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Cooking and entertaining is one of my favorite things to do. This weekend is Memorial Day and we will be headed to Lake House after graduation with my family. Here are the best Memorial Day recipes including BBQ chicken, desserts, and more that I will be using all weekend! You can find all of my recipe favorites here.
You know I also love to set a beautiful table for any holiday or just because! You can find inspiration for your table here.
We make this chicken as often as we can especially when my parents are in town. We call it Pop’s Chicken or Wicker’s Chicken. It is marinated for two days in this fabulous barbecue sauce from Southeast Missouri near where my dad grew up and I was born: Wicker’s Barbecue Marinade and Baste. Nothing says Memorial Day more than an outdoor cookout…and this is the perfect recipe!
You all know my passion for a good margarita. Find all of my margarita recipes here. This cool, creamy drink is delicious, different, and refreshing. The perfect summer drink. I tested out many recipes for this after trying it on a previous trip to Cabo. I added the toasted coconut to my recipe because I love that extra flavor. Do you have a favorite margarita? This Coconut Margarita and my Serrano Margarita are my two favorites! One’s sweet and one’s a little spicy!
You will have to try this next drink, the French Rose Champagne Sangria which is a light and not too sweet cocktail that is truly refreshing. I hope you’ll make it this weekend…and all summer long! If you are a sangria fan, you’ll also want to try my Strawberry Sangria and White Peach Basil Sangria as well.
This White Bean Grilled Bruschetta with Radish & Cilantro is a great addition to your Memorial Day weekend menu! It’s a satisfying appetizer that combines the grill flavor with a creamy spread and a spicy crunch.
This potato salad is always a big hit with family and friends. I make it for Memorial Day, Labor Day, July 4th, etc. It’s the perfect side for any cookout or summer menus!
We love berries around here and this pie is a family favorite! Making a Rustic Pie or Galette is my favorite because it doesn’t have to be perfect. That takes A LOT of pressure off. This is great warm with ice cream or whipped cream. It’s even yummy the next day for breakfast.
Speaking of Berry pie, this Cherry Skillet Pie had to make the list! It is such a fun one to have for the patriotic holiday with it star crust cutouts! Nobody turns down a good cherry pie, especially when served warm with vanilla ice cream!
One more dessert, I promise! This next dessert is a fun and easy one that is easily transferable so great to make if you are in charge of bringing a dessert! This patriotic dessert is sure to be a hit at your celebration this weekend and for the 4th of July as well. If you don’t have a trifle bowl, you can also use a large clear bowl and it is just as pretty. I use my trifle bowl a lot for other things…salad bowl, displaying fruit, even serving sangria.
I hope you enjoy some or all of these recipes during whatever Memorial Day weekend celebrations you have going on! If you can’t make them all, you can save them for the next holiday, 4th of July!
Keep an eye out for my post on Memorial Day Sales coming up in the next few days. If you are looking for some style and home decor inspiration for this weekend especially, you will want to check out these posts:
- What to Wear For Memorial Day Weekend
- Tips for Easy Summer Entertaining
- Blue & White Outdoor Living Summer Update
- Make This Weekend: Spring Charcuterie Board