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Delicacies From Each State In The USA

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From sea to shining sea, America is pretty big. The United States in total is nearly 4 million square miles, and geographically speaking is the third largest country in the world. Not to mention, the USA is extremely diverse. This not only means that there are so many beautiful cultures being represented in each American, but there are so many different cuisines across the country.

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Alabama

Food Network

Shrimp and grits is a true taste of Southern Comfort, that began as a popular breakfast for fisherman. Now, it’s a favorite in the Heart of Dixie!

Alaska

Hankr

Santa Claus would not be too thrilled to hear that one of Alaska’s most famous delicacies is Reindeer hot dogs. And yes, you heard that correctly!

Arizona

Tuscon Foodie

Besides being a mouthful to say and eat, Chimichangas are one of Arizona’s most iconic dishes. This fried take on the classic burrito is delectable!

Arkansas

Food Network

Fried pickles became super popular in Arizona in the 1960s, and have been a staple in their cuisine ever since! For a DIY take, batter some pickle chips and toss them in your airfryer!

California

Cooking Light

California is known for being one of the healthiest and most sustainable states, so it shouldn’t be too surprising that they seemingly invented avocado toast.

Colorado

Whats Cooking America

These definitely are not the oysters you are accustom to. Rocky mountain oysters are not the best option for the weak stomached, as they are actually deep fried cow testicles. Anyway…

Connecticut

Pizza Need

If you’ve ever visited New Haven, Connecticut, you’d know how passionate they are about their “New Haven style” pizza. Whether it’s as good as New York pizza is up to you to decide.

Delaware

DelmarvaNow

Believe it or not, Delaware has some pretty beautiful beaches. Rehoboth Beach, DE is an adored vacation spot. On the board walk you’ll find one of Delaware’s favorite delicacies: Thrasher’s french fries!

Florida

Recipes

Sweet and sour all at once, no trip to Florida is complete without a slice of Key Lime pie (or a trip to Disney World)!

Georgia

Delish

Though Georgia is of course known for their beautiful peach trees, Georgians LOVE to enjoy biscuits and gravy, especially when paired with some sweet tea!

Hawaii

Kiwilimón

Of course the Hawaiians have such amazing beach bodies, look at how healthy that Poke bowl is! It’s like Chipotle, but filled with fish, and colorful veggies. Where can we get our hands on one of these?

Idaho

Cooking Channel

Don’t be fooled, that’s a Huckleberry pie right there, and it is one of Idaho’s most prized desserts!

Illinois

Food Network

Move over, deep dish pizza! Illinois has got another popular dish and it deserves all the clout! Italian beef sandwiches are a fan favorite in Chi-town!

Indiana

All Recipes

You’ve heard of fried chicken but have you ever heard of fried steak?! This delicacy doesn’t have to be enjoyed just in Indiana, it can be found at some of America’s favorite comfort food chains like Cracker Barrel and Texas Roadhouse!

Iowa

SmartyPants Kitchen

Fried catfish is an essential meal in the South, but it is especially popular in Iowa. This meal is delicious with some tartar sauce and veggies!

Kansas

Portland Monthly

Bierock is actually a traditional German dish, made out of pastry dough and meat, but it is also popular among the German community in Kansas.

Kentucky

Simply Recipes

Burgoo, otherwise known as “Roadkill Soup” is a stew dish that is well known in Kentucky. We’ll stick to calling it Burgoo, though.

Louisiana

Bon Apetit

Are you noticing a trend here? Those southern states LOVE their fish! The Po’ Boy is a shrimp filled sub, served on New Orlean’s French style bread. We’ll take two please!

Maine

Simply Recipes

We’d be remiss if we did not give Maine the street creds for Lobster rolls. Nothing is more refreshing than one of these bad boys after a long day at the beach or on the boat on a warm summer evening.

Maryland

Delish

Nobody loves Maryland more than Maryland. From their beloved flag, to their obsession with Old Bay seasoning, they love it all. They even love their famous crab cakes!

Massachussets

New York Times

Boston, the capital of Massachusetts is not only home to the Red Sox and Boston University, but it is also home of the Boston cream pie, the state’s official desert.

Michigan

Meal Hack

Surprisingly, Detroit is famous for the Coney Island hot dog, not New York. The Coney Island hot dog is pretty much just a chili cheese dog.

Minnesota

A Farm Girl’s Dabble

Booyah! No, literally. Booyah is one of Minnesota’s favorite stews to warm themselves up during their freezing fall and winter seasons!

Mississippi

Food Network

Okay, now we’re drooling. Mississippi mud pie is rightfully one of the state’s most prized dishes. It’s rich and decadent and makes the perfect dessert.

Missouri

Martha Stewart

St. Louis is well known for it’s famous Gooey Butter cake. And it’s exactly that, oozing and goozing with sweet buttery goodness.

Montana

Dash of Savoy

Montana is one of the most mountainous states in the US, so it only makes sense that they bring meatballs to the next level by using bison meat. They even love to stuff them with mozzarella. Bon apetito!

