Blue Ribbon Appetizer Recipes American


Crispy Garlic Parmesan Asparagus Pillows

By Lisa 'Gayle' Goff
I'm pretty sure I am not the first to make these but they are WONDERFUL and...

Susie's Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza

By Sue Lally
I had some ground beef I needed to use up and wanted a cheeseburger, but didn't...

Bread Sticks

By Leslie Bengochea
Everyone loves these, I am hired out several times a month to make these. So...

Battered French Fries

By Maria Shinzai
A change from regular fries, these are battered just like when you batter your chicken or...

Strawberry Salsa

By Martha Ray Deen
This was part of an entry I submitted for the South Carolina Strawberry Festival recipe contest....

Aunt Mildred's Whiskey Balls

By donna morales
I remember as a child sneaking these at family Christmas gatherings because they were supposed to...

Witch's Hands!

By Colleen Sowa
We have been making these since I was a girl. My mother used to go all...

Grilled Vegetables with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Glaze

By Denise Lepard
My mom and grandmother would make this when they had left over veggies that they couldn't...

Homemade Cheese Crackers

By Rhonda Wheeler
You can use a mixer or a food processor works very well. Serve these with cream...

Potato Salad Deviled Eggs

By Barbara Sprague
I've never been a fan of potato salad but this is great!

Bacon-Horseradish Chip Dip

By Laura Harrison
This is our family dip recipe. We have it at every family gathering, and it's just...

Savory Apple Pinwheels

By Melissa Baldan
Every time I make these they are the first appetizer that is gone. They are absolutely...

French Onion Mac and Cheese!!

By Samantha Jacobs
Sometimes you just need something super decadent =) Yummm!

Spinach and Artichoke Quesadilla w/Bacon

By Brandy Bender
I love spinach and artichoke dip!!!!

Chili Sweet Potato Fries

By Mindy Sena
Comfort food without all the calories! Was hooked on chili cheese dogs this winter. This is...

Pineapple Cheese Ball with Craisins

By Debby Nelson
I sometimes shape this like a pinecone and layer with whole almonds during the holidays -...

Baked Layered Tex-Mex Dip

By Melissa Sperka
We really enjoy layered Tex-Mex dips. I'm sure you're like me, you've probably made ...

3 Cheese Garlic Braid

By Candi Hummer
Something I came up with to use up an ample amount of cheese we have on...

Delicious Spinach Artichoke Dip

By Bre Van Patten
I've always loved this dip, I just wanted to make my own version. So this was...

Island Style Quesadilla

By Laurie Gordon
A neat twist on the standard quesadilla.

Spring Bunny Bread with Dip in Tummy

By Kelly Williams
I can't count how many times I've made this adorable Bunny Bread! For Easter dinners, parties,...

Noodle Kugel

By karen axel-knispel
this has been in my family for many many years

Mama's Deviled Eggs

By Eva Marion
This recipe is one my mom taught me years ago. Not your standard deviled eggs...

Mango Tango Sauce

By nellie rickey
Started this by trying to duplicate a sauce my friend makes at his restaurant. I love...
Fresh Corn Recipes That Make Tasty Side Dishes

Fresh Corn Recipes That Make Tasty Side Dishes


We’re not all lucky enough to have fields to grow fresh corn, but thankfully it’s abundant at the market. And while zucchini is one of the most popular summer veggies (even though it’s technically a fruit), I really think corn on the cob ranks at the top. I look forward to enjoying it each summer. […]

12 Easy Go-To Cobbler Recipes

12 Easy Go-To Cobbler Recipes


Ooey gooey cobbler topped with a delicious crunchy crust? Sign us up twice! We just love us some cobblers all year long! Such a perfect go-to dessert recipe, cobblers are easy to make and sure to make everyone’s taste buds drool.

10 Easy Baked Beans Recipes That’ll Become Your New Favorite

10 Easy Baked Beans Recipes That’ll Become Your New Favorite


A summer BBQ menu isn’t complete without a side of baked beans. They’re delicious with a juicy burger or a nicely grilled hot dog. It’s a classic side dish that can be prepared sweeter (think apples and brown sugar) or savory (hello bacon!). All these recipes start with canned beans which makes prep a breeze. […]