August has proven to be an exciting month for the ladies of Prosio Communications. We celebrated our one year anniversary, were ranked as one of the top PR firms by the Sacramento Business Journal, and we were also highlighted in the Sacramento Bee for our Office of Traffic Safety contract win and the addition of two new fabulous staff members, Jennie Leatherman and Linsey Momet (bios for these two still to come!).

After all of this excitement, the team is looking forward to a well-deserved Labor Day weekend, filled with time with family, friends and relaxation. Pinterest-fiends that we are, the client service team has decided to share some of our tried-and-true, favorite Labor Day BBQ recipes. Feel free to share your own in the comments section below, or let us know if you love our recipes as much as we do!

Alma’s Favorite Recipe: Neiman Marcus Dip

“I love this dip because it’s quick, yummy, and unconventional. It’s always a huge hit at parties and goes quickly!”

5 – 6 green onions
8 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise (I usually do 1/3 cup mayonnaise, 1/3 cup sour cream)
1 jar Hormel Real Bacon Bits
1 pkg. slivered almonds

Chop the green onions; shred the cheddar cheese.
Mix the onions, cheese, mayo/sour cream, bacon bits, and slivered almonds together.
Chill for a couple hours. Serve with crackers or chips

Jennie’s Favorite Recipe: NorCal Margarita

“The NorCal Margarita is considered to be one of the ‘leanest drinks on earth,’ yet is oh-so-tasty! For those of you who like to enjoy your holiday libations but prefer not to pack on the calories and sugars, then you will love this refreshing and ultra-skinny margarita! Whether you’re poolside or enjoying a good ol’ fashioned game of cornhole, the NorCal Margarita will serve as a thirst quenching, Labor Day delight! (I recommend using Milagro Silver Tequila).”

Get the Recipe HERE

Kari’s Favorite Recipe: Star-Spangled Sangria

“This recipe is a lighter spin on traditional sangria. Served over ice, it’s great for end-of-summer parties and the added bonus of the bubbles gives it a little effervescent kick. Just be careful when you eat the fruit…it packs a spiked PUNCH! This sangria pairs best with girlfriends and gossip, but it’s not bad with food either.”

4 ounces of vodka
2 ounces of triple sec
1 bottle of white wine (drier is better in this recipe)
2 ounces of simple syrup (sometimes I use agave syrup to lighten it up a bit)
6 ounces of Prosecco (or any other kind of bubbles…while the recipe only calls for 6 ounces, it’s ok to have a glass or two while making your creation)

Slice fruit and put into a bowl or container (use as much or as little as you want). Mix in the vodka and triple sec and refrigerate overnight (ideally), or a minimum of 5 hours. (Side note: this is why the remainder of the bottle of “bubbles” comes in handy…so you may actually want to have several extra bottles). When you are ready to debut and serve your concoction, mix the white wine and simple syrup and then add in the fruit mixture. Top with sparkling wine, and voila! Star-Spangled Sangria! If you want to get fancy, you can even use a metal cookie cutter to cut large pineapple pieces into star shapes for added presentation points. But, really, who has time for that?

Lindsey’s Favorite Recipe: Caprese Salad Skewers

“There’s really something to be said for simplicity. These caprese salad skewers are sure to be a crowd-pleaser and only take a few minutes to make, leaving you plenty of time to mingle…or indulge in some of Kari’s Star-Spangled Sangria.”
Get the recipe  HERE

Linsey’s Favorite Recipe: Crockpot Pulled Pork

“Let’s be honest. You can’t possibly go wrong with pulled pork sandwiches for your Labor Day BBQ. Not only is it savory and delicious, but it’s also one of those recipes that does all of the work for you! Forget slaving for hours in the kitchen; throw it in the crockpot while you swim, socialize, and entertain your guests. Pair it with some good old fashioned potato salad or baked beans and call it good!
Get the recipe HERE

Lori’s Favorite Recipe: Grilled Peaches with Cinnamon Sugar Butter

“There’s nothing better than having a great dessert after a barbecue meal! These are so easy to prep and take just a few minutes on the grill to cook, leaving you plenty of time to mingle with your guests or family and friends. ”

Get the recipe HERE