Blue Ribbon Picnic Recipes

Picnic Picks!

Delicious picnic recipes for the perfect outdoor feast!


Frito Corn Salad

By Pamela Floyd
This recipe was given to me by my neice. Not long after she was married...

Watermelon Summer Salad

By Sheri Mullins
A light refreshing side dish for the heat of the summer! Goes great with chicken...

Grandma Wells' Tuna Macaroni Salad

By Katrina Freed
For decades I called this my birthday salad. Every year for as long as I can...

Watermelon Mozzarella Salad

By Grishma Shah
Watermelon Mozzarella Salad is very easy to make, flavorful, and crowd-pleasing. It is perfect for...

Super Quick and Easy Rocky Road Brownies

By Miranda Roderick
Your kids will love making these with you because they can do about 80% of it...

Summertime or Anytime Fruit Salad

By Kendra W. Raymond
This yummy and refreshing salad goes well with a breakfast or brunch. It is also...

Cool Cucumber Sandwiches

By Michelle Cater
These are great sandwiches for picnics or for a cool summer brunch. You can make these...

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...

Fourth Of July Cheesecake

By Faye Patterson
I make this EVERY year on the Fourth of July. My family looks forward to it...

Seven Layer Taco Dip

By Judy Sprague
Our family are Cincinnati Bengals fans. This is a good take along for tailgate parties.

BLT Chicken Salad

By Cherie Hammond
This is one of my favorite chicken salads. It is versatile because you can use...

Fried Chicken Strips

By Penny R
All seasonings/spices can be adjusted to suit your taste.

Fruity Nutty Chicken Salad

By Gordon Savell
Every time someone new tries it, I have a new fan. My sister and I made...

DELIGHTFULLY COOL SUMMER STRAWBERRY TORTE

By DONNA WILL
this dish is a wonderful dessert for any occasion, its great for parties or for a...

Shrimp Pasta Salad - Waco Style

By Michelle Waco
This is my spin on my Mom's famous shrimp salad -adapted for my DH's tastes -...

Southern Antipasto Salad

By Barbara Drexler
This is the way my Mom taught us to cook. Start out with a great...

Fabulous Chicken Salad

By Stacey Vadas
We all LOVE chicken salad on croissants in my house. Over the years, and with...

Ginger Lemonade

By Diane Swan
This is so refreshing on a hot summer day. If you want to dress this...

Outer Banks Fresh Tuna Salad

By geraldine quesenberry
This recipe was given to me by my brother, Jerry, who lives in the Outer Banks...

Easy Tortellini Salad

By Lillian Russo
This is my fresh tasting, flavorful, tortellini salad that is always a big hit at family...

Summer Spaghetti Salad

By Rhonda Gibson
This is one of my favorite summer dishes!

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

By Robin Dextradeur
As everyone has different taste you can change this up and use blue cheese dressing instead...

Rice Salad With a Citrus Vinaigrette

By Kelly Phillips
This is an incredible salad to serve with grilled Tilapia on a hot summer day or...

Mandarin Orange/Strawberry Spinach Salad

By Marie Guaragna
This is a true "CP," (Crowd Pleaser!)
15 Kid-Friendly Poolside Treats

15 Kid-Friendly Poolside Treats


Nothing ruins a fun day at the pool than a hangry kid. Help prevent those hunger-induced meltdowns with these easy, kid-friendly, and packable poolside snacks! No matter how picky your kids are, we promise your new go-to summer kid-friendly treat is here. From new twists on old favorites to yummy ways to get your kids […]

Summer Cocktails to Unwind and Beat the Heat

Summer Cocktails to Unwind and Beat the Heat


Whether it’s a busy day at work, dealing with rambunctious kids all day, or just wanting something cold to cool down, these days 5 pm can’t come soon enough. None of us are following our typical summer schedule. It’s nice to take a little time at the end of the to relax and these summer […]

Who Invented the Hot Fudge Sundae?

Who Invented the Hot Fudge Sundae?


Thick and rich, hot fudge sauce turns ordinary vanilla ice cream into something magical. Cold vanilla ice cream gets slightly melted from the hot fudge and topped with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry. It’s a classic and easy dessert. But what’s the history of the hot fudge sundae and who invented it? Before we […]