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Detail of Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes

Caramel Apple-Almond Crepes

A great dish for dessert or breakfast, these filled crepes are quick and easy to make, full of wonderful flavor, and make any occasion special.

Vernalisa's Memorial Day Recipes
by Vernalisa

Vernalisa shares her favorite recipes for that most anticipated summer celebration, Memorial Day. Try her excellent recipes on this upcoming weekend and all summer long!

Some holidays find their beginnings in religion, others celebrate an important historical person, and still others celebrate a particular day or world culture. Memorial Day stands alone as a holiday that rose out of American soil in appreciation and remembrance of every person who gave their lives defending the United States. Although the holiday was officially proclaimed in 1868 by General John Logan, the official recognition does not mark the holiday's true beginnings. No one person or place can be credited with originating Memorial Day because many, many towns and communities were dedicating time to decorate the graves of American soldiers and arranging gatherings in remembrance of our nation's heroes well before Memorial Day was officially declared.

The Barbeque Season Starts

There could be no more fitting way to celebrate Memorial Day (the official kick-off for Barbeque Season) than with a cookout! Spend the afternoon hanging around the food table at your house, backyard or friend's houses. So get ready to warm up the coals, pull out the cooler, and toss some inventive summer salads! You don't want to do anything too straining for this year's Memorial holiday. Relaxing in the yard, reading a good book, and (of course) eating delicious foods is likely just about the most you can handle. Make the most out of your day off.

The Recipes

Vernalisa's Grilled Asparagus

Potatoes and Onion on The Grill

Dilled Red Potato Salad

Vernalisa's Lamb Burgers

Chicken-Pineapple Tenders

Garlic Marinated Steaks

Margaritaville Party Pie

Vernalisa's Strawberry Pie

Recipes and article reprinted with permission from Vernalisa's Party and Holiday Corner. Make sure to visit Vernalisa's excellent site filled with holiday menus, recipes, party ideas, party recipes, seasonal menus, and much more. Make sure to check out her message board for many more great recipes and ideas. Vernalisa is a an excellent cook and has her chef's degree, graduating from the French Culinary in NY and the New York Cooking School.

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