American Regional & International Recipes

A special collection of Kitchen Parade's family-tested recipes, all from across the United States and across the world. Have fork, will travel?!
Enjoy the "trip", all! ~ Alanna



Regional (& International) Recipes ♥ KitchenParade.com, regional specialty recipes from across the U.S. Fresh, seasonal and well-tested family recipes for everyday and special occasions.




Iowa

My father, his mother and father and his grandparents were Iowans. I lived in Iowa during my high school, university and early professional years too.


Best Shortcake Biscuits & Iowa Shortcake





Minnesota

Minnesota is the "home state" of my heart, where my father still lives in the home of my childhood along the banks of the Rainy River right on the Canadian border.


Minnesota Sloppy Joes
Swedish Rye Bread
Creamy Wild Rice Soup
Turkey Wild Rice Casserole
Wild Rice Salad





Missouri

St. Louis, Missouri has been my home since 1993. In the last while, I much enjoy exploring Outstate Missouri too. It's a beautiful state, green hilled and blue rivered.


WHAT IS "LOCAL"?
A Hundred Mile Dinner for the Incurable Epicureans in St. Louis

SAVORY
Buffalo Ragout
Mushroom Soup
St. Louis Pork Steaks

SWEET
Black Walnut Bread
Buttered Pecan Ice Cream
Cottage Cheese Pie
Old-Fashioned Black Walnut Chocolate Cake





New Mexico

New Mexico has its own strong – and addictive, I've learned – food tradition.


SAVORY
Easy Green Chile Egg Casserole
Easy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas
Green Chili Burgers
Green Chili Sauce (Salsa Verde)
Microwave Green Chili Cheese Grits
Ten-Minute Enchiladas
Ten-Minute Foolproof Enchilada Sauce

Favorite New Mexico Recipes from A Veggie Venture
Quick Green Chile Stew





Classic American
SAVORY
Buffalo Ragout
Calico Beans aka "Alanna's Famous Cowboy Beans"
Cast Iron Meatloaf
Chocolate Chili
Crockpot Chili with Spicy Sausage
Deviled Eggs with Tomato-Herb Relish
Elk Meatloaf (or Bison, Beef, Other Meatloaf)
Fast Roast Chicken
Fresh Creamed Corn
Fried Okra "Popcorn"
Gashouse Eggs
Herbed Saltines
Homemade Egg McMuffin
Mom's Roast Chicken With All the Trimmings
My Chicken Noodle Soup
My Mom's Pancake Recipe
New-Fashioned Sauerkraut Salad
Rock-Star Fried Chicken
Skillet Cornbread
Slow-Cooked or Slow Cooker Pot Roast
Smoked Turkey Chowder
Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing
Ten Tips for Better Burgers
Wedge Salad with Homemade Low-Cal & Low-Carb Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

SWEET
American Apple Pie
Apple Cider Indian Pudding
Banana Cream Pudding
Carrot & Zucchini Bread
Extra-Crispy Apple Crisp
First-Prize Peach Pie
Healthy Trail Mix
Healthy Waldorf Salad
Lemon Meringue Pie
Lemon Pudding Cake
Lifetime Pancakes
Mom's Everyday Oatmeal Cookies
Naturally Sweetened Apple Butter
Old-Fashioned Black Walnut Chocolate Cake
Old-Fashioned Homemade Lemonade
Perfect M&M Cookies
Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Favorite Classic American Recipes from A Veggie Venture
Classic Seven Layer Salad
Fresh Three-Bean Salad
Red, White & Blue Potato Salad





American Midwest
SAVORY
Chicken & Wild Rice Soup (or Turkey & Wild Rice Soup)
Ham & Beans
Hamburger Casserole
Homemade Butterhorns (Thanksgiving Crescent Rolls)
Mom's Perfect Biscuits
Nana's Cucumbers
Old-Fashioned Chocolate Chip Cookies
Ribs & Sauerkraut for Slow Cooker or Dutch Oven
Oyster Stew
Rock-Star Fried Chicken
Twice-Smoked Ham

