A collection of summer-inspired recipes with a hint of autumn eats to celebrate Labor day and say farewell to summer deliciously. Getting in those last bits of summertime bites while welcoming all of those warm autumn comfort foods! Let’s Eat!
Let’s hold on to summer just a little bit longer! I’m not ready to let you go but if I must, I’m doing it with delicious treats and eats! I’ve put together some of yours (and my) favorite holiday dishes!
Strawberry Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
Lighten up your summer salads with this refreshing and delicious Strawberry Poppy Seed Vinaigrette! Find out the secret to making this creamy without any dairy!
Homemade Apple Chips
With the kiddos heading back to school, these Healthy, Easy & Delicious Homemade Apple Chips are the perfect snack and treat!
A Pittsburgher’s take on an Ultimate Lobster Roll. Light, creamy and packed with chunks of lobster!
Best Broccoli Slaw Salad
This is a new spin on a classic broccoli salad slaw. Crispy and packed with veggies, seeds, cranberries, and bacon topped with my Grandma’s amazing old fashioned boiled dressing. Every cookout needs this dish!
Candied Kielbasa Bites
These 3-ingredient Candied Kielbasa bites are one of the most requested cookout snacks! Super easy and delicious to make!
Super Easy Cherry Pie Bars for a Crowd
These cherry pie bars are filled with cherryrific pie filling layered in a no-roll, cookie pie crust. Perfect for parties as you can hold a drink in one hand and a cherry pie bar in the other!
Mediterranean Hummus Bowl
This Mediterranean Hummus Bowl is garnished with kalamata olives, toasted pepitas, arils, red onions, and a kiss of mint for a tasty vegetarian snack or lunch!
Baked Creamy Cheesy Corn Casserole
With fresh corn still in season, you need to make this Baked Creamy Cheesy Corn Casserole! It’s a huge family favorite! Add bacon or chicken to make it an entree!
Salsa Fresca (Pico de gallo)
This Farm-Fresh Salsa Fresca is the perfect mixture of chopped tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, garlic, avocado, jalapeno and a kiss of lime!. Use it with chips, add it to burgers for a fiesta topping, spoon it over chicken or pork.
Stuffed Banana Peppers
Stuffed Banana peppers are a summer cookout must! Stuffed with 3 types of meats, an amazing spicy banana pepper sauce and lots of melted cheese!
Grandma’s Orange Cream Ice Box Pie
My Grandmother’s orange cream icebox pie with NILLA Wafers crust is luscious, creamy, dreamy and no-bake! It’s the perfect warm-weather pie!
Tomato & Zucchini Tart
With fresh tomatoes and zucchini in abundance at the markets, you must try this Savory Tomato & Zucchini tart!
Triple Lemon Sunshine Cookies
These Triple Lemon Sunshine Cookies are light, bright and perfect for your spring and summer gatherings. Perfect for snacking while sitting on the porch sipping ice-cold lemonade.
Mexican Veggie Rice Bowls
These Mexican Veggie Rice Bowls are flavor-packed with seasoned rice, roasted corn, black beans, garden-fresh salsa fresca, Cotija and a kiss of lime. Perfect for meal prep and light, and healthy lunch!
Instant Pot Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
With autumn right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about comfort food. This Instant Pot Creamy Chicken and Wild Blend Rice Soup recipe is done in minutes and will quickly become your FAVORITE soup! Ladle up a bowl of this luscious, rich, flavor-packed soup today! It’s the perfect comfort food!
Chipotle Maple BBQ Sauce
Lip smackin’, pork basting, burger topping sweet and heat bbq sauce! Make a double batch. You can thank me later!
Homemade French Onion Dip
This Homemade French Onion Chip dip is THE BEST dip you’ll ever have! Make up a big batch of this, grab some chips/pretzels and head on over to the party! You’ll be a huge hit!
Root Beer Float Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Ice Cream Sandwiches are meant for summer! Have your A&W Root Beer Float and eat it, too! These cookie ice cream sandwiches are a summer must-make!
Rainbow Tomato and Corn Salad
Rainbow cherry tomatoes make up this light and healthy salad served with roasted corn, avocado, cucumbers, and light lime dressing!
The Best EVER Stuffed Cabbages!
My Mom’s Stuffed Cabbages are LEGENDARY! No summer cookout is complete without a tray of stuffed cabbages! Tender cabbage leaves stuffed with rice, seasoned ground meats and a rich tomato sauce make this the perfect summer comfort food. Plus this freezes beautifully!
Smoky Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Lime Crema
These Smoky Chipotle Shrimp Tacos with Lime Crema are made with Mission Organics® White Corn Tortillas topped with corn, black beans, and fresh cilantro make these THE BEST tacos you’ll ever eat!
Grilled Zucchini Pizza Bites
Zucchini is in abundance right now and it makes an unbelievable pizza base! fire up the grill for these Grilled Zucchini Pizza Bites!
Cheesy Pickle Pinwheels
These Pickle Pinwheels are a cookout must have! Just a few ingredients needed plus NO COOKING and you have a huge crowd favorite!
Pittsburgh Strawberry Pretzel Tart
Taking that classic Jell-O Pretzel Salad and putting an upscale, gourmet twist on it by adding a cream cheese filling and seriously THE BEST Strawberry topping you’ve ever had in your life!
Pittsburgh Pierogi Pizza
Fall is right around the corner and this Pittsburgh Pierogi Pizza is that perfect comfort food! Pierogies and Pittsburgh go together like air and breathing. Creamy potatoes mixed with cheeses and caramelized onions for one of the best pizzas you’ll ever eat!. This pizza is Pittsburgh in every single delicious bite!
Browned Butter Broccoli Pecandine
Kinda summer, kinda fall but 100% delicious is this Browned Butter Broccoli Pecandine with Pomegranate seeds!
Honey Garlic Flank Steak
This Flank Steak is perfect for a cookout and bbq! By marinating this flank steak overnight you’ll tenderize it to the point it’ll just slice like buttah when you serve it! Add some sauteed onions and peppers along with some killer Chimichurri sauce and you have one killer recipe read for tacos, burritos, enchiladas and Mexican beef bowls!
Double Chocolate Chip Occasion Cookies
Double Chocolate Chip Occasion Cookies – Whether it’s for love, mending a broken heart or because you need ME TIME, these cookies are perfect for you! A soft, fudge-like cookie that just melts in your mouth!
Sweet Potato Chipotle Tacos
These Sweet Potato Chipotle Tacos are made with crisp Tanimura & Antle® Artisan Romaine Lettuce leaves filled with sweet & spicy roasted sweet potatoes, corn, and black beans plus carved slices of tender and juicy seasoned chicken.
No-Bake Ham & Cheese Cucumber Rollups
These Cucumber Ham & Cheese pinwheels are perfect for a party. No cooking or baking required and always a crowd favorite!
Recipe Reviews & Comments
All these recipes look great for closing out the summer! Can’t wait to make my way through the list. Thanks for sharing!
That pierogi pie – um YES PLEASE! I was staring at the pretzel tart covered in strawberries and then totally started drooling over that pie. There are so many great recipes on this list to try!
If you love pizza and are adventurous, then definitely try the pierogi pizza! It’s legendary here! And thank you so much for the kind words!
Best Kitchen Wishes!
Veronika's Kitchen says
Love this list of tasty dished to celebrate Labor Day! I found a couple of things that I’m going to make this weekend!