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Labor Day

Labor Day Sangria Punch

Serves a crowd Ingredients: 4 bottles of red wine (substitute red grape juice for non-alcoholic punch) 1 ¼ cup white sugar 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into small chunks 4 peaches, sliced 2 bananas, peeled and sliced 3 bottles of lemonade Instructions: Place all ingredients (except the lemonade) into a large pitcher…

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Labor Day Chicken Skewers

Makes 4 skewers Ingredients: 1 (12oz) skinless and boneless chicken breast ½ yellow bell pepper, cut into big cubes ½ red bell pepper, cut into big cubes Marinade: 1 ½ tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 ½ tbsp fresh lemon juice 1 tsp paprika ½ tsp chili flakes ½ tsp ground cumin seeds 2 cloves…

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Labor Day Baked Beans

Serves 8 Ingredients: ½ lb ground beef ½ lb bacon, diced 1 onion, chopped 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup brown sugar ¼ cup ketchup 1 tbsp mustard ¼ cup BBQ sauce ½ tsp pepper ½ tsp chili powder 3 cans (16oz each) mixed beans (i.e. Kidney Beans, Pinto, white beans etc) Instructions: Preheat oven to…

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Roasted Garlic & Herb Red Potato Salad

2 pounds red potatoes 1 T. roasted garlic 2 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 1 1/2 cups olive oil 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard seeds Salt and pepper 2 medium red onions, sliced thin 1/3 cup fresh chopped herbs (parsley, tarragon, and thyme) 2 bunches watercress To roast garlic rub one garlic…

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Let’s Have a Barbecue Party

“A wonderful way to entertain family and friends in an outdoor setting is with a backyard barbecue party. With proper planning and the right environment people will be talking about your party all summer. Important factors to think about when entertaining are things like the barbecue grill, seating, lighting, and of course the menu planning.”…

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