American food means more than just hotdogs and apple pie. This expansive country, hailed as a cultural “melting pot”, is home to a variety of cuisines that reflect the indigenous foods of the different regions of the country and the customs of the people who lived and settled there. From the resourceful fun of Cajun and Creole cuisines in the American South to the refined fusion and fresh produce that can be found in California cooking, American recipes embrace the enormous breadth of the US, and the people that live here.

Lexington Style BBQ Pork
North Carolinians take their barbecue very. Very. Seriously.
Mesquite Lime Fajitas
In the hierarchy of Tex-Mex meals, fajitas just may be king.
Gullah Crab Fried Rice
Gullah cooking, which originated in the swampy lowlands and barrier islands of North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, is nearly synonymous with rice and seafood.
Deep Dish Hot Italian Sausage Pizza
The birth of Chicago-style deep dish pizza is often credited to Ike Sewell, the businessman and restaurateur who opened the first Pizzeria Uno deep-dish restaurant 1943, though there are a few st
Gravlax with Dill Pollen
Gravlax, a type of cured salmon traditionally flavored with abundant amounts of dill, is a Scandinavian recipe that dates back to 14th-century Sweden.
Brined Pork Chops with Poached Fennel
For the last twenty years or so, in response to increasing interest in lean and healthy meats, pork farmers have been working diligently to breed the fat out of pork in favor of leaner animals.
Grilled Cheese with Red Jalapeno Flake Butter
Is there a food that’s more comforting than an ooey, gooey grilled cheese sandwich, with loads of melty cheese hugged by toasty slices of buttery, golden-crusted bread? We think not.
NYC Styled Hot Dog with Porter Mustard
New York Hot Dogs are no nonsense hot dogs with a little bit of flair, and it’s the toppings that give it their classic New York style.
Smoked Ribs
Tender, juicy, smoky, and richly seasoned.
Honey Mustard Potato Salad
Our recipe for Honey Mustard Potato Salad is as close to “set it and forget it” as it gets.
Chicken Parmesan Sandwich
This is the kind of sandwich that other chicken parmesan sandwiches aspire to be. It’s rich, filling, juicy, spicy, cheesy, fragrant, and finishes with a bit of tart contrast.
Adovada New Mexican Pork
Carne Adovada is a traditional New Mexican dish that reflects pretty plainly the i
Santa Maria BBQ
One of the very few things we can honestly say we value even more than spices are our wonderful and creative customers.
Easy Borracho Beans
Pinto beans were a staple in my house growing up. Easy to make, low fat, full of protein and fiber and budget friendly.
Stuffed Acorn Squash
Thanksgiving is a day to come together with family and friends and celebrate the way that love transcends time or distance.
Classic Roast Turkey
Is anything more emblematic (or intimidating) when it comes to holiday meal prep than a perfectly browned roast turkey? For new and experienced cooks alike, turkey creates a special dread.
Caramel Apple Pork Chops
We’re at it again, pushing the boundaries on how many savory food items we can serve with fruit, though this particular combination isn't that much of a stretch.
Green Chile Stew
Come September it becomes pretty obvious there’s two types of people in the world- Pumpkin Pie Spice People and Everyone Else.
Ranch Dip
There’s not much to say about Ranch dip that everyone in the United States doesn’t already know.
Low Country Boil
The Low Country Boil is a food tradition started in the southeastern United States that brings groups of people together for a good time, much like a New England clambake.
Smoky Oaxacan Shrimp and Grits
The Pasilla de Oaxaca is a gorgeous chile pepper, smoky and rich and almost meaty in both taste and texture.
Turkey Sausage with Roasted Vegetables
This is a delightful twist on the dynamic duo of sausage and peppers. But instead of using fatty Italian pork sausage I opted for the leaner turkey sausage.
Texas Lasagna
Inspired by the fusion food combination of traditional lasagna, my favorite enchiladas and yummy tacos - this beefy, cheesy casserole is easy to
Zesty Grilled Jalapeno Chicken
Jalapenos are a very popular chile in Mexican cuisine.
Easy Homemade Chili
There are a lot of people out there that take their chili very, very seriously.