Blue Ribbon Side Recipes

Memorable sides can make the meal... or even become a meal in themselves. Dig into these scrumptious sides: vegetables, casseroles, risottos, beans and more!


Heirloom Potato Salad

By Betsy Wolfe
I've taken the best elements from two family potato salad recipes and have made this version...

Watermelon Summer Salad

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

Fried Zucchini

By Holly Grier- Wallace
I love using up my fresh garden zucchini, which seems to always be more than I...

Faux- Fried Zucchini

By Nicole Barth
A great way to use an oversupply of zucchini. Most people can't believe these aren't fried.

Creamy Zucchini Pancakes

By Deb Lund
With the bumper crop of zucchini this year I had to get creative. I have been...

Pasta Salad

By Belinda Loucks
Whenever I make this pasta salad everyone always asks me to make it again. It...

Vegetarian Squash Saute Pasta Dish

By Rebecca Trent
This is something new I decided to try. My family loves squash. I combined the recipe...

Zucchini Crescent Casserole

By Shirley Schiavone
This is a wonderful vegetable dish. My significant other really enjoyed it and wants me to...

Marinated Cucumbers, Onions and Tomatoes

By Angie Buehler
I grew up marinating cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes every summer as a side dish. Always a...

Ranch Pasta Salad

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

Bacon Fried Corn

By Jenny Powers
As a child, I would go to my grandmothers garden and pick fresh corn for dinner....

Fried Zucchini

By Kimberly Biegacki
My Grammie (Roberta Campbell) used to make this all the time. We always had zucchini growing...

Zucchini or Summer Squash Fritters

By Rose Abrams
We all have an abundance of both yellow summer squash and zucchini. Here's a recipe that...

Parmesan Asparagus

By Aku N
This is the only way to eat asparagus! Very good!!! This is asparagus tossed in a...

Bourbon Baked Beans

By Danielle Lorton
I know the ingredients may seem a little odd, but these are soo good. I hope...

Spring Rolls (My Mother's Recipe)

By Darla Mays
My mom made this while I was growing up. She'd make a big batch of it...

Southern Sausage Baked Beans

By Leslie Bernardi
This is my mama's recipe. It has always been a "must-have" side at all of our...

Zucchini Chips

By Jenn Visser
In yet another attempt to foster a love for vegetables in my child, I came up...

Slap Your Mama It's So Delicious Southern Squash Casserole

By Sherri Jackson
This is a tried and true Southern recipe that can be modified by adding meat or...

My Husband's Favorite Zucchini Recipe

By Jamie Burris
I asked my husband if there was anything he wanted me to post and he said...

Tater Tot Casserole

By Muna Escobar
My kids love this. The more tater tots and cheese I put in it, the better.

Grilled Squash With Balsamic Drizzle

By Sherri Williams
I love all types of squash and I love to grill. The balsamic reduction adds...

Sausage Cream Cheese Crescents

By Annamaria Settanni McDonald
These are so good and simple. I sometimes with even add a cup of sharp cheddar...
13 Recipes To Make in Your Smoker This Summer

13 Recipes To Make in Your Smoker This Summer


Recently, smokers have risen in popularity. They are an investment, though. So if you own one, it’s worth using it as much as possible. We know it’s good for ribs and a pork roast, but you can light the smoker for other recipes too. From appetizers to the main meal, sides, and desserts, there’s a […]

15 Zucchini Recipes to Make this Summer

15 Zucchini Recipes to Make this Summer


Zucchini is one of our favorite go-to seasonal vegetables. When the garden is full of zucchini, these recipes make it easy to enjoy in a variety of ways. From fried zucchini to zucchini bread to zucchini roll-ups, you won’t be able to grow zucchini fast enough to enjoy these delicious zucchini recipes.

No-Bake Treats For Your Summertime Sweet Tooth

No-Bake Treats For Your Summertime Sweet Tooth


When the temps go high, it’s all about keeping the kitchen cool. I love quick and easy recipes, and no-bake desserts make the menu. For me, summertime treats are always best when you don’t have to turn on the oven. Lisa Johnson’s (Fort Worth, TX) Strawberry Icebox Pie is incredibly easy to make and perfect […]