Celebrate the unofficial start of summer with cool cocktails, grilled burgers and fresh salads.
Using cellentani pasta makes this pasta salad lots of fun. Its curls and twists hold lots of dressing and veggies. Be sure to keep it on ice if you're serving it at your picnic.
Pesto Cellentani Salad - Recipe
Smoking ribs or grilling steaks for Memorial Day? Kansas City Rub is just what you need. Add a little sweet heat to your picnic!
Kansas City Rub - Recipe
We've doubled nearly everything on this Home-Style Double Cheeseburger. Double the cheese. Double the condiments. Double the bacon. What's not to love?
Home-Style Double Cheeseburger - Recipe
We're always on the lookout for pasta salads that can feed a crowd. Tricolor Rotini Salad fits the bill! It's meatless and dairy-free as well. Double bonus.
Tricolor Rotini Salad - Recipe
Anything with the words "gooey bars" in the name has to be good, right? Make the perfect for the season by using strawberries and rhubarb.
Strawberry-Rhubarb Gooey Bars - Recipe
Make Picnic-Perfect Potato Salad the night before you want to serve it. And don't forget the secret ingredient! You must add the pickle juice to the dressing. Trust us.
Picnic-Perfect Potato Salad - Recipe
How does a watermelon slushy sound? Pretty good, right? Frozen Watermelon Refresher is just what you need to cool down after a long day of picnicking.
Frozen Watermelon Refresher - Recipe
Not only is Sweet-and-Sassy Barbecued Chicken great straight from the grill, but the leftovers are awesome chopped up and tossed in a taco salad.
Sweet-and-Sassy Barbecued Chicken - Recipe
Dips are always a hit at picnics. Why not make guacamole?
Classic Guacamole - Hy-Vee
Jerk Chicken with Mango Salsa probably isn't what you'd expect to have at a Memorial Day cookout, but why not serve something a little different?
Jerk Chicken with Mango Salsa - Recipe
Shandies are perfect for summer. Summer Beer, from Seasons, is a fabulous version – wheat beer, lemonade and a little citrus vodka.
Summer Beer - Recipe
S’mores have got to be the unofficial dessert of summer, right? A Brownie Smash S’more adds a fudgy brownie! Yes!!
Brownie Smash S'more - Hy-Vee
You can’t have a Memorial Day barbecue without Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream! What’s great is that you can have it in less than 30 minutes – depending on your ice cream maker.
Get a load of these! Gooey Peanut Butter S’more Brownies are ooey and gooey and delicious. Messy, but delicious.
Gooey Peanut Butter S'more Brownies - Recipe
Use fresh or jarred jalapeno peppers in Jalapeno Turkey Burgers with Ranch Sauce. Form the patties ahead of time, so you can enjoy your Memorial Day barbecue with your guests.
Jalapeno Turkey Burgers with Ranch Sauce - Recipe
The key to Root Beer Float-Sicles is allowing the root beer to go flat. Sounds strange, but it works. Any flavor of pop would work.
A Raspberry Mojito is perfect for spring. Add a few splashes of raspberry liqueur to the classic recipe and you’re all set.