Labor Day Recipes 2014


Well, I blinked and summer was gone.  I feel like I say this every year, but this one really went faster than ever! I hope everyone gets to enjoy their long Labor Day weekend with whatever you may have planned. I picked out some of my best and easiest food ideas for your potluck, cook out, picnic, whatever!

Labor Day Recipe Ideas for the holiday weekend grilling.

My holiday weekend will be nothing short of wonderful as Mr. Wishes surprised me with a trip to NYC to see my favorite shows on Broadway.  I have been DYING to see Les Miserables for the longest time now and he is making my wish come true.  We are also planning on seeing Aladdin and Phantom of the Opera if time permits.  Then we are heading down to Orlando to hit up Disney World and the Night of Joy concert they have there once a year where Chris Tomlin and Hillsong United will be performing.  Between seeing these beloved broadway shows (including my favorite broadway star EVER in Les Mis) and going to Magic Kingdom, I think there’s a good chance I am going to need CPR at some point during this trip.  So beyond excited!  Have a great weekend!


This refreshing blended drink recipe is the perfect way to cool down on a hot day! The fresh, summery flavors of this frozen Caribbean Slush are simply delicious.

Caribbean Slush

This frozen strawberry daiquiri recipe makes for a refreshing cocktail after a long, hot summer day. It is made with frozen fruit bars and I even included a kid-friendly version!

Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri

Watermelon Lemon Cooler with Mint

Watermelon Lemon Cooler

Easy Strawberry or Raspberry Sherbet Party Punch recipe for a holiday party, birthday, wedding.

Strawberry Party Punch

The best and very easy recipe for the popular cocktail, the Pina Colada.

The Best Pina Colada

Main Course

Super easy, healthy restaurant-quality Grilled Pesto Chicken and Tomato Kabobs recipe for summer grilling and entertaining!

Grilled Pesto Chicken Tomato Kabobs

Caprese Burgers on English Muffins with Balsamic Glaze

Caprese Burgers & Balsamic Glaze on English Muffins

Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Burgers Recipe

Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Burgers

Tandoori Chicken Burger recipe made on naan bread perfect for any summer BBQ, picnic, or fourth of July cook out.

Tandoori Chicken Burgers

These delicious Grilled Stuffed Eggplant Boats can be served as an appetizer or a main course and are fun for a summer grilling recipe.

Grilled Eggplant Boats

Appetizers and Side Dishes

An easy, yet very delicious pasta salad is the perfect side dish for any BBQ, picnic, pot luck, or cook out.

Simple Pasta Salad

Tender red potatoes, hard-boiled eggs, and bright green bell pepper get tossed together to create this delicious Potato Salad recipe that is perfect for Summer picnics or Memorial Day!

Creamy Potato Salad

Baked Vidalia Onion Dip is a cheesy dip that you will love so much you'll have a hard time tearing yourself away from the appetizer table.

Baked Vidalia Onion Dip

Caprese Pasta Salad Recipe that is great for any BBQ or party where you need to feed a crowd. Easy!

Caprese Pasta Salad

Creamy Garlic Shells Recipe. Perfect side dish for any barbeque or any occasion.

Creamy Garlic Shells

Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad is a delicious and healthy Mexican food dish made with avocado and Greek yogurt.

Chipotle Chicken Taco Salad

Pasta with Peas Smoked Almonds and Dill recipe makes a great side dish when grilling out. Can also be a main vegetarian course.

Pasta Salad with Peas, Dill, and Almonds

Crunchy Asian Slaw Recipe made with Ramen noodles. Perfect for a side dish to any party or barbeque.

Crunch Asian Slaw


S'mores Pie dessert Recipe with a graham cracker crust and marshmallow creme

S’mores Pie

Creamy lemon cheesecake bars recipe swirled with blueberries on a simple graham cracker crust.

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Cocoa Pebbles Ice Cream Cake is a quick and easy dessert recipe incorporating your favorite kid cereal with vanilla ice cream and melted white chocolate.

Cocoa Pebbles Ice Cream Cake

Birthday Cake Ice Cream Cups Recipe

Birthday Cake Ice Cream Cups

Frozen S'mores made with Perry's Peanut Butter Chip Frozen Yogurt

Frozen S’mores

Golden Graham S'mores Bars

Golden Grahams S’mores Bars

Happy Labor Day!

