Labor Day Recipes

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      Dill Pickle Dip

      My love for pickles led me to create this Dill Pickle Dip. It's so easy to whip together. But be warned, it's addicting! —April Anderson, Forest Lake, Minnesota

      65 Appetizers and Snacks for Labor Day

      Enjoy these Labor Day snacks before you break out the grill.


      Patriotic Dessert

      I took this patriotic dessert to a luncheon and came home with dozens of requests for the recipe! It was...


      Air-Fryer Pecan Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

      Chock-full of berries and rhubarb, this pretty cobbler is the perfect finale for a dinner for two. Both the pecans...


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      Take time to celebrate with these Labor Day food ideas.

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      Create the Americana kitchen of your dreams with patriotic kitchen gear and decor ideas.


      Blueberry Iced Tea

      I enjoy coming up with new ways to use my slow cooker in the kitchen. If it’s going to take...

      My Juicy Lucy

      Friends in Minnesota introduced me to the Juicy Lucy burger, a local favorite. Instead of putting the cheese on top,...


      Air-Fryer Spicy Ginger Beef Skewers

      My family loves the flavors of these zippy kabobs. I usually grill them outside, but if it's cold or rainy,...


      Cherry Plum Slab Pie with Walnut Streusel

      I love to make desserts with fruit all summer! If you use store-bought crust, I recommend stacking your two pie...


      Polynesian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

      I have always loved SPAM, so I decided to combine it with pineapple to make this Polynesian-inspired macaroni salad recipe....

      Cubano Macaroni Salad

      One of my favorite sandwiches is a hot Cubano, piled high with juicy pork, layers of ham and melty Swiss...


      Caprese Macaroni Salad

      When fresh tomatoes and basil are abundant in the summer, I like to make this wonderful Caprese macaroni salad. —Debbie...


      Shrimp and Crab Macaroni Salad

      This salad is a summertime staple in our house. If you want to splurge, go ahead and use real crab....


      Grecian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

      I love all Grecian flavors and tried adding them to a macaroni salad. Toss in whatever olives you can find;...


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      Best Ever Vanilla Ice Cream

      This ice cream is technically a custard since it contains eggs. After lots of testing (and tasting), I've found that...

      Middle Eastern-Inspired Macaroni Salad

      This creamy, tangy macaroni salad is inspired by the many wonderful flavors of the Middle East. The za'atar seasoning gives...


      Chicken Caesar Macaroni Salad

      Give me a Caesar salad anytime, no matter what form it's in. I like to add some chicken and artichokes...


      Scandinavian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

      Give a humdrum side salad a Scandinavian touch by adding some freshly chopped dill and tiny shrimp. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido,...


      Chicken Taco Macaroni Salad

      I like to give macaroni salad a taco twist. Rotisserie chicken makes it quick. I'll often serve this dish as...


      Barbecue Macaroni Salad

      My family loves a touch of barbecue sauce and ranch dressing in our mac salad. Not too much—just a hint...


      Tex-Mex Potato Salad

      I created this Tex-Mex potato salad for one of my cooking classes, and it was a hit. It's perfect for...


      Spicy Cowboy Beans

      These spicy cowboy beans are a perfect contribution to a potluck buffet any time of year. Instead of needing hours...


      Hummus Pasta Salad

      This hummus pasta salad is a hearty side dish, but it could be a nice meatless main dish as well....

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      No-Bake Chocolate Rice Krispie Bars

      These chocolate Rice Krispies treats are crowd pleasers! The secret to making them soft and chewy is bringing the sugar...


      Coleslaw Waldorf Salad

      Potlucks tend to have a lot of heavy dishes, so this bright, fresh Waldorf salad coleslaw recipe is a welcome...


      Mustard Barbecue Shaved Ham

      This recipe makes enough ham sandwiches to feed a crowd and is so easy to put together. Have your butcher...


      Stuffed Smoky Pork Burgers

      These smoky pork burgers are far from ordinary. The ground pork makes them juicy and extra flavorful. Stuffing them takes...


      Watermelon Cupcakes

      My granddaughter and I bake together each week. She was inspired by her mommy's flavored syrups, so we came up...


      Easy Hamburgers

      These easy hamburgers come together in a snap. Grill and then add your favorite toppings. —James Schend, Taste of Home...