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Sides recipes for Labor Day barbeques and picnics

Sides recipes for Labor Day barbeques and picnics


After such a hot summer, you deserve to top off the season with a great Labor Day break. Whether you plan to spend your holiday by the pool, on a picnic or grilling out with friends, these side recipes will round out any menu that starts out with grilled ribs, chicken, hamburgers or Dagwood sized sandwiches. An added plus is that many of our readers' recipes don't include mayonnaise, so they can stand up to Florida's September heat.

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Packed with flavors and full of fiber. A wonderful salad.

Crisp, refreshing salad.

This salad is always a big hit. Keeps in fridge for at least 5 days.

Colorful and delicious!

This salad is healthy, and it tastes good, too!


This is easy and a refreshing addition to your party.

Everything in this smoothie is good for you. The combination is very appealing.

Great with a summer barbeque!

A festive, holiday cocktail! (Can substitute sparkling grape juice for non-alcoholic)

This watermelon slushy is just perfect for hot summer days! Watermelon, ice, and a bit of lime juice are simply blended together in this quick treat.


Great for tailgate parties and easy to make ahead for holiday gatherings.

Serve hot with celery, Fritos, pita chips, or your favorite side choice. Enjoy!

Surprise! The main ingredient is black-eyed peas.

Delicious appetizer that is easy to make.

These will be gone within minutes of serving them as an appetizer.

And, for our Canine Family and Friends

Homemade dog-treat recipe made with pumpkin.

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