Labor Day Recipe Roundup

by Anjali @ The Picky Eater on August 31, 2012

I absolutely love long weekends.

Especially when you get Mondays off from work.

(I’ve always felt like Monday is the best day of the week to be off work – somehow it makes your weekend feel exponentially longer, and your week feel that much shorter!)

And we’re only 1 day away from a long weekend.

Hooray for Labor Day! The husband and I are going off the grid for a few days, to catch up with family and get some much needed R&R. Before we head out, I thought I’d share some of my favorite recipes to make your backyard parties, BBQs, and get togethers even more tasty 🙂

Seven Layer Bean Dip

Spicy Guacamole Dip 

Summertime Potato Salad 

White Bean and Veggie Bruschetta

Guilt-Free Cheesy Nachos

Gourmet Popcorn

Vegetarian Quesadillas

The Best Vegetarian Chili Ever

Homemade Mini Pizzas

And for dessert….

Cherry Berry Crumble Pie

Ooey-Gooey Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting

Hope everyone has a great time during this last holiday weekend of the summer!


{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate September 4, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I hope your extended weekend was a good one Anjali! Although I imagine if you ate food like this that it couldn’t be anything but great! The vegetarian quesadillas look particularly fabulous! And I love that you topped them with avocado! Such a tasty way to bump up the fiber content just a bit.


Anjali @ The Picky Eater September 9, 2012 at 6:28 pm

Thanks so much Kati! My weekend / vacation was amazing – spent about 4 days down in Paso Robles (wine country) and then another 5 days in Hawaii! It was a fabulous week+ off 🙂 I’m sure you will love the quesadillas! Avocado is one of my favorite toppings for mexican food – totally agree, they’re great for added fiber and for adding healthy fats to your meal too!


Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate September 10, 2012 at 5:33 am

That sounds amazing!! Definitely a great way to spend some time off. 🙂


Words Of Deliciousness September 6, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Wow, everything looks so yummy!! I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend, I know that I did.


Anjali @ The Picky Eater September 9, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Thanks so much! I did have an awesome Labor Day weekend – filled with yummy food and wine 🙂 Glad to hear you enjoyed the long weekend too!


rachelberge September 7, 2012 at 2:15 am

Wow!! All things are looking delicious. I also like to make different types of delicious recipes. I really admired on your effort for making this recipe.


Anjali @ The Picky Eater September 9, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Thanks Rachel! Hope you had a great long weekend!


Adam Barnhart September 12, 2012 at 6:49 pm

The ooey gooey chocolate cupcakes with marshmallow frosting look so delicious. I love everything chocolate. Might I suggest that you make your next batch with chocolate from I’m totally going to make some of those cupcakes for halloween.


Anjali @ The Picky Eater September 12, 2012 at 11:16 pm

Hi Adam! Thanks so much! I’d love to try your chocolate in these cupcakes – feel free to send me a note at if you want to chat about it more. Thanks again!


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