Grub Americana

PB&J: Every American Kid’s Favorite Sandwich

The peanut is thought to have originated in Brazil and Central America, making its way to Africa by means of Spanish explorers and traders. When African slaves were brought to United States, the peanut arrived with them. In fact, the name "goober," as they are called in the southern states, comes directly from the African […]

Shoofly Pie

This recipe is a twist on the authentic American Shoofly pie that comes to us from the Pennsylvania Amish, Mennonites, and Pennsylvania Dutch; we shall be grateful to them forever. This recipe makes one 9-inch pie which will serve 8 Whatcha Need: 1-crust 9-inch pie shell 1 cup all-purpose flour Two-thirds cup light brown sugar, […]

Pineapple Sorghum Cake

This delicious cake recipe comes from Mark and Sherry Guenther of the Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill. This recipe make 1 cake that serves 10 to 12 people. Whatcha Need: For the cake: 1 Box yellow cake mix 1 small box instant vanilla pudding 1 cup pineapple juice 3/4 cup Crisco oil 3 eggs 3 tablespoons […]

Best Sorghum Cookies

This cookie recipe comes from the back of a Kentucky sorghum can. They are soft, chewy, and freeze very well. This recipe makes about 3 dozen cookies Whatcha Need: 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1/2 cup vegetable shortening 1 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup sorghum 2 eggs, lightly beaten 4 cups plain flour 1/2 teaspoon salt […]

Sorghum Molasses Pie

This is an adaptation of an old Appalachian recipe. While similar to Shoo Fly Pie, is does have a slightly different flavor profile. This recipe makes 1 9-inch pie Whatcha Need: 1 uncooked pie shell 5 eggs 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 1/3 cups sorghum molasses 1 tablespoon melted butter juice of one lemon pinch […]

Kale Salad With Sorghum Vinaigrette

This sorghum recipe is from chef Mike Lata of Fig in Charleston, S.C. and will work with just about any green salad. Recipe makes 4 servings Whatcha Need: For The Vinaigrette: 1 tablespoon shallots, minced 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 cup sherry vinegar 1/2 cup canola oil 1 tablespoon walnut oil 1 1/2 tablespoons sorghum […]

The Elvis

This recipe makes 4 sandwiches Whatcha Need: 2 tablespoons butter, softened 8 slices white bread 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter 1 large, ripe banana, sliced 1/4 cup honey 12 slices bacon, Sauteed until crispy Whatcha Do: Spread the butter on 1 side of each slice of bread. On the other side of half of the […]

Peanut Butter & Jelly Flautas

Did you know astronauts prefer their peanut butter & jelly in tortillas instead of bread? This recipe makes 2 flauntas Whatcha Need: 2 medium flour tortillas 4 tablespoons creamy peanut butter 2 tablespoons strawberry jam, jelly or preserves 2 bananas, peeled Whatcha Do: Place tortillas on a paper towel and microwave for 10 seconds. Spread […]

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

This recipe is for the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Feel free to get the creative juices flowing and embellish as little or as much as your heart desires. Recipe makes 1 sandwich Whatcha Need: 2 slices white sandwich bread 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter (or crunchy if preferred) 2 teaspoons grape jelly or […]

Krispy Kreme Bacon Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich

While this sandwich was originally made using Krispy Kreme doughnuts, feel free to enjoy it using your favorite brand of doughnut. This recipe is sure to satisfy the sweet tooth in all of us. Whatcha Need: 4 doughnuts, halved 1/2 cup peanut butter, smooth or crunchy 1/4 cup Nutella, or other chocolate-hazelnut spread 4 tablespoons […]