Are you gearing up to host a barbecue? What is your decorating plan?
To get the recipe for the sweet tea — it's the perfect Summer sipper to enjoy leisurely in the sun — read more
Use classic picnic details to create a fun, casual, all-American look for your Memorial Day barbecue. Check the weather, if the forecast is cool treat your guests to a fire pit. Cover the table with a red checkered tablecloth. Stack blue striped napkins and white plates close to each other on the buffet. Serve the barbecued chicken on a square serving platter.
Use versatile glasses that can hold both cocktails, mocktails, and water. Arrange white flowers in clear vases and place on the tables. To ensure that the wind does not blow them out, set the candles in glass hurricane holders. Patterned throw pillows make everyday patio chairs plush and festive.
A cool and refreshing cocktail comes to mind whenever I hear the words Memorial Day, and this delicious kiwi lime drink is perfect for all types of Memorial Day barbecues. The recipe, which combines fresh chunks of kiwi, minced ginger, simple syrup, lime juice, and ginger ale, is nonalcoholic. However, vodka, gin, or a light rum can easily be added. Choose your favorite spirit and modify the recipe to suit your drinking needs. It's wonderful with or without the alcohol, so consider making and labeling two pitchers.
If the day is especially hot, remember to stock up on ice, water, sodas, and cooling beverages like lemonade or iced tea. For the recipe to this kiwi lime cocktail, read more
Nothing says "hello, Summer" more than an icy, cold, fruity popsicle! Refreshing and delicious, these watermelon cucumber popsicles are the perfect finish to a classic Memorial Day barbecue menu. Although you will need to purchase popsicle molds and sticks, it's worth the investment because homemade popsicles are sublimely divine. This recipe would even be exceptional with a little vodka added! To take a look, read more
After months of cold weather, nothing sounds more comforting than a long, warm afternoon filled with delicious, classic barbecue dishes. Instead of serving guests an overly fancy menu at your Memorial Day barbecue, keep things casual with a spread that highlights old favorites.
Start things off with super spicy chipotle deviled eggs. Sticky, sweet barbecued chicken is the perfect crowd pleaser. Bacon, lettuce, and tomato salad with a buttermilk dressing will have your guests begging for the recipe. Herbed potato salad with a dijon vinaigrette rounds out the simple yet scrumptious menu. For these recipes, please read more
Memorial Day — the unofficial start to the summer — is this weekend and naturally I'm planning a barbecue to celebrate! All this week, I'll feature ideas so you can have the best barbecue in town. Once you have decided on a time and place, it's time to make and send invitations. To see how I made the simple ones pictured here, read more