The Thursday Thirteen – 05/25/2017

I don’t know about y’all but I’m super excited that Memorial Day weekend is almost here. And yes, while I may be a bit behind in decorating my house in all of it’s red, white, and blue glory, that doesn’t mean that I’m not ready for summer to begin. The only question is, “What will be I making this weekend to celebrate three days of not having to go to work?” While I don’t exactly know the answer to that question yet, I’m pretty sure that all of the recipes below would be a great way to get things started.

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Is there a better way to kick off a three-day weekend than with Dainty White Pepper Biscuits for Saturday morning breakfast? I think not.

Make your 3-day weekend special with these unique and scrumptious Memorial Day holiday recipes. Say hello to sun, picnics, cookouts, and all things summer.

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And you’re sure as Superman flies gonna need something to go along with those biscuits, so why not break out your dusty crockpot and make this Summer Garden Breakfast Crockpot Hash?

Make your 3-day weekend special with these unique and scrumptious Memorial Day holiday recipes. Say hello to sun, picnics, cookouts, and all things summer.

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If you don’t have a crockpot, simply put together these Breakfast Burrito Green Chile Enchiladas instead. Your stomach will thank you.

Make your 3-day weekend special with these unique and scrumptious Memorial Day holiday recipes. Say hello to sun, picnics, cookouts, and all things summer.

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So maybe now we should focus on what to make if you have a few people coming over to help you kick-off the summer. Turkey Meatballs in Spicy Beer Marmalade Sauce are an easy peasy appetizer that everyone will love.

Make your 3-day weekend special with these unique and scrumptious Memorial Day holiday recipes. Say hello to sun, picnics, cookouts, and all things summer.

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And how could we have a holiday without deviled eggs? It’s just not possible. These Simple Sun-Dried Tomato Deviled Eggs are still my current faves. However, you can check out my full list of deviled eggs by clicking HERE.

Make your 3-day weekend special with these unique and scrumptious Memorial Day holiday recipes. Say hello to sun, picnics, cookouts, and all things summer.

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Now, this next recipe is for when you need to feed a small army or just have a serious addiction to olives. Muffuletta Pasta Salad has everything you could ever want in a pasta salad.

Make your 3-day weekend special with these unique and scrumptious Memorial Day holiday recipes. Say hello to sun, picnics, cookouts, and all things summer.

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I’m not sure why everyone things that cooking out is the best idea on a holiday weekend. I myself think that simple, fast, ready-in-practically-no-time-at-all meals are the way to go. These Lemony Mayonnaise Cod, Shrimp, and Asparagus Parchment Paper Wrapped Bundles are a quick way to get dinner on the table fast in the most delicious way possible.

Make your 3-day weekend special with these unique and scrumptious Memorial Day holiday recipes. Say hello to sun, picnics, cookouts, and all things summer.

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Then there are these Drunken Irish Mussels, which practically make me swoon, slobber, and faint in pure happiness. A big bowl of these will feed a lot of people as an appetizer or a few people as a main course. I’ll let you decide just how many you think you can eat.

Make your 3-day weekend special with these unique and scrumptious Memorial Day holiday recipes. Say hello to sun, picnics, cookouts, and all things summer.

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Bread that takes no time at all to bake, is it possible? You bet it is with this Southern Honey Drenched Jalapeño Cornbread. This is the perfect accompaniment to any meal. I’m not kidding y’all, it goes with almost everything.

Make your 3-day weekend special with these unique and scrumptious Memorial Day holiday recipes. Say hello to sun, picnics, cookouts, and all things summer.

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How can you have a day off from work without wanting to make cookies? It’s a thing, right? These Weeping Angel Cherry Don’t Blinks are not only pretty, crunchy, soft, and delicious, they are also boozed up and ready to make your tummy super thrilled.

Make your 3-day weekend special with these unique and scrumptious Memorial Day holiday recipes. Say hello to sun, picnics, cookouts, and all things summer.

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Summer=Pie, always, always, always. This Summer Blueberry Pie Crisp is super easy to throw together for those of you who become complete imbeciles where homemade pie crust is concerned.

Make your 3-day weekend special with these unique and scrumptious Memorial Day holiday recipes. Say hello to sun, picnics, cookouts, and all things summer.

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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream, especially when it’s this Strawberry Sauce Reese’s Ice Cream. It’s pure heaven in a spoon with Reese’s. What’s not to love? Don’t forget to check out our Summer’s Coming Favorite Ice Cream List for more ice cream recipes and tips.

Make your 3-day weekend special with these unique and scrumptious Memorial Day holiday recipes. Say hello to sun, picnics, cookouts, and all things summer.

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Last but not least, there’s cake. Cake without icing, which just happens to be my favorite. And if that’s not enough for y’all, there’s also butter, lots and lots of butter. This Aloha Hawaiian Pineapple Butter Cake is just about the most perfect way I can think of to say, “Why hello there summer, so glad that you’re finally here.”

Make your 3-day weekend special with these unique and scrumptious Memorial Day holiday recipes. Say hello to sun, picnics, cookouts, and all things summer.

Wishing y’all a happy, safe, sunny, and flavorful Memorial Day. Enjoy the weekend and try and take some time out from all of the fun activities to cook something lovely. Feel free to share pictures with us on Instagram of what you’re making to celebrate the three-day weekend. Simply tag your yummy pictures with @faith_hope_love_and_luck so that we can see what y’all are up to in the kitchen.

Make your 3-day weekend special with these unique and scrumptious Memorial Day holiday recipes. Say hello to sun, picnics, cookouts, and all things summer.

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  • Those biscuits and the blueberry crisp pie sound delicious! I think I’ll be making them this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Monika Dabrowski

    What a delicious collection of summer recipes! Happy FF

  • Jolene Sng-Ong

    Wow! Everything looks so good! What a treat… 13 recipes to pick and choose from!

  • Lisa Carey

    I pinned too! I don’t want to limit these yummy recipes for just the holiday weekend.

  • Sarah ‘n Spice

    Everything looks amazing! Perfect for summer 🙂 Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

  • All of this looks divine. We’ve been cooking all weekend but now I want to add in those White Pepper Biscuits!

    • So glad you got to cook all weekend…I didn’t do nearly as much as I had planned!

  • JTWisdom

    This is a wonderful spread for a holiday weekend. I really want to make the Aloha Hawaiian Pineapple butter cake and those White Pepper Biscuits. Thank you for the empanada recipe. Have a great holiday.

  • These are a lot of ideas for the holiday weekend. Did you make and eat them all this weekend? Thanks for joining Fiesta Friday.

    • I wish! We were busy for a lot of the weekend. I did make some pretty yummy deviled eggs though!