Feast your eyes on these EASY Labor Day recipes

 

Labor Day is upon us. The day of rest, to relax and pat yourself on the back for all the hard work you do all year long. The day to honor all the working people deserves delicious food. Here are our picks for this years Labor Day festivites. So, when you get a chance to move  – try these easy recipes and then head back to the pool or couch to consume. Enjoy!

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OVEN BAKED CHILI CHEESE DOGS. recipe

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SWEET AND SPICY BACON WRAPPED MEATBALLS. recipe

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SPICY SHREDDED CHICKEN BUFFALO SAMMIES. recipe

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SPICY PINEAPPLE CHICKEN. recipe

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JALAPENO POPPER PIZZA. recipe
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BALSAMIC GRILLED CHICKEN WITH SPICY HONEY BACON GLAZE.  recipe

and for the sweet tooth folks:

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HONEY GRILLED WATERMELON. recipe

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PATRIOTIC PIES IN A JAR. recipe

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Spice up Cinco De Mayo with these blazing recipes and drinks.

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Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken Recipe with Lime and Melted Mozzarella (Low-Carb, Gluten-Free) – Recipe at  Kaylan’s Kitchen

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Chicken flautas with spicy avocado sauce. Recipe at Heather Christo

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Taco Cupcakes – Recipe at Tablespoon

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Loaded Mexican Pizza – Recipe at Weary Chef

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Mexican Street Corn – Recipe at Team Traeger

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Chili Relleno Dip. Recipe at Dip Recipe Creations

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Spicy Black Bean Empenadas. Recipe at Campbells

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Crock Pot Margarita Chicken Dip. Recipe at Dip Recipe Creations

Cinco De Mayo is all about food, friends, family and celebrations! Take your dessert to the next level with these cinco de mayo inspired treats.  Check out these sweet recipes that will have you licking the bowl!

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Frozen Margarita Bars – Recipe at Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

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Margarita Cookies With Salty Sweet Tequila Glaze. Recipe at Love From The Oven

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Churro Chex Mix. Recipe at sweetcharlie.com

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Oreo Taco Cookies. Recipe at Erica’s Sweet Tooth

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Mexican Fried Ice Cream. Recipe at Life in the Lofthouse

and of course.. always make sure there are plenty of jello shots to go around….

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Recipe at Brit & Co

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Agua Fresca. These drinks are delicious and you make them with or without alcohol. Recipe at The Happier Home Maker

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Strawberry Margarita Jello Shots. Ummm yes please! Recipe at Drinked In

Devil Seeds Recipe, if you dare…

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What to do with all those leftover pumpkins? Try this perfect spicy snack.

Serves about 4 people as a snack 

The seeds of 2 pumpkins
3 tablespoons of melted butter
2 teaspoons of chilli powder (spice it up to your liking.. we dare you)
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons of sea salt

Remove the seeds from the pumpkin, place in a colander and rinse with water until they are clean.

Shake off any excess water and place the seeds on a dry tea towel and pat dry.

Place the seeds in a large roasting tray and pour over the melted butter.

Sprinkle the seeds with the chilli powder, cayenne pepper and sea salt.

Toss the seeds until they are all thoroughly coated.

Place in the oven to toast for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool, though to be honest sometimes they taste the best straight out of the oven!  Just watch out for burned fingers!

[Image/Recipe courtesy of http://www.donalskehan.com]

5 Bloody Marys That Went Too Far

1. This Bloody Mary is all about the appetizer sampler.

This Bloody Mary is all about the appetizer sampler.

Served at The Nook in Atlanta, GA.. Photo by i.imgur.com

2. This Bloody Mary is so intensely garnished, you need a beer to wash her down.

This Bloody Mary is so intensely garnished, you need a beer to wash her down.

Served at Sobelman’s in Milwaukee, WI. Photo by cheezburger.com

3. This Bloody Mary has seriously expensive taste.

This Bloody Mary has seriously expensive taste.

