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Famous Food from Georgia

Would it be cheesy to begin this post saying that I’ve got Georgia on my mind? Yes? Darn. How about, “I have Famous Food from Georgia” on my mind? That’s not good either? Well, then I will just jump straight into telling you about this

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Bourbon Peach Cobbler Recipe

Bourbon peach cobbler reminds me of a cozy winter night balanced with the freshness and life of a warm summer day. There is something incredibly comforting about the warm spices and gooey brown sugar and bourbon sauce being combined with summer’s fresh peaches and vanilla

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Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe

When we decided to have fried chicken for our Georgia state dinner, I’ll admit I was a little intimidated. I usually prepare “fried” chicken in the oven. It’s healthier that way, and I love anything that cooks without me having to stand over it. But

Coconut Rice

Savory Coconut Rice

We make coconut rice at least once a month. It is Cora’s favorite way to have rice, and I must admit, I’m a pretty big fan myself! There’s just something amazing about this creamy rice, with flavors of ginger and garlic, that make it hard

Cuban Sandwiches

Famous Food from Florida

Sunny Florida Florida: The land of beaches, and sun, and Disney World, and Cuban sandwiches, and key lime pie! Florida is well known as a tourist destination. But when we set off preparing for our Florida dinner I didn’t know much actual Florida history. Learning

Pork Carnitas

Menu Plan: July 13-17

Monday, July 13 Tequila Chicken Burgers Seasoned Potato Chips Watermelon Tuesday, July 14 Crispy Pork Carnitas Mexican Rice Strawberries Wednesday, July 15 One Pot Pasta with Ricotta Clouds Italian Garden Salad Garlic Bread Grapes Thursday, July 16 Summer Vegetable Curry Jasmine Rice Pears Friday, July

Summer Vegetable Curry

Summer Vegetable Curry

If you have followed my menu plans for any length of time at all you know that I love curry! It very well may be my favorite food ever! I love trying new ways of making curry so that I can enjoy some variety while

One Pot Pasta Side View

One Pot Pasta with Ricotta Clouds

Do you remember the 2013 trend of One Pot Pasta? I was mind-blown when I first tried it, loving the simplicity. Boiling pasta in water, with onions, garlic, and tomatoes, was an easy dinner! I wondered if I could create something similar, but with a

Famous Food from Delaware

Famous Food from Delaware

Our dinner of famous food from Delaware was almost like taking a trip back in time. As the first state in our nation, Delaware is rich in history. It has just 3 counties, the smallest number of any state, but these counties were established all

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberries have been really delicious this season! So bright, sweet, and juicy. While we love to eat strawberries by themselves, I have been looking for recipes to utilize them as well. I don’t normally like strawberry shortcake, as the shortcake I have had has been

Slippery Dumplings

Slippery Dumplings

The Difference Between Southern Dumpling and Slippery Dumplings Growing up in the south I know all about chicken and dumplings. Truthfully, I never liked them because the biscuit-like dumpling is too wet on the outside and felt like I was eating raw dough. I had

Street tacos

Menu Plan: July 6-10

Monday, July 6 Air fryer chicken breast Baked potatoes Asparagus Watermelon Tuesday, July 7 Street Tacos with Fresh Pico De Gallo Mexican Salad Honeydew Melon Wednesday, July 8 Yummy Pasta Broccoli Strawberries Thursday, July 9 Chicken Tikka Masala Jasmine Rice Green Beans Raspberries Friday, July

Street Tacos with Fresh Pico De Gallo

Street Tacos with Fresh Pico De Gallo

Taco Tuesday is our favorite night of the week, and these Street Tacos with fresh pico de gallo are always a hit! It is so nice to cook a meal that the entire family loves, so this is on our regular rotation! A Flavorful Marinade

White Clam Pizza

Famous Food From Connecticut

In Search of the Best Pizza A friend of mine, who was raised in Connecticut, told me that Connecticut pizza is the best. She hasn’t been able to find pizza as good anywhere else. Challenge accepted! This week’s state dinner had me on a full-on

Snickerdoodle Cookie

The Actual Best Snickerdoodle Cookie

Have you ever surprised yourself by making the perfect recipe? That’s what happened to me when I made these Snickerdoodle cookies. I expected good. I mean, I love a Snickerdoodle cookie! But these cookies? They are ridiculously good! I took some to my mom and

Pork chops

Menu Plan: June 29-July 3

Monday, June 29 Pork Chops (I make without the apples, since we do fried apples as well) Mashed Potatoes Broccoli Fried Apples Tuesday, June 30 Chipotle-Lime Shrimp Tacos Cauliflower Fried Rice Mandarin Oranges Wednesday, July 1 Egg Scramble Sausage Bagels Cantaloupe Thursday, July 2 Sweet

Pueblo Slopper Colorado

Famous Food from Colorado

The Pueblo Chile vs. Hatch Chile Debate We started our search for famous food from Colorado with a virtual trip to Pueblo. Farmers in Pueblo have grown Mosco chile peppers since the 1800s, and eventual created the varietal called the Pueblo Popper chile. These chiles

