The unofficial kick-off to the summer season is upon us — can you believe it? Family Food Live will share 5 Memorial Day Dishes to Kick Off the Summer! These dishes will get you through any bbq or picnic this weekend.

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Taking a look at today’s recipes:

Hot Dogs on a Stick

Shopping List:
• Hot Dogs (makes 16 or 2 packages)
• 1 can refrigerated breadstick dough
• Skewers
• Mustard or ketchup for dipping

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees
• Stick skewer in each of the hot dogs, all the way through
• Wrap one piece of dough around each hot dog
• Put in oven for 20 minutes or until the dough is cooked and browned
• Serve with mustard or ketchup

Dee’s Potato Salad

Nothing goes better with hot dogs and hamburgers than Dee’s Potato Salad! It soooo good!

Watermelon Blueberry Salad

Shopping List:

  • 1 Mini Watermelon, cubed
  • 1 cup Fresh Blueberries
  • 1/2 cup Feta, crumbled
  • Mint Leaves, chopped
  • 2 Limes, juiced


  • In a serving bowl, combine watermelon, blueberries, mint and cheese
  • Pour the lime juice on top and mix
  • Serve

Patriotic Brownies

Shopping List

  • Box Family Size Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix (for the mix 2 eggs, 1/4 cup water, 2/3 cup oil)
  • 1 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 1/2 cups Mini Marshmallows
  • Red, blue M&Ms
  • 1 cup White Chocolate Chips


  • Pre-heat oven to 350
  • Follow instructions on box to make brownies
  • Stir in chocolate chips, marshmallows, and 1 cup red/blue M&Ms
  • Pour into greased 13×9 baking pan
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes clean
  • Put white chocolate chips in a microwavable mixing cup and microwave for 1 minute, if not melted, heat for an additional 10 seconds.
  • Pour over brownies and top with remaining M&M’s
  • Serve

Thanks to Back for Seconds for this fun idea

Memorial Day Punch

Shopping List:

  • Cran-Cherry Juice
  • Lemonade
  • Blue Raspberry Kool-Aid
  • Ice
  • Twizzlers


  • Using a mason jar as a glass, fill the glass 1/4 the way up with the red (Cran-Cherry Juice) then fill the glass with ice
  • Next water down the lemonade so the color is closer to white than yellow, fill the glass another 1/4 the way with the lemonade
  • Finally, top with the blue color (Blue Raspberry Kool-Aid) the rest of the way to the top
  • Cup the tip of the Twizzlers candy to use as a straw
  • Serve

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