Friday, May 27, 2011

We're fired up for Memorial Day!

According to our calendars, Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial start of summer and the official start of grilling season! This weekend is the perfect time to get together with friends and family in the backyard and fire up the grill to practice your outdoor cooking skills. The great thing about the grill is that it serves as a focal point for a relaxing day of food and fun. Put your favorite beverages on ice, keep some snacks handy and throw your favorite foods on the grill.

This Memorial Day, we're excited to dig into some classic American dishes- burgers & dogs, potato salad & cole slaw, berry cobbler & ice cream. Pick some of your favorite recipes and meet us at the grill!

To help you find the best classic dishes for your backyard party, we fired up the FoodPair search engine and found a handful of delicious dishes from across the Web.

Blue Cheese Burgers
It's hard to beat the classic burger, which pairs well with sharp blue cheese.
Ingredients: garlic, egg, scallion, mustard, blue cheese, salt, ground beef, black pepper, water, hamburger buns

Grilled Hot Dogs with Mango Chutney and Red Onion Relish
Try the classic hot dog with inventive toppings.
Ingredients: cilantro, red onion, Dijon mustard, hot dogs, mango chutney, hot dog buns

Oil and Vinegar Potato Salad
This is a lighter & fresher take on the classic potato salad.
Ingredients: olive oil, red onion, sugar, red wine vinegar, Yukon Gold potatoes, Italian parsley

Cabbage and Carrot Slaw
This slaw is a great side and delicious on any burger or dog!
Ingredients: olive oil, cabbage, carrot, salt, black pepper, apple cider vinegar

Brown Sugar Berry Cobbler
A fresh berry cobbler always hits the spot.
Ingredients: butter, sugar, salt, all-purpose flour, baking powder, milk, cornstarch, mixed berries, dark brown sugar

Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream Cake
A great way to finish the meal with with this patriotic ice cream cake.
Ingredients: lemon peel, whipped cream, cookies, strawberry sorbet, blueberry sorbet, lemon ice cream, fresh berries

Let's get cooking!

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