Well, folks, the time has come. Even if your kids are back in school, chances are you’ve still managed to hit the pool a bit and keep the summer vibes alive. But, alas, all good things come to an end. And this weekend is our last hurrah.

Stock up on charcoal, fire up the grill, and commit to that healthy re-set on Tuesday, because this long weekend is all about these delicious Labor Day recipes.

Oh, and if you’re going for burgers, before you choose a recipe, be sure to check out these tips on the best cuts of beef for burgers, which we got from our favorite local butcher.

Related: 5 tricks to host a fabulous Labor Day party on a budget.


Labor Day recipes: Apps and sides

Labor Day recipe extravaganza: Chorizo Cheese Dip | Foodie Crush

 Chorizo and Caramelized Onion Cheese Dip | Foodie Crush

How about a dip bar with these super simple, super tasty dip recipes?

If Labor Day weekend also means tailgating, you’ll want to whip up these Creamy Chicken Enchilada Potato Skins.

Serve up one of these 7 creative and awesome salsa recipes that you can whip up quickly.

Get your party started right with these 6 make-ahead appetizer recipes that are so easy.

Serve one of these 4 make-ahead grain salads on the side.

Related: 11 brilliant food and drink summer party hacks for easy weekend entertaining.


Labor Day recipes: Mains

Massive Labor Day recipe roundup | Banh Mi Hot Dog Recipe at My Name is Yeh

Banh Mi Hot Dogs | My Name is Yeh

6 killer hot dog recipes that go beyond the plain old ketchup and mustard.

8 of our favorite summer barbecue recipes beyond burgers (though we like those too).

For a twist on classic cookout fare, try these 9 burger recipes from around the world.

Master the grill with these 7 awesome grilling recipes.

The motherlode: 40 summer grilling recipes and ideas.

Do something different and grill pizzas for your party. Genius!

Related: Grilling for a crowd: Tips and 10+ easy ideas for your next outdoor party. 


Labor Day recipes: Drinks

All the Labor Day recipes: Sparkling Peach and Cherry Sangria at What's Gaby Cooking

 Strawberry Peach Rosé Sangria | What’s Gaby Cooking

Of course, we’re still saying rosé all day with these rosé wine cocktails.

Try your hand at a homemade recipe for sun tea (it’s easy), with some tips to make it even more delicious.

Raise a toast to the end of summer with these sophisticated Margarita recipes.

These creative sangria recipes are perfection (and not a lot of work either).

12 creative frozen cocktail recipes: Boozie slushies, granitas, popsicles, and more.

We also love these fruity cocktail recipes for something a little out of the ordinary.

Related: 13 watermelon hacks and serving ideas


Labor Day recipes: Desserts

All the Labor Day recipes you need -- and more: Homemade Chocolate Shell | Cool Mom Eats

A homemade chocolate shell recipe for all that ice cream (of course).

Make a better sundae with these healthier ice cream toppings.

Any need to convince you that a red wine float — or one of these other irresistible ice cream floats — is the way to go?

Keep the oven off and try these amazing no-bake summer desserts.

And there are even more all-star, no-bake summer desserts here too.

Popsicles aren’t just for kids! These gourmet popsicle recipes are great for grown-ups.

What’s a barbecue without s’mores? We’ve got 9 fantastic s’mores recipes you’ll definitely want to try.

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