What did the SE community do with its long weekend? Make some sweets, of course! See them all here.
'Labor Day' on Serious Eats
With Labor Day coming up, it's time to get your butt off the computer and out onto the deck for some chilling and grilling. But first, make sure to check out our awesome recipes guide to help you plan the best labor day cook-out (or cook-in) ever. We've rounded up dozens of our favorite recipes, from American classics like burgers and dogs to our favorite end-of-summer international dishes.
Labor Day may signal the end of summer, but that's no reason to stay inside and sulk—how about sending off the season with a fantastic food adventure instead? Here are some ideas to get you started.
In honor of Labor Day, today's Weekend Baking Project recipe isn't baked at all. We've swapped the oven for the grill, which is the perfect place to make this easy Thai-inspired dessert.
Depending when you start (and we recommend you start right about now) Labor Day weekend offers quite a few opportunities for relaxing...and drinking. We thought we'd take an extra burden off your shoulders by telling you exactly what you should be pouring and sipping.
On Labor Day, we really pull out all the stops to embrace the last days of summer. That means ingesting as many scoops of fresh, cold ice cream as possible chased down by slices of pie bursting with summer fruit. We also like desserts that don't require fuss or turning on the oven (they should call it no-Labor day, really) and desserts that can easily feed an unexpected guest or twelve. Sound like your kind of party? Here are some great recipes that fit the bill.
Happy Labor Day! As national law mandates (it does, right?), we're taking it easy today. But while we won't be tied to the computer, we still have to eat. Here are six options around Chicago to spend Labor Day.
Not everyone has the day off today unfortunately, but if you do and you're reading this, you should probably turn around and get yourself to the grill! We have recipes for ribs, burgers, salads, dips, desserts, and drinks right here.
This Labor Day, whether you're barbecuing or camping out, relaxing in the yard or entertaining a bunch of friends, you'll probably be thirsty. Consider this your one-stop shopping for drinks ideas (and recipes!) to get you through the holiday weekend.
On Monday, we'll spend all day by our grill, even using it to make dessert. Want to do the same? Here are 6 sweet possibilities.
Not everyone has the day off today unfortunately, but if you do and you're reading this, you should probably turn around and get yourself to the grill. That's where we'll be spending the day! No matter what your mood (for burgers? ribs? steak tacos?), we've got these five different menus to pick from. Before you fire up the grill though, make sure to wise up on these 10 essential grilling tips from the Food Lab. Make room on your plate for dips, salads, and sweets, too, and something cold to drink in the other hand. You can find us doing all of the above today. Happy Labor Day, SE'rs! See you back here tomorrow.
Labor Day marks the winding down of grilling season for many. So what better way to make the most of outdoor cookery by getting some dough in the mix. If you've never grilled pizza before, or if you're just looking for some tips for a seamless execution, check out the most recently updated Pizza Lab Grilling Guide. Check out these accouterments from the Serious Eats Labor Day Menu.
Labor Day means that summer is coming to an end (sad). On the bright side, the holiday comes readymade with the excuse to celebrate and eat lavishly, something that we're always prepared to do. From light salads to super easy appetizers, we've got a perfect menu to go with all those burgers, ribs, and steak tacos. And before you light that grill, be sure to read The Food Lab's 10 Grilling Tips first.
As serious eaters we're all grilling year-round (right?), but there's no denying that Labor Day signals an unofficial end of the summer grilling season. Luckily, no grill simmers out in vain as we take this holiday as a rightful excuse to spend a labor-minimal day the best way possible—tending to the flames. Here are five winning menus: All-American, Slow-smoked Barbecue, Tex-Mex Fiesta, an Italian Feast, and Serious Heat. They're sure to leave everyone with eternally grateful stomachs.
Labor Day may not be the last time of the year I can cook outside, but the grill is a symbol of a well-played summer and, hey, with this crazy weather I don't want to take any chances. Here are recipes for grilled oysters, quinoa salad with grilled vegetables and feta, and blueberry muffin cake.
For the past few growing seasons, I've been thrilled to see more and more varieties of summer apples popping up at my farmers' market. Though many people, at least in the northeast, associate apples with autumn, plenty of heirloom varieties are ready to eat in mid-summer. That makes me happy for lots of reasons, not least of all because now I get to make caramel apples for my Labor Day barbecue and feel totally legit about it.
Anyone else already flipping the calendar to September and realizing how ridiculously soon Labor Day weekend is? Well, it is. Which brings us to our next thought: grilling. Got any grilling plans yet for the holiday weekend? We turned to our friends at Double R Ranch, who you may remember from this cowboy chop giveaway, for another chance to win a beeftastic package.
You're going to someone's cookout party this Labor Day weekend and the host asks you to bring sides. How do you fulfill the request and maintain your standing as a thoughtful guest? Here are some guidelines, plus recipe and servingware suggestions.