Grub Americana

Weiner On a Stick, Battered, Deep Fried: A DOG-gone Great Idea

Probably the most perfect rendition of street food ever created in this nation is the humble corn dog. After all, what could be more convenient to someone taking a stroll than a wiener impaled on a stick, dipped into a thick batter, and deep fried? The origin for this all-American fast food dates back to […]

Mac and Cheese: America’s Favorite Comfort Food

The first known recipe for a macaroni and cheese casserole was recorded as far back as thirteenth century Italy. In the medieval cookbook Liber de Coquina, the anonymous author describes layering sheets of lasagne with powdered spices and cheese (likely parmesan) of choice. This recipe (called de lasanis), while certainly not the same as the […]

Pawpaw Bread

Recipe makes 2 loaves Whatcha Need: 1 c. melted butter 2 c. sugar 4 eggs 2 c. pawpaw pulp 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 4 c. sifted all-purpose flour 2 tsp. baking powder 3 c. pecan pieces plus 16 pecan halves Whatcha Do: Preheat oven to 375o F. Grease two 9x4x2-inch loaf pans. Beat together butter, […]

Pawpaw Pie

Recipe makes 1 pie Whatcha Need: 1 unbaked pie shell 1 c. sugar 1 c. milk 1 egg ¼ tsp. salt 1½ c. pawpaw pulp Whatcha Do: Place all ingredients into stew pan and stir together. Cook over medium heat until thickened. Pour into unbaked pie shell and bake until the crust is done. Recipe […]

Pawpaw Preserves

Recipe makes 12 to 15 pints Whatcha Need: 12 pawpaws (about 5 lbs) 2 c. water 3/4 c. sugar 1 lemon 1 orange Whatcha Do: Peel pawpaws. Put in kettle with water, without removing seeds. Boil until soft, then put through a sieve. Add sugar and juice of orange and lemon. Boil until thick. Grated […]