Blue Ribbon Summer Recipes

Summer Recipes

From summer side dishes to healthy salads and more, stay cool with light and easy summer recipes!


Fruity Spinach Salad

Fruity Spinach Salad

By Monika Rosales
These flavors work well together.
Watermelon Vodka Slushes In A Glass With A Wedge Of Watermelon.

Watermelon Vodka Slush

By Kristina Talkington
Such a light and refreshing drink! Great summer recipe!
Sauteed Parmesan Zucchini And Yellow Squash Ready To Be Served.

Sauteed Parmesan Zucchini & Yellow Squash

By Lynelle Caldwell
Every summer no matter how few plants we plant it seems like we have too much...
Lemon Dressed Fruit Salad In A Bowl With A Sprig Of Mint.

Lemon Dressed Fruit Salad

By Lori Redifer
This is a delicious, refreshing fruit salad that I made for a family reunion. I...
Dutch Baby With Fresh Fruit Ready To Be Sliced.

Dutch Baby With Fresh Fruit (Bonnie's)

By Bonnie .
This is a good brunch recipe for a lazy Saturday morning. Unusual, giant popover appearance, this...
Triple Layer Lemon Meringue Pie

Triple layer lemon meringue pie

By Heather Kelley
*This recipe was passed down from my Great Grandmother Jenny...
Ciao Bella Watermelon Granita

Ciao Bella Watermelon Granita

By Anna Sciancalepore Antoniello
So refreshing for the summer! My mom makes lemon and coffee granita too. I have to pick...
Paprika Sprinkled Over Momma's German Potato Salad.

Momma's German Potato Salad

By melanie kenefsky
This dish was handed down by my great grandmother. I still make it for family and...
A Bowl Of Sweet & Spicy Cucumber Salad.

Sweet & Spicy Cucumber Salad

By Rhea Altamura
I started making these for cookouts. By request, I now make them year-around. Some people...
Land Your Man Baked Beans Ready To Be Served.

Land Your Man Baked Beans

By Jenny Moretz
1986 was the first time I made this dish. I was a newlywed and I was...
Fresh Corn Pie In A White Pie Plate.

Fresh Corn Pie

By Kelly Williams
This is a very old recipe of mine. Just a pretty and delicious way to serve...
Dump Cake Surprise Ready To Be Eaten.

Dump Cake Surprise

By Tenishia Ambrose
I have learned how to make a dump from the idea of others. However, I like...
A Big Bowl Of Fruit Salad To Die For.

Fruit Salad to Die For!

By Betsy Chesser
This is such an easy thing to make and the whole family will enjoy it. I...
Gluten-free Pasta Salad For Your Next Cookout.

Gluten-Free Pasta Salad

By Karl Strasser
I have some frends on special diets and everyone loves this salad.
Tuna Patties With Lemon-dill Sauce

Tuna Patties With Lemon-Dill Sauce

By Tammy T
I crave Tuna Patties at times and this is how I make them. Sure hit the...
Strawberry Lime Slush

Strawberry Lime Slush

By Ashley Lemon
If you love tangy and sweet strawberries this is for you! This is an adult strawberry...
A Bowl Of Ham & Cheese Potato Salad.

Ham & Cheese Potato Salad

By Amy Herald
Fun fact: Potatoes are grown in 36 states across the US.
A Bowl Of Mango Strawberry Salsa With Tortilla Chips.

Mango Strawberry Salsa

By Wendy Rusch
Was bored and wanted a fruity salsa so came up with this...Yummy, Yum. Served with...
Mexican Bruschetta Ready To Be Served.

Mexican Bruschetta

By Vera Cardia
Add a little twist to the common bruschetta (which I love as much) but with a...
A Slice Of Heaven On A Pie Plate On A Plate.

Heaven in a Pie Plate

By Peggi Anne Tebben
Oh yeah!!! It's that good. I had to rename this once I made it. The old...
A Big Bowl Of Grandma Wells' Tuna Macaroni Salad.

Grandma Wells' Tuna Macaroni Salad

By Katrina Freed
For decades I called this my birthday salad. Every year for as long as I can...
Smoky Fried Green Tomatoes With Fresh Garden Salsa

Smoky Fried Green Tomatoes With Fresh Garden Salsa

By Wanda Harrison
My husband and I came up with this recipe after collecting a lot of produce from...
Watermelon Mozzarella Salad - Perfect Treat For Summer

Watermelon Mozzarella salad - Perfect treat for summer

By Grishma Shah
Watermelon Mozzarella salad is very easy to make, flavorful and crowd pleasing. It is perfect...
Grilled Kielbasa Skewers On A Plate.

Grilled Kielbasa Skewers

By Lynette Occhipinti
Very easy and can use a wide variety of your favorite vegetables.

20 Recipes That Star Fresh Vegetables


Tired of hearing your family complain about eating their vegetables? Do we have recipes for you! From salads to pie to casseroles, fresh vegetables are the star of these 20 recipes. Some are delicious side dishes while others are hearty enough to be served for lunch or dinner. Trust us, your family will go from […]

14 Potato Salad Recipes for Your Next Cookout


Potato salad is an all-American barbecue side dish. It’s a must on the menu and what we love most is that there is a recipe to suit every taste bud. If you like a creamy potato salad, one with hard-boiled eggs, or one with unusual ingredients (think loaded baked potatoes), below you’ll find a recipe […]

23 Fresh Fruit Desserts


Baking with fruit doesn’t just mean making a fruit cake. It means whipping up muffins bursting with blueberries. Or, cobblers filled with sweet and tart fruit like blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, peaches, and cherries. Love cheesecake? Make it extra special with a homemade strawberry topping. Using fresh fruit in desserts transforms the flavor of the treat. […]