Pork Green Chili

Pork Green Chili

When planning for our Colorado state dinner I scoured the internet for the best pork green chili recipes. None looked like exactly what I wanted. So I took a little bit from a number of different sites and came up with my own version. We

Sheet Pan Shrimp Boil

Menu Plan: June 22-26

Our meal plan for June 22-26 starts with a spicy shrimp boil, but this one has no mess! It’s all done in your oven on one pan! There are two nights of Mexican food, which is a win in my book! Creamy Parmesan rice that

Famous Food from California

What Famous Food From California Should We Choose? California has such a vast food culture, we spent quite a bit of time trying to decide our menu. Bay shrimp, California rolls, pho, avocado and bean sprout sandwiches. So many choices! We finally decided on fish

Rosemary Ranch Chicken

Menu Plan: June 15-19

We are making the most of seasonal fruits and vegetables this week! The strawberries and cherries have been great this year! Enjoy this week of colorful meals! Monday, June 15 Rosemary Ranch Kebabs Grilled Vegetables Brown Rice Black Cherries Tuesday, June 16 Taco Salad Grapes

Arkansas dinner catfish

Famous Food From Arkansas

Arkansas is one of the top 5 producers of catfish in the US It is no surprise that fried catfish is one of the most famous foods in Arkansas. We cooked this up the traditional way by coating it in a cornmeal breading and frying

korean beef bowl

Menu Plan: June 8-13

This week’s menu plan includes several kid friendly meals, and a couple of more adventurous ones, just to keep them trying new things. Plus each one can be made without turning on your oven! Perfect for hot summer nights! Monday, June 8 Coconut chicken strips

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Famous Food From Arizona

It is so fun discovering new recipes from cultures across America! Prior to this project, I hadn’t heard of a Navajo or Indian taco. I especially had no idea that they were the same thing! When we made our very first list, I had Navajo

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Menu Plan: June 1-5

Monday, June 1 House chicken Corn on the Cob Asparagus Garden Salad Watermelon Tuesday, June 2 Chicken tacos  Yellow Rice Mexican salad Blueberries Wednesday, June 3 Blueberry muffins Chicken sausage Scrambled eggs Sliced bananas Thursday, June 4 Fish & chips Coleslaw Buffalo cauliflower Watermelon Friday,

loaded roasted potato slices

Loaded Roasted Potato Slices

I like to think of these loaded roasted potato slices as a slightly healthier version of a loaded baked potato. They just use a little olive oil and there is no butter, so I am calling these healthy-ish. The great thing is they taste like

chicken tacos

Chicken Tacos

Necessity is the Mother of Invention These tacos were created one night when Matt was out of town, and I was searching for something simple to make that both Cora and Levi would eat. I didn’t want to take a trip to the grocery store,

House Chicken

House Chicken

Monday Day Grill Day Mondays are usually “grill something” day at our home. In the summer that often means literally putting meat on the outdoor grill, but it can also mean cooking meat inside on the stove or in the oven. Essentially, Monday is “stand-alone

Salmon Famous Food From Alaska

Famous Food from Alaska

If this is your first time on our site, start your journey here: Exploring the States Our Alaska dinner was a much-welcomed change from the heavy and fried Alabama dinner we had last week! It was lovely to enjoy a fresh, colorful, and nutrient-rich meal! Since

Alabama State Dinner

Famous Food from Alabama

The Very First State in this Food Journey Good ol’ Alabama! It gets to be the first state as we journey across America, exploring all of the famous foods. It earns that position simply because of the alphabet. But I’m not mad about starting our

Cora & Levi In the kitchen

Exploring the States

A month into the stay-at-home orders from the COVID-19 pandemic, we, like most in the world, were schooling at home, eating at home, and trying to entertain ourselves at home. My friend, Mic, shared an idea of cooking iconic foods from each state across the

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

This Chicken Parmesan is the most flavorful chicken parm I have ever tasted! Pardon me for the humble brag, but I think it is top restaurant quality! The addition of fresh basil is not required to make it a good dish, but if you have

Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska

Baked Alaska was a dessert for celebrations when I was growing up. We had it for my dad’s birthday many years, and occasionally for other special moments. I remember as a young child being enamored with the magic of this dessert! How does the ice

Menu Plan: May 25-29

Monday, May 25 – Memorial Day Brats Chips Watermelon Brownies Tuesday, May 26 Mexican quinoa (P.S. – Don’t skimp on the toppings – they make the dish!) Tortilla chips Strawberries Salad: Romaine, tomatoes, red bell peppers, corn, cumin-cilantro dressing Wednesday, May 27 Peanut Thai curry

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Peanut Thai Curry

Thai food is my ultimate comfort food and this Peanut Thai Curry checks every box in what I look for in a perfect Thai recipe. Warm spices and coconut make this creamy sauce absolutely delicious, and the peanut butter adds a depth and richness that