It seemed like Memorial Day would never come, but the unofficial start of summer is finally here! Celebrate with a foolproof feast. Whether your hosting a backyard BBQ or taking a dish to a potluck, these grilling recipes, summery salads and simple sweets have you covered.1. Raspberry LemonadeMade with pured fresh raspberries, this refreshing lemonade has a fruity flavor and vibrant pink color. GET THE RECIPE2. Thai Crunch Salad with Peanut DressingThis recipe was inspired by the popular Thai Crunch Salad served at California Pizza Kitchen. It's made with crisp Napa cabbage, crunchy vegetables and edamame but it's the creamy peanut dressing that makes it so good -- I guarantee you'll want to put it on everything! GET THE RECIPE3. Honey, Lime & Sriracha Chicken SkewersThese chicken skewers marinated in honey, lime juice and Sriracha are every bit as good as they look -- and if you haven't tried Sriracha, the Asian hot sauce named after the coastal city of Si Racha in Thailand, this is the perfect recipe to taste just how delicious it is. GET THE RECIPE4. Peel n' Eat Shrimp with Homemade Cocktail SauceNothing 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 RECIPE5. Bulgur Salad with Cucumbers, Red Pepper, Chickpeas, Lemon & DillMade with bulgur, fresh herbs, chopped vegetables and buttery chickpeas, this Middle Eastern-style salad is like a bulked-up tabbouleh. GET THE RECIPE6. Juicy Steakhouse BurgersThese burgers are tender, juicy and full of flavor -- just like the ones served at your favorite steakhouse. GET THE RECIPE7. Grilled Asparagus & Red Onions with Olive Oil and Balsamic VinegarGrilled asparagus and grilled red onions are both fine dishes on their own, but together they're even better. The distinct green flavor of slightly charred asparagus marries beautifully with sweet caramelized onions. GET THE RECIPE8. Grilled Turkey BurgersIf you prefer a burger that's a bit healthier, try this one. The secret to making them juicy and flavorful is to add Italian turkey sausage, a trick often used with meatballs. GET THE RECIPE9. Minted Cucumber SaladLight, crunchy and refreshing, this salad is the perfect summer accompaniment. GET THE RECIPE10. Perfectly Grilled Chicken Breasts with Lemon, Garlic & HerbsThis is my basic, go-to grilled chicken -- perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or cookout -- and so versatile. You can serve the fillets on their own (kids love them), topped with cheese on a toasted bun or, as I often do, sliced over a salad. GET THE RECIPE11. Sun-Dried Tomato DipIf an empty bowl is the sign of a good dish, this dip adapted from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook is a sure winner. It's tangy, delicious and full of bright summer flavor. GET THE RECIPE12. Grilled Shrimp Kebabs with Tomato, Garlic & HerbsThese flavorful shrimp are perfect for entertaining -- either as an appetizer or main course -- because all of the prep is done ahead of time. All you have to do when your guests arrive is throw the skewers on the grill. But be forewarned: people will eat more than their fair share. Make extra! GET THE RECIPE13. Cornbread MuffinsThese 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 RECIPE14. Simple Summer Strawberry CakeA few pantry staples and some fresh strawberries are all you need to make this delicious, foolproof cake. And it's so simple, you can have it in the oven in 15 minutes! GET THE RECIPE15. Luscious Lemon SquaresWith their 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 RECIPE16. Supernatural BrowniesIf you've been searching for the perfect brownie recipe, look no further. I promise you, this is it! The recipe comes from Nick Malgieri's Chocolate cookbook, an excellent resource for all things chocolate. GET THE RECIPE -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. Click here to read full news..