Favorite Memorial Day Foods

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Memorial Day is just a few days away.  Swimming pools are opening, barbecue grills are all clean and ready to fire up, many kids are already done with school, and the heat and humidity are blaring, with the chance of storms for the day.

But who cares about the storms! It’s time to celebrate and honor our veterans because without them the United States would be a different place.

Today I want to share with you some of our family favorite recipes over the past 10+ years since I’ve been blogging. Many of you may have tried these but if not, add them to your Memorial Day or summer list. 

Everyone loves BBQ ribs and mine are amazing!  They’ve been one of my Most Popular Posts for as long as I can remember.

Even if it’s storming out you can still create these without worrying that the rain will hamper the cooking time.  Why? Because these are baked primarily in the oven and finished off on the pit.  They not only fall off the bones but are crisp, tender and flavorful.

Easy Oven Baked Ribs

Easy Oven Baked BBQ Ribs, are tender in the inside, crispy outside and full of flavor

If ribs don’t interest your crowd or beef then try these great burgers:

Grilled Salmon Burger

Grilled Salmon Burger

Beet & Quinoa Burger

Every BBQ needs some great salads:

Grilled Vegetable & Chorizo Salad with Chimichurri

Grilled Vegetable & Chorizo Salad with Chimichurri


Grilled Peach Salad

Grilled Peach Salad with Burrata Cheese, Strawberries with a Balsamic Drizzle

Rainbow Slaw

Rainbow Slaw is a blend of red cabbage, sugar snap peas, a rainbow of julienne bell peppers and red onion

Favorite desserts for outdoor entertaining:

Frozen S’mores

Frozen S'mores

Chocolate Brickle Sensations

Chocolate Brickle Sensations are filled with chocolate chips, heath bar and more!

Every BBQ or picnic needs beverages:

Pure & Fresh Watermelon Raspberry Lemonade

Watermelon Raspberry Lemonade 1

Orchard Sangria

Orchard Sangria

Wishing you all a happy & safe Memorial Day! Always remember that we are able to enjoy each day because of the veterans that died while making the ultimate sacrifice for their country!

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  1. So many yummy recipe ideas! Cute cupcakes, delicious ribs and beautiful slaw! Must try there! Enjoy your weekend! xo

    P.S. Heading to Keystone in about a week….I know you head to CO a little later, but I always think of you when I’m in the mountains!

    • Hi Liz,
      Yes I will be there mid summer. Enjoy keystone. One of these days we will meet up. How long will you be there?

      Enjoy the holiday and Keystone!

  2. So yummy! I am seriously drooling over those oven ribs!

    • Thanks Angie the ribs are so tasty!  I hope you give them a try although I thought you were a vegetarian. Well an occasional splurge never hurt anyone!

  3. Lotta goodies here! So many recipes, and only one weekend? Gotta get started! 🙂 Have a great holiday!

  4. Well, I’m reading this a little late, as it’s already late afternoon on Memorial Day, but what fabulous recipes! I don’t enjoy summer where I live, but once I start smelling the foods of summer, like meat on the grill, I’m one happy gal. I’m going to check out your oven cooked ribs.

    • I love doing the ribs this way and then finishing them off on the grill gives them that added crunch on the exterior. They’re so giddy, IMO. Let me know what you think if you try them. 

  5. All the recipes looks so yummy but I need to try those drinks asap.

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