Memorial Day: It's a grill-lover's Christmas, and the countdown is already underway. Whether you want to switch up your usual menu or haven't even planned beyond what beer you'll be cracking open first, the Southern Living Test Kitchen's got you. Here's what we'll be making May 25th. (Hint: they're all recipes from our particularly awesome June issue.)
Appetizer: Louisiana-inspired Crispy Andouille Hush Puppies --they take almost no effort to put together, and they're just filling enough to tide your guests over without spoiling the main attraction.
Side: Ditch the gloopy, pre-made potato salad for our Roasted Potato-and-Okra Salad, a fresher version with oven-roasted potatoes and okra dressed up in a lighter lemon-thyme dressing.
Put-Up: Add these pickled fruits to your usual veggie salad or serve them as a bright-zingy relish on the side. Each one only takes 5 minutes of prep work.
Main: From these Smoked Mojo Leg Quarters to the Wonder Wings (featuring Buttery Nashville Hot Sauce, Alabama White Sauce, and Vietnamese Peanut Sauce) at the top of this post, we are obsessed with the recipes in our June issue's Guide to Grilled Chicken. Bonus: our tested tricks will make sure that you never cook another piece of dry, tough chicken again.
Dessert: It's also the beginning of peach season, and this Peach Divinity Icebox Pie provides plenty of cause for celebration.
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