Blue Ribbon American For Kids Side Recipes


Candied Yams From Scratch

By Reyhan Sun
Water is not needed. The yams cook in the sugar and butter without water, as...

Mom's Deluxe Mashed Potatoes

By Colleen Barrett
When my mother made these potatoes for the first time 25+ years ago at Thanksgiving one...

Nonna's Cornbread Dressing

By Lisa Wilson
I must have this served with cranberry sauce and a slice of turkey! All my family...

Sausage Bacon Apple Stuffing

By Didi Dalaba
We emigrated here when I was a little girl. Our first Thanksgiving was explained to us...

Mushroom caps made famous by Grandma

By Samantha Jacobs
These are a HUGE hit in my house. On christmas eve my family does a buffet...

French Onion Mac and Cheese!!

By Samantha Jacobs
Sometimes you just need something super decadent =) Yummm!

Smoky Orzo Casserole

By Lynda Hayes
My husband created this dish. He wanted something flavorful and easy to fix. This is...

Spinach and Artichoke Quesadilla w/Bacon

By Brandy Bender
I love spinach and artichoke dip!!!!

3 Cheese Garlic Braid

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

Grandma Rose's Split Pea Soup with Beef Flanken

By Erika Kerekes
My grandmother made huge batches of this soup and doled it out to her kids and...

Shrimp Pasta Salad

By Michelle Flory
My girls love this. I make it with left over steamed shrimp.

Noodle Kugel

By karen axel-knispel
this has been in my family for many many years

Easter Bunny Mashed Potatoes

By Marilyn Davidson
If you have kids that don't like veggies, try this one at Easter dinner. The Easter...

Ranch Pasta Salad

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

Cheesy Corn and Green Bean Casserole

By Kelli Thomas
This casserole is an easy way to get my kids to eat their vegetables! Sometimes I...

Healthy Lentil Salad

By Marti Green
This is a very wonderful tasty salad. You can serve it plain or on a bed...

Totally Exotic Carrot Slaw

By Barbara Miller
Are you tired of the coleslaw rut? This carrot slaw has a totally over the top...

Healthy Oven Fried Chicken Strips

By Marti Green
I have to say, this is my favorite recipe and my family just loves them. They...

Baked Beans, Aldine Hotel Style

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

Fried Zucchini

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

Breakfast Nom Nom

By Michelle Koletar/Mertz
I saw a diner cook on TV do something similar to this & thought it sounded...

Honey Glazed Carrots

By Marsha Gardner
Any way to make kids eat their veggies. Adults love them prepared this way as...

Old Fashioned Potato Loaf

By Martha Price
My grandmother used to make this when I was a little girl when my siblings and...

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

By Virginia (Ginger) Dean
This is one of my family's most favorite recipes, especially my youngest daughter. She absolutely loves...
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