Memorial Day is a federal United States holiday to remember military personnel who have died while performing their duties. It is a good reminder to always remember the sacrifice of those who never came home but fought for our freedom.

Memorial Day Recipes

Memorial Day has also become a three-day weekend for many people, which means gatherings, get-togethers, and barbecues. In the United States, it is the start of the summer season. So, I have compiled a few recipes that you may want to have on hand for the upcoming weekend. These Memorial Day Recipes are great for any gatherings you may have planned this summer.

On The Grill

Summer Salads

Here are a few more salads you may want to try:


Caramelized French Onion Dip

The classic, retro French Onion Dip gets an upgrade with my homemade recipe, which starts with caramelized onions that have been cooked to a rich golden brown. Then, in the same skillet, the rest of the ingredients are added and melted together for a creamy dip that can be served warm or cold.

Sweet Peach and Pecan Dip

This is the dip that you never knew was missing from your life. The combination of sweet peaches matched with the amazing depth of flavor in the Brown Sugar Bourbon marinade paired with the texture from chopped pecans… well let’s just say that this is a life-changing dish! Peach Pecan Dip The McCormick kitchens were…

Looking for More Dips? Well, dip into more of my favorites:


Fresh Strawberry Cobbler

Fresh Strawberry Cobbler is a perfect summertime dessert that can be put together in minutes and features fresh strawberries. To make the most of peak strawberry season, be sure to try my Strawberry Crisp! Fresh Strawberry Cobbler Cobblers are an easy, delicious, and fruit-centered dessert. After putting together my Blueberry Cobbler, I was wondering why…

No Bake Cheesecake

No Bake Cheesecake is a silky smooth dessert made with a cheesecake filling over a buttery graham cracker crust with no need to turn on your oven! It can be flavored in a variety of ways, including with fruit, chocolate, or caramel, and can be topped with whipped cream or fresh fruit for a delicious…

Lemonade Pie

Lemonade Pie is a no-bake dessert that is as delicious and refreshing as a tall glass of lemonade on a hot summer day. For another no-bake dessert, try my No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake Cream Pie. PIN IT HERE! Lemonade Pie When life gives you lemons, make this Lemonade Pie! Although there are no actual lemons in…

Kiwi Bars

Did you know when you bake kiwi it takes on an entirely different flavor component? These bars are the perfect way to share that under-utilized fruit!


Summer Sangria

Summer Sangria is a refreshing alcoholic beverage that will make it feel like summer all year round! This is an adult punch that can definitely pack a punch if you’re not careful! It is a great drink for grilling with friends, a lazy afternoon, or for your end-of-the-summer Labor Day celebrations! For another delicious summertime…

If you are looking for more drink recipes, I have you covered with my list of Summer Drink Recipes you will want to have on hand all summer long!

I wish you a safe and wonderful Memorial Day Weekend and an enjoyable summer! Soak up those beautiful days!

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Meet Amanda Rettke

Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

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