A Culinary Trip Around the USA: 50 Recipes for 50 States!

A Culinary Trip Around the USA: 50 Recipes for 50 States!

Summertime is about spending time with friends and family, traveling, and celebrating our heritage. Holidays like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July really make us appreciate the great USA! That’s why we decided to take a culinary trip around the states with these great recipes- enjoy!

Alabama
Alabama Breakfast Soufflé: Need to feed a lot of people in the morning? This easy casserole feeds 10 to 12 people!

Alaska
Alaskan Salmon Chowder: Get lots of Omega 3 from this fish soup that's also low in fat. Very nutritious and delicious!
 
Arizona
May Clark’s Arizona Chili: Steak sauce is the secret ingredient to this tasty chili.

Arkansas
Biscuits and Gravy: This is a delicious, really simple recipe for the most delicious biscuits and gravy you will ever taste! And, there's nothing to them!

California
California Turkey Wraps: Avocado, sweetened with lime juice, is layered with fresh smoked turkey, tomato, and red onion.
 
Colorado
Mountain Mama: A pecan crust holds three layers of chocolate and creamy goodness.
 
Connecticut
Connecticut Beef Supper: A full meal in itself, this dish has a little bit of everything.

Delaware
Crab Stew: With this stew recipe you can use fresh or canned crabmeat. I'd recommend fresh, however, if you're short on time, canned is probably easier. If you're not a fan of crab, substitute chicken or shrimp!
 
Florida
Florida Key Lime Pie: Nothing says Florida Keys like some Key Lime Pie. Get tropical with dessert with this yummy recipe!

Georgia
Georgia Peach and Praline Pie: This Georgia peach and praline pie recipe combines two great pies in one pie shell.
 
Hawaii
Hawaiian Pork: Curry powder and pineapple juice make this a uniquely flavored dish.
 
Idaho
Potato Salad: This potato salad is a favorite in my family and in their families, as well. When the potatoes are grated, the salad can be a wonderful chip dip as well. This potato salad chilled and garnished with eggs, cilantro or sweet basil will be a beautiful addition to your table. It has a rich taste. Add more buttermilk and you have a creamy dip.

Illinois
Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza: Deep and tasty, this is true Chicago style pizza! I got this traditional recipe from a friend!
 
Indiana
Indiana Bourbon Chicken: You don't have to live in Indiana to enjoy this chicken masterpiece.

Iowa
Iowan Loose-Meat Sandwiches: This flavorful sandwich is a classic in the cornfields.
 
Kansas
Kansas City Potato Soup: This potato soup will be at the top of your list as one of your favorites. It is so simple and so good. It's always a big hit when I take it to potlucks.
 
Kentucky
Baked Kentucky Fried Chicken: The homemade blend of spices in this recipes cannot be beat – even by the Colonel himself.
 
Louisiana
Louisiana Seafood Gumbo: This Cajun seafood gumbo features lots of shellfish and a little andouille sausage for a more complex flavor.

Maine
Lobster Salad: Eat this great salad with bread or by itself...you'll love it either way.
 
Maryland
Maryland Crab Cakes: These are a fabulous treat as an appetizer, light lunch, or even stick them on a bun as a sandwich.
 
Massachusetts
Boston Cream Pie: Despite its name, this chocolate glazed American classic is actually a cake.
 
Michigan
Chili Coney Dogs: This fantastic slow cooker recipe is a family favorite!

Minnesota
Frozen Bananas on a Stick: Frozen, chocolate covered bananas rolled in coconut or peanuts makes the ultimate freezer treat.
 
Mississippi
Mississippi Mud Cake: Chocolate lovers, here is your fantasy come true in the form of ooey gooey mud cake!
 
Missouri
Missouri Hash: There are no potatoes in his hash; only rice and beef with some vegetables and seasoning.
 
Montana
Montana Dip: A delicious cheese dip that everyone will love!
 
Nebraska
Grilled Steak with Grilled Tomato Relish: Add a flavorful sauce made with tomatoes, onion, garlic and basil with your grilled steak.
 
Nevada
Clams Casino: Clams are broiled with a bread crumb topping and garnished with crumbled bacon.

