Blue Ribbon American Dessert Recipes


Chocolate Cheesecake Using Cake Mix

By Daune (pronounced "Dawn") Browne
Thank goodness for cake mixes. I'm not a "scratch person" and this one takes the...

Lemony Doodles

By Mary Nell Forester
This is a recipe that came about because of my love of all things lemon! My...

Pina Colada Upside Down Cake

By Donata Natalino
If you don't want to use the pineapple tidbits, rings can be used in place. I...

Melt in Your Mouth Lemon Bars

By Ann McCue
STOP!!! Don't pass this recipe by. Lemon lover or not, these bars SO melt in your...

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cheesecake Squares

By Beth Gordon
This just happened while standing in the grocery store. My husband was craving a snack and...

Pina Colada Cupcakes

By Connie Osborn
These cupcakes are so easy to make and always a hit at picnics or family gatherings!

Refreshing Lemon Icebox Cake

By Kathy Harrell
This cake is so refreshing and a crowd-pleaser. A great cake to take to a gathering,...

Pina Colada Sherbet

By Wayne Boggs
You may garnish with a maraschino cherry and a pineapple chunk on a tiny drink umbrella....

Creamy Lime Bars

By Ann Simmons
These creamy lime bars are a refreshing dessert anytime!

Fudge Brownie Cake

By Kathy Griffin
Made this for our July 4th dinner. It was so yummy. One sister said to make...

Family Favorite 24 Hour Fruit Salad

By Cecelia Anderson
The first time I heard about a 24 hour fruit salad was when I attended a...

CREAMY LEMON CHEESECAKE

By Tere Gill
This is the creamiest, most delicious lemon cheesecake, I promise! Everyone who has tasted it has...

Poor Man's Apple Cobbler

By Shawna Payne
This is the easiest cobbler you can make in a pinch. If you have unexpected company...

Grandma Helen's Oatmeal Cookies

By Laurie Sanders
I had asked my grandmother for some cookie recipes a while back and she very kindly...

Ritzy Fudge Payolas

By MiMi Marshall
The fun of creating your own recipe is being able to name it! My husband loves...

Creamy Fruit Salad

By Edith James
I made this particular dish many times. Church, work, and at request. This is a salad...

The Best Peach Cobbler / Double Crust

By Cassie *
This is my husband's absolute favorite dessert. It's also my own recipe. He has requested it...

Peachy Peach Cobbler

By Bobby (*_*)
I had bought a carton of Minute Maid peach drink and was surprised how good it...

Orange Cream Fruit Salad

By JANE LOUISE
This is a lick the spoon and bowl kind of recipe. The creamy orange sauce enhances...

Sour Cream Pound Cake

By Lisa Meehan
This is the best pound cake ever! The combination of the three flavorings is delicious....

Caramel Fudge Chocolate Cake

By susan simons
This is a recipe I got from a magazine and have tweeked it to my families...

Lemony Afternoon Cookies

By Paige Nicholas
These cookies go great at any time of the day. Light, with just enough lemon to...

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge with Saltines!

By Dana Ramsey
Yep saltines. I was a little skeptical at first when I found this recipe but...

Outrageously Moist Orange Cookies

By Dee Stillwell
The original recipe came from a community cookbook. I don't like using shortening in cookies, so...
6 Pina Colada-Inspired Recipes

6 Pina Colada-Inspired Recipes


One sip of a pina colada and you’re transported to the tropics. Filled with pineapple, coconut, and rum flavor, they’re a summertime staple. Sometimes though, you want to enjoy the flavors of a pina colada without making a cocktail. When those cravings hit, try any of these pina colada-inspired recipes. They’re much less expensive to […]

Lemon Desserts To Turn a Bad Day Around

Lemon Desserts To Turn a Bad Day Around


When life hands you lemons, skip the lemonade and make a dessert. Tart, tangy, and sweet, they’re a scrumptious way to end a meal. We know dessert can turn a bad day around. When you add bright and refreshing lemon flavor to the recipe, we promise they’ll be smiles all around.

18 Homemade Pasta Sauces That Aren’t Marinara

18 Homemade Pasta Sauces That Aren’t Marinara


Step aside marinara, there are new pasta sauces in town. Easy and oh-so-good, these from-scratch pasta sauces will be your new go-to’s. No more jarred sauces for you! Homemade pasta sauce might require a little extra effort, but the family will taste the love in every bite.