Grub Americana

White Cream Gravy

There are few foods that speak of Southern America more than cream (actually whole milk) gravy.

Nothing Says Texas Like Chicken Fried Steak

No matter what you call it – pan fried steak, country fried steak, chicken fried steak or CFS – the fact is Texans love it! So much so, that restaurants in that great state serve more than 800,000 chicken fried steaks each and every day, according to the Texas Restaurant Association. And while many "outsiders" […]

Chicken Fried Steak

Try it and you’ll understand why chicken fried steak reigns supreme with any Texan, both native or adopted, throughout the country.

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies with cream cheese frosting are reminiscent of a Southern favorite and perfect for Valentines day.

Banana Cream Whoopie Pies

These golden-edged banana cookies stuffed with banana flavored cream cheese frosting unite two favorites — whoopie pie and moist banana cake — in an immensely satisfying revival.

Whoop it up for Whoopie Pies

Traditional whoopie pies consist of two soft, slightly dry devils food mini cakes, generously filled with creamy white filling. The filling not only serves to keep this delectable treat moist, but adds a certain gooeyness to the eating experience that’s half the fun. While the origin of this delicious cream-filled confection can be indisputably traced […]

Classic Chocolate Whoopie Pies

These outrageous Whoopie Pies feature fluffy, moist chocolate cakes sandwiched together with a creamy marshmallow fluff filling.

Sour Cream Apple Pie

This recipe compliments of a reader who writes, “I found this recipe in my files. I don’t remember where I got it, but it’s good. I love the simplicity of the recipe.”

Classic Apple Pie

This Classic Apple Pie is absolutely heavenly. One of the best pies I’ve ever put in my mouth.

American as Apple Pie?

We’ve all heard the expression "American as apple pie" hundreds of times. But in truth, just how American is apple pie? What you may not be aware of is both apple pie and the fruit whose name it bears are actually of European descent, coming to this country by way of early colonial English settlers. […]

Maple Pumpkin Bread

Adapted from a recipe by Karen Fortin at Carman Brook Maple and Dairy farm, Swanton, VT.

Maple Syrup: The Original American Sweetener

Like with so many foods invented in this country, the question of when and how maple syrup was first discovered is surrounded by legends and folklore. Probably the most popular of these stories is that an Iroquois Chef named Woksis threw his tomahawk at a tree releasing a clear sap that his wife used for […]