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Salute to Flavors: 41 Memorial Day Recipes for a Crowd-Pleasing Feast

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Gear up for Memorial Day with 41 recipes perfect for a crowd-pleasing feast. We’ve got everything from juicy burgers and smoky ribs to vibrant salads and sweet treats. These dishes are ideal for any big backyard gathering or intimate family meal. Get the grill going and get ready for a day of celebration, complete with fantastic food that everyone will love.

Grilled Brie Appetizer & Balsamic Strawberries

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This Grilled Brie Appetizer with Balsamic Strawberries is the perfect, ridiculously easy appetizer for your next cook-out! Sweet from the strawberries, a bit of tart from the balsamic and so creamy. Get the Recipe: Grilled Brie Appetizer & Balsamic Strawberries.

Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

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Smoked salmon deviled eggs are a delicious twist on an appetizer classic. They are incredibly easy and only take a few minutes to put together. They incorporate fresh dill and fresh chives to make a flavorful filling that is sure to please. Get the Recipe:  Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs.

10 Minute Shrimp Dip With Canned Shrimp

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This Shrimp Dip with Canned Shrimp literally takes 10 minutes, hands-on time! Great for summer BBQ’s, tailgating or any occasion when you need an easy appetizer! Added bonus? Everyone loves this dip! Get the Recipe: 10 Minute Shrimp Dip With Canned Shrimp.

Easy Hot Crab Dip

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This Hot Crab Dip is the epitome of easy and delicious entertaining. Loaded with tender artichokes and melting cheesy goodness, it’s versatile enough to be made with either fresh or canned crab meat. Requiring less than 20 minutes to prepare, it’s a quick, scrumptious option for any gathering. Get the Recipe: Easy Hot Crab Dip.

Strawberry Salsa

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This Strawberry Salsa is so versatile! You can literally use whatever you have in the pantry. Added bonus is it only takes about 10 minutes to assemble. One of the reasons I love this Strawberry Salsa is that it is so easy. It is also beautiful on your Spring table and a great example of the versatility of berries. Get the Recipe: Strawberry Salsa.

Pigs In A Blanket & Honey Dijon Dipping Sauce

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The old traditional stand-by appetizer. Kids, especially love Pigs in a Blanket. This Pigs in a Blanket recipe is super easy and uses whole hot dogs. A delicious appetizer for any occasion! And it’s National Pigs in a Blanket Day! Get the Recipe: Pigs In A Blanket & Honey Dijon Dipping Sauce.

Smoked Spare Ribs; Smoker, Grill Or Oven

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Few culinary experiences match the primal pleasure of biting into a juicy, smoky spare rib. We order them at festivals or BBQ joints. Why not make them at home? You don’t have to have a smoker to make luscious ribs! We make them on the grill and even in the oven in the winter! Delicious, easy dinner for any night of the week! Get the Recipe: Smoked Spare Ribs; Smoker, Grill Or Oven.

Feta Lamb Burgers & Lemon Mint Aioli

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These Feta Lamb Burgers are all about juicy, tender meat that tastes great with feta cheese. The simple lemon, garlic, and mint aioli adds a fresh touch. They’re quick, too—you can have them ready in just 20 minutes. Perfect for a fast, delicious meal! Get the Recipe: Feta Lamb Burgers & Lemon Mint Aioli.

How To Smoke Steak

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We will break down the art of smoking steaks. Smoking steaks adds a layer of deep, smoky flavor that grilling alone can’t match. As you learn the nuances of choosing the right cuts, setting up your smoker, and mastering the temperature, you’ll turn your next cookout into an unforgettable event. Get the Recipe: How To Smoke Steak.

Grilled Bacon Wrapped Scallops

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Grilled Bacon Wrapped Scallops are a versatile and delicious dish that you can enjoy all year round. Whether you choose to make them in the oven during colder months or on the grill when the weather is nice, these scallops wrapped in crispy bacon are always a hit. This cooking method is not only simple but also minimizes cleanup, making it an ideal choice for a hassle-free cooking experience. Enjoy the savory taste of bacon paired with the delicate texture of scallops; all brought together with the smoky essence of the grill. Get the Recipe: Grilled Bacon Wrapped Scallops.

Smoked Venison Brisket

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Whether it’s a cozy family dinner or a lively backyard barbecue, this dish shines. Pair it with classic sides like mashed potatoes, coleslaw, or corn on the cob for a satisfying meal. For a twist, try adding it to mac and cheese or atop toasted crostini for a crowd-pleasing appetizer. Get the Recipe: Smoked Venison Brisket.

Venison Burger | Deer Burgers

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And if we’re talking ground venison, how can we forget burgers? Venison burgers! Experiment with toppings, from classic cheese to exotic blueberry compote – venison burgers are a delicious choice for your next meal. Get the Recipe: Venison Burger.

Smoky Chipotle Turkey Burgers On The Grill

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These Smoky Chipotle Turkey Burgers on the Grill are easy, moist, and delicious! Have you ever tried to make turkey burgers on the grill, only to be disappointed because they are dry? The reason for this is that the turkey has very little fat. It’s the same reason that sometimes they fall apart, as well. There is no fat to bind them together. Get the Recipe: Smoky Chipotle Turkey Burgers.