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These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

26 Responses to “Labor Day Recipes 2014”

  1. August 28, 2014 at 12:14 AM #

    Ashley, your weekend sounds like a dream! How exciting! And what a great round up!. Frozen s’mores!!?

  2. Nancy A.
    August 28, 2014 at 5:45 AM #

    Yes, summer goes way too fast and winter seems to go on forever!! Love this selection of recipes, thank you! Am going to try several of them!!

    • August 28, 2014 at 12:19 PM #

      Thank you, Nancy!!

  3. August 28, 2014 at 8:41 AM #

    I cannot believe that summer is almost over, but I have to admit that I am pretty excited for fall weather and all things pumpkin and apple related!

  4. August 28, 2014 at 10:38 AM #

    I’ve barely given Labor Day a thought because it’s come screaming here so quickly! You’ve got us covered with all of these recipes, though…they look delicious!

  5. August 28, 2014 at 10:45 AM #

    Wow what a wonderful assortment of dishes to serve this weekend. I’m a huge fan of Pina Coladas but even that Watermelon Cooler looks appealing with the heat we’ve been having lately. Your burgers all look heavenly, I’m not sure I could choose just one. Everything you’ve posted looks so good. I’m hungry now and I just finished my breakfast.

  6. August 28, 2014 at 1:21 PM #

    I’ll take one of everything! 🙂

  7. August 28, 2014 at 1:39 PM #

    Everything looks great for the weekend and I just love those grilled eggplant boats!

  8. August 28, 2014 at 1:59 PM #

    Such a lovely assortment of dishes! I cannot stop drooling at that S’mores Pie – your weekend is gonna be a whirlwind – hope you enjoy every second of it! Safe travels!

  9. August 28, 2014 at 4:28 PM #

    There is something for everyone! I’m eyeing those frozen s’mores!

  10. August 28, 2014 at 4:33 PM #

    Have a fabulous time, girl! Such a great round up!

  11. August 28, 2014 at 7:45 PM #

    I totally agree, this summer went way too fast! I love your collection of recipes, enjoy your trip! XO

  12. August 28, 2014 at 8:04 PM #

    I kinda want everything here. And man, that s’mores pie.

  13. August 28, 2014 at 8:31 PM #

    What awesome plans you have for the long weekend! Have a great time! I’m hungry looking at these recipes and need to cook up something delish for sure!

  14. August 29, 2014 at 9:04 AM #

    If this is the spread at your house for Labor Day, I’ll be right there!!! YUM!

  15. August 29, 2014 at 10:47 AM #

    I would most definitely enjoy any one of these recipes! Thanks for the ideas!

  16. August 29, 2014 at 10:48 AM #

    I love the compile of recipes! I didn’t have time to do a Labor Day food ideas post, because the month came so fast – the next thing I knew it was here. And your weekend sounds amazing! So fun!

  17. August 29, 2014 at 11:36 AM #

    It didn’t even register with me that Labor day was this weekend until like 2 days ago! I am totally making those Watermelon Lemon Coolers this weekend!

  18. August 29, 2014 at 12:07 PM #

    Have a fantastic weekend lady! Sounds like you have an awesome one planned!

    And great round-up of recipes! So many yummy ideas!

  19. August 29, 2014 at 12:29 PM #

    i think i’m gonna started with Grilled Pesto Chicken Tomato Kabobs

  20. Ginny McMeans
    August 29, 2014 at 1:01 PM #

    It’s here! I’d better get busy and make some of these wonderful recipes. Thanks!

  21. August 29, 2014 at 4:09 PM #

    I want one of everything. Okay, okay, let’s be realistic here. Two of everything. Okay, that’s better.

  22. August 29, 2014 at 7:35 PM #

    great roundup! I still have no clue what to make this weekend, but these all look great!

  23. September 1, 2014 at 8:27 AM #

    Your round up is super delicious, but I would definitely go for that delicious eggplant first 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  24. September 1, 2014 at 10:47 AM #

    What a fantastic collection of recipes. I saw several that I’m anxious to try!

  25. September 5, 2014 at 12:21 AM #

    I thought it was just me, but I blinked and my kids are back in school! How the heck did that happen?! What an amazing collection of recipes. I can’t choose which one I like best, here. I would try them all!

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