Blue Ribbon American Quick & Easy 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...

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-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...

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 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 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 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!

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 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...

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 Crock Pot Beans

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

11 Recipes That Spotlight Pesto


Bright green in color, pesto is a classic northern Italian sauce. Traditionally made with basil, Parmesan, garlic, olive oil, and nuts (pine nuts or walnuts), it has a slightly grassy and nutty flavor. Easy to make at home, it’s versatile and quite tasty. We’re sharing pesto sauce from scratch recipes along with ways you can […]

5 Stellar Ways To Make Tuna Salad

5 Stellar Ways To Make Tuna Salad


Gone are the days of boring tuna fish sandwiches we used to get in the school cafeteria. Nowadays, a tuna sandwich is still a great lunch option, but it’s loaded with flavor and anything but basic. Easy to make, we’re sharing five stellar ways to make homemade tuna salad.

7 Summer Trifles

7 Summer Trifles


Who doesn’t love this lovely layered treat? Dating back to the 18th century, this is a tried and true summer dessert. Perfect for picnics, cookouts, and get-togethers, trifles are a delicious dessert that feed a crowd. Simple, gorgeous, and can be made ahead of time, trifles come in all shapes and sizes and flavors for […]