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Memorial Day Treats

Memorial Day Treats


Memorial Day is a day of remembrance, prayer, and gratitude. It is also a much needed holiday and a day that marks the coming of glorious summer days. We've compiled a list of fun, creative recipes from some fabulous bloggers to help you get ready to celebrate:

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Sparkling Grapefruit Sangria

A summertime favorite, this sangria recipe uses seasonal grapefruit to add a delicious sweet and sour punch to this refreshing classic.

All you need is:

1 750 mL bottle riesling
1 750mL bottle prosecco (or a dry champagne)
1 cup grapefruit juice
1/2 cup simple syrup
1/2 cup club soda
1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
1 grapefruit, cut into chunks/slices 

Love this delectable recipe and photo from How Sweet It Is! Get the directions here: How Sweet It Is







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Dark Chocolate Detox Bites

The perfect solution for you health conscious sweet tooths out there.


  • about 8 oz of dark chocolate (the higher the percentage of cacao the better)
  • assorted dried fruits, chopped nuts, and seeds

We cannot wait to try these sweet, healthy treats!! Recipe and photo from The View from Great Island







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Antipasta Salad Kabobs

The perfect crowd pleaser because they're easy, delicious, and there's something to satisfy everyone's palette.


  • (2) 7 oz containers fresh mozzarella balls (bocconchini)
  • (2) 4 oz. packages prosciutto
  • 1/2 lb. genoa salami, sliced thin
  • (1) 12 oz. jar roasted red peppers
  • (1) 6 oz can of black olives, or use the fresh cured olives from the olive bar at your grocery store
  • 1 bag of leaf lettuce, any kind you like

Recipe and photo via Mantitlement





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Coconut-Almond Chocolate-Dipped Cherries

Cherries declare the presence of summer, and these sweet little bombs of flavor are the perfect touch of decadence for a party. 

Here's what you'll need:

20-30 red cherries
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup light canned coconut milk
1 tablespoon white creme de cacao
½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
½ cup ground almonds
2 teaspoons Maldon or sea salt, plus extra to garnish

Recipe by Kathryn Budig. Get it here: Cherry Goodness Photo by Cynthia Groseclose



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Red, White, and Blue Cocktail

A creative, nutritious, and gorgeous way to add a little patriotism to your summer refreshment. 


Champagne (or sparkling water for a nonalcoholic option)

Cranberry juice



Square and star ice cube trays

Recipe and photo from! Check it out here: Red, White, and Blue































If you liked this blog, check out our other blogs like: "Indulge: 3 Summer Recipes from Kathryn Budig", "Resources for the Foodie," "7 Foods You Need to Break Up With," and "What is the Difference Between Yoga Pants & Leggings?."