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Mouth-Watering Memorial Day Recipes


Article by City Lifestyle

Photography by Stock Images + Provided

While we may be honoring the men and women who died serving our country a bit differently this year, you can still attend a ceremony with these virtual memorials. And you can still savor the smells of freshly grilled meats, the taste of a delicious cocktail, and the sounds of laughter from loved ones — even if it's over Zoom — as we kick off the unofficial start to summer. Enjoy a small gathering in your backyard, throw a digital cookout, or take your feast on the go. Whatever your plans, you can't go wrong with one of these of delicious recipes at your fingertips.

The Perfect Spring Picnic

"Dining al fresco is a way to escape from the daily grind and enjoy the outdoors—perfect for Memorial Day in your backyard or use it as a charming way to create a romantic date with your significant other. C'est magnifique!"
Chef Tillie

Fire Up the Grill

Burgers, Anyone?

"Beef isn’t the only way to eat burgers. From shrimp to pork and chicken, the skies the limit when it comes to grilling!"
Abbe Odenwalder

Grilled Chicken Kabobs

"They're so easy, and always come out so delicious."
Samantha Richiez

Honey Garlic Smoked Chicken

"I wanted to combine two of my favorite ingredients to make a dinner that you will not forget."
Bryan Edwards

Orange Ginger Flank Steak

"The end result is a wonderful fresh flavor. The orange and ginger shine to brighten and deeply flavor this beefy cut of meat."
Lea Ann Brown

Smoky BBQ Baby Back Ribs

"These baby back ribs were so tasty, and I can still taste them just reading this recipe."
Bryan Edwards

Smoked Reverse Seared Tomahawk Steak

"I prefer to marinade my cuts of meats before smoking, so I knew I wanted to give you all a unique marinade to try."
Bryan Edwards


2 Simple Summer Cocktail Recipes 

"Try out these two simple summer cocktails using fresh herbs and ingredients that you probably already have at home."
Andrea Janise

A Refreshing Way To Serve Wine

"Not only will this drink keep you cool under the sun, it will also have an unexpected WOW factor when you serve it."
Alley Leto

Quarantine Bloody Mary Garnishes

"With limited visits to the grocery stores, I decided to get creative in the incredibly shelf-stable frozen food aisle."
Maggie Chidester

On the Side

Prosciutto Melon Skewers

"These are the perfect compliment to any backyard barbecue. If you are a fan of sweet and salty, you are going to love, love, love!"
Melissa Latin

German-Inspired Potato Salad

"This version is fairly simple, with red potatoes, bacon, and an easy white-wine vinegar sauce that balanced with a hint of sugar and garlic."
Alexandra (Allie) Hicks

Smoked Mac N Cheese

"With every bite you get hints of creamy cheese, buttery, and smoky hints."
Bryan Edwards

3 Easy + Tasty Pasta Salad Recipes

"While the classic macaroni salad or Italian pasta salad is a great option, try switching it up with these exciting recipes this summer."
Kate Baxendale

Mains Minus the Meat

The All American Bean Burger

"Introducing a true black bean burger that tastes like if your favorite taco and your favorite burger had a baby."
Bryan Edwards

Vegan BBQ Jackfruit 'Pulled Pork' Tacos

"I can be pretty picky when it comes to meat alternatives, and wow do these vegan barbecue jackfruit tacos hit all of the marks for me!"
Hayley Hyer