Blue Ribbon American Side Recipes


3 Cheese Garlic Braid

By Candi Hummer
Something I came up with to use up an ample amount of cheese we have on...

5 Cheese Macaroni

By jenifer carnegie
Whether it is a summer picnic or Christmas dinner, all year around, my family asks me...

8 Cheese Baked Macaroni

By Jane Kear
When we were growing up, Mama used to make the best homemade macaroni and cheese I...

Amaretto Sweet Potatoes

By Darlene Sweet
Absolutely the BEST sweet potato casserole! The flavor of amaretto enhances the dish. A must for...

Amazing Twice Baked Potatoes

By Samantha Jolin
I took a variation of how my mother-in-law made these and made it my own. My...

Caprese Salad Bites-Annette's

By Annette W.
One of our favorite summertime salads is Caprese Salad. I mean we can't get enough of...

Apple Almond Rice

By Kat Ryan
An easy side dish that goes with anything and will fill stomachs on a cold winter...

Apple Walnut Acorn Squash

By Kitchen Crew
Filled with apples, nuts, bacon, and spices, this acorn squash recipe is a full-flavored side dish....

Apple-Cranberry Casserole

By Laura Young
I got this recipe from a friend who brought it to a pot luck dinner. It...

Apples, Bacon and Cranberries with White Cheddar

By Barbara Miller
The inspiration for this dessert comes from my mother. Every evening she would have her white...

Applewood Smoked Bacon and Maple Calico Beans

By Deb Lund
This is one of those great sides that everyone seems to love even if they are...

Asiago & Gruyere Potato Gratin

By Genny Miller
Here is a new twist on scalloped or potatoes gratin. I'm a huge lover of Asiago...

Asparagus Gruyere Tart

By Jan Mullikin
Saw this on Martha Stewart one time and now can use the new method to get...

Asparagus Salad with Fresh Mozzarella

By libby walp
We made this dish for the fouth of July, and it was a hit! The best...

Aunt Dianna's Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

By Joanna Petrasko
Was served sweet potatoes during my first Thanksgiving with my lovely boyfriend Matt's family, I took...

Avocado and Artichoke Hearts Holiday Salad

By JoSele Swopes
My mom has made this salad for the holidays for years it is a favorite from...

Bacon & Tomato Pasta Salad

By Marianne Gleason
Perfect for these hot summer nights! Goes together quickly and not too heavy! Serving...

Bacon and Brown Sugar Topped Sweet Potato Bake

By Adrienne May
This savory sweet potato casserole is so good! Everything is better with bacon!!

Bacon Bleu Brussels Sprouts With Mustard Sauce

By Michelle Wolf
This is delicious and a side dish that is gone the minute I get it to...

Bacon Bundled Green Beans

By Sara Andrea
I needed a new idea for Thanksgiving this year, 2016, and this recipe was such a...

Bacon Mushroom Noodle Casserole

By Jessica Silva
I am always in the mood for some comfort food. And for me, that includes a...

Bacon Tater Bake

By Karla Everett
This is a very delicious side dish and I like to change it up with various...

Bacon Tomato Pie

By Kim Phillips-Randolph
We have so many generous friends with gardens who send fresh vegetables our way this time...

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

By Ashley Gunderson
Someone brought these bacon-wrapped asparagus to a 1st Communion party and they were delicious!
Summer Recipes That Spotlight Cucumbers

Summer Recipes That Spotlight Cucumbers


When thinking of summer vegetables, squash and zucchini are probably at the top of the list. But, cucumbers are abundant too and we think they deserve the same spotlight. While they are technically a fruit, for cooking many consider them and treat them like a veggie. From a classic cucumber, tomato, and onion salad to […]

14 Summer Squash Recipes

14 Summer Squash Recipes


Summer produce is our favorite, especially summer squash! With so many delicious ways to prepare summer squash, it’s a healthy go-to ingredient during these warmer months. Yellow with a fat bottom that gets skinnier towards the neck, it’s very easy to differentiate summer squash from zucchini. No matter how you cut, cook or top it, […]

Grill a Special Meal for Father’s Day

Grill a Special Meal for Father’s Day


I have fond memories of my dad standing over the grill during the summer preparing a feast for the family. This Father’s Day, I plan to take over grilling duties from my husband and prepare a fantastic grilled meal. If you want to pick up the tongs, too, then check out these recipes. Cheryl Culver’s […]