No-Churn Tin Roof Recipe in a parfait glass on a red checkered napkin.

No-Churn Tin Roof Recipe

This is a super simple no-churn Tin Roof ice cream recipe! No special equipment is needed to get creamy vanilla ice cream that is swirled with a rich, decadent fudge ripple and salty chocolate covered peanuts.

Close up of bierock that has been cut in half, one in front of the other, along with some crinkle cut fries.

Cheesy Bierocks Recipe (Runza-Style)

Cheesy Bierocks are fluffy yeast dough pockets that are filled with seasoned beef, onions, cabbage, and of course, lots of cheese! Wondering why we say they are “Runza-style?” Read on.

Bowl of ice cream topped with hot fudge.

Easy Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

This easy hot fudge sauce is thick, rich, and exploding with chocolate flavor. The simple ingredients come together in just ten minutes, and in the end, you have the best hot fudge you will ever taste!

10 most popular recipes of 2020: images of fried chicken, pumpkin bread, sugar cream pie, and thai cashew chicken.

A Look Back: The Top 10 Recipes of 2020

We are taking a look back at the top recipes of 2020! This was the year that stateofdinner.com was “born” so it is a very special one. In the years to come, I hope to do a similar post on the last day of each year, as a bit of a scrapbook of the journey that this site has taken us on.

grid of 4 elegant appetizers: jalapeno cranberry spread, bacon wrapped dates, shrimp shumai, and proscuitto pears.

11 Elegant Appetizers for New Year’s Eve

You don’t have to go out to a fancy party to have an elegant New Year’s Eve celebration! With these delightful appetizers, you can enjoy a festive evening right in your own home!

A collection of holiday pie recipes.

A Collection of Holiday Pie Recipes

With this collection of holiday pie recipes, there is sure to be the perfect recipe to finish off your holiday meal! Whether you like chocolate or fruit, creamy or spicy, there is something your taste buds will love!

12 comforting soups round up.

12 Comforting Soups for Winter

When the weather outside is chilly and gloomy, there is nothing better than a steamy cup of soup! Here we have 12 comforting soups that will bring joy to your day, and fill your stomach with warmth. There are so many wonderful things about soup.

Plate of bourbon French toast with blueberries and a glass of juice.

Bourbon French Toast Casserole Recipe

This Bourbon French Toast Casserole is an indulgent brunch casserole with the delicious flavors of cinnamon and vanilla. Topped with a rich and gooey bourbon caramel sauce, it is a show-stopping recipe that is perfect for any brunch! QUICK NAVIGATION– Jump to Recipe– What You

Two slices of huckleberry cheesecake with the whole cheesecake on the right.

Huckleberry Cheesecake Recipe

This Huckleberry Cheesecake recipe is ridiculously good! The cheesecake is rich, dense, and incredible on its own, and made even better with the tart and sweet huckleberry topping! If you don’t have access to fresh huckleberries, we also include a recipe where you can make

Two elk burgers on a wooden board.

Elk Burger Recipe

Elk burgers are a lean but flavorful alternative to a traditional beef burger. Whether you purchase your elk meat from the store or you have it ground fresh, you can make them juicy and delicious with just a few simple steps!

Garlic Parmesan Hasselback Potatoes Recipe

Garlic Parmesan Hasselback Potatoes are crispy on the outside, soft and buttery in the middle, and deliciously flavored! And with a few simple tricks these potatoes are easy to make!

Half a loaf of craberry cream cheese bread, with a few slices stacked and butter on one slice.

Cranberry Cream Cheese Bread Recipe

Cranberry Cream Cheese Bread is a moist quick bread that is perfect for breakfast or snack! Its sweet and tart flavor profile is addicting and will have you wanting to eat every last crumb!

2 cranberry old fashioned cocktails

Cranberry Old Fashioned Recipe

This Cranberry Old Fashioned puts a delicious spin on a classic cocktail! Homemade cranberry-orange simple syrup is easy to make and adds a beautiful flavor that is balanced with the spice of bourbon.

Plate of toasted ravioli with a bowl of marinara

Toasted Ravioli Recipe (3 Ways)

Toasted ravioli is a delicious appetizer that can also be a main dish! But it actually isn’t toasted at all! These tasty bites, crispy on the outside, with soft and gooey cheese on the inside, are actually fried! And in this recipe, I will also show you how to make toasted ravioli in the air fryer, as well as baked in the oven. Simple, crunchy, cheesy, and delicious!

