Making Memorial Day Memories

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Making Memorial Day Memories

Food & Drink

Making Memorial Day Memories

Fire up those grills and get the Memorial Day party started! Whether you’re grilling, baking, toasting or roasting, we’ve got some recipes to help you create a memorable Memorial Day feast.

Cover photo: Photo by Stephanie McCabe on Unsplash.

Appetizers and Salads

Pecan, Pear, Pomegrante and Kale Salad

Combine crunchy kale with fresh pecans, pomegranate seeds and pears for a colorful and nutritious salad that’s topped with a simple homemade dressing.

Pecan, Pear, Pomegranate Kale Salad by the American Pecan Council.

Combine crunchy kale with fresh pecans, pomegranate seeds and pears for a colorful and nutritious salad that’s topped with a simple homemade dressing. Recipe here.

Fresh Guacamole

Guacamole courtesy of La Palomilla Bed and Breakfast by Orquídea Macedo.

Looking for a great, authentic guacamole for your party? Look no further. This comes direct from La Palomilla Bed and Breakfast in Mexico City! Recipe here.

Two Salsa Recipes

These two fresh and homemade salsa recipes, Avocado Red Onion and Mango Onion, are the perfect dips for your chips and make an amazing topping any fish or chicken taco entree.

Avocado Onion and Mango Onion Salsas by National Onion Association.

These two fresh and homemade salsa recipes, Avocado Red Onion and Mango Onion, are the perfect dips for your chips. Recipes here.

Avocado Citrus Salad

Ring in the flavors of spring and summer with a delicious salad packed with marinated onions and a homemade dressing made with orange peel, vinegar, honey, and oil. So fresh and flavorful!

Avocado Citrus Salad with Marinated Onions by National Onion Association

Ring in the flavors of spring and summer with a delicious salad packed with marinated onions and a homemade dressing made with orange peel, vinegar, honey, and oil. Recipe here.

Creamy Chinese 5-Spice Deviled Eggs

A smoky, simple addition to any dinner or picnic. If you don't have Chinese 5-Spice powder, simply make your own by mixing 1 tablespoon star anise, 1 teaspoon fennel seeds, 1/2 teaspoon each of cinnamon, peppercorns, and cloves. Pulse in a blender or coffee grinder.

Creamy Chinese 5-Spice Deviled Eggs by Jim Bailey.

A smoky, simple addition to any dinner or picnic. If you don’t have Chinese 5-Spice powder, simply make your own, recipes here.

Downtown Nachos

An easy and nutritious way to create a quick nibble, Downtown Nachos offer a full plate of delicious flavor that delivers one chip at a time!

Downtown Nachos by Laura Kurella.

An easy and nutritious way to create a quick nibble, Downtown Nachos offer a full plate of delicious flavor that delivers one chip at a time! Recipe here.

Entreés

Mini Bacon Cheddar Sliders

This Memorial Day, consider serving one of America's favorite foods, bacon cheddar cheeseburgers (mini-style) and classic Strawberry Milkshakes.

mini burgers and mini shakes by Andrea Correale

This Memorial Day, consider serving one of America’s favorite foods, bacon cheddar cheeseburgers (mini-style) and classic Strawberry Milkshakes. Recipe here.

Carolina Pulled Pork Cocktail Sandwiches

These Carolina pulled pork sandwiches are served overstuffed with tender pulled pork simmered in smoky barbecue sauce. Each Carolina pulled pork sandwich is topped with a dollop of creamy coleslaw seasoned with a tangy-sweet Carolina-style honey mustard barbecue sauce.

Carolina Pulled Pork Cocktail Sandwiches//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch.

These Carolina pulled pork sandwiches are served overstuffed with tender pulled pork simmered in smoky barbecue sauce. Each Carolina pulled pork sandwich is topped with a dollop of creamy coleslaw seasoned with a tangy-sweet Carolina-style honey mustard barbecue sauce. Recipe here.

All-American Lamb Burger

This recipe for All-American Lamb Burgers combines the flavors of fresh ground lamb, balsamic vinegar, garlic, herbs and spices, resulting in a mouthwateringly juicy burger that your guests will love.

