25+ Memorial Day Recipes! Everything you need for your Memorial Day party! Grilling recipes, pasta salads, easy desserts, and so much more!

Okay, so I know Memorial Day is still over a month away but my blogger friends and I have decided to prepare ahead of time.

Because we love grilling. And we love pasta salads. And we really, really love easy no-bake desserts. And all the other delicious recipes you’ll find in this list!

Plus, I’m really excited about Memorial Day because that means the pools on Fort Hood will FINALLY be open and you know I have been anxiously waiting this day since sometime in January. I mean, seriously, pools should open before June in Texas. It’s hot enough in March. Okay?

Plus, school will be out soon and I can roadtrip wherever I want without getting in trouble! So excited. Obsessed with this summer already. It’s going to be a good one!

Anyway, let me know what you usually serve for Memorial Day! I would love some new ideas in case I decide to get wild and have people over!

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Weekly Family Menu Plan - 5 dinners, a weekend breakfast, and a yummy dessert!

Happy weekend, guys!

We’ve got a delicious menu plan for you this week! We’re officially entering grilling season so why not start with some delicious grilled sweet potatoes? Plus, a couple pasta dishes, easy meatloaf sliders, my fave way to make healthy chicken nuggets, and some dip for veggies! Plus, coconut waffles and a copycat recipe for my faaaaaaaavorite Starbucks treat!

Print your grocery list before you head out to the store!

For more weekly family menu plans, check out the archives!

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Candy Bar Brownies - turn ordinary boxed brownies into something spectacular! Full of candy bars and M&Ms!

Let’s talk brownies.

I’m obsessed with brownies.

I could eat brownies for every meal and not get tired of them.

I don’t. (Usually.) But I could.

Brownies are my go-to for gatherings. They’re easier to transport than cupcakes, they’re always popular, and there are so many ways to jazz up a regular brownie.

Like these Candy Bar Brownies that I made the other day!

Candy Bar Brownies - turn ordinary boxed brownies into something spectacular! Full of candy bars and M&Ms!

I stocked up on my favorite Pillsbury brownie mixes at Walmart recently. You guys, if you haven’t taken advantage of the $.75 off 3 Pillsbury products in the Ibotta app, you are crazy. It’s the perfect opportunity to fill your pantry with brownie mixes or cake mixes or frostings! That way you’re never more than a few minutes away from a sweet treat.

Thanks to the Pillsbury brownie mix, these brownies came together in no time and taste like you spent way more time on them than you really did. You just follow the box instructions and then stir in chopped candy bars and candy coated chocolates.

I used 3 different candy bars – the cookie based one added a bit of crunch, the caramel one melted and created delicious pockets of caramel, and the peanut butter cups were just simply amazing in the brownies. Plus, the crunchy candy coated chocolates? Perfection. Each bite is like a totally different brownie.

I took these over to my neighbors and they loved them! And they couldn’t believe how easy they were to make!

Find more ways to #MixUpAMoment over on the Pillsbury Pinterest page!

Candy Bar Brownies - turn ordinary boxed brownies into something spectacular! Full of candy bars and M&Ms!

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This Spicy Chicken Salad featuring Blue Plate® Light Mayonnaise with Greek Yogurt is going to become your go-to lunch! Easy, healthy, and so delicious!

Spicy Chicken Salad - your new favorite lunch! Serve on toasted buns or as lettuce wraps!

What do you usually do for lunch?

I got in this nasty habit of buying salads for lunch a few weeks ago. I used it as an excuse to get out of the house (which is also my work) but it got real expensive, real quick. So I’ve been looking for options that aren’t bags of nacho cheese tortilla chips or boxed macaroni and cheese.

You know, healthier options.

Anyway, I’ve broken the salad habit and the mac and cheese habit and I’m officially hooked on this Spicy Chicken Salad.

Spicy Chicken Salad - your new favorite lunch! Serve on toasted buns or as lettuce wraps!

I’m super duper excited (like, seriously) to share the brand new Blue Plate® Light Mayonnaise with Greek Yogurt.

You guys, this mayo has half the fat of regular mayo and is the only mayo out there to offer protein as a nutrient. This is a big deal.

You won’t miss the fat though – it’s got a creamy, tangy flavor that really enhances the flavor of food.

Spicy Chicken Salad - your new favorite lunch! Serve on toasted buns or as lettuce wraps!

This Spicy Chicken Salad recipe was developed specifically for Blue Plate® Light Mayonnaise with Greek Yogurt by James Beard winning Chef Alon Shaya of Shaya restaurant in New Orleans.

I’m a chicken salad person – are you? I am forever making this recipe that calls for sweet things like grapes and pecans so I was excited to try a spicy chicken salad! It’s got chicken, red onion, celery, mint, cilantro! Plus, the Blue Plate® Light Mayonnaise with Greek Yogurt and sriracha for the heat.

I found these cute slider buns to serve mine on but you could totally serve it on regular sandwich bread or even wrapped up in lettuce!

Check out other recipes featuring Blue Plate® Light Mayonnaise with Greek Yogurt here.

Spicy Chicken Salad - your new favorite lunch! Serve on toasted buns or as lettuce wraps!

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Banana Cream Pie - this no bake pie is the perfect summer dessert! Layers of vanilla custard, sliced bananas, and whipped cream in a graham cracker crust. So delicious!

I had a dream about Banana Cream Pie last week.

Seriously, pie. I had a dream about pie.

This is my life.

Clearly, I had to make a banana cream pie after that. Because once the idea was in my head, it wasn’t leaving.

Banana Cream Pie - this no bake pie is the perfect summer dessert! Layers of vanilla custard, sliced bananas, and whipped cream in a graham cracker crust. So delicious!

This is the easiest pie ever.

It starts with a graham cracker crust – homemade or not! Then you make a quick and simple vanilla custard. Layer that with bananas and top it all off with some freshly whipped cream (or Cool Whip if you prefer)!

This is the perfect pie for summer since it’s no bake and you’ll only spend a couple minutes whisking the custard on the stove.

Banana Cream Pie - this no bake pie is the perfect summer dessert! Layers of vanilla custard, sliced bananas, and whipped cream in a graham cracker crust. So delicious!

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