Some Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend Celebrations 2019

Some Ideas for Memorial Day Weekend Celebrations 2019

I know it’s a cliche but how is it almost Memorial Day weekend, aka the unofficial start of summer, already?!!! Just last week it was so chilly that I wore my winter jacket to my daughter’s track meet! And now as I’m writing this, it’s actually a humid 85º. Is it any wonder that the holiday has snuck up on me?


So...any big party plans? Or smaller more intimate picnics or beach outings? Not exactly sure of what we’re doing yet but one thing I know for sure—there will be food involved! So I put together a list of beginning-of-the-summer dishes, to make it a little easier to at least figure out the food portion of the weekend. No matter how you’re planning to celebrate, these tried and true recipes are guaranteed to make it even more special and delicious!



Easy Buttermilk Ranch Dip

Spicy Tex-Mex Cheese Dip

Jicama Avocado Salsa

Double Dips

Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Long Lost Guacamole Dip

Triple Onion Dip with Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings

Sheet-Pan Mushroom and Shallot Nachos

Cowboy Caviar


Fizzy Limeade

Fresh Blueberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade


Grilled Honey Lime Chicken

Grilled Chicken Burgers with Copycat Shake Shack Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Tangy Peach Glaze

Pineapple Chicken Kabobs

Herb Marinated Grilled Chicken

Virginia Willis' Coca-Cola Glazed Wings

Chicken Nacho Pie

Jalapeño and Lime Steak Tacos

Maple Chipotle Barbecued Brisket

Roasted Tomato Pasta Bake

Roasted Vegetable Lasagne

Roasted Vegetable Tacos

Macaroni & Cheese, Sheet-Pan Style

Homemade Roasted Veggie Enchiladas


Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Sauce

Red Potato & Green Bean Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Zucchini Slaw with Creamy Spicy Dressing

Classic Buttermilk Cole Slaw

Strawberry, Almond and Pea Salad

Strawberry Tabbouleh Salad

Summer Squash Bake

Orzo, Chickpea and Radicchio Salad

Sweet Potato Salad

Fresh Mozzarella and Tomato Salad with Asian Style Red Pepper Vinaigrette

Grilled Pita Bread Salad

Layered Summer Vegetable Casserole


Blackberry Shortcakes with Vanilla Whipped Cream

Easy Blueberry Cobbler

Skillet Blackberry Cobbler

Easy Blueberry Tart

Icebox Pies' Almost No-Bake Piña Colada Pie

Milk Chocolate Pudding Pie with Salted Peanutty Crust

Sweet's "Make-You-Slap-Yo'-Mama" Blueberry Pie

Famous Strawberry Pie

Four and Twenty Blackbirds Strawberry Balsamic Pie


Everyday Raspberry Buttermilk Cake

Chocolate Texas Sheet Cake

S'mores Cake

 Lemon-Vanilla Bundt Cake

Old-Fashioned Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Blackberry Shortcakes with Vanilla Whipped Cream

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake

Dark Chocolate Soufflé Cake

Bishop's Cake (aka The Best Pound Cake)

Coconut Tea Cake


Butter Baked Good's Famous Homemade Marshmallows

The Melted Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie

Coconut Lime Macaroons

Lick The Bowl Good's Lemon Cookie

Flat, Chewy, Heath Bar Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Ovenly's Vegan Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Crunchy Jumbles II

Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Espresso Cookies

Lemon Drops


Peanut Butter M&M's Rice Krispie Treats

Annabel's Peanut Butter Blondies

 Toffee Chews


 Supernatural Brownies

  Easy Toasted Coconut Key Lime Pie Bars


Fresh Blackberry Ice Cream

S’mores Ice Cream

Strawberry Lemon Dreamsicles

Roasted Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet

Blackberry Blueberry Buttermilk Sherbet

Amazing Vegan Chocolate Sorbet

Star Ice Cream Sandwiches

Philadelphia-Style Vanilla Ice Cream

Fresh Strawberry Sorbet

Mississippi Mud Ice Cream Pie

Coconut Macadamia Fudge Ice Cream Pie

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Chewy Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Blueberry Lemon Ice Cream Sandwiches


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