Memorial Day 2022 | Fresh Fridays, May 27

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Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer! 

What will you be doing? Barbecuing? Having a potluck? Gathering with family and friends? I hope you do all of those things; resting, gathering and remembering all of those who died while serving our country.

If you have a loved one who died while serving our country, I am praying for you. I just cannot fathom that sacrifice and yet from speaking with those who serve, they willingly put their lives on the line to protect and serve our great country.

For those of you who subscribe to my RSS feed, I need to apologize because it’s been a very busy week here, lemon week to be exact with a new lemon recipe each day. I plan on featuring those once a week for the next few weeks.

**GIVEAWAY** Enter the giveaway on my Lemonade Bundt Cake (link below) for a chance to win a prize package from either Rodelle Vanilla or La Tourangelle artisan oils. Scroll all the way to the end of the post, past the recipe card for the prize packages and Rafflecopter entry form.

Let’s jump right in to all of the best Memorial day recipes.

Lemonade Bundt Cake

It’s not red, white and blue, though you can serve it with some strawberries and blueberries and ta-da, this lemonade bundt cake is your Patriotic sweet treat.

Lemonade Bundt Cake slice on plate with full bundt in background.

Giveaway information is located just below the recipe card in the above post!
Giveaway open until 11:59 pm (ET) June 3, 2022.

Memorial Day Favorites

Below you will find our favorite recipes for barbecues and potlucks! Simply click on the image and it will take you to the recipe!


These are some of my top side dishes, but be sure to browse all of my sides.

Square image for corn pudding casserole with square of corn pudding on a plate with a fork and yellow flowers behind.

Easy Corn Casserole without Jiffy

Cowboy baked beans in glass dish with crispy bacon.

Best Ever Cowboy Baked Beans

Cheesy hashbrown casserole recipe with corn flake topping.

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole Recipe with Corn Flakes

Creamy Homemade Smoked Mac and Cheese square image.

Smoked Mac and Cheese


Check out all of my salads, I know you will find something for your gathering!

large white bowl of pasta salad with wooden spoon

Delicious Antipasto Pasta Salad

Best Italian Pasta Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Asian Ramen Noodle Salad | #thefreshcooky #asiansalad #sidesalad #cabbage #ramen #ramensalad #salad #easyrecipe

Healthy Crunchy Ramen Noodle Salad

Bacon Balsamic Macaroni Salad from thefreshcooky.com is perfect for any potluck, BBQ, Labor Day celebration. Not your typical macaroni salad; this one is loaded with bacon, cheese, tomatoes, crisp celery and mixed in a creamy balsamic dressing. #baconbalsamicmacaronisalad #bacon #macaronisalad #balsamic #makeahead

Bacon Balsamic Macaroni Salad

Easy Chicken Cobb Salad

The Best Summer Salad Recipes

Main Dish

Juicy bison burger with melted juice and caramelized onions on pretzel rolls.

The Best Bison Burger Recipe with Caramelized Onions

two tenderloins of asian marinated grilled pork tenderloin on a cutting board with sauce, carving knife and fork

Asian Marinated Grilled Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Shish Kebabs {Beef or Chicken Marinade}

Copycat chipotle chicken burrito bowl with chips in a cast iron pan.

Copycat Chipotle Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe

white bowl with barbecue sauce inside, and a wooden handled basting brush with boar bristles with barbecue sauce on a cutting board.

Rocky Mountain Homemade Barbecue Sauce

Easy Honey Teriyaki sauce recipe, with jar of sauce and glass ladle with sauce.

Easy Homemade Honey Teriyaki Sauce Recipe


Red, white and blue ice cream scoop in a patriotic cup with an AMerican flag and sprinkled with red, white and blue m & m's.

Red, White and Blue Ice Cream

A full size Lemon Cream Pie square shot with wedges of lemon on top of dollops of whipped cream.

No Bake Lemon Icebox Pie Recipe

Red, White & Blue Patriotic Recipes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Wedge revealing layered inside of mud pie cake.

Best Mud Pie Recipe (Ice Cream Cake)

Easy Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe (no eggs)


Image of a bluebuerry gin fizz with pansies and blueberries strewn about.

Blueberry Gin Cocktail

Image of a blueberry limeade drink in a pretty textured glass with a garnish of lime, mint and blueberries.

Easy Blueberry Limeade Drink

Pink lemonade vodka punch cocktail in a glass with a lemon wedge, mint and a slice of strawberry.

Pink Lemonade Vodka Cocktail

crystal glass filled with red liquid, hibiscus ginger beer, dark rum and lime. with a wedge of lime. Garnished with a bamboo stick, lime and hibiscus flower

Hibiscus Dark and Stormy Drink Recipe

Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade in glass starbucks cup with fresh hibiscus flour and half of lemon.

Copycat Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonade Recipe

Watermelon Slush in sugar rimmed glass with watermelon balls, mint and lime.

Watermelon Slush

It’s been a busy week for our family; graduation party for our son, family in town, post-storm clean up after we had almost 7 inches of heavy, wet snow! Sadly, it took down a lot of branches. And lemon week!

Weekly Inspiration

Please remember that this day may be about having people over, barbecues, yard work and pool parties, but for many people — it’s a hard day, a reminder of the greatest loss in their lives.

I love this song If You are Reading This by Tim McGraw.

I am forever grateful for you,

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About Kathleen Pope

Recipe Innovator | Food Photographer | Food Writer

Hi, I’m Kathleen Pope. Here at The Fresh Cooky you will find easy, mostly from-scratch, trusted recipes for all occasions. From speedy dinners to tasty desserts, with easy step-by-step instructions. I am here to help teach you how to make mouthwatering recipes without spending hours in the kitchen. Read more about Kathleen here.

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