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Memorial Day Dinners

Fire-up their favorites with these burger, rib, slider, steak, and chicken recipes.

Mixed Grill Kabobs

Mixed Grill Kabobs

Mixed Grill Kabobs

These hearty kabobs combine beef and sausage, two of my favorite foods. Both the meat and vegetables are marinated before they're grilled, which makes this skewered meal extra flavorful. Be sure to fire up your grill and try these soon! -Glenda Adams, Vanndale, Arkansas

Yogurt-Marinated Chicken

Yogurt-Marinated Chicken

Yogurt-Marinated Chicken

This tender marinated chicken gets its zing from chili powder and cumin. For variety, Naheed Saleem of Stanford, Connecticut sometimes adds a tablespoon of tomato paste to the marinade or replaces the chili powder with chopped green chilies. It's a surefire hit of summer cookouts.

Grilled Spiced Fish

Grilled Spiced Fish

Grilled Spiced Fish

These moist flaky fillets provide a welcome change of pace at summer cookouts. Chris McBee of Xenia, Ohio peppers a savory herb rub with cayenne, then works it into the fish. Even steak lovers will be smacking their lips.
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Turkey Pepper Kabobs

Turkey Pepper Kabobs

Turkey Pepper Kabobs

This is a summertime favorite at our house. While the turkey is a nice change of pace and goes great with the sweet basting sauce and pineapple, the recipe also works well with chunks of chicken. —Traci Goodman of Paducah, Kentucky

Southwestern Skewers

Southwestern Skewers

Southwestern Skewers

Juicy chicken, cherry tomatoes, whole mushrooms and sweet peppers make these skewers filling. But it's the fresh garlic, chili powder, cumin and cayenne pepper that give them their zesty kick. —Larry Smith of Youngstown, Ohio

Yankee-Doodle Sirloin Roast

Yankee-Doodle Sirloin Roast

Yankee-Doodle Sirloin Roast

In the spirit of July Fourth, my sister and I planned a theme menu for our families that included this wonderful grilled roast. Marinating the meat overnight really boosts the flavor. This entree kept us out of the kitchen and was a nice change from the usual burgers and hot dogs. -Laurie Neverman, Green Bay, Wisconsin

Garlic Lime Chicken

Garlic Lime Chicken

Garlic Lime Chicken

"I love garlic, and this golden-brown chicken with its fragrant spices and citrus tang is an excellent way to showcase its popular flavor," writes Dorothy Smith of El Dorado, Arkansas.

Barbecued Cola Chicken

Barbecued Cola Chicken

Barbecued Cola Chicken

My husband is a diabetic, so I'm always looking for great-tasting recipes that are low in sugar and carbohydrates. To reduce the sugar content of this recipe even further, I use diet cola.—Mildred Dieffenbach, Womelsdorf, Pennsylvania

Halibut with Zesty Peach Salsa

Halibut with Zesty Peach Salsa

Halibut with Zesty Peach Salsa

Our Test Kitchen came up with a fun way to serve halibut by marinating it in citrus juices and brown sugar, then topping it with a refreshing peach salsa. The colorful entree is pretty enough to serve to company.

Pinwheel Flank Steaks

Pinwheel Flank Steaks

Pinwheel Flank Steaks

Here's a yummy, elegant-looking steak dish that's a breeze to make. Much of the preparation can be done in advance. That's a plus for a busy mother like me with two active little girls and a self-employed husband. —Nancy Tafoya, Fort Collins, Colorado

Pineapple-Glazed Fish

Pineapple-Glazed Fish

Pineapple-Glazed Fish

"My son and our friends often spend a day fishing," writes JoAnn McGuane of Spring, Texas. "This is one of my favorite ways to serve their catch."
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