The Most Popular Memorial Day Recipes!

My ultimate collection of Memorial Day Weekend recipes with classic burgers, amazing salads, refreshing drinks, cool desserts and much more!

I’ve gathered my favorite recipes to help you plan the best Memorial Day!  From grilled meat to picnic salads to refreshing desserts to cool drinks, there are over 50 delicious dishes to choose from to plan your menu. Whether you are grilling in your backyard, heading to the beach or park for a picnic, or planning an indoor potluck, this collection has what you need for the ultimate Memorial Day BBQ.

Grilled Dishes for a Cookout

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Amazing Burgers

Is there a more iconic dish for a cookout than a juicy burger fresh off the grill? Make classic beef burgers with different flavors, lean and flavorful Turkey Burgers, or switch it up with fish burgers like my Salmon Burgers and Shrimp Burgers


Bacon Bacon Burgers

Bacon Bacon Burgers are the juiciest burgers for a summer cookout. Ground chuck patties filled with smoky bacon and spices, topped with more crispy bacon!
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Classic Burgers

Classic Burgers are perfect for summer barbecues. The seasoned, juicy meat is topped with melty cheese, lettuce, tomato, and pickle chips.
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Turkey Burgers

Turkey Burgers are easy to make, juicy, and taste just as good as a hamburger. Made with classic burger fillings like lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles.
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Shrimp Burgers

Shrimp Burgers are savory and wonderfully crispy. Tasty shrimp is combined with old bay seasoning, breadcrumbs, and lemon juice for the perfect patty.
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Salmon Burger

The Best Salmon Burger recipe for summer! Easy salmon patties made with canned salmon, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and fresh dill grilled to a golden brown.
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Korean Beef Bulgogi Burger

Korean Beef Bulgogi Burgers have juicy beef patties made with Korean BBQ sauce with gochujang, ginger and sesame seeds. Topped with kimchi!
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Portobello Mushroom Burgers

Portobello Mushroom Burgers are veggie burgers that even meat lovers will enjoy, flavored with balsamic vinegar and topped with classic burger fillings.
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Grilled Main Dishes

Burgers aren’t the only easy BBQ dish you can make for your cookout! Try these delicious grilled recipes for your Memorial Day party this year.


Grilled Chicken Wings

Grilled Chicken Wings are cooked to juicy, crispy perfection with a smoky flavor. Up your grilling game with this easy chicken wings recipe!
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Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

Grilled Chicken Sandwiches are the perfect dish to serve at a Summer BBQ, made with tender, seasoned chicken, crispy bacon, lettuce, and tomato.
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Easy Grilled Shrimp

Easy Grilled Shrimp is the ultimate and easy appetizer dish flavored in a honey, garlic, and paprika marinade, and grilled to crispy perfection.
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Grilled Veggie Sandwich

Grilled Veggie Sandwich is a great vegetarian dish that anyone would enjoy, made with a variety of ingredients like lettuce, tomato, zucchini, and mustard.
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Grilled Pork Chops

Grilled Pork Chops are juicy and delicious, with black pepper, onion powder, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic powder.
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Steak Marinade

Steak Marinade that is flavorful, easy and perfect for outdoor or indoor grilling any time of year on ANY cut of beef! Better than bottled!
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Steak Tacos

Easy flavorful Steak Tacos are a tasty Mexican dish with marinated grilled steak strips in soft tortillas loaded with your favorite toppings.
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BBQ Side Dishes


Grilled Corn

Easy Grilled Corn is the best side dish for a 4th of July cookout! Fresh corn on the cob grilled in the corn husk for tender, crisp grilled corn every time!
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Grilled Sweet Potatoes

Grilled Sweet Potatoes are easy to make and wonderfully crispy and charred on the outside and fluffy inside. Try these at your next cookout!
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Brown Sugar Grilled Pineapple

Easy Brown Sugar Grilled Pineapple made in a grill pan is the quintessential side dish to any summer dishes you’re making. When grilled the pineapple gets soft, tender and melts in your mouth!
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Potluck and Picnic Dishes

If you want to skip the summer cookout but still eat outside, sandwiches and deli salads are the easy picnic recipes you need! Or if you are heading to a potluck, crowd-pleasing slow cooker dishes like Pork and Beans, or baked sandwich recipes like Cuban Sliders, are always a hit.

