Hello and Happy Labor Day! I hope you are having a really relaxing and enjoyable long weekend. 

I find holidays and cookouts to be particularly hard to cook for and eat at. No one wants to spend a lot of time in the kitchen on a gorgeous day and the food should be finger-foods and quick bites. But how do you pull people away from nitrate-filled hot dogs and ketchup filled with sugar? Well, it's not hard, you just have to fix healthy, delicious alternatives so people won't miss the not-so-good-for-you-stuff.


I've compiled a list of some good cookout recipes that will not tie you to the kitchen and allow you to soak up some sunshine and good conversations.

Homemade Potato Salad

Potato Salad with Warm Onion Dressing

Homemade BBQ Sauce

Chipotle-Lime Chicken Skewers

Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Burger (Skip the bread)


Grilled Peaches

Mini-Turkey Burgers

Enjoy your day!