Grub Americana

President Ronald Reagan’s Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is the food of presidents and diplomats since Thomas Jefferson. President Ronald Reagan’s favorite food was macaroni and cheese. Here is his recipe. This recipe serves 4 as an entrée, or 6 to 8 as a side dish Whatcha Need: 1/2 pound macaroni 1 tablespoon butter 1 egg beaten 3 cups grated […]

Fannie Farmer’s Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese

This Macaroni & Cheese recipe appears in the 1946 edition of Fannie Farmer’s Boston Cooking School Cookbook, and is probably the best recipe ever written for this wondrful comfort food. Please Note: CHEAP CHEESE will give you BLAND, FLAVORLESS dish. Recipe Makes 4 Servings Whatcha Need: 1 (8 ounce) packages macaroni 4 tablespoons butter 4 […]

Old-Fashioned Macaroni and Cheese

This recipe is for the old-fashioned baked macaroni and cheese, made with cheddar cheese, milk, egg, and a touch of cayenne pepper. This tasty casserole can be served as a main dish or side dish. It can also become the base for numerous variations. Recipe Makes 6 to 8 Servings Whatcha Need: 8 ounces elbow […]

Tucker’s Seafood Gumbo

Poppy Tooker is a well-regarded New Orleans cooking instructor. This is the gumbo she used to defeat Bobby Flay in a Gumbo Throwdown. This Recipe Serves 10 to 12 Whatcha Need: 1 cup oil 1 1/2 cups flour 4 gumbo crabs 4 lbs. shrimp 1 onion, chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 3 stalks celery, chopped […]

Classic Chicken Gumbo

This Recipe Serves 6 Whatcha Need: 2 tbsp Vegetable shortening 2 tbsp Flour,all-purpose 2 Onions,finely chopped 1 Green bell pepper,fine chop 5 cups Warm chicken broth 8 Tomatoes,peeled/chopped 1/2 lb Okra,cut into 1/4" pieces 1 1/2 tbsp File’ powder 1/2 cup Uncooked rice 2 Ribs celery,chopped 1 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Pepper 1/4 tsp Thyme […]

Disneyland Corn Dogs

This is recipe is for the corn dogs served at Disneyland theme parks. It is freely shared for the asking at all Disney parks. Recipe Makes 8 Corn Dogs Whatcha Need: 1 cup corn meal 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 cup […]

Corn Puppies

This recipe is by Andria Scott Hurst from Southern Living (June 1997). Recipe Makes 10 Corn Puppies Whatcha Need: 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 2 tsp sugar 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp dry mustard 1/4 tsp pepper 1/2 cup diced onion 1 large egg, beaten 3/4 cup […]

Corn Dogs

Try this hot dog on a stick. A great alternative to the dog in a bun, but just as delicious.

Frito Pie: Born, Bred and Loved in Texas

During the 1930s, in his search for a tastier tortilla that wouldn’t get stale so quickly, Charles Elmer Doolin (better known as C. E.) recalled a chip made by Gustavo Olguin, a Mexican native for whom he worked a short time as a fry cook. Gustavo’s fritos (meaning "little fried things") were made from masa […]