Blue Ribbon Quick & Easy Side Recipes


3 Cheese Garlic Braid

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

5 Cheese Macaroni

By jenifer carnegie
Whether it is a summer picnic or Christmas dinner, all year around, my family asks me...

8 Cheese Baked Macaroni

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

Caprese Salad Bites-Annette's

By Annette W.
One of our favorite summertime salads is Caprese Salad. I mean we can't get enough of...

Apple Almond Rice

By Kat Ryan
An easy side dish that goes with anything and will fill stomachs on a cold winter...

Apple-Cranberry Casserole

By Laura Young
I got this recipe from a friend who brought it to a pot luck dinner. It...

Apples, Bacon and Cranberries with White Cheddar

By Barbara Miller
The inspiration for this dessert comes from my mother. Every evening she would have her white...

Asiago & Gruyere Potato Gratin

By Genny Miller
Here is a new twist on scalloped or potatoes gratin. I'm a huge lover of Asiago...

Asparagus Salad with Fresh Mozzarella

By libby walp
We made this dish for the fouth of July, and it was a hit! The best...

Asparagus Strudel

By Kara Barnes
This looks pretty fancy, but it's really fairly easy to make. I hope you try...

Aunt Dianna's Bourbon Sweet Potatoes

By Joanna Petrasko
Was served sweet potatoes during my first Thanksgiving with my lovely boyfriend Matt's family, I took...

Aunt Linda's Corn Pudding

By Rhonda Gibson
This is my late aunt Linda's "Corn Pudding" recipe. My cousin makes this for every holiday...

Avocado and Artichoke Hearts Holiday Salad

By JoSele Swopes
My mom has made this salad for the holidays for years it is a favorite from...

Bacon & Tomato Pasta Salad

By Marianne Gleason
Perfect for these hot summer nights! Goes together quickly and not too heavy! Serving...

Bacon Bleu Brussels Sprouts With Mustard Sauce

By Michelle Wolf
This is delicious and a side dish that is gone the minute I get it to...

Bacon Parmesan Parsnip Puree

By Maggie May Schill
I was going to go to the grocery store and I asked my husband which veggies...

Bacon Tater Bake

By Karla Everett
This is a very delicious side dish and I like to change it up with various...

Bacon Tomato Pie

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

Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus

By Ashley Gunderson
Someone brought these bacon-wrapped asparagus to a 1st Communion party and they were delicious!

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...

Baked Carrots

By Vicky Arnold
Best way to get children to eat carrots.

Baked Creamed Potatoes

By Annette Johnson
I have been making this for 40 years since I was 10 years old. I take...

Baked Green Tomatoes

By Faye Patterson
I love fried green tomatoes, so this is my try at lightening it up a bit...
Refreshing Summertime Evening Cocktails

Refreshing Summertime Evening Cocktails


What better way to relax at the end of the day than to make a refreshing cocktail and take a few moments to yourself? We all know summertime can be busy. We may not be able to do this every day, but at least once a week I try to. It helps me clear my […]

13 Summer Grilled Side Dishes

13 Summer Grilled Side Dishes


It’s time to grab a cold drink and fire up the grill! While we love to grill chicken, steak, and salmon, grilled side dishes are some of the best. Balsamic vegetables, cheesy potatoes, charred fruit, and foil packets on the grill are must-makes this summer. Whether you’re grilling for your family on a Wednesday night […]

5 Stellar Ways To Make Tuna Salad

5 Stellar Ways To Make Tuna Salad


Gone are the days of boring tuna fish sandwiches we used to get in the school cafeteria. Nowadays, a tuna sandwich is still a great lunch option, but it’s loaded with flavor and anything but basic. Easy to make, we’re sharing five stellar ways to make homemade tuna salad.