Memorial Day recipes for the perfect Memorial Day cookout

Memorial Day weekend gatherings with family and friends usually involve big, memorable menus filled with all the best tastes of the summer season.

This year, the unofficial start to summer may look a little different, but whether you’re in the kitchen or at the grill, TODAY Food cooked up a list featuring some of our go-to, festive recipes that require fewer ingredients and don’t take much time to put together. From sides to steaks, there’s something simple enough for every kind of home cook.

Best Memorial Day barbecue main recipes

Natalie Morales' Easy Grilled Chimichurri Soy Steak

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No guest would ever guess this make-ahead steak took only 30 minutes to make. It’s great for entertaining since you can put the meat in the marinade and prep the sauce the day before to make cooking and serving a cinch.

Sunny Anderson's Glazed Grilled Pork Chops

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60 Go-To Seafood Recipes You Can Whip Up in No Time

Craving lobster rolls? And scallops? And steamed clams? Well, look no further. Thanks to these 60 knockout seafood recipes, you don’t need to take a trip to the beach to eat seafood under the stars. Garlic shrimp, anyone?

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Keep the skin on—it adds a ton of flavor.

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They’re are buttery and bright—minus the carbs.

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We’re obsessed with this sustainable, flaky white fish.

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A large fillet = so impressive.

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It’s wonderfully delicious and healthy.

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No pots or pans required.

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Got 30 minutes? Then you can make this for dinner.

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Let’s make taco salad Tuesday a thing.

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Low carb and great for meal prep.

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PureWow Coterie member Gaby Dalkin knows how to do

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A Week In Washington, DC, On A $72,000 Salary

Welcome to Money Diaries, where we’re tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We’re asking women how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we’re tracking every last dollar.

This week an Analyst working in Government Consulting who makes $72,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on moisturizer.

Occupation: Analyst
Industry: Government Consulting
Age: 24
Location: Washington, DC
Salary: $72,000
Net Worth: Negative net worth as my student loans are greater than my savings. That said, for savings I have: $6,000 in my high-yield savings account, $3,004 in my 401k (I contribute 6% of every paycheck, which is the maximum that my company matches (25% match)). I plan to up to 7% after this promotion cycle. I wasn’t great at saving my first year on the job and am actively trying to save more now.… Read More

30 Kid-Friendly Lunches You Can Make with What’s in Your Pantry

Between minimal grocery trips, homeschooling and trying to find entertainment that isn’t Frozen 2 for the ten millionth time, the last thing you need to worry about is lunch. And since your kid can’t live on buttered noodles alone, you’re going to need some ideas. No worries, friend. Here are 30 kid-friendly lunches you can make with ingredients already in your pantry.

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There’s a reason you stocked up on all that quinoa: It makes a mean (and healthy) breading for these bites. Luckily, they only take 30 minutes to whip up, and most of that time is in the oven.

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It’s just as delicious as the kind from a blue box, and even easier to make.

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If you’re dealing with picky eaters, you can customize the mix-ins with whatever veggie they like. (The raisins are

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