Tuesday, August 30, 2011

link-o-rama: labor day edition

This weekend is summer's last gasp, so time to live it up, folks!

Okay, there's actually a few more weeks of summer before fall actually starts, but Labor Day marks that bittersweet end-of-summer feeling, at least for me. I always feel a little pressure to have big fun before fall comes and we all have to get serious and eat root vegetables again. Or something.

With that in mind, here are links to inspire you for that grand finale picnic or potluck or cookout or whatever you're planning over the long weekend. Have fun!

8 ways to make a margarita [via Bon Appetit]

3-ingredient summer cocktails [via iVillage Food]

A lovely looking (and sounding) peach-gin-ginger liquor cocktail, sweet summer [via Eat Make Read]

All sorts of summer party food recipes [via Food + Wine]

9 pretty summer salads [via Food52]

Easy and portable sandwiches, salads, sweets and more [via iVillage Food]

Awesome, awesome (did I say awesome?) twist on the usual watermelon-feta salad [via Lottie + Doof]

Banana split ice cream cake! [via Numnum Chronicles]

Hazelnut plum crumb tart [via Smitten Kitchen]

And from the Dinner Party archives:


The Red and the Black
Basil lemonade
Lazy margaritas
The Colonial
The Paloma
Boozy watermelon

Avocado-yogurt dip

Pimento cheese
Charred onion dip
Peach, basil, goat cheese crostini

Chili lime peanuts

Picnic meatloaf
Butter burgers
BLT pasta salad
Prosciutto, ricotta, pesto panini
Oven-fried picnic chicken

Kitchen sink summer salad
Grilled zucchini salad with feta

Best-ever brownies
Lemon bars
Chocolate-peanut butter squares
Mini frozen Key lime pies
Framboise ice cream floats


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