Labor Day Is Just Around The Corner


Not only is Labor Day another holiday where one can relax from the typical stress of a work day, it also gives you an excuse to have a cookout with your family and friends. We all know cookout = great food.

We handpicked some of our favorite dishes to save you from having to play “pick a card any card” with your recipe box this weekend.

Here are our two favorites:

Bacon Ranch Potato Salad (aka the Greatest Potato Salad Ever), Courtesy of The Recipe Critic



– 2 pounds potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
– 1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
– 1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix
– 1¼ cups cooked bacon, crumbled
– 1½ cups shredded Cheddar cheese
– 2 bunches green onions, thinly sliced


1. Bring a large pot of water to boil over high heat add the potatoes and reduce the heat to medium high and boil for 12-15 minutes or until fork tender. Drain and rinse under cold water.
2. In a small bowl whisk together the sour cream and ranch packet until blended.
3. In a large bowl, add potatoes, bacon, cheddar cheese and green onions.
4. Stir in the sour cream ranch mixture until blended and coated well.
5. Refrigerate for 2 hours before serving.


 Southern Creamed Corn, Courtesy of Patrick and Gina Neely (so you already know it’s good)



-8 ears corn, husked
-2 tablespoons sugar
-1 tablespoons all-purpose flour
-Salt and freshly ground black pepper
-1 cup heavy cream
-1/2 cup cold water
-2 tablespoons bacon grease
-1 tablespoons butter


1. In a large bowl, cut the tip off cob. Cut the kernels from cob with a small paring knife. Using the back of the blade, scrape against the cob to press out the milky liquid.
2. Whisk together sugar, flour, and salt and pepper, to taste. Combine with corn. Add the heavy cream and water. Mix.
3. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat bacon grease. Add corn mixture and turn heat down to medium-low, stirring until it becomes creamy, about 30 minutes.
4. Add the butter right before serving.


Both recipes take no more than an hour to cook, which means more time for you to relax. You can also check out our Pinterest board for more quick and delicious recipes.

Since Labor Day is a day of rest, let us here at TalkLocal take care of things for you. Need to clean your house before your cookout? We can find you a maid service while you kick back and relax.

Enjoy your holiday!

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