Tasty Recipes for a Holiday Weekend

Memorial Day is an opportunity to remember the fallen and honor their sacrifice in the United States’ armed services. Many in the United States spend the day with friends and loved ones, cooking up a delicious meal to mark the unofficial start to summer.

Darling homes in Dallas and Houston are ideal for cooking and entertaining, with expansive backyard spaces, gourmet kitchens and open living areas. If you’re hosting Memorial Day events at your home this year, here are some recipes that may help make the time spent with loved ones an especially memorable occasion.

Country Living has a bountiful selection of culinary ideas for Memorial Day, including sandwiches and salads easy to share with a crowd. From a zesty peach and avocado salad to a fresh black-eyed pea salad, Country Living recipes bring an element of originality to holiday fare. Classics such as spicy grilled shrimp and hamburgers are also included in their suggestions, as well as patriotic American flag fruit desserts and unique fare including root beer ribs.

Traditional BBQ cuisine such as hamburgers, ribs, hot dogs or bratwursts are always classic favorites to mark Memorial Day. However, make your event extraordinary by trying out different varieties of main courses, side dishes and appetizers. Choose from a list of over 100 unique summer salads or a wide range of next-level BBQ side dishes from Delish.

Indulge in pasta salads such as the bacon ranch pasta salad, or perhaps try a new twist on an old favorite with potato salad. From main dishes to dessert, your friends and loved ones will delight in trying out your culinary creations.

If you’re looking for a new dessert recipe to try out this Memorial Day, Bon Appetit has a list of tasty confections. The recipes include delicious classic desserts and fresh new recipes such as blueberry pie, peach parfait with salted graham cracker crumble, a raspberry ricotta cake and chocolate ice cream cookie sandwiches.