Memories and healthy recipes for your dinner table.

Tag: Barbeque

Cranberry And Apple-Cider Sorbet

There are two interesting specifics to note about ice cream or in this case sorbet. The first being even though you are full from dinner there is always still room for sorbet and the second fact is even in the winter when we are chilled […]

Fish Tacos with Cilantro Sauce and Cabbage

I have this obsession with cilantro sauce ever since I had a Mexican salad with a cilantro pepitas dressing last year. This cilantro sauce is no where near as complicated as the dressing but somehow it still packs fire. For the marinade I do not […]

Italian Salad with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Artichoke Hearts

This recipe for was passed on to me by a friend of mine. She stresses that she is not a fan of feta cheese but this salad is THE best salad she has ever eaten. I second that motion. Thank you for sharing.

Source: Melissa Jones
Feta cheese
Sun dried tomatoes, drained and chopped
Artichoke hearts, drained and chopped (marinade reserved)
1 bag mixed baby greens with spinach
1 bag salad
Italian Dressing

Empty salad and lettuce into a large bowl. Add tomatoes and artichoke hearts.

Mix artichoke marinade with Italian dressing. Pour over salad; sprinkle with feta cheese; toss.

Beef Kabob

We use this marinade on steaks, too. Before cooking I sprinkle the meat with a beef seasoning. The marinade makes the meat really tender and the extra seasoning gives the meat more flavor. You can use any combination of vegetables such as asparagus, mushrooms, tomatoes, […]

Spicy Lime Shrimp Kabobs

24 large prawns, peeled and deveined 1 tbsp olive oil 2 limes, zested and juiced 2 green chile peppers, seeded and chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 (2 inch) piece fresh ginger root, chopped 1/2 medium onion, coarsely chopped skewers Place the prawns and lime […]


Originally called Decoration Day, in honor of the soldiers who fought and died in the Civil War, Memorial Day has since become a day to commemorate Americans who have died fighting in all wars.
The first use of the name “Memorial Day” caught on in 1882. Yet, it was not declared the official name until 1967. Since May of 1971 Memorial Day has been celebrated on the last Monday of the month.

Many observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials. Every year volunteers place an American flag on each grave in the National Cemetery. Friends and family members gather to continue the tradition of decorating the graves of loved ones. Memorial Day is a great opportunity to discuss with our children the history behind the holiday as well as, the many benefits we enjoy as a result of the ultimate sacrifices of brave men and women who died defending our freedom and liberty.

In addition to honoring the memory of the military, Memorial Day marks one of the longest standing traditions since 1911, the Indy 500. It is also viewed as the beginning of summer and serves as a time for family gatherings, picnics and community celebrations.

You can start your own family traditions to make Memorial Day more than just a three day weekend.