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10 Extraordinary Homegrown American Foods | The Guardian Express

10 Extraordinary Homegrown American Foods | The Guardian Express | American Food | Scoop.it
However, with the rise of ethnic cuisines and supermarkets filled with microwave dinners and salad bars, it is difficult to remember that there are extraordinary homegrown American food delights still served across the nation.
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It is easy to confuse the foods which shaped America with the frozen dinners and other junk food other cultures assume is all we eat, which is why it is always nice to stumble upon an article detailing 'real' food instead of extolling the virtues of junk in a box.

 

Homegrown American foods are classic, timeless and delicious, and examples include clam chowder, shoofly pie, fajitas, po'boys and San Francisco sourdough. Although some of those foods are typical in some states and hard to find (unless you make your own) in others, that is down to the sheer size of the United States. Chile verde is found on nearly every restaurant menu in New Mexico but you would be hard pressed to find it in Virginia.

 

If you are in Virginia though, Smithfield ham is their classic homegrown food. Every culture has its own beloved dishes which stand the test of time, and it is fair to say the United States boasts plenty of wonderful dishes.

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American food is great - lots of unpretentious comfort food. I like.

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There are no hard and fast rules about what to serve with hamburgers. Potato salad provides a cool and creamy accompaniment to your...
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Vegetable Layer Salad for the Multitudes | Amazing Salad Recipes

Vegetable Layer Salad for the Multitudes | Amazing Salad Recipes | American Food | Scoop.it
There are salad recipes definitely created to serve in a lovely glass or crystal bowl. Layer salad, considered an authentic American creation, is...
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What a creative idea! This layered vegetable salad is in a clear glass shallow bowl, and features an incredible display of vegetables and other ingredients to make several layers of goodness. There is something for everyone as a layer of chopped tomatoes starts the process. Various fare includes onions, corn, peas, carrots, hominy and hard-boiled eggs, which fill the bowl. Topping the layers with an amazingly delightful display of chopped celery, green onion stalks, and thinly sliced mushrooms, you realize no one will go hungry. If you are looking for filling salad recipes, this particular version definitely is the one.

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Fun Cupcake Ideas - YouTube

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How to Make the Best Homemade French Fries | Recipe Publishing Network

How to Make the Best Homemade French Fries | Recipe Publishing Network | American Food | Scoop.it
Homemade French fries are guaranteed to make your mouth water. They taste so much nicer than anything you can buy from the store and they are...
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Spicy fries make a change from regular fries and the spices make them even tastier. Spicy fries can be subtly spicy or very spicy. There is no rule that says they have to be coated in chili and fiery hot, so choose which spices you want to add and the quantity you want to use. Anyone who enjoys the taste and texture of fries is going to love spicy fries.

Spicy fries can be served as a snack or side dish, and although they are good with ketchup, they are even better served with mayonnaise or a creamy dip, because this makes a nice contrast with the spiciness and cools the mouth. Discover how to make spicy fries like a pro and make this fantastic dish for your family to enjoy.

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Hamburger Steak Recipe | Recipe Publishing Network

Hamburger Steak Recipe | Recipe Publishing Network | American Food | Scoop.it
Have you ever thought how hamburgers started? I have tried asking around and I also did some research. I found many different stories on how...
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Hamburger steak is made with hamburger meat and other flavorings and seasonings. Any carnivore will love the flavor it offers, and it is usually served with a tasty gravy too. If you have a hungry family and you want to make something satisfying and meaty then let this special recipe come to your rescue. For sure everyone will love the meaty flavor, the rich gravy served over it and the filling side dishes too.

Find out how to make the best-tasting hamburger steak and which side dishes to prepare to go alongside it. Discover how to get succulent results and how to ensure your hamburger steak recipe comes out absolutely perfect. Anybody can learn how to make delicious hamburger steak with this simple recipe, and you will want to make it often.

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Sloppy Joes Recipe | Recipe Publishing Network

Sloppy Joes Recipe | Recipe Publishing Network | American Food | Scoop.it
Are you looking for a quick&easy dinner meal that you can whip up real fast for the kids? Try my amazing Sloppy Joes Recipe today!
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I love Sloppy Joes and even though I have my own recipe I usually use I like to try other recipes sometimes. This one features a can of tomato soup, Worcestershire sauce and more, so I bet it is really flavorful.

