Celebrate Labor Day weekend with these 15 easy and delicious recipes. Make them ahead of time for easy entertaining!
Labor Day weekend is right around the corner! How are you planning to celebrate the long weekend?
Whether you are hosting friends and family or attending a potluck or party, we’ve got lots of ideas for you. Best of all you can make these recipes ahead of time allowing you to enjoy the day. There’s everything from appetizers, sides and salads, main course options and of course desserts. Enjoy!
Green Goddess Hummus
A bright fresh, healthy spread that's fabulous with crackers, chips, veggies, as a sandwich spread, on pita and so much more! This Green Goddess Hummus is about to become your next obsession!
Fresh Tomatillo Avocado Salsa (Avocado Sauce and Salsa de Tomatillo Fresco con Aguacate)
One taste of this fresh, vibrant Tomatillo Avocado Salsa will have you craving it again and again. It's fabulous on tacos, enchiladas, burritos... any Mexican entree but it also makes a wonderful sandwich spread, dipping sauce for chips and/or salad dressing.
Mexican Corn and Bean Salad
This Mexican Corn and Bean Salad is wonderful for potlucks, with chips and makes a fabulous side for sandwiches and grilled entreés.
Watermelon Arugula Salad with Pepper Jelly Dressing
With tender arugula, crisp cucumber and red onion, creamy blue cheese, crunchy candied pecans and lots of sweet, juicy melon this Watermelon Arugula Salad is beyond delicious!
Mediterranean Black Lentil Salad
This Mediterranean Black Lentil Salad with a garlicky lemon dressing is the ONE you need to take to every potluck, picnic and/or party that you're invited to! It's loaded with healthy ingredients, can be made ahead and is irresistibly delicious (even to kale and lentil naysayers!)
Ballymaloe Summer Tomato Salad
When summer tomatoes are at their peak, this is the salad you want to make! Simple yet incredibly delicious, this Ballymaloe Summer Tomato Salad may just be the best thing you eat all season!
Lemon Rosemary Potato Salad
Simple and delicious, this Lemon Rosemary Potato Salad is always popular! Is great for picnics, potlucks and parties because you don't have to worry about mayonnaise going bad!
Perfectly Grilled Steak with Garlic Lime Butter
With a delicious Mexican-inspired dry rub, melting garlic lime butter and a few easy grilling tricks this recipe for perfectly grilled steak is sure to become a favorite!
Bacon Bourbon Barbecued Chicken Skewers
These Barbecued Chicken Skewers are beyond delicious, with tender chunks of spice-rubbed chicken breast, smoky bacon and crisp red onion. They're grilled to perfection, then charred with a super easy Bourbon Barbecue Sauce.
Brown Sugar Balsamic Pulled Pork
This easy slow cooker (or instant pot) Brown Sugar Balsamic Pulled Pork is healthier than most, takes minutes to put together and is a delicious crowd pleaser!
The BEST Grilled Chicken Breasts
These Grilled Chicken Breasts are moist, tender and full of great flavor. Marinate them for 30 minutes or overnight... they never fail to bring rave reviews!
Make-Ahead Brownie S'Mores in Ramekins
With a graham cracker shortbread crust, a layer of fudgy chocolate brownie and a crisp, gooey toasted marshmallow topping, this super easy Brownie S'Mores recipe transforms the beloved classic campfire treat into an elegant, portable dessert that kids of all ages will go crazy over.
Easy Blackberry Crumble Pie
When you're in the mood for a delicious dessert that involves minimal effort. this Blackberry Crumble Pie might just become your best friend. With a sweet, juicy berry filling, a buttery, mounded crumb topping and a few tricks to make a storebought crust taste like homemade this a sweet treat you'll want to make on repeat!
Ridiculously Easy Caramel Buttermilk Sheet Cake
With just one bowl and a whisk, you can put together this FABULOUS Caramel Buttermilk Sheet Cake. The melt-in-your-mouth caramel icing is as easy as the cake!
Ridiculously Easy Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies
If you enjoy shortbread and are a peanut butter fan you will LOVE these crisp, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth-delicious Peanut Butter Shortbread Cookies! No one has to know how easy (actually ridiculously easy) they are to make with just one bowl and no mixer!
Thought for the day:
On His robe and on His thigh
He has a name written,
King of kings and Lord of lords.”
What we're listening to for inspiration:
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