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Memorial Day Picnic Desserts

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I had trouble naming this post.  Here's why. 

Here in NJ we have barbecues. We use it as a noun. 
Barbecues (n)--a gathering at which various meats and maybe vegetables are cooked on a barbecues grill. Side dishes may or may not include macaroni salad or potato salad and Lays potato chips.  "Jenny always throws the best barbecues. Pass the macaroni salad."

My sister lives in the south and she says down there they call that a cook out. Barbecue is also a noun but it isn't the gathering it's the outcome of the cooking.  "We will have barbecue for dinner tonight. Tomorrow at the cook out we will have burgers.  Pass the hush puppies."

A picnic isn't really the right word though. When I think of a picnic I think of a red checkered cloth laid in a meadow and we wear frilly blouses as we eat our fancy sandwiches that we carried to the picnic in something called a picnic hamper. The men wear trousers and sip lemonade out of mason jars.  Then we all enjoy generous pieces of either blueberry pie or devils food cake.

I'm not sure what you call it where you are but I'm guessing you will eat outside at some point during this weekend coming up. Here are some ideas what you can serve or bring when you do!

Let's start with desserts for your Memorial Day celebrations!  I'll post some appetizer and side dish ideas this week too!  Stay tuned.

Perfect Lemon Bars

Strawberries and Cream Cookie Parfaits

Lime Bars with Coconut Crust

Blackberry Daiquiri Cake

Chocolate Eclair Cake

Blueberry Coconut Mini Tarts

Easy Patriotic Trifle

Berry Cheese Torte

Sunkist Orange Cupcakes

White Chocolate Lava Cookie Cups

Gluten Free Ice Cream Cake

Red, White, and Blue Cake Pops

Mini Strawberry Pies

Frosted Lemonade Cookies

I made a lemon blueberry pound cake today so hopefully I'll have that posted sometime too!  It is super luscious!



  1. Those are some great desserts, perfect for Memorial Day! Thanks for including my Strawberries and Cream Sugar Cookie Mini Parfaits!

  2. Thanks for including our Lemon Bars in your Memorial Day Dessert Ideas! I love how a lot of the recipes had fresh fruit in them, yummy!

  3. Oh. My. Gosh. Those Sunkist cupcakes look beyond delicious. Thank you so much for including my little tarts in your fabulous feature! You've made me super-excited for upcoming memorial day!

  4. Thanks for featuring my Red, White and Blue Cakepops! Have a GREAT week!
    ---Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain---

  5. Wow all of those look delicious! I'm going to have to do some visiting and pinning! Thanks for featuring my ice cream cake :)

  6. Thanks for the feature! Hope you have had a wonderful weekend!


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