Blue Ribbon Fourth of July Recipes

Fourth of July!

Enjoy these fun and festive recipes perfect for your Fourth of July cookouts!


Mango Tango Sauce

By nellie rickey
Started this by trying to duplicate a sauce my friend makes at his restaurant. I love...

Ranch Pasta Salad

By Dawn Whitted
This is one of my most requested pasta salads at my house. There are few ingredients...

Blackberry-Honey Ribs

By J. White Harris
Here's a different recipe for baby back ribs. I grow blackberries in my back yard. I...

Strawberry Shortcake Red, White & Blue Bites

By Catherine Thompson Floyd
Just a bite of deliciousness! Strawberry, cake, whipped cream and a blueberry topping to pop...

Thank God For Berries Cake!

By Barbara Heckenlively
This started out as a blueberry upside down cake. But then I added a filling...

Mom's Fruit Salad

By Becky Graves
This is my brother's favorite salad that Mom would make! You can use any combination...

Southern Style Potato Salad

By Kristin D
I love a decent potato salad, especially during the summertime when all those BBQ's happen. I...

Chipotle Lime Chicken

By Lou Kostura
I use thighs for this however, you can use whatever you choose. This is a very...

Chicken and Bacon Macaroni Salad

By Sue Faccone
I like to add different colored peppers sliced thin and put on top of the salad...

Jamie's Doggone Good Hot Dog Chili

By jamie Beecham
This is a very different tasting chili I made for my grilled hot dogs. It has...

Blueberry Strawberry Buckle

By billy haze
A refreshing dessert for those summer barbecues.

Patriotic Popping Sundaes with Cinnamon Naan

By Lori McLain
I love popping rocks candies to make any celebration fun! I like to make this...

Sherry's Old Fashioned Homemade Banana Pudding

By Sherry Wilkins
If you don't care for the taste of boxed banana pudding then this recipe is for...

Edamame Pasta Salad

By Kathy W
This is even better the next day. Great to take on picnics or carry-outs. You won't...

All American Muffins

By chris elizondo
Everybody likes a little sweetness with their holiday celebrations, so I came up with these as...

Michigan Hot Dog Sauce

By Jen Smallwood
My Mother's recipe for a spicy, tangy sauce for hot dogs, french fries or hamburgers...

Fresh Fruit Pie

By Betsy Wolfe
Passed down over years, you can use almost any fruits for this pie. Tastes like you're...

Hot Dogs With Onion and Tomato Relish

By Catherine Cappiello Pappas
A great way to jazz up a summer classic!

Burger Brothers Burger Blend

By alan shulver
Every diner in America is only as good as its burger. In the case of Burger...

You Saucey Little Dog Sauce (hot dog sauce)

By Dee Tourville
This is a spicy sauce I created...not for the little ones or faint of heart.

Party Pasta Salad

By Tammy Raynes
Summertime cooking doesn't have to be hot and boring. This little salad is great any time...

Patriotic Gelatin Fruit Salad

By Fredda Rosenbaum
The combination of cherry pie filling and strawberry gelatin came about by accident. I began...

Simple Ranch Potato Salad

By sherry monfils
A simple to make ranch flavored salad for when you want to make potato salad without...

The BEST Glazed Fruit Salad!

By Megan Haskins
I found this recipe in a 1950s reminisce magazine. I tweaked it by adding orange marmalade,...
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. […]

How to Make Homemade Pesto

How to Make Homemade Pesto


If basil is part of your herb garden, then you’re probably noticing it’s bursting at the seams right now. There are only so many sliced tomato and mozzarella salads to make. So what to do with the rest of the fresh basil? Make pesto! While there are delicious store-bought versions, pesto can be made at home in […]

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 […]