laborday pin7Happy Fri-YAY and Early Labor Day weekend, y’all!  I am exceptionally stoked for this holiday weekend, because my Da-Mama and MOD (My.Other.Dad) are visiting us… For the first time since we moved to North Carolina!  #WoopItUpTime

But, of course I am nervous, because our house is:

  1. Not named
  2. Not yet completely unpacked (<–don’t judge)
  3. Half of the interior design items (rugs, curtains, art work, etc.) are STILL being shipped


  1. I want them to love N to the C as much as we do
  2. Bambi poops in my yard.  Can someone tell him to gain a little Aretha Franklin “Respect”… at least while the ‘rents are here!!
  3. It’s my parents… really? Enough said.

So I am keeping this post SUPER short.  And I am doing you guys a solid today – 50 PLUS Labor Day Recipes – from appetizers to burgers, hot dogs, and desserts, all PERFECT for your holiday weekend.  Right here.  In ONE place.  Just for YOU.  Well… and for me, because I need all the help I can get this weekend!

So scroll down, check out the delicious eats and have yourself a merry little Labor Day weekend.  (<–I’m trying to get into the “it’s almost autumn” spirit)


Starters & Appetizers:Tomato Burrata Crotini-49

Heirloom Tomato Relish, Burrata & Basil Pesto Crostini

Grilled Tenderloin & Eggplant Open-Faced Caprese Sandwiches – Floating Kitchen

Spicy Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Avocado Salsa & Turkey Sausage – Food Faith Fitness

Stuffed & Bacon Wrapped Figs – Beer Girl Cooks

Summertime Salsa with Fresh Berries & Mint – Ciao Chow Bambina

Grilled & Stuffed Zucchini Rolls – Fashionable Foods

Roasted Eggplant & White Bean Dip – Making Thyme for Health

Cheesy Miso Caramelized Corn & Pineapple Chile Dip – Half Baked Harvest

Oysters Rockefeller – Sweet Sour Savory


Burgers:Enchilada Black Bean Burger-173

Enchilada Black Bean Burgers with Roasted Corn Slaw

Greek Burger with Tzatziki, Tapenade & Feta – Hapa Nom Nom

The Signature Beach House Surf n’ Turf Burger – The Beach House Kitchen

The Brunch Crunch Burger – Real Food by Dad

Filet Mignon Burger – Hip Foodie Mom

Latin Burger – Grandbaby Cakes

Smoky Quinoa, Beet Veggie Burgers with Adobo Aioli – Vanilla and Bean

Green Goddess Turkey Burgers – The Iron You

Brown Sugar Bacon Burgers & Blue Cheese Caramelized Onion Sauce – My California Kitchen


Hot Dogs:BLT Dogs-77

Fully Loaded Tex-Mex BLT Hot Dogs

Pineapple, Bacon & Teriyaki Hot Dogs – Shared Appetite

Hawaiian Hot Dogs with Grilled Pineapple & Teriyaki Mayo – The Endless Meal

Bacon-Wrapped Aloha Dogs with Maui BBQ Sauce – Gringalicious

Seattle Hot Dogs – Show Me the Yummy

French Croissant Hot Dogs with Crispy Bacon – Climbing Grier Mountain

Carolina-Style Slaw Dogs – Spicy Southern Kitchen

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Hot Dogs – Port and Fin


Other Entrees:Hoisin & Honey Pork Chops-179

Grilled Hoisin & Honey Glazed Pork Chops with Plum Salsa

Spatchcock & Grilled Szechuan Cornish Hens

Grilled Shrimp, Corn & Summer Squash Pearl Couscous Salad

Huli Huli Pork Ribs

Garlic & Rosemary Chicken Skewers {with Lemon Aioli}

Coconut Marinated Grilled Chicken – Recipe Tin Eats

Spicy Za’atar Grilled Chicken – Cooking and Beer

Maple Glazed Chicken Drumsticks – The Recipe Rebel

Grilled Peach, Arugula & Blue Cheese Pizza – Cooking LSL

Grilled Chicken Pesto Potato Salad Kebabs – In Good Flavor

Corn, Zucchini & Candied Jalapeno Pizza – Joanne Eats Well with Others

Grilled Pork Tacos with Tropical Slaw – Recipe Girl


Sides & Salads:Grilled Fig Arugula Salad-105

Honey Glazed & Grilled Fig, Prosciutto, Quinoa & Arugula Salad

Bourbon & Brown Sugar Baked Beans with Candied Bacon

Texas Potato Salad – Vanilla and Bean

Easy 7 Layer Salad – Tasty Ever After

Quinoa Caprese Salad – Pumpkin ‘n Spice

Melon in Tea with Mint & Blueberries – Baking a Moment

Nectarine Salad with Wine Dressing – Havoc in the Kitchen

Southwestern Edamame, Corn & Quinoa Salad – Through Her Looking Glass

Pasta Salad with Creamy Avocado Sauce – The Garlic Diaries

Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad – Chef Savvy

New Potato Salad with Eggs and Mustard – The View from Great Island


Desserts:Peach Boubron Sorbet_-13

Bourbon Poached Peach Sorbet with Crushed Pistachios & Whipped Mascarpone

S’mores Petit Fours – Mon Petit Four

Triple Chocolate S’more Brownies – Just About Baked

Caramel Apple Pie Sundae – Spoonful of Flavor

Classic Key Lime Pie – Blahnik Baker

Honey Roasted Pluots with Thyme Balsamic Syrup & Mascarpone Creme – Kevin is Cooking

Creamy Coconut Mojito Ice Pops – Cookie Monster Cooking

Pina Colada Cupcakes – Bakers Royale

Grilled Peaches with Rum Caramel Sauce – How to Feed a Loon


Cheers and Happy Labor Day Weekend!