I always use Labor Day weekend as the benchmark for the end of summer. Kids are back at school, the days are getting shorter and cooler, and the local apple orchard is now open. So this weekend is a perfect time to say goodbye to the season and to invite some friends over for some a delicious meal! I’ve scoured MVK’s archives for some recipes that would be perfect for this time of year. I hope whatever you do this coming weekend, it is filled with good food!
Who doesn’t like deviled eggs? Take this to a party and they will be gone in the blink of an eye!
Baked Artichoke Dip
While this is a little fussy, it is well worth the effort.
Know the ingredients in your hummus by making a batch of your own!
You don’t even need to know how to cook to make this tasty appetizer!
Marinated Grilled Chicken Legs
Get the grill going for this flavorful chicken dish.
Linguine with Clam Sauce
If you can find fresh clams, this dish will be phenomenal, but canned work just as well.
Impress your guests by grilling this pizza!
Marinated London Broil
Brazilian Fish Stew
This stew tastes like a professional made it. Show off your skills!
Salads and Such
I made this over Fourth of July weekend and am still thinking about it!
Instead of a usual green salad try using kale instead!
Because I love these!
And you can never go wrong with a platter of sliced fresh tomatoes with basil and a little drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Warm Roasted Peaches with Cream
Pick up some Amish peaches if you’re in the Northeast and roast them with a little cinnamon and nutmeg. You won’t be sorry!
You’ll make a friend for life if you make a couple batches of these incredible brownies.
Crumbly Peach Pie
A summer isn’t complete without making my grandmother’s peach pie.
MVK’s *Like* of the Week: Should Sunday Roast Dinners Still be on the Menu?
One of the things I was most excited about when I was in London last year was going out for Sunday Roast, which is basically a full dinner at lunchtime. I have a version of that in my own home almost every Sunday because there is more time to cook; a really nice meal, usually a roast of some sort, to end the weekend and to have a nice start to the work week. Sunday just feels odd if I’m throwing together a stir fry.
So I really enjoyed this pro and con op-ed piece out of The Guardian last week for Sunday roast dinners. Of course I’m in the “pro” camp; they truly are a comfort blanket meal. You can read the article in its entirety here.