Blue Ribbon Quick & Easy Healthy Side Recipes


Yellow Squash Casserole

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

Sauteed Parmesan Zucchini & Yellow Squash

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

Grilled Squash With Balsamic Drizzle

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

Fresh Corn Salsa

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

Marinated Cucumbers, Onions and Tomatoes

By Angie Buehler
I grew up marinating cucumbers, onions, and tomatoes every summer as a side dish. Always a...

Greek Asparagus Salad

By Nick Monfire
It's such a simple and easy recipe with huge flavors.

Crispy Air Fryer Zucchini Chips

By Kitchen Crew
When the garden is overflowing with zucchini, give this zucchini chips recipe a try. Cooking them...

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...

Mexicano Shrimp Cocktail

By Lou Kostura
I originally tried this in a tiny Mexican general store in Calistoga California. They serve it...

Mixed Greens

By Faye Patterson
This is a dead-ringer for the recipe a local restaurant makes. A great side for...

Basil Tomatoes

By Judy Sprague
If at all possible, use fresh, homegrown tomatoes - you'll be in heaven!

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

By Tonya Young
I'm always looking for a way to eat squash and this is a great one. It's...

Basil Tomato Salad

By Belinda Ramsey
I LOVE this salad! Not only does it taste yummy... it's extremely EASY!! The best of...

Baked Green Tomatoes

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

Roasted Vegetables with Pasta

By Ina Cobh
This is my go-to picnic recipe. I love it!

Mediterranean Salad

By liz carrier
Light salad with a great Greek flavor...

Robin's Fresh Fruit Salad

By Robin Hearon
This is a wonderful and refreshing side dish that is perfect for any summer occasion. The...

Pan-seared Asparagus

By S S
A close friend taught me how to prepare this dish. It has become my favorite side...

Harvest Fruit Salad

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

Cranberry Apples

By Brenda Forbes
Rarely do I not have this made and in my refrigerator! When a craving for...

Peggi's Chicken-Bacon Ranch Salad

By Peggi Anne Tebben
You are probably getting tired of hearing about all the recipes I've cooked at restaurants, but...
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 […]

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 […]

15 Mediterranean-Influenced Dishes

15 Mediterranean-Influenced Dishes


The Mediterranean “diet” has been popular for years, but it’s really not a diet. More so, it’s a healthier eating lifestyle that limits processed foods. It gets its name because it includes foods from regions around the Mediterranean Sea, like Greece, Italy, and Spain. Vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fish, and healthy fats (such as olive […]