This makes a quick and simple recipe for a busy weeknight and my family loves it. Sloppy Joes is one of those meals you can make in 20 minutes and if there are any leftovers they are great served with a baked potato the following day or over a hamburger bun if you have one left.

This is definitely something I usually make on a weekly basis or sometimes every couple of weeks, because it is something we do not get tired of in this house, and you can use up leftover veggies like onions or carrots by dicing them up fine and adding them to the mix. If you have never tried making Sloppy Joes I recommend you give this recipe a go.

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Sweet Potato Pie Recipe | Decadent Dessert Recipes

Sweet Potato Pie Recipe | Decadent Dessert Recipes | American Food | Scoop.it
Are you tired of always bringing the plain and boring pumpkin pie to holiday get togethers with the entire family? I know the solution!
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Pies range from savory to sweet. You can get tart or sweet pies made with fruit, savory pies made with ingredients such as fish, meat, cheese and vegetables, or sweet pies made with vegetables. Take the humble sweet potato for example. This is a vegetable but it has such a sweet flavor it makes a fantastic pie.

If you enjoy pumpkin pie, you will love this sweet potato pie recipe. Flavorings like vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg are added to the sweet potato layer to enhance the appeal of the pie, and bring out the unique sweet potato flavor. Try this magnificent sweet potato pie recipe and you will not be disappointed.

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Easy Dessert Recipes for All

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Green Mountain Coffee Beans | Christine's Product Reviews

Green Mountain Coffee Beans | Christine's Product Reviews | American Food | Scoop.it
Green Mountain's slogan "a revelation in every cup" is very apt because this company does produce some incredible coffee.
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Norwegian cheese a nice twist on hamburgers - Calgary Herald

Norwegian cheese a nice twist on hamburgers - Calgary Herald | American Food | Scoop.it
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Norwegian cheese a nice twist on hamburgers
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Salt and freshly ground pepper. 4 slices Jarlsberg cheese. 4 large hamburger buns, halved, toasted. 1 red onion, sliced. Lettuce.
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Simple, Versatile Exotic Fruit Krab Salad | Amazing Appetizer Recipes

Simple, Versatile Exotic Fruit Krab Salad | Amazing Appetizer Recipes | American Food | Scoop.it
This tasty seafood salad can be enjoyed by all. Imitation crab can is used for those allergic to shellfish. Use exotic fruit with this krab salad...
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The Stay At Home Chef: Chili Lime French Fries

The Stay At Home Chef: Chili Lime French Fries | American Food | Scoop.it
When I made the oh-so-tasty Queso Fundido burgers I felt like we needed some spruced up french fries to go with it. What is a burger without the fries? I usually do sweet potato fries, but somehow ended up using regular old ...
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French fries are always great but what about if you are serving something Mexican or Tex-Mex and you want to make your fries a bit different? This recipe shows you how to make chili lime fries which are guaranteed to go beautifully with your meal, whether the dish is a chili con carne or a cheeseburger with an avocado and salsa topping.

 

As well as your russet potatoes you will need oil, limes, chili powder, salt and cayenne pepper. With those few ingredients you can make these wonderful fries.

 

They are baked rather than deep-fried which is nice for 2 reasons - first they are lower in fat because do you do submerge them in oil, and second the seasonings stay on better because they are cooked in a dry heat, so altogether a win-win situation for any fries lover looking for a new twist on the classic recipe.

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Celebrate the Fourth with these healthy, festive meals - Philly.com

Celebrate the Fourth with these healthy, festive meals - Philly.com | American Food | Scoop.it
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Celebrate this Independence Day by making your own all-American recipes.
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Take a look at these healthy alternatives to your usual July the 4th fare and discover the best dishes for your waistline. Although high-calorie, fat-laden foods are often the order of the day, there is no reason you have to eat certain foods.

 

Independence Day is all about celebrating the occasion in your own way, so take a look at some of these interesting choices and perhaps you will want to add some of them to your menu this year. Try the pork tenderloin with maple-chipotle sauce or the flag cake perhaps.

