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.

Stars and Stripes Pie

Stars and Stripes Pie is a colorful and patriotic strawberry and blueberry pie made with a homemade pie crust and designed like the United States flag. I used my Perfect Pie Crust for this (oh wow is it perfect!) but you can definitely use store-bought to make it easier! Stars and Stripes Pie It’s like…

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

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Strawberry Shortcake Recipe is a dessert that starts with buttermilk biscuits that are topped with strawberry sauce and whipped topping. If you love the flavors of strawberry shortcake, you may want to give my Strawberry Trifle and Strawberry Shortcake Fudge a try! Strawberry Shortcake Strawberry Shortcake is a biscuit and fruit dessert that has been…

Summer Salads

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

No Churn Ice Cream

No-Churn Ice Cream

No-Churn Ice Cream is soft and creamy homemade ice cream made in just a few minutes. You don’t need any special tools or equipment! It tastes like high-end vanilla ice cream (yes, really 😂) and is so easy you’ll want to make it again and again!

Blueberry No-Churn Ice Cream

Blueberry No-Churn Ice Cream is super flavorful homemade ice cream made with fresh blueberries. The best part? No ice cream machine is required! Nope, that was a lie. The best part is EATING it!

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches are chocolate cookies with a layer of creamy homemade vanilla ice cream in between for a delicious frozen treat!

You can, of course, use store bought ice cream to make this awesome treat. And (if you have heard the rumors) these do melt with they get too warm! 😂


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:

Ultimate S’mores

Ultimate S’mores are puff pastries filled with milk chocolate and marshmallow fluff, baked in the oven, and topped with a dusting of graham cracker crumbs, cinnamon, sugar, and chocolate. If you love the taste of s’mores, be sure to check out my Frozen S’mores and S’mores Puppy Chow! Ultimate S’mores There is no need to…

More Desserts


Classic Apple Pie

Classic Apple Pie is a traditional apple pie made with a no-fail, homemade pie crust that is filled and baked with fresh apples. For another delicious homemade apple pie, try Dwight’s Caramel Apple Pie. Classic Apple Pie This is a homemade apple pie recipe that is perfect for those who are looking for a tried…

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

This Strawberry Rhubarb Pie is a buttery, flaky homemade crust filled with a blend of sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb, topped with turbinado sugar. It’s the perfect dessert to celebrate the flavors of summer! Enjoy a piece on its own. Or, add a scoop of no-churn ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.

Blueberry Pie {No Bake}

Blueberry Pie {No Bake} is an easy-to-make, refreshing pie made with fresh blueberries over a graham cracker crust topped with whipped topping. Try my Blueberry Lemon Heaven Dessert for another no-bake blueberry dessert. No-Bake Blueberry Pie  There is something glorious about a no-bake dessert, especially in the summertime. This blueberry pie {no bake} is made…


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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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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