American regional recipes

As-American-as apple pie

Bacon, lettuce and tomato salad with creamy basil dressing

Baked stuffed shrimp

Blue corn muffins

Breakfast burritos

Chicken hash

Chicken tortilla casserole

Chile con queso dip

Chipotle ranch dip or dressing


Classic pecan pie

Cod cakes with red pepper, tarragon and yogurt remoulade

Cornbread stuffing with sausage and raisins

Cowboy turkey meatloaf

Crab cakes

Crazy mixed-up red enchilada sauce

Florida crab cakes

Green chile cheeseburgers

Green goddess bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich

Grilled chicken salad

Gumbo ya-ya

Hawaiian sweet potato salad

Iceberg lettuce (or green salad) with lighter Thousand Island dressing


Lemon-dill egg salad

Lighter chicken and black bean enchiladas

Mexican red corn bread

New England Shrimp Boil

New Orleans-style red beans and rice, with shrimp

Old-fashioned slow cooker pot roast with gravy

Pinto bean ravioli

President Obama's chili

Quick and easy white clam chowder

Rhode Island chop suey

Rhode Island clear clam chowder

Rhode Island weiner spice meatballs

Rhode Island white corn and green chile cheese muffins

Roasted red pepper, basil and parmesan johnnycakes

Roasted shrimp po' boy with Greek yogurt cole slaw and remoulade sauce

Roasted shrimp tacos with avocado peach salsa

Salmon and peas fried rice

Savory Southwest cornmeal waffles

Seafood stew with tomatoes, peppers, fennel and leeks

Shrimp etoufee

Slow cooker "armadillo" beef brisket

Slow cooker barbecue beef brisket

Slow cooker coffee-chipotle pulled chicken roll-ups

Slow cooker Korean-style chicken

Slow cooker Southwestern beef brisket

Slow cooker sweet coffee flank steak nachos

Slow cooker tomatillo chicken and black bean tacos

Slow cooker turkey breast stuffed with wild rice and cranberries

Smoky corn chowder

Smoky pumpkin and brown rice enchiladas (with or without turkey)

Smoky spicy cole slaw

Sugar-free slow cooker cranberry sauce

Sweet potato bread

Sweet Rhode Island coffee-dunked turkey appetizer meatballs (slow cooker)

Tex-Mex lasagne

Tex-Mex penne

Tex-Mex pot roast

Tex-Mex salsa

Tex-Mex taco sauce

Traditional New England crab cakes

Traditional turkey meatloaf

Turkey burgers with chipotle ketchup

Turkey soup with black beans, corn, and green chiles

West Bay jonnycakes

World's best bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich

Zuni corn soup

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