New Hampshire
Apple Cider Punch: Depending on where you live and what the weather is like, you can serve this drink hot or cold – whether you get a white Christmas or not.
 
New Jersey
New Jersey-Style Potato Salad: The most important secret for success with both potato salad and cole slaw is to season them very well. Remember that both salads are served well chilled, and cold temperatures tend to mute flavors. For potato salads, I recommend using waxy varieties such as small russets or fingerling potatoes. They hold their shape well when cooked, so your salad won’t turn into mashed potatoes with mayonnaise. 

New Mexico

Southwest Taco Salad: In the mood for a good tasting taco salad? Well here is the recipe for you. It is very nice and simple and not that bad for you either.
 
New York
New York Cheesecake: This version of cheesecake has set tongues wagging in many respects. Its recipe comes from the legendary Lindy's Restaurant in New York. Well, Lindy's closed down a long time ago, so you have to make the cake yourself.
 
North Carolina
North Carolina Barbecue Turkey: All of us here in North Carolina make our barbeque turkey with this delicious recipe. Hope you like it with some heat!

North Dakota
Dakota Prairie Pumpkin Pie: Cinnamon, nutmeg, cream and vanilla make this a pumpkin pie worthy of your holiday table.
 
Ohio
Cincinnati Chili: Find out why the city is famous for its chili with this recipe.

Oklahoma
Norma’s Oklahoma Chicken Soup (Sapulpa): You know once you read the name of this recipe it has to be good. Any recipe that is named after a person and a state has to be an original.
 
Oregon

Oregon Raisin Rum Pound Cake: This cake has really yummy holiday flavor – great for entertaining or just for the family.
 
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Dutch Ham Pot Pie: You can serve this as a stew or a soup. Additional spices should be added by each diner. This is good to the last bite. This is a great way to use the last of a baked ham bone after the holidays. Serve with hearty French or Italian bread and butter.
 
Rhode Island
New England Clam Chowder: Enjoy this hearty dish as a meal or as a meal starter.
 
South Carolina
Chef Robert Stehling’s Shrimp and Grits: Savory shrimp over creamy grits is the ultimate southern dish.

South Dakota
Blackberry Kuchen: Homemade dough, streusel and fresh blueberries make this one tasty dessert.
 
Tennessee
Tennessee Front Porch Watermelon Pie: This is a wonderful “Country Dessert” right after a meal like chicken and dumplin's or country fried steak… Heck… As far as I am concerned, I could eat this dessert after ANY meal! Honestly... It is a nice, fluffy sweet pie that really looks and tastes wonderful!
 
Texas
Texas Ribeye: Add some A-1 Orignal Steak sauce and now you’ve got a Texas ribeye.
 
Utah
Utah’s Own Buzzy Bee Salad: Wow, a recipe that is named after a state, this must be good. This is so sweet that it calls for honey and brown sugar with the slightest taste of ground ginger.
 
Vermont
Maple Syrup Cheesecake: This cheesecake recipe uses maple syrup as a sweetener adding that special maple flavoring with it.
 
Virginia
Virginia Peanut Soup: Sneak in some vegetables for those PBJ lovers

Washington
Apple Pie: This is a very good pie and it's easy to make.

West Virginia
Pepperoni Rolls: These are much better than the store bought kind. They smell so good while cooking that no one can wait for them to come out of the oven. Great in lunch boxes for school or the office. But watch out, they may come home with orders for these.
 
Wisconsin
Cheese Spread with a Kick: This fabulous cheesy spread has a bit of spice to it!
 
Wyoming
Jerky: This jerky recipe is great for deer or beef.   Many say the best jerky recipe is the one you make yourself

Reviews (2)

  • I'm going to try the Colorado Mountain Mama this weekend for our little get to gather. It sounds really cool and creamy for a hot afternoon. I added others to my recipe box.
    Thanks
    Peach

    Flag as inappropriate Peachcobbler  |  May 31, 2011

  • All of these state recipes sound really good, quite a few I am planning to try I added them to my recipe box.
    Thanks,
    Linda

    Flag as inappropriate knuckles  |  May 30, 2011

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