Labor Day Eats: Feature Fridays

Labor Day became a federal holiday 117 years ago, marked by parades and parties recognizing trade and labor organizations.  Today, families enjoy one last vacation before school starts, NFL and college football seasons begin, and backyard parties abound.  If entertaining or creating a dish for a potluck is on the agenda for this three-day weekend, here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.  Instead of featuring just one site this week, there is a whole list—Enjoy!


Barbeque Menu – Savoring Today
10 Labor Day Menus – Ezra Pound Cake
Labor Day Gourmet Grilling Party Menu – Recipe Girl

Main Dishes/Meat:

Grilled Thai Ginger-Garlic Pork Chops – Fine Cooking
Grilled Chicken Kebabs with Roasted Red Pepper Dip – Family Fresh Cooking
Sausage Kebabs – Bell’ Alimento
Jamaican Jerk Chicken – Kayotic Kitchen
Pancetta-Gruyere Burger with Grilled Vidalia Onions – Savoring Today
Vegetarian Recipes for Barbecue Season – New York Times

Appetizers & Sides:

Melon & Mint Salad – Shutterbean
Roasted Garlic and Dill White Bean Dip – How Sweet It Is
Roasted Carrots with Goat Cheese – Jungle Frog Cooking
Sauteed Corn with Chile Peppers, Ginger and Garlic – Cinnamon Spice
Grilled Summer Sweet Corn – Simply Sugar & Gluten Free
Romaine Salad with Hatch Chile Dressing – A Communal Table
Goat Cheese Balls with Herbs, Pecans, & Bacon – The Kitchn
Parmesan Rice Crisps with Roasted Tomato Salsa – Gluten-Free Goddess


Brownies for Grown Ups – The 21st Century Housewife’s Kitchen
S’mores Pie – Foodess
Chocolate Caramel Peanut Bites– Sweet Pea’s Kitchen
Limoncello Cheesecake Bites – Bitter Sweet
Rustic Peach & Plum Tart – Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach
Honey Cinnamon Peach Pie – My Kitchen Addiction

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11 Responses to Labor Day Eats: Feature Fridays

  1. Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free September 2, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    Thanks so much for a great round-up and for sharing my grilled sweet corn. We just had some last night. :)

    Have a great holiday weekend!

  2. sportsglutton September 2, 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    Fantastic round-up with some great inspirational ideas. Thanks for sharing.

    Have a great Labor Day weekend!

  3. April @ The 21st Century Housewife September 2, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    This is a wonderful round up of recipes for the holiday weekend! Thank you for featuring my brownies in the dessert section. Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

  4. Judy September 2, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    It was a fun list to put together, think I’ll be using it for a while! Glad to share the love, Amy & April :)

  5. Nancy Buchanan (@Acommunaltable) September 2, 2011 at 5:24 pm #


    What a wonderful list!! Thank you so much for featuring my Romaine Salad with Hatch Chile Dressing!
    Hope you have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend!

  6. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide September 2, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    Oh man, I need two long weekends for all of this!

    • Judy September 3, 2011 at 7:57 am #

      I know, I’ll be coming back to this list for a while, every bit of it sounds good!

  7. gibsongirl247 September 3, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    It all looks good…..and I think I’ve gained 10 lbs. just clicking through the pictures.
    That Smores pie looks yummy……….

  8. rsmacaalay September 3, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

    Wow thats a great round up, Ill concentrate more on the desserts

  9. Christina September 7, 2011 at 7:27 pm #

    What a great lineup of links! Thanks for sharing and including my chocolate caramel peanut bites! :)

    • Judy September 8, 2011 at 6:09 am #

      You bet! It looks like a wonderful dessert for any occasion. :)

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