Fantastic Family-Friendly Labor Day Recipes

September 4, 2017

Chicken skewers

Today is Labor Day, and what could be more traditional for this last gasp of summer than a backyard BBQ? We've put together a selection of our most popular family-friendly grilling recipes, along with a few great summer sides, desserts, and other treats. So fire up the grill and cook a feast for family and friends today!

Healthy Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Skewers

This recipe comes from guest author Nancy Grossi, creator of the award-winning blog The Wife of a Dairyman, and mixes chicken pieces with healthy summer veggies on skewers.

Tri-tip

Santa Maria-Style Tri Tip

Cooked slowly over charcoal with plenty of wood smoking chips, this traditional Santa Maria-style tri tip is simple to make and really delicious.

Mediterranean grilled chicken

Mediterranean Grilled Chicken

This Mediterranean-inspired grilled chicken, marinated in fresh herbs and citrus, is a hit with everyone.

Homemade hummus

Homemade Hummus and Pita Chips

Making your own hummus and pita chips is really easy, and they taste much better than the store-bought kind. Everyone loves this as an appetizer.

Hawaiian style short ribs

Hawaiian Style BBQ Short Ribs

These island-style short ribs are tender and delicious and perfect for a Hawaiian-style cookout.

Farm-to-table lamb skeweres

Farm-to-Table Grilled Lamb Skewers and Grilled Vegetables

These simple but delicious skewers feature local grass-fed lamb. Grill some favorite summer veggies alongside!

 

Kale Slaw With Apples and Walnuts

Combine everyone's favorite leafy green, kale, with the first of the season's apples in a tangy buttermilk dressing.

Stawberry Lemonade

Strawberry Lemonade

While you're waiting for the grill to heat up, cool off with a cold glass of homemade strawberry lemonade.

S'mores cookies

S'Mores Cookies

Who needs a campfire? Make this amazing cookie version of the popular gooey chocolatey treat this Labor Day!

Blackberry Buttermilk Skillet Cake

Delicious blackberries are available at the farmers market or on a blackberry bush near you. Use them in this delicious and easy-to-make cake.