Serving Grilled Chicken Thighs - Labor Day Menu Ideas

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Father’s Day is the perfect time to thank and honor our dads. Here are a few Father’s Day Menu Ideas to help you plan a family gathering for all the dad’s in your life. 

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Father’s Day Appetizers

Appetizers are a must at any of our family gatherings. Perfect for those standing around mingling with each other while waiting for the meal to begin. Here are a few finger foods to get you started!

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Spinach Dip
I enjoy making Spinach Dip during the holidays or for family gatherings. Frozen spinach mixed with vegetable soup mix and sour cream. Who knew that spinach could be so delicious! Serve with your favorite fresh vegetables or crackers.
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Recipe for Black Bean Salsa
Black Bean Salsa
Black Bean Salsa is an easy and tasty appetizer to make for your family or gathering. It’s so easy, and the ingredients are common enough to be in everyone’s pantry.
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Tortilla Pinwheels
Tortilla Pinwheels are a favorite at our family gatherings. They are wonderful. And they are always devoured. Quickly. What’s not to love? Picante Sauce, Black Olives, Cheddar Cheese, Cream Cheese, Ham. Yum!
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Meat on the Grill

Father’s Day is the perfect time to get out the grill and cook something delicious to celebrate with your family. Beef. Pork. Chicken. Shrimp. You decide. Or cook an assortment for everyone!

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Sirloin Steak Marinade
Sirloin Steak Marinade is a recipe we have been enjoying for many years. Seasoned with soy sauce, onion, garlic, brown sugar, and lime juice.
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Recipe for Grilled Pork Loin Chops
Grilled Pork Loin Chops
Here is an easy and tasty recipe for serving Grilled Pork Loin Chops. Thick slices of pork seasoned with a tangy spice rub that is so delicious you’ll want to always have some on hand.
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Recipe for Honey-Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs
Honey-Glazed Grilled Chicken Thighs
Here's a recipe perfect for summer grilling that is easy to make and quite delicious.
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Recipe for Cajun Shrimp
Cajun Shrimp
Cajun Shrimp is a great addition to any barbecue. We love shrimp at our house. This recipe is sure to please any shrimp-lovers out there, using large shrimp and a homemade Cajun spice.
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Side Dishes and Salads

An outdoor barbecue or picnic would not be complete without a few favorite side dishes and salads. I’m sure you have your family favorites. Here are some of ours.

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Fried Okra Bites
Fried Okra Bites is a great dish to serve at your next fish fry, shrimp boil, or barbecue. Small pieces of okra that have a crispy cornmeal coating laced with seasoned salt and garlic. So good!
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Recipe for Crunchy Broccoli Salad
Crunchy Broccoli Salad
Crunchy Broccoli Salad is the perfect dish to take to your next potluck dinner or family gathering. It’s easy, full of flavor, and people devour it. Broccoli Slaw, Carrots, Radishes, Golden Raisins, Sunflower Seeds, and the main attraction–Ramen Noodles.
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Creamy Cucumber Salad
Try Creamy Cucumber Salad during the hot summer months. Perfect for when your garden cucumbers are growing out your ears!
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Recipe for Kenny's Cowboy Beans
Kenny’s Cowboy Beans
My brothers are both good cooks. Here is a recipe my oldest brother concocted, which turned out fabulous. My favorite go-to recipe when I want a pot of cowboy beans. Enjoy!
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Recipe for Easy Macaroni and Cheese
Easy Macaroni and Cheese
My mom used to make Easy Macaroni and Cheese for me when I was a girl. As a mom, I made it for our girls, and now I make it for our grandchildren.
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Bread for the Family Gathering

Here are a few of my favorite bread recipes that go well with grilled foods or barbecues. And which make enough for a large family gathering.

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Recipe for Molasses Rye Bread
Molasses Rye Bread
I first made Molasses Rye Bread after my husband and I ate at Outback Steakhouse where they served us the most wonderful dark “Bushman” bread and also my first Bloomin’ Onion! I loved it and knew I had to try making my own. Sweet, dark, and rich. Yum!
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Recipe for Ranch Loaves
Ranch Loaves
Ranch Loaves are a favorite at our house. They are incredibly tasty and a perfect fit for chicken, beef, or pork dinners. Even sliced with a piece of cheese or slathered with butter makes a great snack.
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Sourdough Recipes - Tangy Sourdough Bread
Tangy Sourdough Bread
This bread is what comes to mind when you think of sourdough. Like San Francisco sourdough. It is the quintessential example of sourdough bread. Crispy golden crust with a bit of chewiness. Moist and tender open crumb, and a delectable tanginess that comes only from aged fermentation. 
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Dessert to Finish off the Celebration

Ice Cream, Brownies, and Cookies are all favorite desserts for the men in our family. Try one of these for your family gathering.

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Chewy Chocolate Fudge Brownies
This recipe for Chewy Chocolate Fudge Brownies is one we make just about every month at our house. Decadent, chewy, fudgy brownies that are easy to make and oh so good! Great with vanilla ice cream.
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Chocolate Sheet Cake
This is a cake my husband’s grandma used to make for family gatherings. Everyone always loved it. I hope you will too.
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Mom’s Homemade Ice Cream
Here's a favorite recipe served at almost every family gathering we have on the Swiler side. Creamy and sweet.
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Recipe for Cowboy Cookies
Cowboy Cookies
Cowboy Cookies are our favorite go-to camping cookie, fair cookie, or even picnic cookie. They have so much stuff in them, they could almost qualify for a breakfast cookie. Almost.
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Have a Happy Father’s Day!

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