King crab claws? Upward of $35 per pound. Recipe: The Ultimate Bloody Mary. Photo by Todd Wagner / honestlyyum.com

4. This Bloody Mary has a meat straw.

This Bloody Mary has a meat straw.

Face it, tomato juice is better when it tastes faintly of Slim Jim. Get Benny’s Beef Straws here. Photo by bennysbloodymarybeefstraw.com

4.This Bloody Mary will never be too good for string cheese.

This Bloody Mary will never be too good for string cheese.

Frankly, neither will I. Served at Revere’s in Delafield, WI. Photo by jchapiewsky / Flickr: 24311566@N07

Original post via Buzzfeed. 

25 hot dogs that went above and beyond

1. Loaded Cheddar Hot Dogs

Loaded Cheddar Hot Dogs

Extra credit awarded for bacon bits. Get the recipe.

2. Banh Mi Hot Dogs

Banh Mi Hot Dogs

Everything a sophisticated dog could want: cucumber, pickled carrots, cilantro, jalapeño and peanuts. Get the recipe.

3. Mac ‘n’ Cheese Dogs

Mac 'n' Cheese Dogs

Hello, lover. Get the recipe.

4. Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Dogs

Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Dogs

These are great for a big group, since you can cook the dogs right IN the chili and let guests go fish for their own. Get the recipe.

5. Jalapeño Pretzel Dogs with Cheddar Beer Sauce

Jalapeño Pretzel Dogs with Cheddar Beer Sauce

If a hot dog believes it can be a pretzel, who are you to deny its dreams? Get the recipe.

6. Honey Mustard Slaw Dog

Honey Mustard Slaw Dog

Shredding it. Get the recipe.

7. Buffalo Hot Dogs

Buffalo Hot Dogs

Blue cheese, celery bits, spicy buffalo mayo, and a drizzle of Frank’s for good measure. Get the recipe.

8. Reuben Hot Dogs

Reuben Hot Dogs

Wrapped in pastrami, buried in swiss and sauerkraut, and good enough for anybody’s bubbe. Get the recipe.

9. Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Hot Dogs

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Hot Dogs

The love child of a jalapeño popper and a hot dog. Get the recipe.

10. Tot Dog

Tot Dog

Tots, cheese sauce, sour cream, and bacon. Get ten more awesome topping ideas here.

11. Pulled Pork Hot Dogs with Broccoli Slaw

Pulled Pork Hot Dogs with Broccoli Slaw

It must be good for you if it involves broccoli, right? (RIGHT?) Get the recipe.

12. Texas Corn Dogs

Texas Corn Dogs

Corn chili + Fritos. Well, alrighty. Get the recipe.

13. Crunchy Nacho Crescent Dogs

Crunchy Nacho Crescent Dogs

Wrap a hot dog and a piece of American cheese inside a piece of crescent roll dough. Now roll them in crushed tortilla chips, bake, and congratulate yourself on being a genius. Get the recipe.

14. Hawaiian Hot Dogs with Mango Salsa

Hawaiian Hot Dogs with Mango Salsa

Who needs a vacation when you’ve got tropical dogs? Get the recipe.

15. Green Chile Mole Hot Dogs

Green Chile Mole Hot Dogs

A little bit of peanut butter is the secret ingredient in this spicy mole. Get the recipe.

16. Sloppy Dogs

Sloppy Dogs

Joe? Who’s Joe? Get the recipe.

17. Homemade Corn Dogs

Homemade Corn Dogs

Step aside, state fair. Get the recipe.

18. Sriracha Guacamole Hot Dogs

Sriracha Guacamole Hot Dogs

If you’re gonna have guac, make it hot guac. Get the recipe.

19. Coney Island Hot Dogs

Coney Island Hot Dogs

That’s a dog with chili, onions and mustard, to you. Get the recipe.

20. BLT Hot Dogs with Caraway Remoulade

BLT Hot Dogs with Caraway Remoulade

Your favorite sandwich just got dog’d. Get the recipe.

