Kim shares her passion for crafting, baking and fun party ideas here on Snackpicks with the hope of inspiring you for your next celebration or gathering no matter how big or small. Kim lives in Ohio with her husband and two boys and is also the creative director and owner of The Celebration Shoppe.
My grandfather and many members of my husband’s family served in the military, so as you might imagine, patriotic holidays like Memorial Day hold a special place in our hearts. On patriotic holidays, we as Americans tend to celebrate loved ones through sharing good food. This year I’ll be remembering those who have sacrificed so much for our country with our traditional family backyard picnic and Memorial Day recipes.
All of these Memorial Day recipes using Tastefully Simple products are super easy to put together and take very little prep time, giving you more time to spend with your family and friends and not stuck cooking in the kitchen.
Simply blend the Cheddar Cheese Ball Mix with the softened cream cheese and refrigerate for 2 hours. Serve with Town House Sea Salt and Olive Oil Flatbread Crisps. If you expect guests to roam as they snack, consider placing individual portions in small plastic cups.
I’m a huge artichoke dip fan and I love how super simple this recipe is. It’s the perfect balance of flavors.
Just combine the mix and the cream cheese, adding ½ cup of Swiss cheese. Heat in the microwave in 30 second intervals until warm and then top with remaining cheese. Heat an additional 30 seconds or until cheese is melted. Serve with Town House FlipSides Pretzel Crackers.
I love to bake, but if you don’t, just stop by your local bakery and ask for a two-layer flat buttercream iced cake. Edge your cake with candies. I used bright red sixlets from the candy store.
Then embellish your cake with patriotic designs like the printed rounds I used on my Memorial Day cake (as shown to the left).
Appreciate them and thank them for all that they do to help keep our country safe.