Fun & Festive Memorial Day Recipes

Memorial Day NewlywedsIt’s almost here…Memorial Day AND Summer!  What better way to celebrate than with great food at a BBQ?! Whether you’re hosting, visiting with your in-laws or attending a friend’s party, here are a few great recipes with wow factor!

Fun: What says summer more than a BLT sandwich…I’d have to say these mini tomato BLT bites! Quick and super cute, these little stuffed tomatoes are guaranteed to be on everyone’s picnic plates and a topic of conversation.  It’s always nice to be the newlywed who brought the amazing appetizer. ;)

Festive: Is there such a thing as a summer BBQ without Jello?  Bring down the house wherever you bring this amazing patriotic flag cake complete with 2 types of Jello (I make one layer with blueberry Jello) and fruit.  Both kids and adults will love digging into this perfect summer dessert.

Fancy: Leave it to American Italian TV chef Giada to create an elegant appetizer that suits any style of Memorial Day party.  Here’s the recipe for ricotta and pancetta stuffed baby peppers.  They sound a bit tricky, but take less than 20 minutes to make….and trust me they’re worth it!

Fizzy: Short on time but want to bring something pleasant to the party?  Try this recipe for fizzy mint lemonade coolers. It’s a great twist on a picnic classic.  If you want to boost the fun factor of this beverage add a cup of vodka to the pitcher!

No matter what you bring, people always appreciate your thoughtfulness.  The simple call asking if you could pick up more ice or napkins on your way over can switch a hostess from headache to happiness. Have fun during this weekend holiday and remember to be safe.

Do you have any great Memorial Day recipes to share with our readers?  We’d love for you to leave a comment.

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