21. French Onion Hot Dogs

French Onion Hot Dogs

Tres chic. Get the recipe.

22. Yum Dogs

Yum Dogs

What could go wrong with a bacon-wrapped dog nestled in a pile of Asian-style slaw? Honestly, nothing. Get the recipe.

23. Mexican Hot Dogs

Mexican Hot Dogs

We’re talking avocado, cilantro, cheese and chipotle mayo. Get the recipe.

24. Hot Dogs with Kimchi Relish

Hot Dogs with Kimchi Relish

Finally, a good excuse to throw out the weird little jar of pickle relish that’s been languishing in your fridge. You won’t need it anymore. Get the recipe.

25. Cowboy Hot Dogs

Cowboy Hot Dogs

Onion, bacon, cheddar, barbecue sauce and more. Get the recipe.

Post courtesy of  via buzzfeed

Crispy Cauliflower Buffalo Wings (Gluten-Free!)

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Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and extremely easy to make — perfect for a weekend snack, dinner, appetizer or to bring to your next party. That is, if you still want to share after trying them!

Crispy Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup garbanzo bean flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. melted butter or ghee
  • 2/3 cup hot sauce

Directions

Preheat oven to 450F. In a medium size bowl, combine flour, water, garlic powder and salt.

Whisk together until smooth. Toss cauliflower into batter making sure to coat each piece completely, then place battered cauliflower on a lightly greased, non-stick baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes, tossing half way through.

In the meantime, combine melted butter and hot sauce in a large bowl, stirring. When cauliflower is done, remove it from the oven and gently toss it in the hot sauce mixture. Place cauliflower back on the baking sheet and cook for an additional 25 minutes or until it becomes crispy. Allow cauliflower to cool for 15 minutes before serving. Serve with your favorite creamy dressing.

Enjoy!

 

Recipe & photo via MindBodyGreen

Thirsty Thursday – we dare you to try this drink.

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‘We call this cocktail “Hi Honey, Oh My Gosh!”. 60mls alaskanrock vodka quarter teaspoon Blair’s AfterDeath sauce, quarter teaspoon Blair’s Mega Death sauce  & quarter teaspoon Blair’s Ultra Death Sauce (Call an Ambulance pleez), stirred over ice, strain 11teen times, pour into Werribbe glass. Drink. If you dare. ‘

Photo courtesy of @Alaskanrock via instagram

http://www.hotlickssauces.com/

Chili Cornbread Waffles

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Quick lunch or dinner idea.

Make your regular cornbread recipe in the waffle maker, and top with chili. Delicious!

HOMEMADE CORNBREAD RECIPE for those who don’t want to buy the ready made packages:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray or lightly grease a 9 inch round cake pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt and baking powder. Stir in egg, milk and vegetable oil until well combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.

Photo by PINTEREST

Chili Jerky

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  1. Original recipe makes 4 serving
    • 1 tablespoon chili powder

    • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

    • 2 teaspoons cracked black pepper, or to taste

    • 1 pound lean beef sirloin tip, sliced into 1/8 inch strips

    • 1/2 cup brown sugar

    • 2/3 cup soy sauce1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
    • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce

    • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
    • 5 tablespoons liquid smoke flavoring
    • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
    • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or to taste (optional)
    In a small bowl or cup, mix together the onion powder, garlic powder, and some cracked black pepper. Season the meat lightly, using only part of the mixture. Reserve the remaining spices. Place into an airtight plastic container or bowl, and refrigerate.

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, mix together the brown sugar, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, liquid smoke flavoring and pineapple juice. Heat until the brown sugar has completely dissolved. Refrigerate marinade until cool.
  2. Pour cooled marinade over the seasoned meat, and mix by hand to coat. Seal the bowl, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
  3. Arrange the beef strips on the rack of a dehydrator, and sprinkle with a little bit more of the spice mixture and red pepper flakes if using. Dry for 5 hours, or to your desired dryness.

Photo by Pinterest