Blue Ribbon For Kids 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...

Southern-Style Hush Puppies

By Elaine Bovender
Living on the coast of North Carolina, we love Calabash-style seafood and hush puppies. I serve...

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...

Parmesan Asparagus

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

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...

The Best Green Chile Pork... Ever

By Ashley Burnam
(I have recently changed this recipe to make it less work- heck yes) I had a dish...

Grilled Corn - The Sweetest Corn Ever (2 ing.)

By Didi Dalaba
For the longest time every time I had a get together or function of any kind...

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...

Bean & Pea Slow Cooker Soup

By Donna Graffagnino
Also sometimes called Pantry or Cupboard Soup, this amazing, hearty crock pot dish can't get any...

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...

Thanksgiving Twice Baked Pumpkin Sweet Potatoes

By Megan Todd
Sweet potatoes are a MUST have on our holiday menu and anytime throughout the year. We...

Roasted Carrots, Thanksgiving Favorite

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

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15 Mediterranean-Influenced Dishes

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