Summer's last hurrah: 22 recipes for Labor Day weekend

Summer doesn't end, officially, until midnight Sept. 21.

But unofficially? Labor Day Weekend signals the bittersweet farewell to a season of fun in the sun.


It's time to start thinking about school days, lunch boxes, autumn leaves, cozy sweaters and...

Wait. Hold on. That will all come soon enough.

But right here, right now, let's celebrate summer.

We culled through the Los Angeles Times' recipe collection for some warm-weather hits that will make turning the calendar just a bit easier.

As you click through the photo gallery, you'll find recipe links embedded in the captions.

And yes, there are plenty of cocktails to help dull the pain of summer setting in the rear-view mirror.

Better make it a double.