Pub Cheese Burger

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Pub Cheese Burger is a unique open-face burger. Parmesan grilled sourdough bread topped with a charred hamburger patty, pub cheese, and golden grilled onions. One of my all-time favorite ways to eat a burger. This one needs a fork and knife. Get the Recipe: Pub Cheese Burger.

Smoked Pork Loin

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Discover the perfect blend of smoky, tender, and juicy flavors with smoked pork loin. This dish masterfully combines a gentle, smoky aroma with the succulence of perfectly cooked pork, offering a delightful taste experience. Each slice is infused with a rich, deep flavor that enhances the natural sweetness of the pork, making it irresistible. It’s a standout choice that promises to impress at any dining table. Get the Recipe: Smoked Pork Loin.

Smoked New York Strip

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This Smoked New York Strip is an outstanding way to savor this exceptional cut of beef. Smoking brings out a tender, juicy texture in the steak, along with a subtle smokiness that enhances its natural flavors. The gentle smoke infuses the meat, creating a rich and complex taste that’s simply irresistible. Get the Recipe: Smoked New York Strip.

Foil Packet Grilled Potatoes

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These Foil Packet Grilled Potatoes come alive with the rich flavors of roasted garlic and whatever herbs you prefer. They’re the perfect easy and tasty side dish for summer grilling, and the best part? No cleanup required! Just enjoy the savory, herb-infused potatoes right from the grill. Get the Recipe: Foil Packet Grilled Potatoes.

Smoked Baked Beans

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Today, we’re elevating the classic flavors of baked beans with a smoky twist. Smoked baked beans will elevate these flavors to new heights. Smoking these delicious four-bean baked beans adds a whole new dimension of flavor. Get the Recipe: Smoked Baked Beans.

Smoked Mac And Cheese

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Smoked mac and cheese is a delicious twist on classic comfort food that incorporates added smokiness’s rich and savory flavor. It boasts three cheeses, including Velveeta, cheddar, and Parmesan cheese, to make it extra creamy and tasty. Get the Recipe: Smoked Mac and Cheese.

Broccoli Salad With Raisins, Easy, & Delicious

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Broccoli Salad with Raisins is a fresh, easy side dish perfect for your next BBQ or potluck. It takes less than 30 minutes to whip up. This classic potluck favorite is crisp, fruity, creamy, and absolutely delicious! Get the Recipe: Broccoli Salad.

Southwestern Salad

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The Southwestern Salad, featuring garbanzos and a zesty chipotle, lime, and roasted garlic dressing, brings a touch of heat from the chipotle. Toss in plenty of fresh veggies, and you have a colorful, tasty salad perfect for summer! Get the Recipe: Southwestern Salad.

Bacon Egg Potato Salad

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This potato salad with bacon and eggs is incredibly easy. It’s one of my most requested salads for potlucks. Several “secret” ingredients, including fresh herbs, make this recipe a must. Get the Recipe: Bacon Egg Potato Salad.

Fresh Fruit Salad

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What’s the key to creating the perfect fresh fruit salad? Using fresh fruit, naturally. Discover all our tips for ensuring you have deliciously ripe fruit salad any time of the year. This will be the kid’s favorite part of the picnic. Get the Recipe: Fresh Fruit Salad.

Smoked Pineapple | How To Smoke Pineapple

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This Smoked Pineapple with brown sugar rub is excellent for sweet desserts and as a side for your favorite smoked proteins. Serve it alongside chicken or seafood, or make a dessert with a simple pound cake and ice cream. Get the Recipe: Smoked Pineapple.

Smoked Potatoes

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These Smoked Potatoes make an incredibly easy side dish that pairs perfectly with whatever main course you’re smoking. Just pop them in the smoker alongside your main dish, and let them soak up all the flavorful smoke. They turn out deliciously tender and are a fuss-free way to round out your meal. Get the Recipe: Smoked Potato Wedges.

Smoked Baked Potato

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Today, we’re elevating the classic flavors of baked beans with a smoky twist. Smoked baked beans will elevate these flavors to new heights. Smoking these delicious four-bean baked beans adds a whole new dimension of flavor. Get the Recipe: Smoked Baked Potato.

Easy 4- Bean Baked Beans Recipe

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Everyone who tries these Easy Baked Beans agrees they are the best they have ever had. They are one of the most requested side dishes for summer picnics and potlucks. Creamy, flavorful, and delicious, these beans are never dry. Get the Recipe: Easy 4- Bean Baked Beans Recipe.

10 Minute Cucumber Tomato Onion Salad

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This cucumber tomato onion salad is quick to make and ready in just 10 minutes. It’s a gorgeous, healthy, fresh salad perfect for your next summer BBQ. Your whole family will love it! Get the Recipe: 10 Minute Cucumber Tomato Onion Salad.

Southern Butter Pound Cake

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This Southern Butter Pound Cake recipe stands out because it’s already so moist and buttery, you won’t need to add any extra butter sauce. It’s rich and smooth, offering all the flavor and texture you crave in a classic pound cake. Just slice, serve, and enjoy the pure, buttery delight as is! Get the Recipe: Southern Butter Pound Cake.

Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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Easy recipe for Pineapple Upside Down Cake with a cake batter loaded with pineapple flavor features caramelized pineapples and cherries. It looks harder than it is! When making the best pineapple upside-down cake is this easy, we almost feel bad calling this a recipe! Get the Recipe: Easy Pineapple Upside-Down Cake.

Blueberry Delight

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This creamy, no-bake dessert layered with a graham cracker crust, sweetened cream cheese, blueberry pie filling, and whipped topping can be put together in under 10 minutes. There’s a reason it’s called blueberry delight! Get the Recipe: Blueberry Delight.

Broken Glass Jello

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Broken glass Jello is a vibrant, fun dessert that’s super easy to make and can be customized with various flavors. It’s a great choice for parties or potlucks because you can prepare it in a large 9 X 13 dish or in individual servings. This colorful treat is always a hit, offering a playful mix of textures and tastes that everyone loves. Get the Recipe: Broken Glass Jello.

Patriotic Red And Blue Freezer Pops

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Patriotic Red and Blue Freezer Pops are sure to be a big hit with the kids! So cute served at Memorial Day and Fourth of July celebrations, they do take a little bit of work to get the perfect three layers but it is completely worth it. Get the Recipe: Patriotic Red And Blue Freezer Pops.

Fruit Pizza

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Fruit Pizza is the freshest dessert that’s so impressive, too! Top it with your favorite fresh or canned fruit, a simple cream cheese frosting, and a 1-ingredient glaze. Get the Recipe: Fruit Pizza.

No-Bake Cherry Delight Recipe

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Cherry Delight is the most simple but incredibly delicious no-bake dessert! Perfect to make ahead of time, this fluffy whipped dessert is packed with pineapple and supported by a crunchy graham cracker crust. Get the Recipe: No-Bake Cherry Delight Recipe.

Jello Mold

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Add a burst of red, white, and blue to your summer holiday celebrations with a delicious and patriotic Jello salad! This colorful and refreshing treat is the perfect addition to your Fourth of July, Memorial Day, and Labor Day festivities, and it’s sure to impress your guests with its vibrant layers and sweet flavors. Get the Recipe: Jello Mold.

Grilled Peaches Dessert | Easy Summer Dessert

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Grilled Peaches with Blackberry Sauce is a beautifully simple yet elegant dessert that captures the essence of late summer. The peaches get a lovely char from the grill, enhancing their natural sweetness, and the rich blackberry sauce adds a delicious burst of flavor. Plus, they take less than 5 minutes to prepare, making them a quick, impressive way to end any meal. Get the Recipe: Grilled Peaches Dessert | Easy Summer Dessert.

Old Fashioned Rhubarb Pie

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When rhubarb is at its peak of freshness, seize the opportunity to make this old-fashioned rhubarb pie. It offers a flavorful burst of summer that can be enjoyed any time of the year. This classic pie captures the essence of rhubarb’s tangy taste, wrapped in a flaky, buttery crust. Get the Recipe: Old Fashioned Rhubarb Pie.

Raspberry Sherbet / Sorbet

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Super tasty and colorful, Raspberry Sherbet or Sorbet is an awesome treat that’s both dairy-free and vegan, making it a great choice for everyone. This frozen dessert can be made with either fresh or frozen raspberries, allowing you to enjoy its bright, tangy flavor any time of the year. Get the Recipe: Raspberry Sherbet / Sorbet.

Blackberry Crisp

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Blackberry Crisp is such an easy dessert for any time of the year. It is a great way to use up lots of blackberries! You can make this crisp with fresh or frozen fruit. It’s also easy to make crisps gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan. They can also be made with or without oats. Get the Recipe: Blackberry Crisp.

Rainbow Cake, Light And Fruity Jello Cake

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Rainbow Cake is a cherished vintage recipe that has been a family favorite for generations. Known for its bright, cheerful layers of Jello, this cake is light and refreshing—a perfect choice for hot summer parties. It’s not heavy, making it an ideal dessert that everyone can enjoy even on the warmest days. Get the Recipe: Rainbow Cake, Light And Fruity Jello Cake.

The Ultimate Pie Recipe Collection: Flaky Crusts and Flavorful Fillings Await

Here are the stars if you’re looking for perfect crusts and luscious fillings. Whether you crave the timeless taste of blackberries or the savory goodness of chicken, our collection of the finest recipes stirs up excitement in kitchens far and wide. Become a pie wizard and discover why these pies are the talk of the town. Grab your apron, and get ready to impress your guests with these sensational pies!
Get the Recipe: Pie Recipes.

Fire Up the Feast: 15 Unbeatable Sides for the Next BBQ Bash

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A collection of easy-to-make, delicious side dish recipes has simplified hosting a garden party. Savor bright, fresh salads and sweet and smokey recipes, ideal for a picnic or any outdoor get-together. Whether you’re having a large or a small gathering, these dishes will surely be a hit as your BBQ side dishes. Let’s start the celebration with these delicious goodies!
Get the Recipe: BBQ Sides.

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