Top Ten Labor Day Cookout Recipes

Top Ten Labor Day Cookout Recipes - Chew Nibble Nosh

Ah, Labor Day weekend…summer’s last hurrah.  A time to gather together, slap on some sunscreen, hang out at the pool one last time, and have a cookout.  In honor of that last hurrah cookout, I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite summer recipes from past posts to ease your menu planning along.  And, now that I’ve had a good look at some of these again, they may be making an appearance at my own house this weekend. Bonus!

In the Munchies for the Pool category, we have this super simple Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salsa

Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Sauce – Red Gold Summer Grilling Giveaway

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Summertime means grilling time, and my friends at Red Gold Tomatoes have come up with a giveaway that I’m sure will make many grilling aficionados pretty darn excited.  From now until July 22, Red Gold will be giving away a large Big Green Egg each week!  A Big Green Egg!

That’s huge!

I can’t begin to tell you how an Egg will change the way you grill.  We’ve had one for the past couple of years, and trust me when I say that it does some pretty spectacular things for grilled food.  My husband’s eyes light up every time I ask him to grill something, and our eyes light up every time he brings in dinner!

Top Ten Recipes to Kick Off Summer

Top Ten Summer Recipes - Chew Nibble Nosh

Mmmmm…summer food!  It’s one of the best parts about summer.  Summer food is all about fresh and fun flavors, bright and lively dishes, and ways to celebrate a wonderful season.

Here are ten of my favorite go to recipes that can help anyone kick summer into gear!  Enjoy!  Just click on the titles to take you to the recipes.

Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salsa

This fresh, tasty salsa is always a hit at any summer party when served with tortilla chips.  Not in the mood for munchies?  Serve it over grilled chicken!


Greek Fish Tacos with Cucumber Salsa and Garlic Yogurt Sauce

Greek Fish Tacos with Cucumber Salsa and Garlic Yogurt Sauce - Chew Nibble Nosh

Ooooh!  It’s Spring! I think it’s really here this time!  The birds are chirping, the grass is greening up, and the sun is warm and delicious, and we’re all ready to soak it up.

Warmer days mean lighter, super fresh meals to me, and this meal was the perfect start to our first warm week in a long time.

Moroccan Chicken Kebabs

Moroccan Chicken Kebabs - Chew Nibble Nosh

I need to apologize to the kebab.

It’s rare that I make kebabs, and I honestly don’t know why.  Talk about an easy weeknight meal!  Or, they’re perfect for entertaining.  Plus, with the meat and veggies taken care of, it’s almost an entire meal on a stick.  Everyone loves food on a stick!  Why don’t I do this more often??

After making these last night for dinner, and listening to my husband repeat over and over, and over again how much he enjoyed them, (he’s all about the subtle hint), I have a feeling I’ll be breaking out the skewers more often.

Grilled Pork Chops with Tomato-Cucumber Relish and Yogurt Dill Sauce

Grilled Pork Chops with Tomato-Cucumber Relish - Chew Nibble Nosh

Well, after a perfectly beautiful and mild month of June, and first bit of July, summer really decided to kick things into gear this week.  The past few days have been hot!  Not pleasant hot, either, but that sticky, thick hot that smacks you in the face as soon as you step out the door and knocks the oomph right out of you.

On days like that, I have to eat light…and preferably cool.  This meal was the perfect way to end a hot, sticky day.

Tuscan Grilled Chicken & Pepper Salad

This salad may go down in history as the prettiest salad I’ve ever made.  Even better?  It was delicious.  If you’re heading to a 4th of July party and have been asked to bring a dish, this is the perfect thing!  The ingredients all need to hang out in the bowl and marinate for a while before diving in, so you can put it together at home, hang out with your friends for a bit and then, just have the salad whenever you want.

Summertime Grilled Jambalaya

Father’s Day is coming up this weekend, so I thought I’d share one of our favorite new dinners that the dad in our house is especially fond of.  When we lived in New Orleans, one of my favorite local dishes to order was jambalaya.  I’ve had some good jambalayas, some pretty bad jambalayas and some rock star jambalayas.  It’s not that it’s a difficult thing to make, it just seems that every place has its own little version of it, some better than others.  I guess that since I’d only had a few versions of it that truly knocked my socks off, I’ve been hesitant to make it myself.  This all changed when I ran across this recipe in an old, back issue of Cuisine at Home magazine.

Quick Asian Steak Kebabs with Broccoli Slaw

It’s Friday!  YAY!!!!!!

Boy, has this been a week!

After today, we only have one more week of school down here.  As anyone with kids in school knows, the last couple of weeks are CRAZY!  I’ve been so busy that my Moment of Zen this week was being able to sit down for a couple of hours while my car was being serviced at the dealership.  Kind of pathetic, eh?

Thankfully, we were all able to settle in together for dinner last night. I was short on time, but tried out this new recipe because it promised dinner in a flash.  It really was quick and easy, plus the fact that it tasted so good didn’t hurt either!

Summer Corn,Tomato and Basil Salad

Happy Friday!  The weekend is almost upon us again, and assuming the weather is as nice as it has been, that means we’ll most likely be grilling up something before Monday rolls around.  I figured that you might do the same, so here’s a quick and easy side to have with whatever you might grill up this weekend.  We had it alongside the BLT Turkey Burgers I wrote about last week, but it would certainly go well with just about anything else, too.