A Labor Day Party Menu to Please Any Crowd

Last Updated August 28, 2017
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Labor Day traditionally celebrates the worker, but it also marks the unofficial end of summer. If you're planning (or attending) one last hurrah with friends and family, here are some impressive recipes to make or bring to the party.

Sirloin–Eggplant–Onion Kabobs

Few meals are easier than kabobs. I paired up some Boyden sirloin with late-summer eggplant and onions since cooking times are fairly similar. To give it some kick, I made a parsley pesto, inspired by...

Grilled Florida Spiny Lobster

Grilled Florida lobster
Florida spiny lobster tails are mildly sweet with a coarse texture. This recipe is based on a classic Italian recipe for grilling crustaceans in the Adriatic: simple, uncomplicated, fresh. Don’t...

Veggie Sliders

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Looking for a healthy snack or a light lunch during the holiday season? Try these veggie-packed mini sandwiches.

8 New Ways to Make Potato Salad

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Potato salad is a side dish that usually gets taken for granted, but these recipes will change all that. Purslane, ramps, chipotle, dijon -- these are the flavors your potato salad needs.

Vietnamese Slaw

vietnamese slaw
Illene Sofranko of St. Pete’s Urban Canning Company likes making recipes in bulk so she can adapt them for lunch or just snack throughout the week – and this is one of her favorites.

Cauliflower Salad

This is my favorite mock potato salad that can be easily prepared vegan by omitting the egg and mayo.

Blackberries and Lemongrass Agua Fresca

Aguas frescas (Spanish for “fresh waters”) might be the ultimate sipper.

Summer Berry Cocktail

This yummy and refreshing berry cocktail is perfect for summer entertaining or sipping on the patio after a long day of work in the garden. Garnish with freshly picked mint from your garden for a...

Green Goddess Cocktail

Avocado, serrano chile and sal de gusano make an appearance in this cocktail from Izzy's Fish & Oyster.

FRESH COCONUT ICE CREAM

coconut ice cream
Growing up in Tampa Bay, Ellen Folkman's brother planted coconut palms on their property in Tierra Verde and they had fresh coconut often. She felt there was nothing better until years later when she...

PEACH-BLUEBERRY SLAB PIE WITH SWEET ALMOND CRUST

Recipe courtesy of Kristin Donnelly of New Hope, PA, from her cookbook Modern Potluck: Beautiful Food to Share Makes one 10- by 15-inch pie
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