Fresh Fridays, September 3 | Labor Day Recipes

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Hi friends!

Happy almost end of summer; here in the U.S. Labor Day weekend is the “unofficial” end to summer, but oh those summer temps still hang around, so why not invite friends and family over for a gathering.

How will you celebrate this long holiday weekend? 

I love Labor Day Weekend; traditionally we head up to the mountains with dear friends and I am excited to say that we are doing that again this year. I am beyond thrilled! Especially since we missed last year!

We hike, relax, eat great food, chat, rest, and enjoy God’s creation!

So I thought it might be fun to give you my favorite and most popular holiday weekend barbecue recipes

There is a lot to choose from, so use this convenient table of contents to jump to the sections you are interested in!

Labor Day Appetizers | Fresh & Healthy


Cool, creamy, cheesy, and EASY appetizers for your weekend celebrations!

Sides, Salads and a few Bread Recipes

Next we’ll move into Sides and Salads, because for me weekend outdoor entertaining is not about the main, but about the amazing sides!

The Best Sides & Salads

The Main Event | Labor Day Meals

From shish kebabs to fork-tender oven barbecued beef brisket, these Labor day meals will be the hit!

The Main Event | Barbecue Main Dish Heros

Labor Day Drinks for Everyone

Whether you have little people around or are entertaining adults, these drinks are sure to please.

The Best Drink Recipes

All the Best Labor Day Desserts

All the best Dessert Recipes

Labor Day prayer with an adult and child waving American flags watching the sunset at the beach.
graphic with swirl and says favorite tool of the week

This weeks favorite tool has to be the workhorse of the kitchen, the cutting board. I love this inexpensive, easy to clean bamboo cutting board. <<== 30% off coupon right now!

P.S. Did you know that clicking the links to the recipes on the blog is what ultimately provides the means for me to bring you fresh, new recipes each week! FREE TO YOU!

Don’t forget to browse through my recipe index or simply type in an ingredient you are using into the search bar!

May you rest from your labor this weekend, get recharged, re-connect with family and friends.

With gratitude,

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P.S. More great recipes and ideas on the last  Fresh Fridays post!

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About Kathleen Pope

Recipe Innovator | Food Photographer | Food Writer

Hi, I’m Kathleen Pope. Here at The Fresh Cooky you will find easy, mostly from-scratch, trusted recipes for all occasions. From speedy dinners to tasty desserts, with easy step-by-step instructions. I am here to help teach you how to make mouthwatering recipes without spending hours in the kitchen. Read more about Kathleen here.

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