YUM Recipes for Memorial Day

Memorial Day serves as a solemn tribute in our country to honor and remember the brave men and women who have selflessly sacrificed their lives in service their country. It holds a special place in our hearts as we reflect on their heroism and pay homage to their memory. Additionally, Memorial Day provides a meaningful opportunity for families to come together, celebrating the values of unity, gratitude, and remembrance, while enjoying the simple pleasures of cooking and savoring delicious food in each other’s company, fostering a deeper sense of connection and appreciation for the blessings of freedom.
Enjoy a few of my favorite Memorial Day recipes you can make for the holiday weekend.  

Patriotic Oreo Cookie Balls 

Made with a creamy and crunchy combination of crushed Oreo cookies and cream cheese, these patriotic Oreo cream cheese balls are covered in different flavored chocolate melts for a deliciously sweet and bite-sized patriotic treat. 

Close-up of crock pot pulled pork on burger.

Southern Style Pulled Pork BBQ in the Slow Cooker

Pulled pork barbecue is pretty much heaven on a bun as far as I’m concerned and it seems every region has their own way of doing it. In the South, the barbecue is smoked and juicy, served as pictured here or with a little bit of clear mild vinegar sauce poured over it, perhaps some of our white bbq sauce. If you haven’t tried it, it’s a must!

This recipe makes it easy with the help of a slow cooker.

(the link to the vinegar slaw is in the post as well)


strawberry punch bowl cake

Strawberry Punch Bowl Cake 

Indulge in a bite of heaven with this luscious Strawberry Punch Bowl Cake. Layers of moist vanilla cake, velvety pudding, and juicy strawberries are crowned with a cloud of whipped cream, creating a tantalizing symphony of flavors and textures. This recipe always screams summer! 

loaded baked potato salad

With a sneaky shortcut, my quick and easy loaded baked potato salad recipe is so full of flavor, with crispy bacon, boiled egg, mayo, mustard, and sweet pickle relish.

macaroni salad

Macaroni Salad 

Al dente macaroni, crisp vegetables, savory bacon, and tangy pickles are what make this the perfect side for any pot luck! This is always a crowd pleaser. 

You know, every time I grill out I end up with leftover hamburger buns. Now I get excited when that happens because this is the BEST french toast ever! Okay, sometimes I even go and buy buns just to do this with them ~grins~. Instructions for freezing also included 🙂

“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”

~Abraham Lincoln

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  1. Christy, my mouth is watering from just looking at all these goodies. I cannot wait to make the ribs. I have tried so many times to do them on the grill and it just didn’t work out. Thanks for all your wonderful posts.

  2. I made the simple cake & it was OH so good. Have you ever adopted this to other different mixes?

  3. Your post was just in time for our Memorial Day camping trip to Balsam Mountain in the Great Smoky Mountains! I made the pulled pork in the crockpot, the macaroni salad with bowtie pasta (because that’s all I had), and the vinegar cole slaw. It was all a hit – and was a perfect meal for camping. All we had to do was heat up the pulled pork, add a little BBQ sauce and top it with vinegar cole slaw for scrumptious sandwiches. Thanks for your perfect meal plan for our weekender!

    1. Oh – I forgot to add that I baked the Strawberry Bread for our breakfasts (without the pecans) and my husband and I both loved it. He even told me to add this recipe to our list…great compliment! YUM

  4. I just checked in to get some ideas for Memorial Day weekend. What perfect timing! I was thinking about making some pulled pork, and I guess you settled that for me. I had forgotten how much I loved your White Barecue Sauce. Thanks for always being here with great ideas, recipes and stories that make me homesick for family!

  5. I think the olives would be great Kelly! Happy Memorial Day to all SP readers! Thanks Christy!

  6. My mom loves macaroni salad! I can’t wait to make this for her! I don’t have any pimentos though, I wonder if I can substitute olives with pimentos in them, hmmm… On second thought, I think I’ll just go out and get a jar of pimentos, lol! : )

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