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Memorial Day

Posted on May 23, 2018 by in Appetizer, Dessert, Recipe Box, Salad, Side Dish, Snacks

Memorial Day~ Gettysburg

Memorial Day



Memorial Day

Gettysburg Cemetery


Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering and reflecting upon the people who died and sacrificed everything while serving in the country’s armed forces. As the wife of a retired Army pilot, the armed forces has been a big part of my adult life. My husband served two deployments and I believe taking the time to remember those that did not return home is our duty as American citizens.


Memorial Day

WWll Memorial Washington DC

Memorial Day~ Arlington

Arlington National Cemetery~ Guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Remember those who served before

Remember those who are no more.

Remember those who serve today.

Remember them all on Memorial Day.

-Emily Toma


Memorial Day

Arlington National Cemetery~ Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Red , White & Blue BBQ

You’re invited to a Memorial Day BBQ. The hosts are providing the main dishes and you are asked to bring a side dish, salad or dessert. Sound familiar? It’s BBQ season and summer is here. For me, Memorial Day is always the unofficial start of summer. It’s all happening: the pools are open, the grills come out and the weather is warming up!


I enjoy themed parties and sometimes a summer BBQ can be very predictable. However, if you take the time to come up with a side dish or dessert that really hits the mark, it can make all the difference and surprise your host! Therefore, in the spirit of red, white and blue, these are some ideas with few ingredients, which are very tasty and nail the theme. Show your patriotism by bringing any of these dishes to your next patriotic holiday party.


Fruit Kabobs


Memorial Day

skewers,  4-5 Bananas , 2 lb.Strawberries,  1/2 pint blueberries







Patriotic Pretzels

Memorial Day

12 oz. red,white or blue candy melt, pretzel rods, red and blue sprinkles



Spinach salad with Raspberry vinaigrette

Memorial DaySalad: spinach, blueberries, strawberries (or raspberries), pears (or substitute jicama, apples or feta cheese), walnuts(or any nut you like).


Memorial DayVinaigrette

3/4 cup Olive oil

2 Tbsp Apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup water

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp dried or fresh basil

1 cup raspberries




Vegan Meringues

vegan meringues and strawberries

vegan vanilla cupcakes

Memorial Day


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