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60+ Best Memorial Day Recipes

Whether you’re grilling with your family or venturing into post-pandemic entertaining, these recipes will spark joy in you and everyone around you! Wishing you a happy Memorial Day filled with your favorite recipes and all…

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Carne Asada

It’s summer grilling season; if you follow your nose in Southern California, chances are you’ll find delicious Carne Asada on the coals at every backyard party. Once it’s marinated, this irresistible recipe cooks up faster…

25 minutes
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Easy Potato Salad

This old-fashioned recipe for Easy Potato Salad has probably been passed down by our grandmas for generations. It’s a summer classic destined for backyard barbecues, family celebrations, and picnics.

45 minutes
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Cowboy Caviar

This easy recipe for Cowboy Caviar is fun, fresh, colorful, and endlessly adaptable. It makes a great dip, salad, side dish, or even a topping for grilled meats. Always a potluck favorite!

20 minutes
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If you like Rice Krispie treats, then you’ll go head over heels for no-bake Scotcheroos, one of the most decadent peanut butter and chocolate desserts you’ll ever have. They’re ready in minutes and devoured in…

10 minutes
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Strawberry Margarita

This easy-breezy Strawberry Margarita is made with just 5 ingredients and a blender. Add a salted rim and have it on the rocks or frozen. Either way, its delicious!

5 minutes
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Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade is sweet, refreshing, and easy to make with dried lavender flowers. It’s the perfect seasonal thirst-quencher for spring and summer.

50 minutes
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Hi, I’m Meggan!

Born and raised in Wisconsin, I started Culinary Hill over 10 years ago to share the recipes I loved with friends and family. Since then, I’ve moved to California, had 3 kids, completed culinary school, and brought on a full-time team to support my culinary vision: Modern homecooking with a Midwestern heart.

We tirelessly develop and test recipes so you can find success in your home kitchen, each and every time. We are obsessed with good food done right and we can’t wait to cook with you!

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Easy Garden Salad

This Easy Garden Salad is colorful, delicious, and completely customizable depending on the season, where you live, and what you have. It’s the perfect side dish to almost any meal!

15 minutes
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Cobb Salad

This classic all-American Cobb Salad has it all: chicken, bacon, blue cheese, hard-boiled egg, tomatoes, and avocados, all lined up and ready to impress on a lovely bed of lettuce.

30 minutes
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California Pasta Salad

This delicious and colorful California Pasta Salad is always a hit as part of a party menu. Make this easy pasta salad recipe up to a day ahead if you like; the flavors only get…

2 hours 40 minutes
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Mediterranean Orzo Salad

For a fresh twist on pasta salad, try my easy make-ahead Mediterranean Orzo Salad. It’s packed with delicious roasted vegetables and is one of my favorite grab-and-go lunch ideas. My friend Sandy brought this orzo…

1 hour
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Fruit Salad

Freshen up your menu with an easy, make-ahead Fruit Salad that’s tossed in a zippy honey and citrus dressing. Toss it together, then allow this crowd-pleasing Fruit Salad to chill for an hour (or more)…

1 hour 25 minutes
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May seasonal fruits and vegetables bridge the gap between spring and summer in delicious fashion. This May produce guide will have your taste buds tip-toeing toward summer by way of seasonal recipes starring strawberries, artichokes,…

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Antipasto Platter

For a snack dinner or Italian appetizer idea, you can’t beat this easy Antipasto Platter. It takes just 20 minutes to build a feast of cured meats, cheeses, olives, and more.

20 minutes
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This appetizer recipe idea is more than a trend! Jarcuterie, or single-serving charcuterie assembled in a jar, is ideal for parties, potlucks, or even food gifts. What started as a food trend during the pandemic…

5 minutes
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How to Stock a Bar Cart

Learn how to stock a bar cart that is perfectly tailored to your personal taste and the cocktails you love to make. Staying in just got a lot more fun! Whether in a cupboard, cabinet,…

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Roasted Radishes

Often overlooked as a side dish, Roasted Radishes have a vibrant color, creamy texture ,and a mellow flavor similar to potatoes but without all the carbs. They make a great spring side dish! I love…

40 minutes

OREO Cookie Balls

The ultimate Oreo Cookie Balls recipe is right here, waiting to be rolled into your family’s holiday cookie line-up. These no-bake beauties get drizzled with a homemade Caramel Sauce, but you can change them up…

1 hour 30 minutes

60+ Best Memorial Day Recipes

Whether you’re grilling with your family or venturing into post-pandemic entertaining, these recipes will spark joy in you and everyone around you! Wishing you a happy Memorial Day filled with your favorite recipes and all…