Classic Shrimp wtih Cocktail Sauce in Under 20 Minutes

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Now that summer is here, so many friends ask me what can they easily prepare while they’re vacationing at the lake or beach, or even just relaxing at home. I can creatively come up with hundreds of recipes, but why not go back to the basics and serve Classic Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce. This recipe is a cinch, and adults and kids always love it. Its a great way to serve a healthy protein appetizer or serve with a salad for dinnertime. If you don’t have time to prepare homeade cocktail sauce, I love Fresh Market’s brand cocktail sauce.

Memorial Day Dinner: Easy Sirloin Steak-Vegetable Kebobs

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I love making kebobs this time of year, especially for Memorial Day. It’s the beginning of summer, and the kids are out of school. The combination of sirloin steak ¬†and vegetables are awesome, and this recipe will work with chicken, shrimp or all of the above. If you don’t have time to make this simple marinade, I love Thomas Marinade (found at Fresh Market) and Moore’s Marinade. Also, most groceries have prepared kebobs in the meat section to simplify your life even more. Enjoy hanging outside and happy Memorial Day!