Memorial Day weekend is almost upon us, and in addition to being the very meaningful holiday where we honor all Americans who have died while in the military service, it also marks the unofficial beginning of summer. This means it’s time to fire up your grills and start making flavor-packed dishes for your family, while enjoying the great outdoors and bounties the season brings. Remember you can add Latin flavors and twists to almost anything! So get creative with your grocery shopping list and get ready to enjoy the long weekend with these easy dishes:

Foodie Crush’s ‘Cheesey Chorizo Caramelized Onion Dip Recipe’: This recipe doesn’t only sound delicious but it is perfect for a party (or game-watching reunion) appetizer. There’s no doubt cheese and chorizo are a couple made in heaven and you can spread this on toast or tortilla chips for more authenticity. Check it out!

Serious Eats Grilled Steak Fajitas: You can’t really go wrong with steak fajitas, so follow this recipe and wow your guests! Remember, soft corn tortillas are best. Recipe here.

Comida Kraft’s Grilled Pork Medallions With Hibiscus Sauce: Give your barbecue sauce a new layer of flavor in these definite crowd pleasers. The soft and juice saltiness of the pork goes really well with the sweet and sticky sauce. Check it out!

Tyler Florence’s Mexican Grilled Corn: This is a must-have at every grilling party and while the toppings are up to everyone, we always suggest queso fresco, lime and a touch of chili powder. Try them here.

Comida Kraft’s Grilled Pork & Pineapple Brochettes: The good thing about brochettes is they make it easy to blend flavors. These treats on a stick even have fruit for a tropical, summery taste that will make them pop. Check them out here!

Yahoo’s Grilled Guacamole: Every party needs guacamole but this recipe enhances the flavors of each ingredient and gives the famous dip a surprising new taste. Check it out here.

Chef Rick Bayless’ ‘Queso Fundido Al Tequila’: Two of our favorite products in one; tequila and queso! Mexican-food passionate, Bayless mixes cheese with cilantro, tomato, jalapeño, onion and tequila to make an exquisite dip to enjoy with a little more tequila on the side (optional). Try it out!

Sassy Radish’s ‘Cheese Quesadillas with Guacamole’: The simpler this recipe is made, the more homemade it tastes. It’s great because it requires very few ingredients and packs a lot of delicious flavors. Whip this up in 10 minutes!

Serious Eats ‘Potato-Chorizo Sopes With Avocado Crema’: Sopes are the ultimate finger food, but like many other Mexican dishes, they can become main dishes if you increase their size. This variation will be just perfect to pass around at your party. Recipe here.

Pati’s Mexican Table ‘Chicken Flautas’: These are not only crispy on the outside and delicious on the inside; they can become the perfect finger food or remain as a delicious main dish. Check them out!

Chipotle’s Guacamole Recipe: Yes, we know guac is extra at Chipotle, but it’s worth every penny! The famous food chain makes a mean guacamole with very few ingredients. They even skip the tomatoes. Amazing!

Mexico In My Table’s ‘Tacos de Bistek’: Few things are better than a real Mexican taco. Soft corn tortilla, meat of choice, veggies and fresh salsa. These are the perfect idea for a small gathering where you can present the ingredients separately and everyone can build their own. Check them out!

And for the sweet stuff:

Bobby Flay’s Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon Sugar Butter: Take this dessert idea to the next level with the sweet butter and you can even add a creamy element with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Recipe here.

Chef Rick Bayless’s Sweet Corn Tamales: These are a great addition to the feast and they are easier to make, simply because you don’t need to cook a filling for them as the sweet corn, poblanos and cheese are incorporated in the dough. Try them out!