Memorial Day is often a busy time of year: wedding season, graduations, vacations and baseball games. While the unofficial start of summer is a great time to party, let us not forget the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who serve our country so that we are able to enjoy our freedoms. Let us show appreciation for their courage and dedication as well as honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

We salute you, patriots! A great way to celebrate our freedoms is a good, old-fashioned backyard BBQ. Gather family and friends and be thankful for the many blessings we often take for granted. We present you five recipes that you simply cannot go wrong with. Try these crowd-pleasers for your holiday get-together.

American Pride Pork Chop

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Bone-in chops always provide the ultimate amount of flavor. There is fat (flavor!) found around the bone, which does a lot to prevent the meat from drying as it’s cooked. Pair these traditional chops with corn on the cob, baked beans or potato salad. RECIPE

Grilled Brats with Onion Relish

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These classic bratwursts get dressed up with this sweet onion relish. Bonus tip: The onion relish can be made ahead of time and reheated when ready to serve. Time saver! RECIPE

Grilled Porterhouse Chops with chipotle-Herb butter

Mouths will be watering at chipotle-herb butter melting over these Porterhouse pork chops. Pair with sweet corn on the cob for a delicious treat! RECIPE

Apricot Glazed Pork Kabobs

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This fun recipe starts with marinated pork loin. Set aside extra glaze to baste the entire kabob to sweet, grilled perfection. RECIPE

Sweet, Spicy and Smoky Spareribs

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A bold spice rub gives these ribs loads of flavor. Serve with cornbread, baked beans, and coleslaw! RECIPE

Have a safe Memorial Day weekend!

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