Perfect Memorial Weekend Dishes to Bring to a Bar-B-Q

Are you invited to a bar-b-q or pot-luck for Memorial Day weekend?  It seems like quite often when asked to attend one of these type of events, I am asked to bring a side dish or dessert.  Since I love cooking, that is fine by me.  I always want to bring something special I know everyone will like.  I would rather bring a dish I have made a number of times, and feel comfortable making and am pretty sure will turn out exactly how I want it to.  That’s where these recipes come in.  They are tried and true recipes that I have made time and time again and will continue to do so because they taste great!

Red, White, and Blueberry Salad

This Red, White, and Blueberry Salad is probably my favorite summer salad to make.  Everyone loves the sweet Poppy-seed Dressing, and the colors are so festive, they are perfect for any patriotic holiday.

These are my favorite Baked Beans.  They are classic beans that you cook slowly and have lots of brown sugar in them that caramelizes and gets thick and gooey and delicious as you bake them.  Men really seem to love these beans.  It doesn’t hurt anything that they have bacon in them either!

Rocky Road Fudge Brownies

I have made these Rocky Road Fudge Brownies a million times because they are so good.  Well, maybe not a million, but a lot! 🙂  I love to take them with us to our cabin in the summer.  It’s the homemade fudge frosting that makes these out of this world!

There you have it.  One of these recipes is what I would be bringing if you invited me to your pot-luck or backyard bar-b-q. I hope this gives you some ideas for what to take if you are attending a get-together and aren’t sure what to bring.  They are guaranteed to get rave reviews, and an empty bowl to bring home.  If you need more ideas, check out the Memorial Day section in the categories on the right.  Whether you are celebrating Memorial Day or just relaxing at home, I hope you have a wonderful weekend whatever you do!


Categories: 4th of July Recipes, Cabin & Camping Recipes, Memorial Day Recipes, Party Recipes, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes

My name is Shari, and I am an Arizona native and married mother of 3 who loves to cook and bake and figure out how to garden successfully in our suburban home in the desert. On this blog you will find a combination of savory and sweet recipes that have been tested by me, along with many tips to help you be successful. I hope you enjoy them!


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