Gah, Summer's Almost Over! 6 Fun Recipes to Make Before Monday

You can still have the best summer ever by nailing it on Labor Day weekend.

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Food Network Kitchen’s Watermelon Bloody Mary Bar.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

We don't know about you, but we're not ready to say bye to summer just yet. Labor Day weekend might mark the unofficial end of white pants, rose wine and nights spent at the grill, but we have a plan to keep the summer vibes alive through the first few days of September. It involves a last-hurrah making all of our favorite summer recipes one last time before pumpkin-latte season is in full swing. (Have you heard? Starbucks is already selling its iconic PSL!)

Whether you're celebrating with a big barbecue or savoring laid back lazy afternoons, put these recipes on your to-do list for a seriously delicious end to summer.

Brunch will never be the same. Inspired by our iconic Watermelon Keg, this fruit-filled bar takes Bloody Mary mixing to the next level. Start off a pool party or Sunday brunch with this spread and let your guests customize to their heart's content.

Food Network Kitchen’s Giant Rotisserie Kebab.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

Did you make the most of your grill this summer? Go out grilling with a bang with this giant meat dish. With enough meat and veggies for a family of four, this recipe can be doubled-up for a dinner party or a simple solution for Sunday night family dinner.

Food Network Kitchen’s Lomo al Trapo.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

Consider this the ultimate summer party trick. Beef loin gets a salt crust and is wrapped in a red-wine soaked kitchen towel before being grilled over charcoals for a seriously flavorful main that will have everyone gushing.

Food Network Kitchen’s Grilled Smoky Deviled Eggs.

Photo by: Matt Armendariz

Matt Armendariz

You've never seen deviled eggs like this before. The grill basket becomes your best friend for imparting a smoky flavor on Food Network fans' favorite app. Just pop each egg-half into the basket and let the grill do it's thing.

Food Network Kitchen’s Grilled Side of Salmon Stuffed with Creamy Corn and Bacon.

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Matt Armendariz

Give meat a break and grill up some fish. This side of salmon is rolled with creamy, cheesy corn and spinach for a rich, savory main that's perfect for feeding a crowd. Serve it with a fresh salad, because, you know, balance.

Food Network Kitchen’s Sugar Wafer Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake.

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Matt Armendariz

This ice cream cake is 100% assembly required with minimal cooking involved. It's the perfect no-bake dessert for a pool party with the whole family. Give everyone a slice of strawberry, vanilla and chocolate cookies complete with ice cream, whipped cream and colorful sprinkles.

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