Close up of a piece of gooey butter cake, with more of the cake in background.

Gooey Butter Cake Recipe + 6 Variations

Gooey Butter Cake is a St. Louis tradition of a yellow cake crust topped with a gooey cream cheese filling. Here I share the classic recipe as well as some delicious Ooey Gooey Butter Cake variations!

One pan thanksgiving dinner

One Pan Thanksgiving Dinner Recipe

Turkey, stuffing, and three side dishes, all cooked up on a sheet pan. In just 2 hours (cooking time included) your abundant one pan Thanksgiving dinner will be ready to serve. So kick back, relax, and enjoy your Thanksgiving!

5-layer Mississippi Mud Pie with a slice out of it.

Mississippi Mud Pie Recipe

Mississippi Mud Pie is a decadent layered dessert that starts with an Oreo crumb crust. Next comes a fudgy chocolate cake that is smothered with a layer of chocolate mousse. Piles of fluffy whipped cream top this incredible dessert! A chocolate lovers dream! This post

basket of old fashioned buttermilk biscuits.

Old Fashioned Buttermilk Biscuits Recipe

When you begin your morning with a breakfast of old fashioned buttermilk biscuits then you know it is going to be a great day! You will be amazed at how quickly you can make these tall, flaky buttermilk biscuits. But don’t limit yourself to breakfast!

Skillet of sawmill sausage gravy with a black serving spoon.

Sawmill Gravy Recipe With Sausage

Nothing says “weekend morning” quite like biscuits and gravy! This sawmill gravy recipe is fast to whip up! In about 10 minutes you will have a creamy, rich gravy that is the perfect accompaniment to buttermilk biscuits! This post may contain affiliate links. This means

Individual serving of skillet apple crisp with ice cream. Apple peel ribbons and cinnamon sticks on the left.

Cast-Iron Skillet Apple Crisp Recipe

Cast-iron skillet apple crisp is the perfect fall dessert! Apples are briefly caramelized on the stovetop and then topped with a brown sugar-cinnamon and oat topping. It is so easy to make that you will find yourself wanting it again and again! I met my

Bowl of Mexican wild rice topped with cilantro and chopped tomatoes, with a wooden spoon on the side.

Mexican Wild Rice Recipe

Mexican wild rice is a delicious alternative to a traditional Mexican rice recipe. The warm spices of the Mexican seasonings are complimented by the slightly nutty flavor and chewy texture of the wild rice. What is Wild Rice? How to Cook Mexican Wild Rice Step

Coney Dogs Recipe

Coney dogs are steamed hot dogs smothered with all-beef chili, and topped with minced onions and mustard. The chili is a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy. Invented in Michigan, these coney dogs are a real American treat! Did you think that coney

Rows of paczki in a pan.

Paczki Donut Recipe

Paczki is a Polish donut that was invented as a way to use up lard and sugar before Lent. Traditionally enjoyed only on Fat Tuesday, this sugar-covered donut can be filled with a variety of delicious fillings. It is an indulgent sweet treat! While it

One wholeEasy Boston Cream Pie recipe on a cake plate.

Easy Boston Cream Pie Recipe (Using Cake Mix)

Boston cream pie is a yellow buttery sponge cake with creamy custard filling this is topped with a fudgy chocolate ganache glaze. This recipe keeps it easy, using a cake mix for simplicity, but with a quick technique that keeps the sponge cake texture. The

A fluffernutter sandwich with a bite out of it. Two more sandwiches stacked behind.

Fluffernutter Sandwich Recipe

This simple Fluffernutter sandwich is a delightful treat! A New England favorite, creamy peanut butter and marshmallow fluff are spread over white bread. It is a favorite of kids and adults alike! There are so many good things about the sweet and salty combination of

Bowl of clam chowder, topped with bacon pieces and oyster crackers.

Boston Clam Chowder Recipe

Creamy Boston Clam Chowder is loaded with tender potatoes and clams, and topped with crispy bacon. It is a comforting bowl of soup for any time of year! About This Soup Boston clam chowder and New England clam chowder are one and the same. Chowder

Smith Island Cake on a cake stand with 2 pieces on plates in front of it.

Smith Island Cake Recipe

A Smith Island Cake is one of the moistest and most decadent cakes you will find. 8-12 layers of yellow cake are enrobed in fudge frosting that seeps down into the cake. It is an impressive cake that is a must-try for any chocolate lover!

