Grub Americana

desserts & candies

Fresh Fig Tart

The sweet tart crust is layered with almond cream, fig jam (either homemade or store-bought) and fresh figs.

Italian Ricotta Cheesecake

This cake is very rich, therefore the following recipe will make one 9-inch cheesecake from which you should get 14 slices.

New York Style Cheesecake

This classic New York cheesecake is the ultimate cheesecake. It’s dense, rich and creamy and so incredibly easy to make.

Granny’s Green Jell-O Salad

Granny’s Green Jello Salad (with Cottage Cheese & Pineapple) is a delicious retro dish that my father’s mother made for just about any special occassion including church dinners, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.

Tomato Soup Spice Cake

Based on a classic retro 1950s recipe created by the Campbell Soup Company. You can’t taste the soup, just a deliciously moist and fluffy spice layer cake.

Evelyn’s Carrot Cake

Evelyn’s famous carrot cake is so moist and delicious your family is sure to ask for second’s.

Classic Pecan Pie

Pecan pie came to be closely associated with the culture of the Southern United States in the 1940s and 1950s.