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Amazing Things to BBQ Memorial Day Weekend

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BBQ-ING on holidays is a must in my book.Here are a few ideas that might bring a little smile to your guest’s faces during this Memorial Day.


Credit: Denio Rigacci
Credit: Denio Rigacci

Appetizer-Grilled Guacamole

 
 

You will never eat regular, plain ole guacamole after trying this recipe.Grilled avocados give this a slightly smoky flavor and mixed with garlic, jalapeno, and hot sauce it has a perfect kick.

 
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Scott Halleran/Getty Images Sport

Main Dish-Turtle Burgers

 
 

Ok, so it's not REALLY a burger made out of turtle it's just called that because, well, that's what it looks like. Turtle burgers are a combination of everything you love; cheese, hamburgers, hotdogs and bacon. They do take a little time to assemble but your guests will love these, especially kids.Form the patties in  an oval shape, place your hotdogs in small holes for the head and legs, add a slice of cheese on top and then wrap with bacon and grill. You have both a creative and tasty burger.

 
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Credit: VankaD

Main Dish-Key West Grilled Chicken

 
 

I like chicken so I'm always looking for new ways to prepare it, especially on the grill. This recipe just seems to have some "summer" flavors and looks really easy to prepare. You make the marinade with soy sauce, honey, lime juice, garlic and oil. Marinate your chicken about 30 minutes and grill...as I mentioned earlier you can always add a little of your own flare to suit your taste. I'm thinking served with grilled pineapple rings and maybe a side of rice.

 
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Credit: HandmadePictures

Side Item-Cowboy Potatoes


 
 

I don't have a "real" recipe for the cowboy potatoes because it was passed down from my boyfriend and  like most good cooks, he just "eyes" the ingredients but I believe it's the same recipe (or similar) as what you will find in Tom Perini's cookbook. You cut red/new potatoes into quarters, add some minced garlic, diced onion, oregano, salt, pepper, and butter,  place in a cast iron skillet, cover with foil and  put it on an open fire, in the oven at 400 degrees or set on a grill. When the potatoes are tender and the onions have caramelized then you are ready to eat.

 
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Credit: CCat82

Dessert-Campfire Banana Splits

 
 

This is great for kids and adults alike. Slice a banana in half, longways, place in foil, add some mini marshmallows, and chocolate chips and/or peanut butter then place on the grill for about 5 minutes. When the marshmallows and chips are melted then you are ready to eat; with a spoon. You can add nuts, coconut, sprinkles and more. Easy clean-up too, by the way.

 
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svetlana foote/ThinkStock

Dessert-Grandma's Grilled Apple Pie

 
 

Looks like anything can be cooked on the grill, including apple pie. The BBQ Pit Boys show you how to do everything you can think of on the grill. Once you've got the crew started on their burgers, chicken, hotdogs or whatnot you can put the dessert on to bake. This apple pie is simple enough and can be done on the grill not in the oven.

 

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