With New Year’s Eve parties coming up, I thought I’d share one of my all-time favorite Real Simple entertaining tips. Here’s a party trick that’s both fun and practical: When you’re serving up hors d’oeuvres on toothpicks (bacon-wrapped dates, meatballs, cubes of cheese), place a lemon on the table to collect all the used picks. You’ll avoid gathering up stray toothpicks post-party, and the lemon looks pretty, too. Just stick in a pick ahead of time so guests get the hint.

Got extra lemons? Try one of these luscious lemon desserts.

(photo: Annie Schlechter)


  1. FeliciaJKetcham (@FeliciaJKetcham)


    December 27, 2013 at 12:15 am
  2. Nancy

    Love this!

    December 27, 2013 at 6:37 pm
  3. Bob

    Cut in half in a dish gives stability and twice the coverage.

    December 29, 2013 at 11:22 pm

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