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Maryland-Style Memorial Day: 5 Delicious Dishes for Your Feast

05/21/2015 06:48 am ET | Updated May 21, 2016
Frances Janisch

Forget the tired hot dogs and corn on the cob this Memorial Day. Celebrate the unofficial start of summer with a Maryland-style seafood feast! Get the recipes below or watch the video.

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Nothing says summer like Peel n' Eat Shrimp, and they're as easy to make as they are fun to eat. Here, I've prepared them Maryland-style: simmered in beer and Old Bay with homemade cocktail sauce on the side. GET THE RECIPE

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You won't find much filler in these delicious crab cakes. They're made with sweet lump crab meat and just enough filler to bind the meat together and add flavor. GET THE RECIPE

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This side of zucchini, cherry tomatoes and sweet red onions sautéed in olive oil is one of those dishes where the whole is far greater than the sum of its parts. Delish! GET THE RECIPE

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These tender and sweet cornbread muffins are the perfect side to any outdoor feast. My kids love them so much that I'm constantly swatting their little hands away from the bread basket so they don't fill up. GET THE RECIPE

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With a crisp and buttery shortbread crust, tart lemon filling and powdered sugar topping, these lemon squares are as pretty as they are delicious. They also freeze beautifully, so you can make them ahead of time. GET THE RECIPE