Blue Ribbon Main Course Recipes

Add a pinch of fun to your next meal with these beloved main course recipe ideas. Meat and potatoes? You bet! But it doesn’t stop there…


Grilled Steak and Veggies Tacos

By joann gough-stallbaumer
Flat iron steak has become my favorite versatile cut of beef. It cooks quickly and has...

Caprese Chicken Stacker With Reduced Balsamic

By Stephanie Beacham
I just made this last weekend. Salt and pepper chicken with fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil &...

Chicken Pesto Pasta

By Shawn Lansing
I love to serve this dish for the girls when we all get together or when...

Chicken Enchiladas With Sour Cream Sauce

By Jamie McKinney
A great, easy meal to make for your family. I love recipes that let the Crock...

Italian Drunken Noodles

By Lisa Swarm
This Italian drunken noodle recipe has been a family favorite for a while. Great flavors and...

Slow Smoked Baby Back Ribs in a Carolina Mop Sauce

By George Levinthal
I bought my first smoker a couple of years ago and I love it. I've smoked...

Taco Spaghetti Casserole

By Marianne Gleason
This taco spaghetti casserole is an easy prep casserole that cooks in one pot before it...

Amazing "Date Night" Chicken Tacos

By Shanelle Long
We LOVE to go to our favorite Mexican restaurant... but when we can't get a sitter...

BBQ Oven Pork Ribs

By Audra LeNormand
I accidentally came up with this as we had all intentions of BBQing outside and a...

Cilantro Pesto Chicken Pizza

By Kristi Bell
My hubby loves this recipe. The kids not so much. On half of the pizza dough,...

Chicken Spaghetti

By Jeanne Benavidez
This is a great, comfort dish. My sister gave me the recipe and I tweaked it...

BBQ Pork Ribs

By Kyra Brier
This is my boyfriend's favorite.

Chicken and Pasta With Summer Vegetables

By Marcia Devenitch
I had a recipe similar to this and lost it. So, I created this one which...

David's BBQ Pork Ribs

By David Kuhlmann
This recipe is one I came up with one day when wanting something different for my...

Papa's Grilled Chicken With a Twist

By Denny Keller
Can't cook it fast enough. They wait in line!

Smokin' Baby Got Back Ribs!

By Sherri Williams
"PORK" enough said! Enjoy these tasty ribs with some potato salad, bbq baked beans, coleslaw, grilled...

Picadillo Taco

By Deborah Garza
Growing up in Texas where cattle is raised, ground beef is the most affordable cut of...

Blackberry-Honey Ribs

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

Salmon Fillet With Herb Pesto

By Marian Arbour
This salmon is great done on the BBQ. But can also be baked in the oven...

Arielle's Favorite Tuna Casserole

By Michelle Waco
This is a favorite in my household. My kids love it (named after my daughter although)....

Jeanette's Taco Crunch Casserole

By Carla Skiles
I received this recipe from a co-worker that brings this to potluck get-togethers and it is...

Chicken With Zucchini and Pesto Over Angel Hair Pasta

By Linda Knowles
I made this one day because I had these ingredients on hand. My husband took the...

Loaded Fried Potatoes

By Kathy Embry
This is great for breakfast, brunch or dinner! Add and subtract ingredients that you love.

Pasta Slaw

By Shelene Wilhelm
We came up with this recipe after eating pasta slaw at Nordy's BBQ. Neither my husband...
13 Summer Grilled Side Dishes

13 Summer Grilled Side Dishes


It’s time to grab a cold drink and fire up the grill! While we love to grill chicken, steak, and salmon, grilled side dishes are some of the best. Balsamic vegetables, cheesy potatoes, charred fruit, and foil packets on the grill are must-makes this summer. Whether you’re grilling for your family on a Wednesday night […]

7 Summer Trifles

7 Summer Trifles


Who doesn’t love this lovely layered treat? Dating back to the 18th century, this is a tried and true summer dessert. Perfect for picnics, cookouts, and get-togethers, trifles are a delicious dessert that feed a crowd. Simple, gorgeous, and can be made ahead of time, trifles come in all shapes and sizes and flavors for […]

10 Fall-off-the-Bone Rib Recipes

10 Fall-off-the-Bone Rib Recipes


When planning a menu for your summer cookouts, make sure to add a slab or two of ribs to your menu. When done right, they’re tender, flavorful, and oh so tasty. Whether you like your ribs grilled, oven-baked, or smoked we’re sharing something to suit everyone. These 10 fall-off-the-bone rib recipes are so good, have […]