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Tasty Sandwiches


Ultimate Turkey Sandwich

The Ultimate Turkey Sandwich recipe that upgrades a classic deli sandwich. Complete guide for making the best ever deli turkey sandwiches!
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Ultimate BLT Sandwich

The Ultimate BLT Sandwich recipe for the classic bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich. Tips for the best ingredients plus delicious and easy BLT variations!
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Italian Sub Sandwich

Italian Sub Sandwich is a classic deli sub loaded with salami, ham, mortadella, provolone cheese and all the fixings topped with homemade Italian dressing!
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Turkey Havarti Apple Sandwiches

Turkey Havarti Apple Sandwiches are a flavorful recipe perfect for packed lunches with turkey, cheese, crisp lettuce, and sweet apples.
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Baked Cuban Pork Party Sliders

Baked Cuban Pork Party Sliders have pork shoulder, sliced ham, Swiss cheese, pickles, brown mustard & a butter whole grain mustard topping. They’re a perfect game-day treat and put the standard ham and cheese versions to shame!
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Honey Mustard Pulled Pork Pretzel Sliders

Tender Pulled Pork covered in a homemade raspberry honey mustard sauce with whole mustard seeds served in a toasted pretzel roll. Perfect for your tailgate or gameday party.
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Deli Salad Sandwiches


Chicken Salad Sandwich

Classic Chicken Salad Sandwich recipe for easy, flavorful chicken salad made with fresh chicken breast, crispy celery and a creamy dressing.
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Egg Salad Sandwich

Egg Salad Sandwich is an easy and tasty lunch with a creamy salad topped off with lettuce, tomato, onion, and served in toasted sandwich bread.
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Curried Egg Salad

Curried Egg Salad is the perfectly easy lunch recipe you can serve as a main dish over a salad or in a sandwich with a delicious curry mayo dressing.
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5 Ingredient Tarragon Lemon Chicken Salad Sandwiches

5 Ingredient Tarragon Lemon Chicken Salad Sandwiches are an easy delicious cold chicken sandwich perfect for a picnic or beach day! Refreshing lemon tarragon dressing!
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Slow Cooker Dishes for a Crowd


Slow Cooker Chicken Carnitas

Slow Cooker Chicken Carnitas are a delicious and easy Mexican weeknight meal with fresh citrus, jalapeños, oregano, onions, and cumin that we crisp up in a skillet for the perfect carnitas!
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Slow Cooker Reuben Sandwiches

Slow Cooker Reuben Sandwiches are perfect for leftover corned beef after your St. Patrick’s Day dinner with a quick sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and thousand island dressing.
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Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches made with a chuck roast, bbq seasoning rub and barbecue sauce will feed a crowd without firing up the grill or the smoker!
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Hawaiian Slow Cooker Kalua Pork

Slow Cooker Kalua Pork takes just three ingredients (no liquid smoke!) to make the most tender, delicious Hawaiian pork outside the islands!
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Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pineapple Chicken with crispy chicken thighs, fresh pineapple chunks, onions and bell pepper takes 15 minutes of prep and makes the perfect meal to come home to after a long workday!
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Slow Cooker Pork and Beans

Slow Cooker Pork and Beans is an easy BBQ side dish recipe! Dried white beans and bacon slow cooked in barbecue sauce with ketchup, brown sugar and mustard.
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Classic Sides, Dips, and Toppings

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Dips and Salsas

What better way to use fresh summer tomatoes and peppers than a delicious homemade salsa? For a fun sweet and spicy combo, try my amazing recipe for Mango Salsa. And don’t forget classic cold dips like Cold Spinach Dip with some herb crackers!


Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa is sweet, tangy, lightly spiced, and ready in minutes with mango, pineapple, red onion, bell pepper, cilantro, lime juice, and jalapeno pepper.
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Easy Cooked Jarred Salsa

Easy Cooked Jarred Salsa is easy to make with tomatoes, bell peppers, yellow onions, jalapeño peppers, lime juice, and cumin.
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Restaurant Style Blender Salsa Recipe

Restaurant style salsa made in the blender in under five minutes with tomatoes, onions, cilantro and jalapenos. Never buy jarred salsa again!  
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Avocado Salsa

Avocado Salsa is perfectly flavorful and creamy with corn, bell pepper, onion, cilantro, and avocado tossed in a zesty lemon dressing.
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Chipotle Tomatillo Green-Chili Salsa

Chipotle Tomatillo Green Chili Salsa is smoky and spicy, with lemon and lime juice and fresh cilantro, you can make this copycat at home in 30 minutes!
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Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

Fresh Fruit Salsa is a great fresh, tangy party food, great for appetizers or desserts. Also perfect as a topping for grilled meats!
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Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple Salsa is a bright, healthy, and fresh fruit salsa perfect to serve with everything from tortilla chips to tacos to fish and meat.
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Easy Spinach Dip

Easy Spinach Dip is the ultimate party dip! Creamy dip in 5 minutes with spinach, water chestnuts, sour cream, cream cheese, and Knorr mix.
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Clam Dip

Easy Clam Dip is a cold cream cheese clam dip recipe with canned clams, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and green onions made in minutes.
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Ranch Dip

Ranch Dip is a delicious condiment you can make yourself, with mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, chives, and spices.
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Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Dip is the PERFECT savory dip to serve with tortilla chips at a party, made from black beans, sour cream, lime juice, and seasoning, ready in under 5 minutes!
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Seven Layer Bean Dip

Seven Layer Bean Dip is the ultimate party dip, made with seasoned refried beans and layers of cheese, olives, sour cream, and more, and only takes minutes to throw together!
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Sauces & Condiments

Having a bunch of condiments and toppings like Homemade BBQ Sauce, Caramelized Onions, and crispy bacon lets your cookout guests build their perfect burgers and sandwiches.


Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce

Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce is a thick, sticky sweet sauce perfect for grilled chicken, brisket, or pulled pork with cherry, sweet and spicy flavors.
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Homemade BBQ Sauce

Homemade BBQ Sauce is an easy recipe for a smoky sweet barbecue sauce with no ketchup or liquid smoke. The best sauce for grilling, slow cooker and more!
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Blue Cheese Sauce

Blue Cheese Sauce is extra rich and creamy. It’s perfect to spoon over steak and made in just 10 minutes with onion, heavy cream, and blue cheese crumbles.
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Alabama White Sauce

Alabama White BBQ Sauce is a tangy spicy mayo-based BBQ sauce. Creamy easy white sauce with mayo, vinegar, horseradish, and spices is perfect for grilling!
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Peri-Peri Sauce

Peri-Peri Sauce is a thick, flavorful traditional African sauce perfect for chicken and made with bird's-eye chilies, paprika, oregano, garlic, and onion.
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Air Fryer Bacon

Air Fryer Bacon makes it super easy to make perfectly crisp bacon in just 10 minutes! Enjoy fresh bacon anytime you want with little cleanup.
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Sautéed Mushrooms

Easy Sauteed Mushrooms recipe for how to cook the perfect buttery garlic mushrooms for steak, pork chops, and other savory dinner recipes.
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Caramelized Onions

Caramelized Onions turn out golden brown and lightly sweet. They're the perfect ingredient to add to soups, sandwiches, steak, and more.
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Beer Battered Onion Rings

Beer Battered Onion Rings are the perfect combination of crispy, light and fluffy with a hint of sweetness from the beer. A great side for your summer bbq!
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Summer Salads

Summer Salads come in all forms, from creamy potato salads to tangy pasta salads to fresh garden salads.