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Tangy and Refreshing Pineapple Salsa | BBQ Side Dishes

Tangy and Refreshing Pineapple Salsa | BBQ Side Dishes | American Food | Scoop.it
This Caribbean style pineapple salsa is bright and full of fresh ingredients. Try it with spicy jerk chicken or pork, or seafood
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This salsa is attractive because it is so colorful. Featuring ingredients like pineapple, lime juice and bell peppers, you get to experience a range of flavors from sweet to tart. Serve this with pork, chicken or fish as a colorful and delicious side dish.

 

The radishes might sound like an unusual ingredient for a salsa, but their flavor works really well with the other ingredients, and of course they add a wonderfully crisp crunch to the salsa which you will love.

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Make Your Own Traditional Potato Salad Recipe | Amazing Salad Recipes

Make Your Own Traditional Potato Salad Recipe | Amazing Salad Recipes | American Food | Scoop.it
Sometimes it is nice to take a break and spring for a delicious potato salad. Remember to keep traditional potato salad recipes with mayonnaise...
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Amazing Barbeque Marinade | Amazing Sauces and Marinades

Amazing Barbeque Marinade | Amazing Sauces and Marinades | American Food | Scoop.it
If you want to add plenty of flavor to your salmon filets, you must try this recipe. It is so good! Soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic and lemon are...
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Best Sausage Gravy Recipe | Recipe Publishing Network

Best Sausage Gravy Recipe | Recipe Publishing Network | American Food | Scoop.it
Sausage gravy is simply a heavenly breakfast sauce that is best paired with some equally delectable buttermilk biscuits. Some people also eat it...
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Homemade gravy is lovely and the best sausage gravy recipe pairs really nicely with soft buttermilk biscuits. Do you usually make bacon gravy, another type of gravy or use gravy from a can? Try this sausage gravy next time you are making a hot breakfast for the family and you will be amazed just how good it tastes.

Sausage gravy is really easy to make and you only need a few ingredients to make it, so prepare this as well as buttermilk pancakes, add some eggs and bacon and you will have a magnificent breakfast which is sure to make everyone's mouth water.

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I think you would love this scoop it article because it talks about gravy. This type of gravy is very different from regualr gravy, you probably have tryed it before. I like it myself. This article relates to culture traits because you said that you love gravy and i added gravy on scoop it.

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Some of the Best Hamburger Recipes | Recipe Publishing Network

Some of the Best Hamburger Recipes | Recipe Publishing Network | American Food | Scoop.it
The whole world loves hamburgers but they are especially dear to American hearts. There are so many ways to make a hamburger and so many variations.
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It is so easy to make your own hamburgers, and once you have discovered your favorite recipe for hamburgers you will never want to buy frozen ones again. Making burgers can be as simple as buying some ground beef and pressing it into patties. Pan-fry or grill the patties until they are done and put them between 2 halves of a bun.

This would be very simple but it is not one of the best hamburger recipes. Learn how to season your patties with salt, pepper and other spices like garlic powder, chili, cayenne or even dried herbs. You can also add finely chopped onions or garlic, Worcestershire sauce, finely chopped chilies, soy sauce, an egg, breadcrumbs, or anything else you fancy! The more you add, the longer you will need to chill the patties before cooking, so they do not fall apart.

Discover which cheeses are suited to the best hamburger recipes and serve the burgers with blue cheese, Swiss cheese, Cheddar or another kind of cheese melting over the top of the burger. Add some lettuce and a slice of tomato and you are done. It is well worth learning how to make the very best hamburger recipes. Burgers are a year-round staple.

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Easy Cold Pasta Salad Recipes | Recipe Publishing Network

Easy Cold Pasta Salad Recipes | Recipe Publishing Network | American Food | Scoop.it
Making cold pasta salad recipes is something that you can be creative with, because there are lots of easy pasta salad recipes to choose from.
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Are you looking for a tasty lunch idea or do you want to make a flavorful side dish to go with burgers or chicken? If so, easy cold pasta salad recipes are just the thing. Choose your favorite pasta, perhaps macaroni or penne, and cook it to al dente, then add mayonnaise and seasonings when it has cooled down enough.

