What's Cooking? Good Food for Labor Day Weekend of August 30 - September 1, 2008

What's Cooking? Good Food for Labor Day Weekend of August 30 - September 1, 2008

Faith Durand
Aug 29, 2008

Long weekend ahoy! We are in the thick of setting up a new kitchen (in a new house) so the long weekend is a welcome stretch of time to get ourselves comfortable again. Any good kitchen moving-in tips?

For the rest of us (who hopefully aren't engaged in major home projects) this weekend is probably a time to kick back, relax, and maybe try one of the recent ice cream recipes. What are you eating this Labor Day weekend? Do you have special food plans? Click through for some good eating from this past week plus some favorite late-summer recipes from our archives.

Good eating and reading
Try avocado toast for breakfast

The best chocolate ice cream

Vegetarian, vegan, and wholly delicious quinoa salad with grapes

Summer corn soup from Dorie Greenspan

Slice your tomatoes with a bread knife then use them in this tomato and bread salad.

Make pasta, risotto-style

'Fess up - what's in your secret cupboard collection?

Grill pizza while you still can!

Good recipes for Labor Day
Meyer Lemon Grain Salad with Asparagus, Almonds and Goat Cheese

Roasted Garlic, Olive and Tomato Pasta Salad

Grilled Mint Chicken

Broccoli and Feta Pasta Salad

Simple Pleasures: Pimento Cheese Recipe

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Monster Cookies

And don't forget about all that ice cream...
Best Lick! Ice Cream Contest 2008: Contest Update

See you next week! Have a happy and restful holiday.

(Image: Faith Hopler)

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