Menu Ideas for a Memorial Day Get-Together

Last Updated May 23, 2017
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grilling hot dogs and hamburgers

Having people over for a Memorial Day cookout? Try some of these easy yet impressive drinks, sides, main dishes, and desserts.

Kentucky Potato Salad

kentucky potato salad with green beans
Because the dressing in this potato salad is not mayonnaise- based, I find it just tastes lighter and cooler on a hot summer evening, even with all the bacon (which is, of course, optional), egg and...

Raw Tomatillo Salsa (Salsa Verde Cruda)

Raw Tomatillo Salsa (Salsa Verde Cruda)
Green salsas run the gamut on Mexico City streets. They can be boiled, pea green and soupy; they can be charred and thick and flecked with blackened bits of tomatillo. They can also be astonishingly...

Brussels Sprouts Slaw

Brussels Sprouts Slaw
A member of the Cabbage family, Brussels sprouts are a delicious alternative ingredient when making traditional slaw salads. Horseradish adds a refreshing bite to this side dish.

Kale and Sweet Potato Empanadas

Kale and Sweet Potato empanadas with pumpkin seed chimichurri on a plate
Make your empanadas small and serve them with Pumpkin Seed Chimichurri as appetizers or make them larger and add a salad for a full meal.

Greenhouse Grille's Black Bean Sliders

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Chef Eric LeVine & the Underestimated Hot Dog

Chef Eric LeVine
Eric LeVine, an award-winning chef, restauranteur, and author, recognizes the hot dog’s blank-slate appeal, and is adding some amazing...

New Ways to Make Iced Tea

iced tea recipes
Summer goal: making all of these. A simple brewed tea over ice -- sweet or unsweet -- is always a thing of beauty, but we love all of these variations, too. 

Boozy Lemonade

8 recipes for boozy lemonade
Fresh-squeezed lemon juice can easily be transformed into some pretty amazing cocktails. Any type of spirit or liqueur will do; likewise with berries and herbs. We love these recipes because they...

Strawberry Shrub Poke Cake

strawberry-shrub-poke-cake
The cake part of this recipe is based on a rich, golden cake pulled from a 1950 edition of Betty Crocker's picture cookbook, first owned by my husband's grandmother, Madalen, a splendid cake maker....

Mixed Fruit and Yogurt Sheet Cake for a Crowd

This recipe comes from Yogurt Culture by Cheryl Sternman Rule.
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