Blue Ribbon For Kids American Side Recipes


Balsamic Grilled Vegetables

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

Ooey Gooey Mac and Cheese

By Samantha Jacobs
This baked mac and cheese is so creamy and delicious. It's great for a Crock Pot...

Cheesy Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes

By Heather Isom
I got this idea from my mom. Ever since I was little she made these for...

Ranch Pasta Salad

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

Healthy Oven Fried Chicken Strips

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

Dee's Smoked Mac N Cheese

By Dee Stillwell
After trying to make a really good mac n cheese in our smoker several times, I...

Crock Pot Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

By Adrienne May
This is a great breakfast/brunch dish. It tastes like the casserole from Cracker Barrel.

Carrot Croquettes

By Vivian Queen-Chase
This recipe was made by my Aunt Afton to get her kids (6 and me) to...

Roasted Carrots, Thanksgiving Favorite

By Teresa Bailey
I made these for Thanksgiving and the family said they were the best carrots they had...

Harvest Fruit Salad

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

Pasta Slaw

By Shelene Wilhelm
We came up with this recipe after eating pasta slaw at Nordy's BBQ. Neither my husband...

Yellow Squash Casserole

By Judy Martin
I have tried several recipes using yellow squash and this is the one my friends like...

Sweet Eggplant Fritters

By Debora Hotard
This is a huge family favorite. My mom used to make these for my siblings...

That's One Darn Good Sammich!

By Sherri Williams
Sandwiches are quick and easy when you've worked all day and don't want to spend all...

Grilled Stone Fruit

By Ashley Muller
I just love stone fruits such as peaches or nectarines, apricots, and plums. When you...

Cilantro Lime Seafood Salad (In An Avocado Boat)

By Lisa 'Gayle' Goff
I took this to our monthly ladies luncheon and it was a hit with the ladies...

BBQ Crock Pot Beans

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

Grilled Peaches By Freda

By FREDA GABLE
Grilled peaches and Georgia peaches, of course, are a wonderful surprise while camping or anytime. These...

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...

Crispy Garlic Parmesan Asparagus Pillows

By Lisa 'Gayle' Goff
I'm pretty sure I am not the first to make these but they are WONDERFUL and...

Eggplant Dip/Raita - My Family Recipe

By Grishma Shah
Today I am sharing my family recipe which has been passed to generations from my grandma...

Zesty Cranberry Waldorf Salad

By Julia Ferguson
A refreshing twist on Waldorf Salad, with dried cranberries, lemon, and orange zest. I have never...

Not Yo' Momma's Stuffing

By Megan Flores
This stuffing recipe is so flavor-packed it's ridiculous! It complements any turkey, pork, or chicken dish! ***Disclaimer...

Cajun Potato Salad Brandy's Way

By Brandy Male
This is one I can't stop using because it is so tasty. You can mash your...
21 Easy Grilling Recipes

21 Easy Grilling Recipes


Father’s Day is just around the corner. Are you looking to do something special for dad this year? Why not take over the grilling duty and prepare an outstanding meal. From the main course to dessert, any of these 21 easy grilling recipes will make a dynamite dinner for dad.

20 Portobello Mushroom Recipes

20 Portobello Mushroom Recipes


The portobello mushroom is one of the most popular varieties of mushrooms in the world. Known as natural cancer-fighters and providing numerous health benefits, so portobellos are a tasty addition to your diet. Whether you are going low-carb, want to partake in Meatless Monday, or are on a plant-based diet, portobellos will become a staple […]

18 Snacks To Make Dad

18 Snacks To Make Dad


If you don’t have access to a grill to host a Father’s Day cookout, you can still show dad how much you care. How? By preparing a smorgasbord of snacks catered to dad. Does Dad enjoy eating meat? How about sausage stuffed crescent rolls or skillet chicken nachos? Dad the king of cheesy jokes? Enjoy […]