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7 Easy Labor Day Recipes That’ll Help You Enjoy the Rest of Summer

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Summer may be winding down, but the long holiday weekend is just heating up. Throw the backyard bash of the season with this complete, crowd-pleasing Labor Day menu full of easy-to-prepare favorites. These fresh recipes come together in a flash, so that you can spend more time relaxing and enjoying these fleeting days of summer.

Spicy Corn Queso Dip

Late summer corn and fresh tomatoes star in this Tex-Mex dip. Green chilis, hot sauce, and two kinds of melty cheese combine for creamy queso with a kick. The whole thing comes together in minutes—and will disappear just as quickly when served with tortilla chips.

Teriyaki-Glazed Cocktail Franks

What’s more fun than hot dogs? Mini hot dogs! Mini hot dogs that are grilled and served as an appetizer! These get skewered and slathered in a sweet and savory sauce that caramelizes on the grill. 

Slow Cooker Pork BBQ Sliders

You only need five ingredients and a slow cooker to pull together these mini sammies. Once the meat is soft and tender, you can shred it by hand, or you can use a stand mixer to save yourself even more time!

Pearled Couscous and Corn Salad with Nectarines

Put the spotlight on end-of-season produce with this colorful salad that works as a satisfying side or even a light meal. It can be served cold or at room temperature, and tastes even better the day after you’ve made it.

Smashed Southern Potato Salad

Keep this never-fail potato salad recipe up your sleeve for a no-fuss side that goes with just about everything. It features a super smart, time-saving hack: canned potatoes!

Watermelon Margaritas

Pitcher cocktails are a host’s best friend. You can whip this up in just 10 minutes and leave it out on the table for guests to serve themselves.

Frozen Lime Ice Cream Pie

This no-bake dessert couldn’t be easier to make. Just combine sherbet, ice cream, and whipped topping and spread the mixture in a store-bought graham cracker crust. The hardest part will be bringing yourself to share it with others.

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