Blue Ribbon Healthy Side Recipes


Harvest Fruit Salad

By Michelle Helgesen
I came up with this salad when I was asked to bring a fruit salad to...

Sherry Balsamic Caramelized Brussels Sprouts

By Lou Kostura
Tried something new with Brussels Sprouts and this recipe hits it outta the park. I also...

Roasted Butternut Squash

By Jennifer White
Roasting vegetables brings out the sweetness and flavor of an otherwise blah vegetable.

Slow Cooker Applesauce

By Stephanie Van Den Berg
My grandchildren love Nana's homemade applesauce. Today I used remnants left in my garage from November's...

Marinated Cucumbers, Onions and Tomatoes

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

Butternut Squash and Shallots

By Jennifer McLemore
Wanted a savory and semi-sweet butternut squash recipe. Shallots add such a savory, yet sweet...

Microwavable Acorn Squash

By Kitchen Crew
Acorn squash is a tasty, versatile and fantastic fall vegetable. Once cooked, it can be pureed,...

Mixed Greens

By Faye Patterson
This is a dead-ringer for the recipe a local restaurant makes. A great side for...

Basil Tomatoes

By Judy Sprague
If at all possible, use fresh, homegrown tomatoes - you'll be in heaven!

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

By Tonya Young
I'm always looking for a way to eat squash and this is a great one. It's...

Basil Tomato Salad

By Belinda Ramsey
I LOVE this salad! Not only does it taste yummy... it's extremely EASY!! The best of...

Baked Green Tomatoes

By Faye Patterson
I love fried green tomatoes, so this is my try at lightening it up a bit...

Roasted Vegetables with Pasta

By Ina Cobh
This is my go-to picnic recipe. I love it!

Mediterranean Salad

By liz carrier
Light salad with a great Greek flavor...

Stuffed Bell Peppers

By Donna Brown
This is a good way to use an abundant supply of fresh veggies in the summer...

Robin's Fresh Fruit Salad

By Robin Hearon
This is a wonderful and refreshing side dish that is perfect for any summer occasion. The...

Pan-seared Asparagus

By S S
A close friend taught me how to prepare this dish. It has become my favorite side...

Roasted Butternut Squash With Sage & Dried Cherries

By Jo Zimny
It's fall and time for squash. I love butternut squash and paired with the sage...

Cranberry Apples

By Brenda Forbes
Rarely do I not have this made and in my refrigerator! When a craving for...

Peggi's Chicken-Bacon Ranch Salad

By Peggi Anne Tebben
You are probably getting tired of hearing about all the recipes I've cooked at restaurants, but...

Sunshine in a Bowl

By Amy Croyle
I came up with this when my sister was pregnant with her first child. She would...
14 Lazy Weeknight Dinner Ideas

14 Lazy Weeknight Dinner Ideas


Having one of those “ugh, I don’t feel like cooking” kind of days? These fix it and forget it recipes are here to save the day. Super easy with minimal prep work, you won’t have to stand over a stovetop for an hour to make these weeknight meals. With little effort, you’ll have a family-approved […]

10 Cocktails That Taste Like Fall

10 Cocktails That Taste Like Fall


Apple is the fruit of fall so why not infuse it into a cocktail?! Fall recipes are filled with warmth and spice and these cocktails are no different. We’ve rounded up 10 apple-inspired cocktails to try this fall. When you’re sitting on the porch with a cozy sweater, relaxing by the first fire of the […]

26 Treasured Old-School Recipes

26 Treasured Old-School Recipes


What’s old is new again! While experimenting in the kitchen is fun, there is something about old-school, tried and true recipes that have our heart. Old-fashioned recipes have the ability to transport our taste buds to simpler times. From pound cake to banana pudding, biscuits to clam chowder, they’re made with simple ingredients and always […]