Memorial Day Eats


Barbeque Pepper Jack Chicken done

Summer starts this weekend.  Pools open.  Lucky kids and teachers are already out of school.  It’s time to head outside, get together with friends and fire up the grill.

If you need some ideas for recipes to cook this weekend, here’s a list to get you started:

Main Dishes

Barbeque Pepper Jack Chicken – My sister adds bacon to these.  You can do the same if you’re feeling decadent and brave.

Hawaiian Grilled Chicken – Fantastic with Tropical Salad

Pulled Pork – Fantastic and it feeds a crowd!

World’s Best Burger – I figure many of you are making classic burgers and hot dogs this weekend.  This is a tasty twist on the classic.


Black Bean and Corn Salsa – Easy and it uses pantry ingredients

Guacamole – I love this stuff!

Southern-Asian Fusion Dip – A different kind of chip dip

Baked Potato Dip – Hot and melty goodness


Pepper Jack Mac & Cheese – A twist on the classic.  Bake it or put it in the slow cooker to keep it warm.

Tropical Salad – Fantastic with Hawaiian Grilled Chicken

Cucumbers and Onions – Easy and good.

Quick Cole Slaw – As in 5 minutes quick.

Microwave Corn on the Cob – Super, simple way to cook the classic.

Pasta Salad – Makes a big bowl, chocked full of fresh veggies.

Hawaiian Cole Slaw – Everyone loves this.


Chocolatey Texas Sheet Cake – A big cake for a hungry group.

S’mores Pie – Classic summer dessert in a pie, topped with toasted marshmallows.

Dad’s Brownie Sundae – Pure fun!

Gooey Turtle Bars – Caramel, chocolate and pecans.  What more do you need?

Judy’s Strawberry Pie – Delish!

Strawberry Shortcake – Show off the summer berries.

Cherry Cobbler – You might want to have some vanilla ice cream to top this one.

Homemade Coconut Macadamia Ice Cream – Simple and fantastic.

Homemade Coffee Ice Cream – Yum!

Homemade Dulce de Leche Ice Cream with Chocolate Flakes

Homemade Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream – One of the most searched for recipes on this site.




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  1. These are great suggestions – thanks for sharing!

  2. I am bookmarking this post, Tiffany…we’ll have lots of company over the 4th of July and these are all great looking recipes. I’m not waiting to make the Southern-Asian Fusion Dip, though…I’m making that this weekend…just for us!


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