Grub Americana

desserts & candies

Big Batch Kris Kringle Cookies

These rich and buttery Kris Kringle Cookies are made with white chocolate chips, sweet dried cranberries and toasted pecans for the absolute best Christmas cookies found anywhere.

Stained Glass Stars

Stained Glass Cookies are a Christmas classic. Sugar cookies are cut out in the shape os stars and filled with crushed Life Savers. As the cookies bake, the candy melts, creating a stained glass effect.

Swedish Christmas Cookies

Swedish cookies are called sandkaker or sandbakelse actually originated in Norway. Recipes for these Scandinavian Christmas treats have been passed down from generation to generation.

Cinnamon Stars

These gluten free Christmas cookies are a staple in German markets!

Hanukkah Cookie

Cream cheese adds richness to these delicious Hanukkah cookies.

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.

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.

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.

Pineapple Sorghum Cake

This delicious cake recipe comes from Mark and Sherry Guenther of the Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill.

Best Sorghum Cookies

This cookie recipe comes from the back of a Kentucky sorghum can. They are soft, chewy, and freeze very well.

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.

Bourbon Pecan Pie

This recipe combines two of the South’s favorite ingredients– pecans and bourbon.

Bourbon Peach Cobbler

This Peach Cobbler has a bourbon spiked fresh peach filling topped with buttery and flaky dough.

Pawpaw Pie

Pawpaw is indigenous to the U.S. with a taste is similar to banana and makes a wonderful pie.

Fritos Fruit Cake

This recipe is said to have been the first official recipe developed by Mother Doolin and later refined and by Miss Morris in the Fritos consumer service department. This version is just as it was published on the back of a 29-cent bag of chips in 1932. Recipe Makes 2 Loafs Whatcha Need: 2 cups […]

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.

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.