9 Perfect Chip & Dip Pairings for A+ Summer Snacking

We’ve teamed up with Barnana—makers of organic ridged plantain chips and new grain-free, corn-free plantain tortilla chips in all sorts of tasty flavors, like Pink Sea Salt and tangy Lime & Sea Salt—to share our favorite summer dip recipes.

If y…

We've teamed up with Barnana—makers of organic ridged plantain chips and new grain-free, corn-free plantain tortilla chips in all sorts of tasty flavors, like Pink Sea Salt and tangy Lime & Sea Salt—to share our favorite summer dip recipes.


If you ask me, the happiest time of day is snack time—and that’s elevated exponentially when those snacks are devoured outside in the sunshine. My Platonic ideal of snackable summer food for socially distanced picnics, poolside bites, Labor Day spreads, and even camping is now—and will always be—dip.

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18 Appetizers We’re Eyeing Up for Labor Day

As summer comes to a close, you may start to feel a bit down. Don’t! Take a trip to the farmers market or the produce aisle and put together a Labor Day feast you’ll still be thinking about well into autumn.

If you’re planning to grill for the main ev…

As summer comes to a close, you may start to feel a bit down. Don’t! Take a trip to the farmers market or the produce aisle and put together a Labor Day feast you’ll still be thinking about well into autumn.

If you're planning to grill for the main event—simple and painless—you can spare some creative energy for the appetizers in recipes chock-full of tomatoes, corn, eggplant, and summer squash, with plenty of stone fruit in the mix. Since it's peak season for so much produce, many of these appetizer recipes skip the cooking and let the stars shine on their own, while others get fried, sautéed, or grilled.

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5 ‘Old School’ Veggie Burgers for Labor Day Weekend

Alright, I’m absolutely giddy that vegan ‘meat’ has gone viral. I’m super excited that you can find vegan Whoppers and plant-based taco filling and even vegan KFC! I feel like vegan has taken some huge leaps and bounds into mainstream lately, and a big part of that is courtesy of fake meat products like the Beyond Burger and Impossible Burger. Hooray! If you love ’em, I’m happy for you.

But I’ll be totally honest, they just are not my thing. Maybe it’s because I’ve just never been a beef fan, and maybe they just taste too real for me. But when it comes to burgers, I definitely prefer something vintage. Give me mashed beans, rice, mushrooms, all those things in a slightly mushy, hand-packed patty. And with that, here are my 5 ‘Old School’…

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Alright, I'm absolutely giddy that vegan 'meat' has gone viral. I'm super excited that you can find vegan Whoppers and plant-based taco filling and even vegan KFC! I feel like vegan has taken some huge leaps and bounds into mainstream lately, and a big part of that is courtesy of fake meat products like the Beyond Burger and Impossible Burger. Hooray! If you love 'em, I'm happy for you. But I'll be totally honest, they just are not my thing. Maybe it's because I've just never been a beef fan, and maybe they just taste too real for me. But when it comes to burgers, I definitely prefer something vintage. Give me mashed beans, rice, mushrooms, all those things in a slightly mushy, hand-packed patty. And with that, here are my 5 'Old School'...

This is a summary, images and full post available on HHL website!

10 Labor Day Deals That Are Actually Worth It

Almost everything about the transition from summer to fall makes me a little sad, but that’s just the way it goes. At the very least, it makes my annual autumn soundtrack—Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, and pretty much the whole Practical Magic soundtrack…

Almost everything about the transition from summer to fall makes me a little sad, but that’s just the way it goes. At the very least, it makes my annual autumn soundtrack—Joni Mitchell, Stevie Nicks, and pretty much the whole Practical Magic soundtrack—all the more poignant.

Still, I think we can all agree that one one of the best things about fall is that the shopping gets better—it is the September issue of Vogue that matters, after all. But it’s not just the fashion that gets better.

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32 Make-Ahead Dessert Recipes for Now Through Labor Day

For the best Labor Day dessert recipes, we thought we’d reach into our archives for easy, make-ahead summer desserts that follow the Nigella Lawson mantra: Minimum effort, maximum pleasure. Read on for the Labor Day desserts we can’t wait to make this …

For the best Labor Day dessert recipes, we thought we'd reach into our archives for easy, make-ahead summer desserts that follow the Nigella Lawson mantra: Minimum effort, maximum pleasure. Read on for the Labor Day desserts we can't wait to make this summer.


Yes, we love day-long baking projects, and you can bet we’re going to labor over stunning cakes and pies worthy of Instagram stardom.

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The 34 Best Labor Day BBQ Recipes, So Summer Never Has to End

To me, nothing says summer quite like the heady smell of smoke, emanating from a grill at a backyard BBQ. Enveloped by that smell, I’m likely to have friends nearby, an ice-cold beer in hand, and a freshly charred meal on the way. This very smell, recu…

To me, nothing says summer quite like the heady smell of smoke, emanating from a grill at a backyard BBQ. Enveloped by that smell, I'm likely to have friends nearby, an ice-cold beer in hand, and a freshly charred meal on the way. This very smell, recurring each weekend from May through August, makes me hope that summer will never end.

But alas, when Labor Day inevitably rolls around, the twilight starts retracting earlier into the evening, and the weekly gatherings begin to slow, the bliss of summer also feels like it's slipping out of reach. And that may well be the case. But there's always time for a final stint outdoors with fire and lots of food.

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33 Genius Summer Recipes for Labor Day

Whether you’ve scouted out a camping spot in the woods or will be bumping around at home, these recipes will make the long weekend better, more festive, more memorable, and therefore make it last, maybe, forever.
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Whether you've scouted out a camping spot in the woods or will be bumping around at home, these recipes will make the long weekend better, more festive, more memorable, and therefore make it last, maybe, forever.

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8 Surefire Tips for Labor Day Grilling Success

Labor Day’s not the end for this year’s outdoor cooking—depending on where you live, you’ve probably got at least a couple more months’ grilling time. But there’s no time of year with a bounty of produce better suited to cooking over the coals, nor a m…

Labor Day's not the end for this year's outdoor cooking—depending on where you live, you've probably got at least a couple more months' grilling time. But there's no time of year with a bounty of produce better suited to cooking over the coals, nor a more pleasant time to linger in the yard all day, sipping on something frosty.

Labor Day is often considered a last hurrah, a till next year to summer. And so we better honor it! Check your charcoal stores (or propane levels) and start dreaming up a menu—and keep these 8 tips for successful, memorable late-summer grilling in mind:

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