5 Recipes for Memorial Day Weekend

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Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and what better way to kick off a sun-filled season than with a menu of relaxed, casual eats and drinks? Check out these Food Network recipes for Memorial Day weekend and serve these beauties at your backyard cookout, holiday barbecue or neighborhood get-together.

Boasting layers of strawberry-laced whipped cream and in-season berries, stacks of cocoa-scented shortcakes from Food Network Magazine are the ultimate summertime dessert.

Photo by: Brian Kennedy ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Brian Kennedy, 2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Sunny’s adults-only punch bowl features fresh berries, a squirt of lime juice, grenadine and two bottles of beer.

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Complete these slider-style burgers with slices of spicy cheese and soft, sweet caramelized onions.

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To create this eat-with-your-hands appetizer, add deli meat and cheese, fresh vegetables, pickled peppers and herbs to a hollowed bread loaf and serve with extra bread.

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Made with a horseradish-spiked mayonnaise-based dressing, Food Network Magazine’s rich but light side dish (pictured above) is ready to enjoy in only 25 minutes.

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