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From Restaurants to Your Backyard, Here's What to Eat on Labor Day 2017

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Whether you're dining out or staying in, we've got the lowdown on Labor Day Meals

For those staying in…

Planning a Labor Day barbecue this year with family and friends? Check out our best grilling, side dish, dessert and cocktail recipes. With a meal like this, summer is certain to go out with a bang.

1. Fritos pie burger

Whether you're dining out or staying in, we've got the lowdown on Labor Day Meals
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A juicy burger piled high with Fritos and chili? It doesn't get much better than that.

2. Tex-Mex chicken grill packets

Whether you're dining out or staying in, we've got the lowdown on Labor Day Meals
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A tasty, simple meal you can throw together quickly in a foil packet, allowing you more time to socialize, play backyard games and enjoy a drink or two!

More: Labor Day Facts & Trivia That'll Get Your Kids Up-to-Speed on the Holiday

3. Bacon fat-roasted potato salad

Whether you're dining out or staying in, we've got the lowdown on Labor Day Meals
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Instead of boiling the potatoes, roast them in bacon fat. This gives the potatoes the perfect consistency — and the flavor is unbelievable.

4. Pasta salad

Whether you're dining out or staying in, we've got the lowdown on Labor Day Meals
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Pasta salad is perfect barbecue fare and pairs wonderfully with any item you choose to grill. Choose from 20 tasty options.

5. Key lime pie sugar cookie cups

Whether you're dining out or staying in, we've got the lowdown on Labor Day Meals
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These mini treats use store-bought sugar cookie dough for a super-easy dessert that's as cute as it is delicious.

6. No-bake peach cobbler trifle

Whether you're dining out or staying in, we've got the lowdown on Labor Day Meals
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Quite possibly the easiest dessert you'll ever make — since you won't even need to turn on the oven. And because peaches are probably on special as the summer ends, we have 18 other peachy recipes for you to try: grilled peach pizza, teriyaki shrimp and peaches, peaches-and-cream rice pudding, oh my.

7. Boozy watermelon-lemonade slushie

Whether you're dining out or staying in, we've got the lowdown on Labor Day Meals
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You can't have a Labor Day party without a few creative drinks. This boozy watermelon-lemonade slushie is perfect for summertime.

More: 20 Gorgeous Mocktails to Beat the Heat (Without Getting You Drunk!)

8. Tequlia sunrise ice pops

Whether you're dining out or staying in, we've got the lowdown on Labor Day Meals
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These super-addicting tequila ice pops are top-notch for any outdoor gathering. They're cool and sweet, with just the right amount of te-kill-ya.

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