Throw in anchovies, chicken, tuna, egg or another protein, as well as your favorite veggies. Olives, nuts or fruit can also go in there. There are lots of easy cold pasta salad recipes to choose from or you could make up your own or tweak on of these recipes for pasta salad to get something unique.

Use whole wheat pasta plus plenty of veggies for a healthy take on the salad or use regular macaroni with lashings of mayonnaise if you crave good, old-fashioned comfort food. Pasta salad is easy, economical and highly tasty. It will keep for a few days in the refrigerator too.

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Recipes for Panini Sandwiches | Recipe Publishing Network

Recipes for Panini Sandwiches | Recipe Publishing Network | American Food | Scoop.it
Do you like Panini sandwiches? Many people adore them and they are so versatile. You can make many types of Panini recipes. In the United States...
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A Panini is one of the trendiest sandwiches and although they were unknown outside of Italy just a few years ago, today you can find delicious Paninis all over the globe.

 

So what makes recipes for Panini sandwiches so special? First of all, the fact they are served warm is very appealing. The bread crisps up and the filling inside becomes warm, soft and oozy. Choose from a wide variety of possible fillings and use a Panini maker to make the best Panini recipes, or a pan and spatula if you do not yet have one.

 

Many Panini recipes feature cheese because not only does this melt deliciously but it helps to seal the Panini together. Try a basic Panini with cheese and ham, or cheese, tuna and tomatoes, or experiment with a roast pork Panini, or how about making something with goat's cheese or seafood? Have a look at some easy recipes for Panini sandwiches and see which one you crave.

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How to Make Pumpkin Jam | Recipe Publishing Network

How to Make Pumpkin Jam | Recipe Publishing Network | American Food | Scoop.it
This easy recipe is for pumpkin jam, something which everyone will love. This festive treat is flavored with spices, and all you need is the pumpkin.
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Spicy Fried Chicken with a Taste of the Caribbean | Southern Fried Chicken

Spicy Fried Chicken with a Taste of the Caribbean | Southern Fried Chicken | American Food | Scoop.it
This fried Caribbean chicken recipe combines the wonderfully aromatic flavors of garlic, lemon, paprika, soy sauce and hot sauce for a lively flavor.
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Bolivia - The first Latin-American country to close all McDonald’s restaurants

Bolivia - The first Latin-American country to close all McDonald’s restaurants | American Food | Scoop.it
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Vegan Potato Salads to Last All Day - Portland Monthly

Vegan Potato Salads to Last All Day - Portland Monthly | American Food | Scoop.it
Vegan Potato Salads to Last All Day
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Recipes for the American classic have evolved over the years. The 1959 edition of the General Foods Kitchens Cookbook includes a couple of potato salad recipes.
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Heaven on Earth: Brand Puts the French Fry Front and Center ...

Heaven on Earth: Brand Puts the French Fry Front and Center ... | American Food | Scoop.it
For many quick-service restaurants, french fries are low on the innovation priority list, one of multiple side options that accompany the all-important main dish. But for Scott Nelowet, CEO and founder of French Fry Heaven, ...
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French Fry Heaven is a restaurant with a difference. Rather than just having fries as a side dish, they are showcased. At French Fry Heaven, fries are the main event. The best place for a fry lover to enjoy dinner, this restaurant has been in business for 3 years so far and you can combine your regular or sweet potato fries with more than 50 different toppings depending what you like or what you are in the mood for.

 

You can stick with one topping or choose 2 or more to make your own unique dish. 95% of the menu is vegetarian and the restaurant uses healthy ingredients wherever possible.

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Go Fourth! - American Food - About.com

Go Fourth! - American Food - About.com | American Food | Scoop.it
Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays, mostly because of the great food that surrounds the celebration. Juicy grilled steaks, ribs, chicken, or.
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What is your favorite food to have on July the 4th? Do you like classic dishes such as chicken, ribs and steaks? I think most households will fire up the grill and enjoy their favorite dishes, as well as their preferred side dishes. A delicious American flag cake or similar dessert is also a must-have for Independence Day.

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