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Tasty Pasta Salads


Easy Pasta Salad

Easy Pasta Salad made with mozzarella, black olives, cherry tomatoes, and bell peppers in a creamy Italian dressing is the PERFECT side dish!
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Seafood Pasta Salad

Seafood Pasta Salad is as creamy and delicious as a classic pasta salad, with flavorful crabmeat and colorful peas topping elbow macaroni.
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Strawberry Spinach Pasta Salad

Strawberry Spinach Pasta Salad with almonds, feta, and an easy balsamic and olive oil dressing is the perfect side dish for a potluck or get together.
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Pimento Pasta Salad

Pimento Pasta Salad is a delicious take on a classic Macaroni Salad made with elbow macaroni, pimento peppers, cheddar, mayo and chives. 
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Caprese Chicken Tortellini Pasta Salad

Caprese Chicken Tortellini Pasta Salad is the perfect and quick pasta salad for your summer cookout with chicken, fresh mozzarella, tortellini and quick balsamic dressing.
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Mexican Avocado BLT Pasta Salad

Avocado BLT Pasta Salad with avocados blended into a cilantro lime dressing and chunks for a delicious creamy bite with bacon, lettuce and tomatoes.
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Coleslaw Macaroni Salad

Easy Coleslaw Macaroni Salad is a creamy pasta salad recipe with the taste and crunch of coleslaw. The perfect side dish for summer events!
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Amazing Potato Salads


Potato Salad Recipe

Classic Potato Salad with a creamy mayonnaise dressing with relish, mustard and celery salt coating potatoes and chopped hard boiled eggs.
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Roasted Potato Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Roasted Potato Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette is the perfect summery side dish to you BBQ menu with just five ingredients!
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Creamy Spicy Sweet Potato Salad

Creamy Spicy Sweet Potato Salad is the perfect side bursting with flavor from lime, chili powder, cayenne pepper, cilantro, and coriander.
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Southwestern Potato Salad

Southwestern Potato Salad made with avocados, black bean, corn and cheese with a creamy southwestern dressing that's the perfect side dish for your BBQ.
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German Potato Salad Recipe

German Potato Salad is a traditional warm potato salad with bacon and caramelized onions mixed with a tangy vinegar and sugar dressing.
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Cool Salads for Summer


Steak Salad

Delicious Steak Salad recipe for a hearty steakhouse salad with juicy steak strips, crisp greens, fresh veggies and creamy homemade dressing.
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Southwest Salad

Easy Southwest Salad recipe loaded with black beans, sweet corn, tomatoes, cheese, bell peppers and a creamy avocado cilantro dressing.
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Thai Beef Salad

Thai Beef Salad is a tangy, slightly spicy salad with plenty of flavorful veggies and tender steak topped off with ginger, sriracha, and lime dressing.
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Creamy Bacon Pea Salad

Creamy Bacon Pea Salad with mayonnaise, bacon, cheddar cheese and crunchy sweet peas. The perfect southern summer side dish!

Beef Taco Salad

Taco Salad is a quick, easy, and delicious salad. Romaine lettuce topped with taco beef, black beans, avocado, cheese, tortilla chips and a creamy dressing.
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Mexican Corn Salad

Mexican corn salad is an easy no-cook side dish for your summer bbq with corn, mayo, lime juice, chili powder, cilantro and cotija cheese that gives you elote flavors without the cob!
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Honey Lime Berry Fruit Salad

Honey Lime Berry Fruit Salad is the most refreshing salad ever with blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, tart apples, fresh mint, and honey.
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Easy Fruit Salad

Easy Fruit Salad recipe for a refreshing dish with assorted ripe fruits, fresh berries, and simple dressing made of citrus juice and honey.
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Watermelon Feta Salad

Watermelon Feta Salad blends sweet and savory flavors with fresh watermelon, cucumber, mint, and feta cheese in a vinaigrette dressing!
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Easy Cole Slaw Recipe (Coleslaw)

This traditional coleslaw recipe is an easy side dish made with shredded cabbage mix and creamy dressing – ready in 5 minutes!
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Old Fashioned Amish Vinegar Coleslaw

Amish Vinegar Slaw is lighter and tangier than a classic mayo-based slaw. Made with shredded cabbage, onion, apple cider vinegar, and dry mustard.
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Perfect Desserts for Summer

Summertime is the perfect time to make desserts packed with fresh berries and summer fruits like lemon, peaches and tropical fruits. Try a classic summertime dessert like Peach Cobbler with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream or try a simple no-bake dessert loaded with juicy berries like Fresas con Crema.

