Blue Ribbon American Side Recipes


Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

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

Baked Beans With Bacon

By Laura Huffman
My family and friends will ask me to bring my baked beans to our get-togethers. I...

Baked Beans, Aldine Hotel Style

By Michelle Koletar/Mertz
This is a very old & popular recipe from my hometown of Sunbury, PA. I...

Baked Broccoli with Macaroni and Cheese

By Glenda Purvis
Basically, a revved up macaroni and cheese. This is a super easy, versatile meatless recipe that...

Baked Brussels Sprouts

By Joshua McGee
I improvised this recipe to use up the smaller Brussels sprouts I snapped off from a...

Baked Carrots

By Vicky Arnold
Best way to get children to eat carrots.

Baked Creamed Potatoes

By Annette Johnson
I have been making this for 40 years since I was 10 years old. I take...

Baked Mac and Cheese for One

By Sue Lally
Cooking for one can be a challenge. No matter how much I like something, I don't...

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

By stephanie sorbie
My mom's boyfriend used to have baked mac and cheese as a boy. His mom would...

Baked Onion Rings

By Kris Krajacic
We love homemade onion rings but trying to get away from the deep fryer; these should...

Baked Potato Casserole

By Joelle Teague
The first Thanksgiving my husband and I were married, we had everyone over for thanksgiving. This...

Balsamic Grilled Vegetables

By Susan Din
Veggies marinated in balsamic vinegar and soy sauce and cooked in a grill basket until smoky,...

Balsamic Potato Salad

By Tonya Young
Well, I'm a huge balsamic vinegar fan AND red potato fan, so this potato salad is...

Basic Mashed Potatoes

By Karen Feinen
Just the basics! Potatoes make such a versatile with which to experiment. Try adding...

BBQ Asparagus With Parmesan and Lemon Zest

By Brad Nichols
Another easy, dish-free, veggie side 'pouch' often used at our house. The lemon zest adds a...

BBQ BAKED BEANS--MY WAY

By Tracy Joyner
I personally LOVE baked beans... many are tastey but just average. I have found that adding...

BBQ Crock Pot Beans

By Gloria Bernal
The perfect summer recipe for picnics, reunions or summer parties. I'm always asked for the recipe,...

Bea's Baked Cabbage

By Bea L.
We love cabbage here at this household. My friend, Rudy, had the best cabbage I had...

Beet Salad

By Debra Shute
My grandmother always had this with the Thanksgiving turkey and it went well w/ our Christmas...

Better Than Mom's Mac 'N Cheese

By Tere Gill
Nine kinds of cheese? Oh, yeah! I was craving macaroni and cheese but wanted something a...

Beyond Yummy Green Bean Casserole

By Tessa Pasquill
My husband always loves it when I make this and people always are asking me for...

BLONDIE'S GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE (Not your Mama's recipe!)

By Blondie Pussycat
After serving the traditional green bean casserole for many years, I decided to change it... my...

Bob W's Corn Cakes

By Bob Wakeman
This will go together with just about anything. I top them sometimes with white gravy. Kids...
Refreshing Summertime Evening Cocktails

Refreshing Summertime Evening Cocktails


What better way to relax at the end of the day than to make a refreshing cocktail and take a few moments to yourself? We all know summertime can be busy. We may not be able to do this every day, but at least once a week I try to. It helps me clear my […]

19 Recipes for Girl’s Night

19 Recipes for Girl’s Night


Oh, we’ll tell you what you want – what you really really want! These girl’s night approved recipes are going to be a hit at your next get together. Full of flavor, these easy appetizers and finger foods are sure to go perfectly with the night’s cocktail of choice. Whether you’re watching The Bachelor, spending […]

13 Different Ways To Grill Chicken

13 Different Ways To Grill Chicken


When asked, “What’s for dinner?” and you answer chicken, you won’t get a sigh from your family if you say grilled chicken. No matter what cut of chicken your family likes, we’ve gathered an assortment of recipes to make all summer long. You’ll find grilled chicken breast, wing, and thigh recipes. Plus, a tasty recipe […]