SWEET
Rhubarb Cake
Rhubarb Custard Pie
Summer Corn Bread with Fresh Blueberries





American South
SAVORY
Cornmeal Catfish with Warm Potato Salad
Greens & Grits
Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Salad
Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Soup
Old-Fashioned Southern Brunswick Stew
Simple Cast Iron Southern Corn Bread
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato (or Pumpkin or Butternut Squash) Grits

SWEET
Lemon Meringue Pie
Southern Belle Lemon Layer Cake

Favorite American-South Recipes from A Veggie Venture
Miss Jennie's Famous Benedictine Spread
Skillet Stewed Tomatoes & Okra
Southern Farm Stand Stew with Okra, Tomatoes & Sweet Corn
Succotash Salad with Green Beans, Lima Beans, Corn & Tomatoes
Sweet Potato Cornbread





Cajun & Creole
Bourbon Pralines
Gumbo

Favorite Cajun & Creole Recipes from A Veggie Venture
Cajun Dirty Rice with Eggplant
Vegan Chickpea Gumbo



International (and Regional) Recipes ♥ KitchenParade.com, specialty recipes from across the world. Fresh, seasonal and well-tested family recipes for everyday and special occasions.





Afghan
Afghan Chicken & Rice Casserole (Kabeli Palau)

Favorite Afghan Recipes from A Veggie Venture
Afghan Eggplant & Tomato Casserole (Borani Banjan)





African
Red Rice with Tomatoes
Summer Couscous with Mango & Tomato

Favorite African Recipes from A Veggie Venture
Cabbage & Pepper Chakchoukah aka OogaChaka Eggs





Argentinian
Chimichurri (Argentinian Parsley Sauce)





Armenian
Armenian Easter Bread
Lavosh (Armenian Cracker Bread)

Favorite Armenian Recipes from A Veggie Venture
Armenian Tahini Bread
Armenian Vegetable Stew





Canadian

My mother was born in Winnipeg and all the family on that side is spread from Vancouver to Ottawa. I remain much connected to my Canadian heritage.


SAVORY
Bloody Caesar (Canada's Bloody Mary)

SWEET
Brown Sugar Lemon Curd
Butter Tart Bars
Canadian Flag Cake
Christmas Trifle
Estonian Apple Cake
Family Shortbread
Mom's Blueberry Coffeecake
Sunshine Orange Muffins

Favorite Canadian Recipes from A Veggie Venture
Cape Breton Cabbage





Caribbean
Champion Chicken
Homemade Sazón
Picadillo (Cuban Ground Beef Skillet Supper)





Chinese
Kung Pao Chicken

Favorite Chinese Recipes from A Veggie Venture
Chinese Cucumber Salad





Eastern European
SAVORY
Balkan Summer Sausage Stew
Borscht Beets
Nana's Cucumbers
Potato Blintzes

SWEET
Armenian Easter Bread
Lavosh (Armenian Cracker Bread)

Favorite Eastern European Recipes from A Veggie Venture
Balkan Eggplant Casserole
Polish Dill Pickle Soup
Sweet 'n' Sour Cabbage





English
SAVORY
Cashew Chicken Curry
Horseradish Whipped Cream for Beef
Perfectly Cooked Roast Beef
Yorkshire Pudding

SWEET
Christmas Trifle
Family Shortbread

Favorite English Recipes from A Veggie Venture
Bubble & Squeak
How to Roast Potatoes to Perfection
Rhubarb Bakewell Tart





French
Including my recipes from Julia Child

SAVORY
Beef Bourguignon
Cheese Puffs
French Scrambled Eggs
Julia Child's Soubise (Onion & Rice Casserole)
Magical Breakfast Cream
Ratatouille
Simple French Eggs

SWEET
Coffee Pots & Lemon Pots

Favorite French recipes from A Veggie Venture
Carrot Loaf (Savory Carrot-Mushroom Pâté)
Creamy Carrot Purée





JULIA CHILD RECIPES
Julia Child's Soubise (Onion & Rice Casserole)

Favorite Julia Child Recipes from A Veggie Venture
Julia Child's Blender Hollandaise
Julia Child's Cucumber Salad
Julia Child's Lentil Salad
Julia Child's Cream of Zucchini Soup
Julia Child's Yellow Squash Coconut Soup





