Blue Ribbons

What is a Blue Ribbon?

Blue Ribbons are our way of giving a little extra kudos to outstanding home cooks and their recipes.

How are Blue Ribbons Awarded?

There are three ways that we find Blue Ribbon recipes:

Kitchen Crew
Our very own Test Kitchen reviews and prepares a large sampling of promising recipes.
Folks in the Honorary Kitchen Crew test recipes at their leisure in their own home kitchens.
Members of Just A Pinch can nominate their favorite recipes after stamping them Family Tested & Approved. Recipes with 3 or more nominations are elevated to the Test Kitchen for review and testing.
Blue Ribbon Fast Track
Once a year, Premium members can "boost" a recipe for the Test Kitchen to try by using their Blue Ribbon Fast Track.




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What Happens if My Recipe Wins a Ribbon?

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Just A Pinch Members with Blue Ribbons Not only will your recipe receive a Blue Ribbon on the website, but we'll also send you a real ribbon in the mail!

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Love a recipe? Share the love by marking it Family Tested & Approved and even nominating it for a Blue Ribbon!

Check out these popular recipes! You may just love them enough to stamp 'em Family Tested & Approved... or even nominate them for a Ribbon!

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More Ways to Rate Recipes

Tried and loved a recipe? Stamp it Family Tested & Approved!
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