Blue Ribbon Quick & Easy Side Recipes


Zucchini or Summer Squash Fritters

By Rose Abrams
We all have an abundance of both yellow summer squash and zucchini. Here's a recipe that...

Sauteed Parmesan Zucchini & Yellow Squash

By Lynelle Caldwell
Every summer no matter how few plants we plant it seems like we have too much...

Millie's Holy Guacamole Pasta Salad

By Millie P. York
I do a lot of cooking for the hospitality team at my church and I was...

Florida Slaw

By tiege rd
This is light and so refreshing on a hot summer day or alongside a burger.

Grilled Squash With Balsamic Drizzle

By Sherri Williams
I love all types of squash and I love to grill. The balsamic reduction adds...

Grilled Fresh Green Beans

By Lynn Socko
This bean and veggie combination is even more delicious cooked outside on the grill. Leave...

Ranch Pasta Salad

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

Chicken Pasta Salad

By Bobbie Keefer
I buy chicken from the grocery store deli and a large container of macaroni salad and...

Parmesan Asparagus

By Aku N
This is the only way to eat asparagus! Very good!!! This is asparagus tossed in a...

Pami's Chunky Chopped Salad

By Pami Toll
I've lost about 60 lbs eating this. It's delicious, filling and I look forward to making...

Herb Roasted Potatoes

By Donna Brown
This is a great side dish for vegetables or a burger.

Stuffed Mushrooms

By Diane Eldridge
i love mushrooms....any way ya make them.... this is one of my fav recipes for them......

Sausage Cream Cheese Crescents

By Annamaria Settanni McDonald
These are so good and simple. I sometimes with even add a cup of sharp cheddar...

Bacon Tomato Pie

By Kim Phillips-Randolph
We have so many generous friends with gardens who send fresh vegetables our way this time...

Mom's Deluxe Mashed Potatoes

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

My Granny's Old-Fashioned Biscuits

By Elaine Bovender
When I was young and learning how to cook, this was another one of those things...

Country Garden Fritters With Chili Lemon Cream

By Lori Harbin-Combs
I married the love of my life and he dislikes most veggies so I had to...

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

By Vickey Yott Morrissey
I only made 2 cups of this and it was not enough. You can increase or...

Vegetarian Squash Saute Pasta Dish

By Rebecca Trent
This is something new I decided to try. My family loves squash. I combined the recipe...

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...

Keto Squash Casserole

By Monika Rosales
By omitting the butter crushed crackers and replacing with cheese, makes this recipe not only Keto-friendly...

Balsamic Potato Salad

By Tonya Young
Well, I'm a huge balsamic vinegar fan AND red potato fan, so this potato salad is...
Summer Recipes That Spotlight Cucumbers

Summer Recipes That Spotlight Cucumbers


When thinking of summer vegetables, squash and zucchini are probably at the top of the list. But, cucumbers are abundant too and we think they deserve the same spotlight. While they are technically a fruit, for cooking many consider them and treat them like a veggie. From a classic cucumber, tomato, and onion salad to […]

14 Summer Squash Recipes

14 Summer Squash Recipes


Summer produce is our favorite, especially summer squash! With so many delicious ways to prepare summer squash, it’s a healthy go-to ingredient during these warmer months. Yellow with a fat bottom that gets skinnier towards the neck, it’s very easy to differentiate summer squash from zucchini. No matter how you cut, cook or top it, […]

Grill a Special Meal for Father’s Day

Grill a Special Meal for Father’s Day


I have fond memories of my dad standing over the grill during the summer preparing a feast for the family. This Father’s Day, I plan to take over grilling duties from my husband and prepare a fantastic grilled meal. If you want to pick up the tongs, too, then check out these recipes. Cheryl Culver’s […]