Blue Ribbon Appetizer Recipes Sifted


Cilantro Lime Seafood Salad (In An Avocado Boat)

By Lisa 'Gayle' Goff
I took this to our monthly ladies luncheon and it was a hit with the ladies...

Brother Ron's Fresh Marinated Summer Salsa

By Valeree Dunbar
While visiting our relatives, our brother-in-law had us try this wonderful fresh salsa he made using...

Turkey Veggie Wrap w/ Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Mayo

By Amy Croyle
This wrap came to be when I was shopping at Trader Joe's & got a call...

Nutty Pickles

By Kim Biegacki
Calling all pickle lovers!!!! Calling all pickle lovers!!!! One thing that I eat everyday is dill...

Bread Sticks

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

Strawberry Salsa

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

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...

Cool & Tangy Marinated Cucumbers

By Amy Herald
My Grandma always used to make these and they're awesome. I could never find the recipe...

Maple Chicken Pumpkin Bites (appetizers)

By Didi Dalaba
These little gems will be gone the moment they take the first bite!! They are...

Curried Pumpkin Soup

By billy haze
This soup is a favorite with my guests. A few have told me even to forget...
Make the Most of Summer Tomatoes

Make the Most of Summer Tomatoes


Tomatoes are at their juiciest right now, so it’s the perfect time to use them in your weekly menu. Did you know there are more than 3,000 varieties of heirloom tomatoes and a total of 15,000 known varieties? If you want to know some of the types, we have a rundown here. From breakfast casseroles […]

12 Really Simple Eggplant Recipes

12 Really Simple Eggplant Recipes


Eggplant is very underrated. If eaten raw, it’s bitter. But once it’s baked or fried, eggplant has a mild taste with a creamy texture. It’s the perfect base for a recipe because it takes on the flavor of other ingredients. A great option for a vegetarian dinner, eggplant can be used in many different ways. […]

10 Recipes for Ripe Pears

10 Recipes for Ripe Pears


Come fall, when you think of fruit typically it’s apple. This year try cooking and baking with pears, too. Sweet and juicy, pears are high in fiber and low in calories they’re a great source of vitamin C. Their taste and uses vary by variety. While there are over 3,000 types, two of the most […]