Two crab cakes on a dark grey plate, 2 lemon wedges in front and a ramekin of cocktail sauce in the back.

Oven-Baked Crab Cakes Recipe

This oven-baked crab cakes recipe skips the heavy oil but delivers a delicious flavor and texture. Big chunks of lump crab, a light cracker filler, and the authentic flavors of Old Bay seasoning make this crab cake recipe extraordinary! Ingredients Eggs: This is the binding

Coconut chicken strips piled on a plate with ramekin of ranch.

Coconut Chicken Strips Recipe

These coconut chicken strips are crunchy on the outside but juicy on the inside! Easy to make, they are a recipe that both kids and adults will love! You can easily make them Paleo/Whole 30 approved by using almond flour. It’s the perfect weeknight meal!

Four Maine Whoopie Pies. One is on its side and has a bite out of it.

Maine Whoopie Pies Recipe

Whoopie Pies are a fluffy cake-like chocolate cookie sandwich with gooey marshmallow filling in the middle. They are a popular treat in the northeast United States. Our Maine Whoopie Pies recipe is the classic version, but there are so many ways to customize! I will

Side view of lobster rolls on a pan with fries and condiments.

Lobster Rolls Recipe

Lobster rolls are a New England delicacy, made with fresh and simple ingredients. A buttered and toasted bun provides the perfect texture contrast for the star of the show, tender and succulent pieces of lobster! There are both warm and cold versions of the lobster

Square image of pumpkin bread with 3 slices on the side, stacked offset.

Applesauce Pumpkin Bread (Or Muffins) Recipe

I love applesauce pumpkin bread on a crisp fall morning! There is something spectacular about the tender moist bread, with warm spices in every bite. When paired with a cup of coffee it is my dream of a perfect morning! My original pumpkin bread recipe

Beignets with Pecan Praline Sauce Recipe

Beignets are like a little donut pillow. A soft dough, cut into squares and fried until it puffs up and is golden. Delicious warm and with powdered sugar, we kick things up a notch with a delicious sauce. These pecan praline beignets are a delectable

Bowl of louisiana gumbo with a ball of rice in the middle. Spoon is scooping up a piece of shrimp.

Louisiana Gumbo Recipe

Gumbo is a melting pot of rich and flavorful stock, the Holy Trinity of vegetables, and a variety of meat. It is hard to classify what makes a truly authentic Louisiana gumbo recipe because there are about as many variations of gumbo as there are

slice of chocolate walnut pecan pie with ice cream on top and caramel drizzled all over.

Bourbon Chocolate Walnut Pecan Pie

The title “Bourbon chocolate walnut pecan pie” is a mouthful! But I wanted to include all of what makes this pie so delicious! Warm bourbon, rich chocolate, and wonderful complexity brought by two different nuts in the pie! This bourbon chocolate walnut pecan pie is

Close up of a Kentucky hot brown sandwich. Two tomatoes on top, and 2 pieces of bacon in a cross pattern.

Kentucky Hot Brown Recipe

The Kentucky hot brown is an open-faced sandwich that is the ultimate comfort food. There is a creamy sauce, crispy bacon, and underneath that is a foundation of soft and pillowy bread. This sandwich was invented by the owner of The Brown Hotel in Louisville,

3 cups of berry mint juleps on a tray, with mint in the background.

Berry Mint Julep Recipe

The mint julep is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. When we had our Kentucky State dinner I wanted to mix things up just a little bit, so we created berry mint juleps. They were so good! The fruit takes away some of the

Loaf of wheat bread. Knife and butter resting on one slice.

Honey Wheat Bread Recipe

Honey wheat bread is one of the first recipes that I learned to make. My mom had an electric wheat mill and she would buy giant bags of whole wheat. I have very vivid memories of pouring the wheat into the mill cup by cup,

4 parfait glasses with pudding topped with Oreos. Gummy worms and flowers on top, and Oreos stacked on the side.

Dirt and Worms Recipe

Dirt and Worms is a fun family-friendly dessert that is easy to make and decadent to eat! You may know this as Kansas Dirt Cake or Dirt Pudding, but my kids think calling it Dirt and Worms is way more fun! Crushed Oreos, cream cheese,

Plate of roast beef with potatoes, carrots and mushrooms piled on top

Oven Pot Roast Recipe

Pot roast has long been considered a classic American Sunday meal. It is perfect because you can do all of the work to prepare it, then walk away and come back a few hours later to your meal complete and ready to serve! Pot roast

Loose meat sandwich with 2 pickles, condiments in background

Loose Meat Sandwich Recipe

Depending on where you live, the loose meat sandwich is called different things. In Iowa, it is a Maid-Rite. In other midwest states, it is called a Nu-Way, steamer, Big T, loose hamburger, Tastee, or even a tavern sandwich. So many names, and some slightly

Square of strawberry salad on a plate, with pan of jello salad behind it.

