Memorial Day 2016: Simply Fun Recipes

“Home of the free, because of the brave.”

In the days leading up to Memorial Day every year, that is the quote I can’t get enough of. We have a lot to celebrate in life! A major reason – the many heroes that have fought {and are still fighting} for our freedom, our safety, and our lives. So today, celebrate those who gave their lives to make sure we can live ours to the fullest.

So how many of you have lots of celebrations happening this weekend? Over a 3-day holiday weekend like this one, I can’t even begin to guess the average number of parties and cookouts people host or attend whether it be with coworkers, family, or friends.

I promise you though, prepping for holiday gatherings can truly be simple + fun! If you are feeling pressed for time, I’ve rounded up FIVE “simply fun” recipes from Pinterest that only take minutes to make and are sure to be total crowd pleasers! {Follow us on Pinterest for even more recipe inspiration HERE}

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**I can’t take ANY credit for the food photos above. All photo & recipe credit goes to the amazing blogs below!**

{one} Easy Flag Dessert by Family Fresh Meals

{two} Watermelon “Caprese” with Balsamic Glaze by SkinnyTaste

{three} Patriotic Popcorn by Two Sisters Crafting

{four} Tortellini Kabobs by Real Women & Homes

{five} Avacado, Tomato, & Corn Salad by Bake Your Day

Happy Memorial Day + long weekend, all! Celebrate, relax, unwind, and ENJOY!

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