Labor Day Recipes

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      Cherry Plum Slab Pie with Walnut Streusel

      I love to make desserts with fruit all summer, and this cherry slab pie is wonderful because you can quickly make it for a crowd. The crumbly, nutty streusel is perfect with fruit. You can make your own pastry or use store-bought pie crust. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah

      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...


      Grecian-Inspired Macaroni Salad

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


      55 Labor Day Weekend Food Ideas

      Take time to celebrate with these Labor Day food ideas.

      Cubano Macaroni Salad

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      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....


      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....


      Best Ever Vanilla Ice Cream

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      After lots of testing (and tasting), I've found that eggs are the key to making a smooth and creamy vanilla...


      Barbecue Macaroni Salad

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

      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...


      Spicy Cowboy Beans

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

      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...


      Hummus Pasta Salad

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


      Watermelon Cupcakes

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


      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...


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      Stuffed Smoky Pork Burgers

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


      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...


      Easy Hamburgers

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

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      60 Labor Day Grilling Recipes

      Enjoy the last big celebration of the summer with these Labor Day BBQ ideas. From ribs and corn on the...


      25 Vegetarian Labor Day Recipes

      Make your picnic menu meat-free with these delightful Labor Day vegetarian recipes.


      30+ Diabetic-Friendly Labor Day Recipes

      Beat the heat and bring on the flavor this Labor Day with these diabetic-friendly recipes!


      How to Have a Small Labor Day Gathering

      Get ready to kick back and relax—your 3-day weekend is almost here! We have ideas for a safe, socially distant...


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      50 Labor Day Recipes for Four

      Enjoy our selection of Labor Day favorites: from a stellar main course to an oh-so-satisfying dessert.


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      30 Main Dishes for Your Small-Scale Labor Day Celebration

      Relish in the final flavors of summer with these Labor Day recipes. They're perfect for a small-scale celebration with eight...