Memorial Day Celebrations

Memorial Day is historically known as Decoration Day and is much more than the closing of a three-day weekend. It is a time to pay respect to the men and women who have lost their lives in service of their country.  What’s Cooking America salutes these men and women and their families.

Friends and family also gather on Memorial Day weekend and share in good company, good food, and launch the beginning of the barbecue and picnic season.

5 Best Barbecue and Picnic Tips for a Successful and Safe Outdoor Meal.

Perfect Picnic Planning Checklist – We can help you plan the perfect picnic for two or a picnic for a large group.

Picnic Safety Tips –  Picnics can take on many forms, such as the community picnic, friends and neighbors, tailgate parties, or ball games.  There is also one sure thing at every picnic-lots of good food.

Backyard Barbecue Menu – Do you need some ideas for your barbecue dinner? Well fire up the grill and check out this delicious and elegant summer Backyard Barbecue Dinner.

Get Organized for Grilling – Getting your barbecue tools and supplies organized helps keep the fun in grilling. Here are some tips to help you on your way.

Easy Grilling Recipe Collection – We have one of the largest collections of trusted Barbecue, Grilling and Smoking Recipes, These recipes are very easy to follow and will give you delicious results.


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Barbecue Beans

Andra’s Barbecue Beans Recipe

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