Labor Day Menu + Recipes for Entertaining

Happy Labor Day Weekend, Friends! I just got back from relaxing for 3 days in the Oregon mountains with a few girlfriends, celebrating the end of summer, and catching up after busy summer plans for all. It was hot during the day and cool at night. I’ll share more later, with yummy recipes, but I’m happy to be home for Labor Day weekend.

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I’m sharing a delicious recipe over at KitchenAid’s blog this weekend, Beef and Black Bean Burgers. Of course you can replace the beef with ground turkey, and mix and match side dishes and salads to create a yummy feast.

Labor Day Menu + Recipes for Entertaining

Outdoor entertaining is so easy, especially when you have college kids home for the summer who can help you grill!

We love our new KitchenAid Grill, if you’re shopping for a new one. You can read more about it at the bottom of this post.

Labor Day Menu + Recipes for Entertaining

Love the side burner and large grill area. It’s been our lifesaver for quick, easy meals this summer.

Labor Day Menu + Recipes for Entertaining

Labor Day Menu + Recipes for Entertaining

And grilling gardenfare, such as zucchini, potatoes, and even broccoli.

Labor Day Menu + Recipes for Entertaining

Here’s a great menu, if you’re looking for delicious dishes to feed a crowd on Monday!

Labor Day Menu + Recipes for Entertaining

Enjoy, and I’d love to hear what your plans are for Labor Day?

Will you be doing any cooking this weekend?

Corn Chorizo Dip |


Try this amazing Corn and Chirozo Dip. Or a basic Garlic Herb Veggie Dip? I could eat about 10 of these Grilled Veggies Towers with Fresh Mozzerella. This Spinach Avocado Dip is out of this world!

Labor Day Menu + Recipes for Entertaining

Sides and salads.

How about Black Bean and Rice Salad? Or this is one of my all time favorite summer potato salads. How about Smokey Corn with Bacon? Sounds so good! I’m sold on this Grilled Zucchini, Chickpea, Tomato, and Goat Cheese Salad.

The Best Turkey Burger

Main dish.

Wanna try Grilled Pineapple Chili Pork Chops? Or this sauce is a-MAZING mixed with sour cream and served on pasta. Here’s some Shrimp Rolls with Herb Brown Butter Mayo – yum yum! Wanna grill chicken with Pineapple Avocado Salsa? Here’s the Best Turkey Burger Recipe.

Orange Creamsicle Freezer Dessert |


How about Fresh Peach Cake, drizzled with a cream cheese glaze? I also love these Black Plum Tarts with Brown Butter and Sea Salt. Yum! I’m drooling over these Dulce de Leche Fluff Brownies. And if you’re feeding a crowd, try my Orange Creamsicle Freezer Dessert! Wanna make a cake? How about a Butter Pecan Bundt Cake?

Read more about our new grill over at KitchenAid’s blog and check out all their yummy recipes for Labor Day entertaining!