Memorial Day is the unofficial kick-off to summer and outdoor grilling! We all want to serve the best BBQ side dishes and the best memorial day desserts!
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Memorial day so much more than that though isn’t it?!!
I love memorial day! In our little country town the cemetery is bathed in every color of the rainbow. It’s an absolute stunning and reverent tribute to the dedication and love we have for family and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom!
Family members gather around the graves of loved ones. The elderly sit in their lawn chairs, as children, and their parents, gather around listening to the stories of those who have gone on before. It may sound a little Mayberry-ish…but it’s just one of the many reasons I love my home town!
Memorial Day afternoon we BBQ or picnic at the park! You just can’t have a family holiday without great traditional summertime recipes! Food is at the center of every family gathering!
Today I’m sharing a collection of some of my personal favorites. Some new, some from good friends, and some from grandma’s old recipe box!
Memorial Day Recipes
A compilation of delicious recipes for your Memorial Day celebration. BBQ main dishes, side dishes, and fantastic desserts,
No recipe round-up for Memorial Day would be complete without some amazing appetizers. Like these Stuffed Grilled Jalapeno Peppers. Only 3 ingredients! Three little ingredients to make one amazing appetizer! Fresh jalapeno peppers, a tub of softened cream cheese, and 8 slices of bacon.
Buttery Sweet Corn Bread is a must at every BBQ! Super moist, tender, with just the right amount of crumb this corn bread melts in your mouth. Add a little honey butter it's out of this world delicious!
Shredded Cabbage, diced tomatoes and avocados, crumbled bacon and smooth blue cheese all combine in a delicious creamy bottled coleslaw dressing to create an amazing salad side dish for your summer holiday gatherings.
No Bake Banana Pudding is a Southern Favorite and the perfect dessert for your Memorial Day celebrations. Creamy smooth banana pudding topped with whipped cream and a vanilla wafer! Everyone will want a scoop of this delightful treat!
This is the World's BEST Strawberry Rhubarb Pie! It's full of fresh rhubarb and strawberries to give it the perfect combination of tart and sweet. Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for one of the best homemade country pies you'll ever have! Enjoy!
Southern cooks have been baking what we affectionately call Pig Pickin’ Cake for generations. The name pig pickin’ cake is very common in the Carolinas but this cake is also known by other names, such as Mandarin Orange Cake or Pea Pickin’ Cake. This cake is a classic favorite with its luscious pineapple frosting.
This creamy rich no-churn cherry chocolate chip ice cream is the perfect dessert to bring to any Summer BBQ! Loaded with fresh chopped ripe cherries and semi-sweet chocolate chips...it's one cool dessert the whole crowd will love!
That is a beautiful little story about your community. I love your recipes.
Monday 20th of May 2019
Thank you! I truly love our little town and the traditions that have been going on for generations. I hope over time they continue! I hope you have a great Memorial day and thanks so much for stopping by! Come again!