'Labor Day' on Serious Eats

129 Recipes For Labor Day!

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. More

Pies, Ice Creams, and No-Bake Desserts to Make for Labor Day

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. More

Happy Labor Day! Get Off the Computer!

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. More

5 Labor Day Weekend Grilling Menus

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. More

The Crisper Whisperer: Caramel Apples for Labor Day and Beyond

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. More

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