Blue Ribbon For Kids American Side Recipes


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...

Pasta Slaw

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

Cheese Loaf

By Susan Seybert
Cheese and bread. Nuff said! Serve this delicious bread with my 5 Star Chili...

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...

Bunkhouse Beans

By Shay Driver
My mom found the original version of this recipe in a cooking magazine when I was...

Mom's Deluxe Mashed Potatoes

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

Bob W's Corn Cakes

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

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...

Baked Beans, Aldine Hotel Style

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

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...

Old Fashioned Potato Loaf

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

Fire & Ice Tomatoes (SALLYE)

By sallye bates
Good served as a side dish with just about anything, but especially with fish (I think).

Twice Baked Potatoes, Make Ahead

By michelle 'FLAME' kelley
Make these ahead and your kids and hubby will love you. They last for a good...

8 Cheese Baked Macaroni

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

Cheesy Oven Fried Potatoes

By Rebecca Trent
Made this recipe and thought Mmmm. This would be good with some cheese sauce. As I...

Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs

By Kathy Griffin
Made these up for Easter dinner and everyone loved them. I didn't even have any leftovers...

Roasted Carrots, Thanksgiving Favorite

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

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...

Healthy Lentil Salad

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

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers

By Kristin D
These are AWESOME for a quick, hearty, weeknight meal. I hope you all enjoy them as...

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...

Catie's Island Tuna Salad

By Catie B
I found this recipe many years ago and adapted it. During the years I made this,...

Colorful Party Pasta Salad

By Megan Todd
This recipe is a family favorite that is requested for EVERY bonfire, birthday party, holiday get-together,...
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 […]

10 Fall-off-the-Bone Rib Recipes

10 Fall-off-the-Bone Rib Recipes


When planning a menu for your summer cookouts, make sure to add a slab or two of ribs to your menu. When done right, they’re tender, flavorful, and oh so tasty. Whether you like your ribs grilled, oven-baked, or smoked we’re sharing something to suit everyone. These 10 fall-off-the-bone rib recipes are so good, have […]

17 Sundae Topping Ideas

17 Sundae Topping Ideas


There’s nothing better than indulging in a frozen treat on those hot summer days, but it’s time to step up your ice cream game. These delicious sundae toppings will change how you scream for ice cream. From homemade strawberry sauce to skillet peaches to pretzel bites, your taste buds will jump for joy when you […]