Our Recipe for Labor Day Entertaining

Labor Day is upon us, which is our cue to pin up our favorite patriotic decorations and throw one last summer bash. We’re making the transition a smooth one, with a menu full of our summer favorites. Read on for our recipe for a simply unforgettable farewell to summer.


Before we head into a season of pumpkin-spiced everything, we’re keeping ourselves refreshed with Spoon Fork Bacon’s delightfully refreshing recipe for Sweet Cherry Ginger Spiked Soda. (And for kiddos, it’s equally as delicious without alcohol!)

SpoonForkBacon.com - Sweet Cherry Ginger Spiked Soda
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We’re obsessed with these deceptively easy-to-make Beer Battered Fried Shrimp & Pickles. The spicy cocktail sauce, packs the heat with horseradish and Sriracha, giving this dip one heck of a kick!

FarmersGardenbyVlasic.com - Beer Battered Pickles and Shrimp



Roasted garlic. Smoked Gouda. Bacon butter?! This burger recipe from Pass the Sushi has been dominating our dinner plates for more summer nights than we’d care to admit—which is exactly why we’re featuring it on our Labor Day menu. Of course, any one of our top 5 favorite summer burgers are just as delicious!

PasstheSushi.com - Roasted Garlic Butter Burgers
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Time to load up on the last of peak summer veggies! We’re feasting on Pickle Slaw Three Ways, Garden Pickles and Heirloom Tomatoes Over Baby Greens, and super tasty Basil Parmesan Grilled Corn from What’s Gaby Cooking.

WhatsGabyCooking.com - Basil Parmesan Grilled Corn
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No backyard bash is complete without a sweet finale, and we’re closing out the summer with classic strawberry shortcake that has a not-so-classic strawberry rhubarb sauce made with a surprise ingredient.

OhMySugarHigh.com - Strawberry Rhubarb Pickle Sauce on Ice Cream with Vlasic
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Do you have a favorite Labor Day recipe? Share with us in the comments below, or tweet your recommendation to @FarmersGarden.


About the Author:

Seventy years ago, pickling pioneer Joseph Vlasic used fresh, locally grown cucumbers, herbs and spices to create unique pickle recipes that have been shared for generations. Today, we’re savoring that same simple concept with our Farmer’s Garden pickles, in a celebration of authentic, flavorful foods.

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