While Labor Day Weekend plans may look a little different this year, a lot of us may still be using the long weekend to get together with family. These simple, delicious recipes are always crowd-pleasers when entertaining, so I hope you enjoy this weekend!
watermelon limeade cocktail
This Watermelon Limeade Cocktail is absolutely DELICIOUS and oh-so refreshing.
If you’ve never heard of it, Ranch Water is the popular Texan drink to sip on in the summer heat.
You can obviously use less tequila if you choose. Clayton claims “if you are going to take the time to make a drink you might as well make it strong.” So, yeah. There’s that.
hatch green chile crab dip
I served mine with Simple Mills crackers to keep it Paleo but you could opt for carrots, celery and other freshly cut veggies for a Whole30-compliant appetizer that is sure to impress!
chicken caesar pasta salad
If you need something easy to make ahead of time and bring to a party (or even to a boat) this is the perfect crowd-pleasing dish. I love making a pasta salad when showing up to a day party because it’s chilled and easy to make, and everyone loves them!
whole30 broccoli salad
During the summertime, big make-ahead salads are perfect for entertaining!
lemon pepper baked chicken wings
This recipe is “the real deal” as my husband put it. It’s lean, uses clean ingredients, NO frying, and turns out tasting just as good as if you were at a wing restaurant!
slow-cooker bbq beef brisket
What’s especially dreamy is how quick and easy this recipe is to prepare when you let your slow cooker work its magic. This brisket is great served alone with the coleslaw, or if you’re feeling like treating yourself, serve it up in some buns!
crispy slow cooker carnitas
Crispy pork carnitas is tender and juicy on the inside and crisp on the edges, making it the perfect protein to put in your tacos.
This dish has quickly become one of my husband’s most-requested and is one of my personal favorites, too.
juicy indoor burgers with burger sauce
One of the best things in life is a big, classic juicy burger and today– that is just what we are talking about with these Juicy Indoor Burgers with Burger Sauce.
simple cedar plank salmon
I like to call this Simple Cedar Plank Salmon recipe “Snodgrass Salmon” because when I married my husband, one of the best things I inherited from becoming a part of the Snodgrass family (aside from a wonderful new family) is this Salmon recipe.
grilled steak with corn salsa and veggies
To me, there is something about the casual nature of grilling out that translates into an instant party. Kids love playing outside while eating hot dogs or hamburgers fresh off the grill, while adults can enjoy conversation and cocktails over a barbecued chicken or steak.