German
Favorite German Recipes from A Veggie Venture
German Salad Dressing
Warm German Potato Salad





Greek
Chicken Greek Salad
Garden Tzatziki Sauce
Greek Baked Beans (Gigantes Plaki)
Greek Feta Chicken
Greek Pasta Salad
Mediterranean Eggplant
Tourlou Tourlou (Greek Baked Vegetables)

Favorite Greek Recipes from A Veggie Venture
Creamy Feta Mousse with Greek Salads
Greek Bread Salad with Toasted Pita Chips
Greek Greens (Flash Cook to Eat Later)
Greek Lentil Soup
Greek Spinach-Asparagus-Potato Gratin (Spinaki me Sparaggia Orgraten)
Greek Zucchini Pie
Spiral Zucchini Noodle “Zoodle” Greek Salad





Irish
SAVORY
Caraway Corned Beef with Red Potatoes, Carrot Chunks, Cabbage Wedges & Cheese Sauce
Colcannon
Emerald Isle Stew
Whole-wheat Soda Bread

SWEET
Irish Soda Bread Muffins
Irish Spiced Fruitcake





Italian
SAVORY
Cheese Gnocchi Pie
Chicken Cacciatore
Easy Italian Appetizers
Homemade Fresh Basil Pesto Without Cheese
Italian Lemon Chicken
Lazy Man's Ciopinno
Leek Sauce for Pasta
Mediterranean Eggplant
Panzanella
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio (Garlic & Olive Oil)
Tomatoes & Fresh Mozzarella for a Crowd

SWEET
Easy-Easy Jam Tart
Mini Tiramisu Cups with Pralines

Favorite Italian Recipes from A Veggie Venture
Caponata – Sicilian Eggplant
Insalata Caprese
Insalata di Finocchio aka Fennel Salad
Peperonata with Potatoes
Seared Radicchio
Slow-Roasted Asparagus
Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi with Creamy Tomato Sauce





Indian
Cashew Chicken Curry
Mango Lassi with Mint

Favorite Indian Recipes from A Veggie Venture
Hot & Sour Chickpeas (Chana Masala)
Mixed Fruit & Vegetable Salad





Mexican
MEXICAN MEAL PREP
Deep Mexico: Ingredient-Driven Mexican Meal Prep
Spiced Pickled Red Onions

BREAKFAST (DESAYUNO)
Chilaquiles
Easy Green Chile Egg Casserole
Mexican Gas House Eggs
Refried Bean Sauce with Eggs on Top

TACOS, BURRITOS, NACHOS & ENCHILADAS
Beef Tacos with Avocado, Cucumber & Mango Salsa
Chicken Nachos with Homemade Pickled Jalapeño Rings
Easy Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas
Mexican Pizza (Oaxaca Tlayuda)
Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos
Ten-Minute Enchiladas

A Veggie Venture recipes
Calabacitas
Turkey on Pita with Tomatillo Sauce
Veggie Burritos with Cilantro Sauce
Zucchini Mushroom Tacos

SAVORY SUPPERS (COMIDA)
Grilled Steak with Summer Tomato Salad
Mexican Chicken Salad
Pork & Poblano Skillet
Roasted Veggie Enchilada Casserole

GUACAMOLE, SAUCES & SPECIAL EXTRAS
Pickled Jalapeño Rings
Ten-Minute Foolproof Enchilada Sauce

A Veggie Venture recipes
Avocado Dip
Homemade Guacamole with Tomatillos
Laura's Famous Chunky Guacamole
Roasted Nopalito Tomatillo Salsa

SALADS & SIDES & SOUPS
Creamy Slow-Cooker Beans
Deep Mexico Fruit Salad
Quinoa & Black Bean Salad
Savory Cornbread Muffins

A Veggie Venture recipes
Chayote Soup with a Kick
Deep Mexico Carrot Soup with Tomatillo & Lime
Easy Salsa Dressing
Microwave Green Beans with Tomatillo Salsa Dressing
Weight Watchers Mexican "Zero Points" Soup

