Have the Best Memorial Day Ever!

Make some great memories this memorial day weekend: Try these tips, recipes, and natural solutions for a fantastic start to the summer.

June 23, 2011

Tame that flame: Proper grilling technique will prevent accidents and provide a flame-grilled feast.

It's almost here...the three-day weekend that marks the beginning of the sunny season of summer. But are you ready? Whether you're planning get your grill on, do some gardening, host a backyard get-together, or, why not, all of the above, we've got you covered. Check out our tips, tricks, suggestions, and healthy advice. But don't wait too long...the weekend will here before you know it.


First, the food.

Our healthy Recipe Finder temporarily achieved sentience to give you 5 Ways to Create a Memorable Memorial Day Picnic.

Prepare for the worst.

Learn our 5 Survival Tips for Memorial Day. You'll be glad you did!

Still worried things could go wrong?

Relax! Solve your holiday dilemmas before they happen with our ultimate Memorial Day Problem Solver.

Expand your meal plan.

Check out this versatile list of 5 Amazing Side Dishes for Memorial Day

Not a meat-eater?

Want some meatless options? You won't miss the meat with these 5 Meatless Recipes for the Memorial Day Grill.

Burgers? Dogs? Hah! You can do better on the grill...

how about donuts, pizza, or oysters? Our list of strange but delicious grilling ideas shows you how.

Forgot to buy charcoal? Or propane?

Or a grill? Don't worry, you can still have a great backyard bash with these 5 Last-Minute, Quick-Prep, Grill-Free Cookout Recipes.

Company's coming and your lawn and yard look pathetic.

Don't worry...we've got some great last minute lawn, garden, and yard fix-up tips.

Shrink your cookout's carbon footprint

by following this easy Green Grilling Advice.

Enjoy a skeeter-free experience

with 5 Surprising Mosquito Repellents and DEET-free bug repellent.

Planning a road trip?

Be sure to stay healthy on the road. Save money by prepping some of our easy, healthy recipes for road trips. Save some money on gas by making a few small changes to improve your care mileage. Or plan a min-vacation right where you are.

Plant a shady landscape!

Memorial Day weekend is a great time to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty with some landscape projects. Follow our Nickel Pincher's advice to put in some shrubs, climbing vines, perennials, and other plants that will give your home some cool, cool shade. Coming Thursday!

Don't forget the drinks!

Is all that yard work making you thirsty? We've got you covered with some fantastic summer drink recipes. Coming Friday!

Easy Clean-up

And when it's all done, don't forget to give your grill a good leaning. Our grilling expert has a fast, easy, and green grill-cleaning technique you have to try.