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Labor Day Luau Roundup

Posted by Courtney Lynn/Supersize Family Kitchens on September 3, 2017 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Labor Day Luau Recipe Roundup


Whew! This super fun Labor Day Luau menu is now complete! I hope everyone enjoyed these fun Luau recipes, I know I had fun coming up with them.

The menu: Cherry Lemon-Limeade

Frozen Strawberry Limeade

Hot Dog Bar with Pineapple Salsa and Tomato Salad

Chili Dog Casserole

Frozen Hawaiian Pie


Here's the game plan:

Sunday night: Make the Pineapple Salsa, the Tomato Salad, and the Frozen Hawaiian Pie.

Monday before the party: Bake the Chili Dog Casserole, and boil the hot dogs for the hot dog bar

Just before the guests arrive: Set out the Chili Dog Casserole, boiled hot dogs, Pineapple Salsa, Tomato Salad, hot dog buns, and any other fixings on a long table or counter (like a buffet), then make the Cherry Lemon-Limeade and Frozen Strawberry Limeade. It would probably be a good idea to have someone in the kitchen to help you.

10 minutes before dessert: Set out the Frozen Hawaiian Pie. It needs to thaw for about ten minutes before slicing.


If anyone throws their own Labor Day Luau, tag your pics with #LaborDayLuau so I can see them (and maybe I'll share a few)! I'm very active on Facebook, so give me a follow to see all of my recipes, memes, and random cooking stuff.

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I'm shutting up now. Have a great holiday weekend, everyone :)

Frozen Hawaiian Pie

Posted by Courtney Lynn/Supersize Family Kitchens on September 2, 2017 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Frozen Hawaiian Pie


The Labor Day Luau dinner comes to a close with this Frozen Hawaiian Pie. This recipe makes 2 pies, so there’s definitely enough for everybody. I love all of the different kinds of fruit, and those cherries are just beautiful. But pay attention: This one must be made ahead! It has to freeze at least 8 hours, so make this Sunday night.


Our menu so far: Cherry Lemon-Limeade

Frozen Strawberry Limeade

Hot Dog Bar with Pineapple Salsa and Tomato Salad

Chili Dog Casserole



Frozen Hawaiian Pie

Makes 2 pies (8 servings each)

From Supersize Family Kitchens


1 tub (12 ounces) whipped topping

1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained

1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained

1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained

1 banana, mashed

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 graham cracker crusts (9 inches each)

½ cup sweetened flaked coconut



In a large mixing bowl, beat whipped topping and sweetend condensed milk until smooth. Add pineapple, oranges, cherries, banana, and lemon juice and stir until combined. Pour into graham cracker crusts and top with coconut. Freeze 8 hours or overnight. Remove from freezer ten minutes before serving.


Pineapple Salsa

Posted by Courtney Lynn/Supersize Family Kitchens on August 29, 2017 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (1)

Pineapple Salsa


We're still hyped up on these Labor Day Luau recipes!

Our menu so far:

Cherry Lemon-Limeade

Frozen Strawberry Limeade


Now that we have drinks in hand, it’s time for dinner. We’re chowing down on an old party favorite: a hot dog bar. Set out boiled hot dogs, buns, and an assortment of toppings. My toppings of choice? Pineapple Salsa (recipe below) or Tomato Salad! (Tomato Salad was posted previously, but amazing as a hot dog topping so definitely has to be part of the party!)

(I know that some people don’t want sweet or fruity flavors with their lunch, so if that’s your crowd, serve Chili Dog Casserole instead. (Not particularly luau-esque, but a real crowd-pleaser.)


Pineapple Salsa is AMAZING on hot dogs, but it really goes with any sandwich or burger—even tacos. The pineapple does not overpower the salsa like you expect it to.


Pineapple Salsa

Serves 10-12

From The Supersize Family’s Guide to the Kitchen cookbook


2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained

½ cup finely chopped green pepper

3 tablespoons finely chopped picked banana pepper, plus 2 tablespoons brine from the jar

1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained

1/3 cup chopped red onion

2 teaspoons salt

2 tablespoons sugar

2 tablespoons dried kale, optional


Put all ingredients in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to medium and simmer, stirring frequently, for 45 to 60 minutes or until most of the liquid has cooked up. Very little liquid should remain. Store in the fridge in a tightly closed jar, and it will keep for a couple of weeks.

Cherry Lemon-Limeade

Posted by Courtney Lynn/Supersize Family Kitchens on August 26, 2017 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Cherry Lemon-Limeade



Welcome to the Labor Day Luau! All this week I’m going to have very fun Hawaiian-inspired recipes here on the blog. You can follow along all week and by Saturday have a perfect lineup for your party. I can safely tell you that every one of these recipes is going to feed a crowd, and you probably already have most of the ingredients.


Every good party has to start off with a fun drink, so we’re kicking this menu off with two choices: Cherry Lemon-Limeade and Frozen Strawberry Limeade (posted previously but fits the theme, and possibly the best drink I’ve ever tasted). They’re both sweet and fruity and fun. Basically everything a good drink should be.


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Aloha for now ;)


Cherry Lemon-Limeade

Makes almost 3 quarts

From Supersize Family Kitchens


1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries, undrained

½ cup sugar

1 cup hot tap water

1 can (6 ounces) frozen limeade concentrate, partially thawed

1 bottle (2 liters) lemon-lime soda, chilled

Drain cherry juice into a glass, saving both cherries and juice. In a 1-gallon pitcher, combine sugar and water and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add limeade concentrate, cherry juice, and soda. Serve over ice and top each glass with a couple of cherries.

New series: Labor Day Luau

Posted by Courtney Lynn/Supersize Family Kitchens on August 25, 2017 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

New Series: Labor Day Luau


Guys, I'm really excited! This could be because I've always wanted to go Hawaii...or it could be because I've been binge-watching Magnum P.I...

But starting Sunday, I'm going to have a series of Hawaiian-inspired recipes on the blog for a Labor Day Luau! If you're not already a subscriber, go to the bottom of the page and enter your e-mail to ensure you don't miss a single fun luau recipe. On September 3rd I'll post a roundup of every Labor Day Luau recipe, so you have all day Sunday to do that last-minute shopping and planning. I'll also be sharing updates over on my Facebook page, and I'll be tagging each update with #LaborDayLuau

PS. Rick was clearly the cute one on Magnum P.I. End of story.

Frozen Strawberry Limeade

Posted by Courtney Lynn/Supersize Family Kitchens on July 20, 2017 at 11:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Frozen Strawberry Limeade


It’s hot outside. This is not news.

I have the perfect chill-out and cool-off drink. This IS news!


This fun Frozen Strawberry Limeade is all I can think about lately, and the kids even love it! It’s basically a booze-free frozen margarita. Most of my recipes make more than 6 servings, but this recipe fills my blender all the way to the top. When I need more than 6, I just make another batch—it only takes five minutes.


Frozen Strawberry Limeade

From www.supersizefamilykitchens.com (exclusive, unpublished recipe)

Makes 6 servings


1 can (6 ounces) frozen limeade concentrate,  partially thawed

1½ cups cold water

½ cup sugar

25 ice cubes

1 package (16 ounces) frozen unsweetened strawberries


In a blender, combine first 4 ingredients. Cover and process until ice is slivered. Add strawberries, cover and process until smooth. Serve immediately.