SWEET
Easy Margarita Pie
Mexican Fruit Salad
Mexican Mango Trifle (Ante de Mango)
Pan de Muerto (Bread for Day of the Dead)






Middle Eastern
Including Israeli, Lebanese, Moroccan & Turkish

MIDDLE EASTERN
Easy Garlic-Herb Mediterranean Chicken ("Med Chicken")

ISRAELI
Savory Cauliflower Cake
Shakshuka (Eggs Nested in Summer Vegetables)

LEBANESE
Ina Garten's Tabbouleh Salad

MOROCCAN
Citrus Slices with Orange Flower Water, Spices & Chocolate Shavings
Lamb Stew with Sweet Tomato Jam
Moroccan Chicken
Moroccan Onions
Spiced Preserved Lemons

TURKISH
Sesame Candy

Favorite Middle-Eastern Recipes from A Veggie Venture
Avocado Dip
Baba Ganoush (Middle Eastern Eggplant Spread)
Beet Salad with Sumac, Yogurt & Pita
Crazy-Smooth Crazy-Good Hummus
Egyptian Kamut Salad with Roasted Carrot & Pomegranate
Fattoush (Traditional Middle Eastern Salad)
How to Cook Dried Chickpeas Especially for Hummus aka "Jerusalem Chickpeas"
Jerusalem Salad
Red & Green Warm Spinach Salad
Roasted Eggplant with Pomegranate & Buttermilk-Yogurt Sauce
Roasted Eggplant “Hummus" (Eggplant & Chickpea Dip & Spread)
Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Tagine





Finnish & Scandinavian

I lived in the south of Finland as an exchange student for a year. With "mothers" and "fathers" and "sisters" and a "brother" there, Finland remains a "home of my heart". In Finland, I learned to observe Lent with Lenten Grass, an old Finnish custom.


SAVORY
Beef Stew with Cranberries
Caraway Cabbage
Estonian Deviled Eggs
Finn Crisp with Marmalade & Cheese
Finnish Meatballs
Finnish Summer Soup
Finnish Whole-Wheat Flatbread
Homemade Finnish Mustard
Karelian Borscht (Finnish - Russian Beet Borscht Soup)
Refrigerator Pickled Beets
Scandinavian Split-Pea Soup
Simple Grilled Salmon
Smoked Salmon Spread
Smoked Whitefish Spread on Cucumber
Swedish Rye Bread
Zucchini Spiral "Noodle" Salad

SWEET
Estonian Apple Cake
Finnish Fruit Tart (Rahkapiirakka)
Finnish Strawberry Whipped Cream Cake
Glöggi: Hot Red Wine "Mulled" with Winter Spices
Mini Blueberry Tarts

Favorite Recipes from Finland & Scandinavia from A Veggie Venture
Finnish Rosolli Salad
Finnish Summer Potato Salad
Homemade Swedish Potato Sausage (a picture essay of a grandmother passing along a family recipe)
How to Make Lefse (video by expert lefse maker LeAnne Kruger)
Finnish Carrot Casserole
Finn Crisp with Laughing Cow & Radishes
Scalloped Swedes & Finns (tee hee)
Swedish Pickled Beets
Swedish Pickled Beetroot Salad
Swedish Red Cabbage & Apples





Spanish
Cantaloupe-Tomato Gazpacho
My Perfect (Unsweet, Unboozy) Sangria
Spanish Stew with Roasted Pepper (Chilindron)

Favorite Recipes from Spain from A Veggie Venture
Baked Eggs with Tomatoes & Anchovies
Cauliflower Spanish Rice
Summer Vegetable Stew
Tomato & Sour Cherry Gazpacho
Tomato Gazpacho
Zucchini Timbale with Cheese (Crustless Zucchini Cheese Pie)





Swiss
Cranberry Linzer Tart
Swiss Muesli





Thai
Thai Cantaloupe Salad
Eggplant & Bean Thai Curry

Favorite Thai Recipes from A Veggie Venture
Easy Steamed Bok Choy Salad
Spicy Thai Noodle Salad
Thai Roasted Eggplant Salad




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