Blue Ribbon For Kids American Quick & Easy 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...

Fresh Corn Salsa

By Mary Elsener
I enjoyed this recipe at a potluck and made a few changes. It is fresh and...

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...

Delectable Bacon & Mushroom Green Bean Casserole

By Ashley Burnam
I made this for a Thanksgiving work potluck and it was the first pan to be...

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...

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...

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...

Cheesy Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes

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

Pam's Variations on a Theme - Onion Rings

By Pam Ellingson
As my Dad used to say "I have a Hankering for some onion rings!" I take...

8 Cheese Baked Macaroni

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

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...

Sausage Bacon Apple Stuffing

By Didi Dalaba
We emigrated here when I was a little girl. Our first Thanksgiving was explained to us...
What To Do With Too Many Fresh Blueberries

What To Do With Too Many Fresh Blueberries


This weekend I found the tastiest blueberries. I may have gone a little overboard and bought way more than I can snack on. So, I decided to do a little recipe research and figure out how I could use the extra blueberries. “This is a great summer take-along dessert,” says Laurie Lenartowicz (Livingston, TN) about […]

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 […]

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 […]