Celebrating Memorial Day Food and Inspirations

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With Memorial Day just around the corner, it’s time to celebrate! We’ve gathered the best Memorial Day Food and Inspirations we could find. Whether you’re hosting family, friends, neighbors… or a combination of all three, it’s awesome to bring some new ideas that add to your traditions.

These ideas will spark your imagination in celebrating the beginning of summer… and the red, white, and blue.


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Memorial Day Food and Inspirations

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White Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

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“Whip up a patriotic treat that tastes delicious. Bake white chocolate raspberry cupcakes in blue wrappers and top with a red raspberry drizzle for a perfect Memorial Day dessert. We love the paper flag toppers used here, too!”
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Patriotic Popcorn

Patriotic Popcorn

“Make this Patriotic Popcorn with your kids to get them excited about the 4th of July or Memorial Day.”
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Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy Sticky Wings

Sticky Wings

These slow cooker Sweet and Spicy Sticky Wings are super tender and are perfect for a party. They are fall-off-the-bone tender.
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Best Old Fashioned Lemonade

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“Give your summer lemonade patriotic flair with red and blue berries”
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Strawberry Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries

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Start the holiday off right with a healthy baked oatmeal that will put everyone in the holiday spirit.
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Strawberry Spinach Salad

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Start summer off right with this easy and delicious salad, filled with healthy greens and the season’s best strawberries!
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Easy Mexican Corn Salad

Closeup of Mexican Corn Salad on a blue star plate

Perfect for all things picnic, bbq… and summer. Easy to make, delicious both warm and cold.
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Grilled Hotdogs With Fixin’s

Serve a spread of toppings including Zesty Pickle and Onion, Tangy Horseradish, and Spicy Chiles to go along with these frankfurters. Now everyone can enjoy their dog just how they like it.
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Coca-Cola BBQ Ribs

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“What’s more American than Coca-Cola? Our nation’s favorite soft drink also makes a great marinade, thanks to all those sugars and spices. If you want fall-off-the-bone ribs for your Memorial Day BBQ but don’t have the time to cook them for hours, this may be the only rib recipe you’ll ever need.”
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Bobby Flay’s Juicy Texas Burgers

One of Bobby Flay’s most popular burger recipes.
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Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs

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If you want ribs so tender they literally fall off the bone, this is an awesome Memorial Day slow cooker BBQ ribs recipe!
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Watermelon Flag Party Platter

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“An American flag formation of Watermelon, Feta and Blueberries, the creamy, salty cheese is the perfect partner to the sweet, juicy melon!”
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Red White & Blue Salad

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“Is there anything cuter than a Red White and Blue Mason Jar Salad?? Perfect for Memorial Day and the Fourth of July! This Fruit and Feta Salad with Poppyseed Vinaigrette is a fun way to celebrate Summer while staying healthy.”
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An Ultimate German Potato Salad

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“This German potato salad is the ultimate potato salad. Use it as a side dish alongside some grilled steak or chicken and it’s a winner!”
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A Classic Potato Salad

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“There is no substitute for a Classic Potato Salad. Especially when it’s made in the style of grandma’s potato salad. It’s creamy, and sweet, and comforting… just a little bit addictive.”
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Quick and Easy Baked Beans

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An excellent quick and savory recipe that will help get your grilling party or holiday meal on the table in a flash. Or simply when you’re craving the taste of summer.
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Simply Coleslaw

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“A summer classic dish and a perfect accompaniment for fried fish, pulled pork, ribs, fried chicken — actually, anything!”
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Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownies


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It isn’t Memorial Day, in my book, unless there’s something chocolate on the table. And these are gooey and wonderful!
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Rice Krispie Treats

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“I cheated and bought pre-made rice Krispie treats to save time. I bought red, white and blue Wilton candy melts and used those for dipping.”
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Strawberry Shortcake Bites

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“This recipe is one of my family favorites! It’s absolutely addictive so just a warning there! It’s perfect for topping with fresh fruit, ice cream, whipped topping, etc for a refreshing little dessert.” 
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6 Minute Easy S’mores

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If a campfire isn’t in your Memorial Day plans, consider these quintessential summer treats — oven baked in 6 minutes.
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Red Velvet Cupcakes

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“Are you ready for hot dogs, burgers, chips, picnic blankets and red, white and blue desserts?! Well, here’s another option for your dessert table 🙂 Red velvet cupcakes topped with a whipped cream frosting and fresh blueberries!”
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Blooming Watermelon Centerpiece

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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