I was given the chance to review the Good Cook Cut Fruit Bowl in exchange for an honest blog review. That in no way shaped my opinion of this product.
Good Cook gave me this Good Cook Cut Fruit Bowl which is a Bed Bath and Beyond-exclusive item to try out. Considering I’ve been longing to make my mother-in-law’s fruit salad I felt like it was a perfect way to have an excuse to try my hand at making it. I got hooked on this little delight during one holiday I can’t remember which when I was dying for something sweet to eat, but we were trying to watch what we ate.
Momma made her famous Grandma’s salad. She warned me it was a lot of work to make it. I didn’t let that slow me down. I told her it was worth it. I convinced her to share her recipe with me for this post.
First let me tell you about this Good Cook Cut Fruit Bowl. This bowl is a three part bowl. It has the lid, the strainer portion, and the big green bowl with a spout on it. This bowl is HUGE! It will hold a LOT! Now I know you’re probably thinking what is so special about this bowl. At least I did once I saw it in person. However, when you’re in the process of making a fruit salad and you want to mix fruit juices together or drain juice out of can it’s nice to be able to use the strainer portion and have the other ingredients separate. The sprout portion of the green bowl makes it easy to get rid of the excess juice out of the mixture once it’s all said and done.
I didn’t think about the fact that this will be a perfect system to use when I’m making my homemade mashed potatoes because I can put my peeled potatoes in the strainer part to wash them before I cook them, and then use the green bowl part to mix in my potato ingredients. Basically there are a lot of uses for this bowl system besides just making fruit!
Now to tell you how to make Grandma’s Fruit Salad recipe. I literally felt like I was adding everything but the kitchen sink to this mix.
Grandma’s Fruit Salad Recipe:
I added two cups of coconut
One can of pineapples
1 cup of orange juice
A full jar of cherries and juice
1.) You cut up all of the fruit into little pieces. I left the apple peels on because to me it added to the crunchy effect.
2.) You drain all of your juices together into one bowl.
3.) I added in my orange juice to the juice bowl I had set aside.
4.) Pour juice mixture over the diced up fruit.
5.) Pour out excess juice using green bowl with fruit mixer in it with the lid on it.
6.) Add Cool Whip if you want. (To me it tastes good with it or without, but with the Cool Whip it has an even more special taste to it. I can’t quite put my finger on a way to describe it but it just sends it to the next level.)
This mixture is good for about 1-2 days. However, I assure you it won’t last long in your house. My kids were gobbling it up. I LOVE it!!
Be sure to check out my fellow Good Cook experts and see how they chose to use this Good Cook Fruit Cut Bowl.
Doesn’t this sound good to you?
52 comments on “Grandma’s Fruit Salad”
Looks like the perfect summer snack. Very refreshing.
It is really refreshing unless you add the Cool Whip. Once you add it then it looses it’s juiciness.
I love that you can drain the juice right through the bowl. That’s a fun fruit salad.
I love that feature a lot. It’s a really good fruit salad. 😉
Nothing like a good Ol’ Grandmother’s Recipe! looks like a refreshing treat for the hot summer!
Grandma’s recipes are usually the best for sure. I wish I had more of my own Great Grandma’s recipes.
I love that you can include Cool Whip to make it extra special or exclude it for a lighter version. Sounds delicious!
It’s a perfect combination in my book. It is equally as good both ways.
Sounds very easy to make! Going to have make this for my boys this summer!
I’m sure your boys would love you for it. I know my kids did. I barely got any for their love for it.
This looks delicious. Pineapple is definitely my fave and I NEED that bowl!
Cherries and Pineapples are my favorite fruits by far!
I love fruit salad! Yum!
It is yummy for sure.
I love fresh fruit salads, especially in the summer when it’s hot and you don’t want to cook over heat. I love the strainer bowl. I’d use that often!
It’s a nice bowl set for sure. You’re right it’s a nice treat for summer months for sure.
This looks delicious. I love fruit salad with juice.
It does make for a good combination for sure. I love just drinking the mixture of juices myself.
I’ve had a recipe like that but not in a long time. Probably was something my grandma made also. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
I love it. It’s so good! My MIL states that it is an old, old family recipe.
I love fruit salad.
What a great bowl too!
I love this bowl set up. I know I’ll get a lot of use out of it.
The bowl looks awesome! I miss my grandmother and her fruit salad. (yummy, yummy)
That sounds like a yummy salad and that bowl is very cool!
This looks super yum!!!
Mmm! looks great! I need that bowl.
This looks like a great summer side dish.
I love fruit salad. We just bought a ton of fruit yesterday to make some
So many great recipes to check out. Love that fruit bowl!
We make fruit salad quite often in our home, and this bowl would be a great way to make a big batch for my kids. Love the spout on it!
That looks so good, reminds me of the fruit salads my grandma use to make.
This is a lot like my grandmothers fruit salad…only she added whipped cream (real) and pecans. Yummmm!
This bowl is awesome. What a great item to have for summer salads. I will have to try grandma’s salad. It looks so delicious!
Nothing better, on a hot summer day, than fruit salad that has been chilled for a day. I love the addition of Coconut because I am a coconut freak. A tropical salad for sure.
My husband would love this.
Mmmm, my mouth started watering just checking out some of those recipes. We’ll be trying some of them out for sure. Thank you!!!
This bowl looks so cool! It would be a huge help in my kitchen! And your fruit salad looks really yummy!
It’s a bowlful of summer! It really, really sounds tasty!
Sounds yummy and nutritious.
It looks delicious.
Looks so tasty!
This fruit salad is wonderful. I would enjoy making it and bringing it to work each day for lunch. Wonderful fruits!
That looks delicious! My grandmother used to make a fruit salad that was similar.Perfect for summer!
May have been that generation that this was popular.
What a nice fruit salad to make for the 4th of July. I’m sure my whole family will just love it.
It’s utterly good. It is a bit time consuming to make it and depending on your store’s prices can be costly. However, it’s worth every minute and every dime you put into it.
I love fruit salads. This one looks so good.
Yum! This looks so refreshing and perfect for summer. Thank you for including the recipe too! 🙂
You’re welcome. I’m not much of a cook, but I do love to share some of my favorite things that I make.
Great recipe! Looks delicious for summer!
I wish I could take credit for this recipe but I can’t. However, it is really good for sure.
My mom use to make this and she added bananas at the table. Sol good thanks for sharing.