Grub Americana

Will Twinkies Be Lost Forever?

As some of you may already know, Hostess Brands, Inc., the company who makes Twinkies, Ding Dongs, Sno Balls, and other popular baked goods, filed for bankruptcy protection on January 11 of this year. Finally on Friday, November 16, after striking workers refused to return to work, company officials decided to seek the court’s permission […]

Homemade Twinkies

You might even like these little filled cakes better than the popular commercial brand. This would make a great supervised project for the kids.

Mary Anne’s Twinkie Cake

No, it’s not a cake that tastes like a Twinkie. It’s a cake made out of Twinkies! If it sounds perfectly sinful, it’s because it is.

Patriotic Twinkie Pie

The only thing more patriotic than making this is sharing it with your fellow Americans.


You might want to bust out the good china for this one. Tastes great on paper plates too.

The American Thanksgiving

For most people, the mention of Thanksgiving brings to mind visions of roasted turkey filled with stuffing, pumpkin pie, family get-togethers, football, and young schoolchildren acting out stories of the Pilgrims sharing the first feast with native Indians . But was that day of feasting at Plymouth really the first Thanksgiving in this country? Let’s […]

Sorghum Candy with Peanuts

This recipe for retro Sorgham Candy with Peanuts comes from the Brimley Estate in McKinney, Texas and date back to 1987.

Peanut Brittle with Sorghum

This Peanut brittle is a delicious treat, perfect for the holidays or anytime you need to satify your sweet tooth.

Sorghum Syrup: Sweet Elixir of the South

In the early seventeenth century, sweet sorghum was introduced into America as an alternative to sugar cane in the upper South and Midwest. First brought here by African slaves, sorghum cane thrived in hot, arid conditions and was soon grown by farmers in the Carolinas and as far west as Texas and far north as […]