Strawberry Pretzel Salad with Fresh Whipped Cream

Strawberry Pretzel Salad is a popular dish in the midwest. Some serve it as a side dish, and others as a dessert. It is a hit with adults and children alike! The pretzel-crust is addicting with its salty-sweet crunch! And the creamy middle layer and

Slice of Sugar Cream Pie

Old Fashioned Sugar Cream Pie Recipe

Old fashioned sugar cream pie is like a sweet cream cold brew but without the cold brew. It is a very simple pie that is creamy and sweet, with hints of vanilla and cinnamon. The texture is very similar to a custard pie or flan,

Chicago-style deep dish pizza

Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

A classic Chicago-style deep dish pizza is characterized by a buttery crust, tons of cheese, and a super flavorful sauce. This recipe has all of those and is much easier than you might think. When we decided on deep dish pizza for our Illinois state

Stack of brownies and glass of milk

Ultimate Gooey Chocolate Brownies Recipe

I think brownies should be rich and fudgy, with an intense chocolate flavor. Sure, you can make brownies from a box. But when you really want to impress, it is just a few extra steps to make these gourmet brownies. This is the ultimate gooey

Bowl of Buttermilk spice Muffins

Buttermilk Spice Muffins Recipe

Buttermilk spice muffins make me dream of fall. It doesn’t matter if I am eating them in the middle of a 100-degree Texas summer day, or on a crisp fall morning. The warm cinnamon and nutmeg spices, tender and moist muffin, and the decadent streusal

Thai Cashew Chicken

Thai Cashew Chicken Recipe

Thai Cashew Chicken is the perfect dinner for when you are short on time, but you still want something that has a lot of flavor. In Thailand, it is known as Gai Pad Med Mamuang, which means chicken stir fry with cashew nuts. While considered

Bowl of Coconut Curry Cashews

Roasted Coconut Curry Cashews Recipe

Roasted nuts are addictive, especially if they are flavored! These roasted coconut curry cashews are a unique twist on the more traditional roasted cashew, and I would argue they are even more addictive! Sweet, spicy, crunchy, earthy – all the best flavors of your favorite

Pie with berries and jam

Huckleberry Pie Recipe

Huckleberry pie is a delicious summer treat! But fresh huckleberries can be hard to find, especially if you do not live in the Pacific Northwest. This huckleberry pie recipe combines huckleberry jam with blueberries to give you the sweet-tart flavor of huckleberries, without having to

Parmesan Truffle Fries in Bowl

Parmesan Truffle Fries Recipe

Have I got the recipe for you! These French fries are the best that I have ever tasted! They are crispy on the outside, soft and fluffy on the inside! I am presenting this in my favorite way, as a Parmesan Truffle Fries Recipe, but

finger steaks recipe

Idaho Finger Steaks Recipe

I am happy to share that this Idaho finger steaks recipe was a hit! Crispy and perfectly seasoned on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside. They were addicting little strips of goodness! Who knew finger steaks could be so good? Truth be told,

Wrapped Kalua Pork with Salt

Smoked Kalua Pork Recipe

Traditional Kalua pig is a whole pig that is cooked in the ground. Literally, they dig a giant hole and bury the pig! I don’t know about you, but that’s not something I was up for doing in my backyard. So when we had our

Macadamia Nut Fried Rice

Hawaiian Macadamia Fried Rice Recipe

This Hawaiian Macadamia Fried Rice is an easy side dish to whip up and the flavors are pleasing for the whole family! Adding in the macadamia nuts makes it feel special, and seems like you put a whole lot of time into it. Surprise! It’s

Finished Honey Sriracha Salmon

Air Fryer Honey Sriracha Salmon Recipe

A couple of years ago I stumbled upon this baked honey sriracha salmon recipe by Creme de la Crumb. I call it “the fish recipe for people who don’t love fish.” My family doesn’t really like fish, but they will eat this recipe! And since

Peach cobbler close up

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

2 pieces of fried chicken

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