All American Lamb Burgers provided by the American Lamb Board.

This recipe for All-American Lamb Burgers combines the flavors of fresh ground lamb, balsamic vinegar, garlic, herbs and spices, resulting in a mouthwatering juicy burger that your guests will love. Recipe here.

Grilled Buffalo Wings

Traditionally buffalo wings are fried, but they don’t have to be fried to be bold in flavor. Chef Cari Martens shares her favorite grilled buffalo chicken wings that are not nearly as calorie packed.

Grilled Buffalo Wings. Photo: Lance Mellenbruch.

Traditionally buffalo wings are fried, but they don’t have to be fried to be bold in flavor. Chef Cari Martens shares her favorite grilled buffalo chicken wings that are not nearly as calorie packed. Video with recipe link here.

Seared Pork Chops with Apricot Brandy Sauce

Seared Pork Chops with Apricot Brandy Sauce is a classic à la minute hotline dish, where a piece of meat is seared and then the pan it was cooked in is deglazed with liquid to dissolve all those luscious caramelized bits left behind.

Seared Pork Chops with Apricot Brandy Sauce courtesy of Death al Fresco.

Seared Pork Chops with Apricot Brandy Sauce is a classic à la minute hotline dish, where a piece of meat is seared and then the pan it was cooked in is deglazed with liquid to dissolve all those luscious caramelized bits left behind. Recipe here.

Desserts

Southern Peach Cobbler

One taste of peaches and the flavors of summer come flooding in, complete with memories of your grandma’s secret recipe. Make this Southern Peach Cobbler your next family tradition. Dig in and enjoy!

Southern Peach Cobbler. Photo: Rattan Direct.

One taste of peaches and the flavors of summer come flooding in, complete with memories of your grandma’s secret recipe. Make this Southern Peach Cobbler your next family tradition. Dig in and enjoy! Recipe here.

Red, White and Blue Yogurt Pops

These frozen pops are made with real fruit, greek yogurt and naturally sweetened with a touch of honey.

Red, White & Blue Yogurt Pops by Andrea Correale via Elegant Affairs

These frozen pops are made with real fruit, greek yogurt and naturally sweetened with a touch of honey. Recipe here.

Fresh Fruit Dessert Pizza

This refreshingly sweet Fresh Fruit Dessert Pizza with Coconut Cream has a sugar cookie base topped with a light and fluffy coconut cream cheese and delicious bites of fruit!

Fresh Fruit Dessert Pizza. Photo: Holly Clegg.

This refreshingly sweet Fresh Fruit Dessert Pizza with Coconut Cream has a sugar cookie base topped with a light and fluffy coconut cream cheese and delicious bites of fruit! Recipe here.

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

Silky-rich sweet potato pie topped with a layer of golden caramelized pecan pie, this authentic Southern pie offers a standout dessert for the holiday. Wonderful topped with a scoop of cinnamon ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream

Sweet Potato Pecan Pie//Photo by Lance Mellenbruch.

Silky-rich sweet potato pie topped with a layer of golden caramelized pecan pie, this authentic Southern pie offers a standout dessert for the holiday. Wonderful topped with a scoop of cinnamon ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. Recipe here.

Beverages

Red, White and Blue Sangria

Large batch  Red, White, and Blue Sangria is not only incredibly tasty but it looks beautiful when served in a 2-quart glass pitcher. Impress your guests with a cocktail that's just as exciting as the fireworks.

Red, White and Blue Sandgir. Photo by Andrea Correale.

Large batch  Red, White, and Blue Sangria is not only incredibly tasty but it looks beautiful when served in a 2-quart glass pitcher. Impress your guests with a cocktail that’s delicious and patriotic! Recipe here.

Honey Shandy

Made with your favorite honey wheat ale, ginger, lemon and the perfect sweetness of honey, you'll be sipping this Honey Shandy all night long.

Honey Shandy by National Honey Board.

Made with your favorite honey wheat ale, ginger, lemon and the perfect sweetness of honey, you’ll be sipping this Honey Shandy all night long. Recipe here.

Always enjoy responsibly!

Have a happy, and safe, holiday with friends and family.

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