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Fruit Desserts for Summer

Make fruity desserts with fresh strawberries like homemade Strawberry Shortcake, top your cakes and desserts with this summery Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting or make an easy Fruit Galette.


Easy Strawberry Shortcake

Easy Strawberry Shortcakes with freshly made sweetened biscuits, homemade whipped cream and lightly sweet strawberries in less than an hour.
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Summer Fruit Galette

Summer Fruit Galette is a tart and sweet quick seasonal dessert with a flaky pastry crust and blueberry peach strawberry filling. Ready in 35 minutes!
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Peach Cobbler

Peach Cobbler is the ultimate Southern comfort food dessert classic with sweetened cinnamon sugar baked peaches topped with crispy biscuit dough.
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Fresas Con Crema

Fresas con Crema, or strawberries with cream, is an easy, creamy, no-bake Mexican dessert ready in 15 minutes with 5 simple ingredients!
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Fruit Pizza

Fruit pizza is a giant cookie topped with fresh fruit that's a perfect summer dessert.
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Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting is a combination of bright, tangy, and sweet flavors all in one creamy, airy blend perfect for cakes and cupcakes.
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Mixed Berry Trifle

Berry Trifle is the perfect summer recipe with pound cake, pudding and mixed berries in just 30 minutes. And it’s a showstopper!
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Ice Cream & Frozen Treats

Keep your guests cool with delicious, frozen treats like Ice Box Cake or creamy, homemade ice cream in summer flavors like Peach Ice Cream and Strawberry Ice Cream.


Peach Ice Cream

Peach Ice Cream is the perfect summer treat, with smooth peach sauce mixed into the creamy base for a sweet, refreshing fruit flavor.
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Strawberry Ice Cream

This creamy homemade Strawberry Ice Cream recipe is made with fresh strawberries and cream. Ice cream maker optional!
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No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream

No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream is the easiest ice cream recipe with no ice cream maker. Rich and creamy, made with just heavy cream, condensed milk and vanilla!
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S’mores Ice Cream

S’mores Ice Cream is the perfect summertime treat! Easy, rich chocolate homemade ice cream recipe with chocolate chips, marshmallows, and graham crackers.
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Rainbow Sherbet

Rainbow Sherbet is the perfect frozen, fruity treat with raspberry, orange, and lime flavors all mixed together. Try it today!
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Blueberry Lemon Ice Box Cake

Blueberry Lemon Ice Box Cake is an easy no-bake cake with fresh berries, lemon zest, blueberry jam and whipped cream over softened graham crackers. 
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Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars that are all natural and still taste EXACTLY like the ice cream bars we all grew up with!
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Ice Cream Sundae Casserole

Ice Cream Sundae Casserole is a great way to serve sundaes to a crowd. Ice cream, cherries, peanuts, and more all combined over easy graham cracker crust.
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Make a big pitcher of Sangria for adult guests to serve themselves or have some refreshing Cucumber Water for guests of all ages to enjoy. Try my Classic Mojitos for a cool, tasty poolside drink!

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Refreshing Non-Alcoholic Drinks


Cucumber Water

Cucumber Water is an easy infused water recipe for a cool, delicious drink with fresh cucumbers and optional mint leaves for extra flavor!
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Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade is a perfect refreshing drink recipe for the summer! Made with real strawberries, simple syrup and fresh lemon juice.
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Starbucks Strawberry Acai Refresher (Copycat)

Starbucks Strawberry Acai Refresher (Copycat) is the perfect iced drink that you can make yourself and skip the morning drive-thru. Try it!
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Boozy, Cool Drinks for Summer



Sangria is a delicious Spanish wine cocktail made with red wine, orange juice, brandy, and fresh fruit slices. 
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A Classic Mojito is the perfect, refreshing summer cocktail recipe made with white rum, lime juice, simple syrup, and muddled mint leaves.
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Moscow Mule

Moscow Mule is a classic and refreshing ice-cold cocktail with vodka, lime juice, and ginger beer. Easy to make in just a couple of minutes!
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Tips for the Ultimate Cookout

What food is good for a cookout?

