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Labor Day Recipe Roundup

Goodbye, Summer.  We're sad to see you winding down.  Hopefully, the weather will cooperate for Labor Day weekend and most of us will get to have one last summer hurrah at the beach, or the lake or just in the backyard. If you're part of a potluck or just grilling out by yourselves, here is a recipe roundup of summer favorites that I hope you find handy. 


There's so much basil in the garden right now - whip up a batch of Basil Lime Cocktails


Sunburnt Margaritas have a little jalapeno kick

Individual Seven Layer Dip Cups so everyone can double dip!

Loaded Baked Potato Salad is a crowd pleaser


Puff Pastry Tomato Tart is a snap to make as an appetizer


pretty Carrot Ribbon Salad


Basil Pasta Potato & Green Bean Salad


Jamaican Jerk Chicken on the grill


Grilled Steak with Salsa Verde Sauce uses my favorite marinade


 Inside Out S'Mores Brownies are simple to make


these Cheesecake Parfaits require no baking and you 
can make them up ahead of time 

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Reader Comments (7)

The Rainbow Carrot Ribbon Salad looks amazing. I will be making that soon. Thank you for another great post!

August 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTania L

Oh my! I don't know where to start first - everything looks incredible! Maybe dessert first...

August 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaney

You have the most wonderful recipe presentations. They evoke a sense of upscale sophisticated yet breezy gracious dining! Love it! I feel inspired.

August 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

Thank you Elaine for featuring my carrot salad, but would you please send over some of your basil and potato pasta salad, oh and grab a cheesecake parfait while you're at it! xo

August 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarie

Thanks for your information. Which cooker have you used to make Jamaican Jerk Chicken? I use Pit Barrel Cooker to make it.

September 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarteem Hook

But I'm on diet. So hungry now . Like

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