15 easy recipes to make Memorial Day weekend, and all summer long! Celebrate with these delicious recipes everyone will love.
Memorial Day is right around the corner! We've rounded up some of our favorite easy, delicious recipes for the long weekend. Here in the U.S., it marks the (unofficial) start of summer and we are so excited for all the foods that the season brings.
We've included lots of salads and sides that go great with burgers on the grill. There are also a few main course options if burgers aren't your thing. And of course, festive desserts that everyone will love. Let us know what you're planning on making! Most importantly, we want to recognize the reason for the long weekend. We remember those that have served our country and given the ultimate sacrifice.
Red, White and Blue Salsa
This Red, White and Blue Salsa is fabulous with chips as a healthy, fun appetizer. It's also delicious spooned over grilled chicken or fish.
Watermelon Arugula Salad with Pepper Jelly Dressing
With tender arugula, crisp cucumber and red onion, creamy blue cheese, crunchy candied pecans and lots of sweet, juicy melon this Watermelon Arugula Salad is beyond delicious!
Chopped Mexican Street Corn Salad
This Chopped Mexican Street Corn Salad is a healthy, super delicious rendition of the iconic street food antojito ("snack"), sold by roadside vendors all over Mexico City!
Lemon Rosemary Potato Salad
Simple and delicious, this Lemon Rosemary Potato Salad is always popular! Is great for picnics, potlucks and parties because you don't have to worry about mayonnaise going bad!
Roasted Tomato Fresh Mozzarella Pasta
One delicious bowl, brimming with the summer's finest fare, this Roasted Tomato Fresh Mozzarella Pasta is perfect for lunch or dinner and always brings rave reviews!
Mexican Corn and Bean Salad
This Mexican Corn and Bean Salad is wonderful for potlucks, with chips and makes a fabulous side for sandwiches and grilled entreés.
Bacon Bourbon Barbecued Chicken Skewers
These Barbecued Chicken Skewers are beyond delicious, with tender chunks of spice-rubbed chicken breast, smoky bacon and crisp red onion. They're grilled to perfection, then charred with a super easy Bourbon Barbecue Sauce.
Perfectly Grilled Steak with Garlic Lime Butter
With a delicious Mexican-inspired dry rub, melting garlic lime butter and a few easy grilling tricks this recipe for perfectly grilled steak is sure to become a favorite!
Brown Sugar Balsamic Pulled Pork
This easy slow cooker (or instant pot) Brown Sugar Balsamic Pulled Pork is healthier than most, takes minutes to put together and is a delicious crowd pleaser!
Mexican Honey-Lime Grilled Chicken
No worries about dry chicken! This Mexican Honey-Lime Grilled Chicken stays moist, tender and full of fabulous Southwest-inspired flavor!
Easy S'Mores Blossom Cookies
These easy, delicious S'Mores Blossom Cookies include all the favorite flavors of the American campfire favorite, S'mores!
Ridiculously Easy Summer Berry Crisp
10 minutes of prep is all that's between you and this crazy delicious, Ridiculously Easy Summer Berry Crisp. Served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream; it's nirvana in a bowl!
Easy S'Mores Shortbread Tart
This S'Mores Shortbread Tart might look fancy, but it's a fun and super easy version of the old American campfire classic, perfect for parties, picnics and potlucks!
Brown Butter Vanilla Bean Rice Krispie Treats
Rice Krispie Treats sound like "little kid food", right? Wrong, if you're talking about these Brown Butter Vanilla Bean Rice Krispie Treats. Kids of all ages go crazy over them but be warned - they're addictively delicious!
Red, White and Blue Shortbread Cookies
If you think these festive Red, White, and Blue Shortbread Cookies look difficult, check out the video and you'll be a believer! They're one-bowl, no-mixer and super delish!
Thought for the day:
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine
and puts them into practice is like a wise man
who built his house on the rock.
The rain came down, the streams rose,
and the winds blew and beat against that house;
yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.
But everyone who hears these words of mine
and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man
who built his house on sand.
The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew
and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”
What we're listening to for inspiration:
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Susan Ready says
I emailed you last week as I am looking for the bee plates and bowls (link) you advertised on your blog in early spring