Quick cooking dishes like burgers and steaks along with family-style sides, let guests serve themselves so you can enjoy the party along with them. Choose side dishes you can make ahead of time, like pasta salads and potato salads, so all you have to do is throw one or two dishes on the grill.

The best cookout dishes are made with simple ingredients like fresh herbs, seasonal berries and fruits, and summer garden vegetables.

What are summer flavors?

Summer flavors are bright fresh flavors from the garden, bold tangy citrus flavor, and smoky flavors from grilling.
– Try fresh herbs with bright flavors like fresh basil, dill, and parsley.
– Garden vegetables like sweet corn, cucumber, eggplant, bell peppers, spinach and tomatoes.
– Seasonal fruits and berries like strawberries, peaches, limes, mangoes, and cherries are used in sweet and savory summer recipes.
– For bold flavors from citrus, toss some fresh lime juice or lemon juice in the marinade for your grilled and smoked dishes.

Why do people BBQ on Memorial Day?

Memorial Day is usually celebrated with a cookout for a couple of reasons. First off, it’s a National holiday so most folks have at least Monday off, if not the whole weekend. This means more people are able to get together. It’s also the unofficial start to summer, with warm weather is perfect for being outside. A BBQ or cookout is a low-hassle way for everyone to gather and enjoy beautiful weather and delicious food!

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15 Awesome Memorial Day recipes for your BBQ

Cheddar Cheese and Sour Cream Potatoes

Cheddar and Sour Cream Roasted Potatoes have all the flavors of Cheddar and Sour Cream Potato Chips on freshly roasted potatoes! Made with 100% natural powdered cheddar and sour cream and totally craveable!

Tony Roma’s Onion Loaf

Onion Loaf

Crispy Salt and Vinegar Potatoes

Salt Vinegar Potatoes Angle

Pressed Pepperoni Pizza Party Rolls

Pressed Pepperoni Pizza Party Rolls are crispy, cheesy, dippable and perfect make ahead for serving a crowd!

Honey Roasted Apples

Honey Roasted Apples Close

Yukon Gold and Green Onion Potato Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

Yukon Potato Bacon Salad Top

Honey Mustard Pulled Pork Sliders

Tender Pulled Pork covered in a homemade raspberry honey mustard sauce with whole mustard seeds served in a toasted pretzel roll. Perfect for your tailgate or gameday party.

Chipotle’s Jalapeno Lime Corn Salad/Salsa

Chipotle's Jalapeno Lime Corn Salad

10 Minute Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad:

5 Minute Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad is so quick to make and so delicious you will put this in your regular rotation for lunches, parties, picnics and bbqs! It comes together in just minutes and is just 5 ingredients! Cold chicken breast, Litehouse Caesar Caesar Dressing, croutons, Parmesan cheese and grape tomatoes are all you need to enjoy this meal. Meant to be eaten cold, I have also been known to microwave it so the Parmesan cheese melts together and guess what, the dressing is amazing warm too.

Honey Bacon Baked Beans

These baked beans are sticky, salty [from the delicious bacon!] and sweet and a perfect addition to your BBQ or picnic

Tony Roma’s Coleslaw

Tony Roma's Cole Slaw - Sweet, Tangy, Delicious Cole Slaw with a hint of celery seed. Part of the perfect BBQ meal this summer!

Chipotle Chips and Guacamole:

You've had the Barbacoa Beef Burrito, now you can enjoy the Chips and Guacamole that go with it! Salty Lime Tortilla Chips just like you love at Chipotle served with their authentic guacamole. You'll never want premade chips or dip again!

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. This looks really wonderful. I do think spaghetti squash is a great option for enjoying traditional noodle dishes on a grain-free diet. Thanks for posting this on Food Flicks Friday.