Labor Day Weekend -

It is here - the unofficial end of summer - Labor Day!

Are you having a picnic or family outing for the weekend? Going to a potluck? What are you bringing? Or what are you serving?

Please share what is on your menu (and recipes would be nice) with us all!

Here’s an easy dessert - not only for the holiday - but for anytime!

3-Step Cheesecake
2 packages cream cheese - 8oz. each – softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 graham cracker pie crust, 9 inch

Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla at medium speed until well-blended. Blend in 2 eggs. Stir in chocolate chips then pour batter into graham cracker pie crust. (You may sprinkle 1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips on top if you desire) Bake at 350° F for 40 minutes, or until center is almost set. Cool. For best results refrigerate for 3 hours.

Pork Rub Recipe

This rub is very spicy and I wouldn’t recommend using it on ribs or chicken unless you really like the heat. When cooking pork for 8 to 10+ hours, the spicy heat is reduced and just more of the flavors of the pepper remain.

3 cups of turbinado sugar
½ cup + 2 tablespoons of kosher salt
4 tablespoons of paprika
1 tablespoon of black pepper
1 teaspoon of chipotle pepper
1 tablespoon of onion powder
2 tablespoons of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of oregano

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well; use as a dry rub on pork.

Labor Day Cook Out:

Grilled baby back ribs w/ home made Jack Danial’s Tennessee Whiskey BBQ sauce.

Grilled pork roast with Kitchen Witch,s Pork Rub

Mexican Grilled corn on the cob

JanT1053 Dilled potato salad

Pineapple creamy Cole slaw w/chopped toasted walnuts

Belle,s Five Bean Bake

Grilled Texas Garlic-Herb butter toast

Home made yeast rolls

Lemon-Garlic green beans

Hot dogs all trimmings

Hamburgers all trimmings

Salsa with tortilla chips

Potato chips

Cheese platter, veggie platter with assorted dips, all home made

Relish tray home made

Assorted crackers

Cherry-Nut cake, Fuzzy Navel cake, Triple chocolate cake, home made

Strawberry Pretzel salad home made

Assorted cookies and muffins home made

Assorted sodas, regular & flavored iced tea, beer, mixed drinks, coolers

Assorted salads with assorted dressings home made

So this is it folks!!!

Have a very nice Labor Day!!!

Southern Belle - you are making quite a feast!!!

Do you have a recipe for the pineapple cole slaw? It sounds really good.


I’m stopping by Southern Belle’s house.

Well, Ron you and your family can stop by if you want to I will have enough of food to feed and army I think, So come one and all you are welcomed here, LOL, LOL,LOL.

The more the merrier.

Every one have a wonderful Labor Day!!!

It’s an absolutly beautiful day today! So we are having an “indoor” picnic!

Homemade baked beans with chunks of ham and salt pork; sirloin patties skillet fried with plenty of garlic, butter, olive oil, salt, pepper, and parsley served on bulkie egg rolls; of course - homemade BBQ chicken wings with bleu cheese for dipping (after all it IS the “superbowl” of the chicken wing world with our National Chicken Wingfest going on this weekend - so I’ve got to make wings today!) Also breaded chicken tenders, potato casserole, corn on the cob and a loaded antipasto with red wine vinaigrette and homemade garlic croutons. Beans and potato casseroles are in crockpots - wings and tenders done in the oven - really easy today!! Just need to use the stovetop for burgers and corn!

KW now you have really done it!!! You have really made me hungry, hey, hey!!! sounds so good to.