Memorial Day Weekend Recipes

For many, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer. In addition to remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country, it’s also a time when many of us get together with family and friends. These Memorial Day weekend recipes are sure to please you and your guests.

BBQ Chicken Dip

BBQ Chicken Dip - Nikki - chef in training

Rotisserie chicken is the shortcut to this flavorful hot dip from Nikki – chef in training. Be sure to get the recipe for her BBQ Chicken Dip – Nikki – chef in training.

Classic Macaroni Salad

classic macaroni salad - spiced blog

This Classic Macaroni Salad from Spiced Blog switches things up by switching out elbows with ditalini.

Sriracha Deviled Eggs with Crumbled Bacon

sriracha deviled eggs with crumbled bacon

Bacon and eggs? No brainer. Sriracha? Now that’s an unexpected twist on deviled eggs. Get Amanda Frederickson’s recipe for Deviled Eggs with Crumbled Bacon from La Crema blog. Oh, and don’t forget to pair with some Chardonnay.

Cowboy Caviar

cowboy caviar from six sisters' stuff

Your guests won’t be able to resist dipping into this Cowboy Caviar from Six Sisters’ Stuff.

Aunt Patti’s BBQ Baked Beans

Aunt Patti's BBQ Baked Beans - Real Housemoms

The trick to Aunt Patti’s BBQ Baked Beans from Real Housemoms is that it starts with canned baked beans that bacon and other seasonings are added to. Perfect to whip together after the Memorial Day parade.

Strawberry, Lime, Cucumber and Mint Water

STRAWBERRY, LIME, CUCUMBER AND MINT WATER from Back to Her Roots

Back to Her Roots Strawberry, Lime, Cucumber and Mint Water is a nice alcohol-free alternative to serve at your Memorial Day party.

Hot Dog Station

hot dog station - Hostess with the Mostess

According to the National Hot Dog and Sausage Council, we’ll consume 7 billion hot dogs from Memorial Day to Labor Day (which, coincidentally is America’s peak hot dog eating season). So we’re loving the idea of a hot dog bar with as many toppings as you can dream of from Hostess with the Mostess.

Blue Raspberry Spiked Lemonade

Blue Raspberry Spiked Lemonade - Sugar and Charm on Tablespoon

Blue Raspberry Spiked Lemonade from Sugar and Charm on Tablespoon.com. ‘Nuff said.

 

Proper Barbecue Chicken

how to make proper barbecue chicken - the paupered chef

Most of us will probably barbecue our chicken in the oven and finish on the grill with our favorite store bought sauce. If you want to try your hand to make barbecue chicken, check out How to Make Proper Barbecue Chicken from the paupered chef.

Beer Can Chicken

Beer Can Chicken - mmm is for mommy

It may not be pretty but cooking a whole seasoned chicken on a beer can yields a flavorful, moist chicken. Mmm. . . is for Mommy gives step by step instructions for Beer Can Chicken so you can give it a try.

Skirt Steak Fajitas

Skirt Steak Fajitas - Apples and Sparkles

Marinated skirt steak is grilled, along with peppers, onions and even the tortillas. No pots and pans! Skirt Steak Fajitas from Apples and Sparkles.

All-American Bacon Cheeseburgers

All American Bacon Cheeseburger - Stockpiling Moms

The twist here is adding the condiments to the burger meat before cooking. All American Bacon Cheeseburger from Stockpiling Moms.

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Kabobs

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Kabobs - Damn Delicious

Baked or grilled, Lemon Garlic Shrimp Kabobs from Damn Delicious only take 10 minutes to prep.

Easy Grilled Vegetables

Easy Grilled Vegetables - Gimme Some Oven

What we love about this is that you don’t have to skewer the vegetables and then grill. Just cut them all up so that they’re about the same size, drizzle with olive oil and you’re good to go. Couldn’t get any easier as you can when you check out Gimme Some Oven’s Easy Grilled Vegetables recipe.

BBQ Pork Tenderloin

BBQ Pork Tenderloin - Eclectic Recipes

We love ribs, but to do them right, takes a while. Why not give pork tenderloin a try? Couldn’t be easier. BBQ Pork Tenderloin from Eclectic Recipes.

Fully Loaded Baked Potato Salad

Fully Loaded Baked Potato Salad - thisismykeywest

Gluten-free! Yay! Make this ahead of time. Feeds a crowd. Fully Loaded Baked Potato Salad from thisismykeywest.

No Bake Strawberry Shortcake

No Bake Strawberry Shortcake - My Greek Kitchen on Foodista

No bake??? Yes! No Bake Strawberry Shortcake from My Greek Kitchen on Foodista.

Triple Berry Trifle

Triple Berry Trifle - Life Love and Sugar

Red, white and blue. How apropos. Triple Berry Trifle from Life, Love and Sugar.

Kimberly Hickok

Kimberly Hickok

Kim is one of the founding editors of Food Home Life Style. She loves to TRY new things, COOK with fresh ingredients, EAT with friends & family and CREATE in her home and garden. (Photo by Mary Ellen O'Loughlin)
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Kim is one of the founding editors of Food Home Life Style. She loves to TRY new things, COOK with fresh ingredients, EAT with friends & family and CREATE in her home and garden. (Photo by Mary Ellen O'Loughlin)


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