Nebraska

Pray Cook Blog

Nebraskans have no time for your run of the mill, average Joe grilled cheese. They love Cheese Frenchees, which is essentially a battered and deep fried grilled cheese sandwich. YUM!

Nevada

Huckberry

Nevada is home to the City of Sin, AKA Las Vegas, so it only makes sense that one of their most famous delicacies is a cocktail, the Picon Punch!

New Hampshire

Delish

Apple cider donuts may be a fall favorite for all Americans, but they are also a classic New Hampshire delicacy!

New Jersey

NJ.com

New Jerseyans are so passionate about Pork Roll Egg and Cheese sandwiches that there is even a debate over what it’s name is. Northern NJ folk think it’s called Pork Roll while those from South/Central Jersey proudly call it Pork Roll. What do you think?!

New Mexico

Simply Recipes

New Mexico is one of the many states in the Southwestern region of the US, so it only makes sense that their food mirror Mexican cuisine, which is why beef and chicken enchiladas are very popular in this state!

New York

Food Network

We all know that New Yorkers love their pizza and bagels, but did you know they are also well known for their Manhattan clam chowder?

North Carolina

Simply Recipes

Besides being home of the UNC Tar Heels and beautiful beaches, North Carolina is also home of the deviled egg!

North Dakota

Betty Crocker

Though Kuchen is a popular German dessert (it literally means “cake” in German, it is also well loved by people from North Dakota.

Ohio

Serious Eats

If you’ve ever been to Cincinnati, you’d know that the people their love Goetta, a mixture of meat and grain in patty form, similar to sausage. Like Kuchen, this dish is German inspired!

Oklahoma

Dinner at the Zoo

Whoever said that veggies don’t have to be delish definitely was not from Oklahoma! The people from the Sooner state love fried okra!

Oregon

Postmates

If you’re from Oregon and you have a sweet tooth, you’ve definitely made a trip to Salt and Straw Ice Cream. With their delicious variety of flavors, how could you not?

Pennsylvania

NYT

Amish Country lies in the heart of Lancaster, PA. Here, you can buy plenty of their famous Shoofly Pie, which is absolutely mouth watering, and worth every bite.

Rhode Island

Food and Wine Magazine

Rhode Island is one of the most beautiful coastal states in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It makes sense that one of their most famous dishes is fried calamari!

South Carolina

the Ussery Group

Oyster roasts are not only one of the favorite foods of folks from South Carolina, but it also serves as a social event.

South Dakota

Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Chislic is a beef cube appetizer that is widely popular in South Dakota.

Tennessee

The Pioneer Woman

Tennessee is known for being home to the music capital of the world, Nashville, but it is also known for sweet tea! No southern meal is complete without sipping on this southern comfort!

Texas

Betty Crocker

Everything is bigger in Texas, and so are their decadent pecan pies! You’ll want to save room for dessert while in the Lone Star state!

Utah

You wont catch people from Utah eating a Big Mac, they’d much prefer a pastrami burger!

Vermont

Healthline

The woodsy outdoors of Vermont are home to miles and miles of maple trees, so it isn’t surprising that they are so well known for their maple syrup production!

Virginia

Mantripping

Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay is a hot spot for crabbing. Virginians love to eat blue crabs in any form, especially topped with some Old Bay.

Washington

Downshiftology

Washington state is one of the many Pacific states of the US known for fishing salmon. One of their most beloved dishes is cedar planked salmon!

West Virginia

Betty Crocker

It doesn’t have to be Thanksgiving to enjoy cornbread! Cornbread is a delicious compliment to barbecue food, especially according to West Virginians!

Wisconsin

Allrecipes

Wisconsin may be the cheese capital of the world, but don’t be mistaken, they love their beer brats, especially topped with onions and with a cold brew to wash it down with!

Wyoming

Bigger Bolder Baking

Soda bread isn’t just for the Irish, it’s a staple for people from Wyoming. Slap some butter on there and serve with some rib roast for a true taste of the Cowboy State!

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Fun Gadgets For Coffee Lovers

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Let’s be honest – it’s becoming harder and harder to get out of bed without having that much needed cup of morning coffee. Avid coffee drinkers (myself included) look forward to that cuppa joe every day to energize, rejuvenate and get ready for an action-packed day. 

If you’re looking for a way to save time and money while brewing your favorite drink, you’ve come to the right place. Coffee gadgets are the best way to satisfy your caffeine cravings, while making your mornings more fun. Make your fellow coffee lover friends jealous with some of the most popular and coolest accessories below!

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1. Zoku Instant Iced Coffee Maker

AMAZON

We all know how popular iced coffee has gotten over the years but who has the money to constantly pay for that Starbucks or Dunkin everyday? This mug instantly cools your hot coffee (or tea for that matter) in less than 5 minutes. All you have to do is stick this stainless steel mug into the freezer before pouring your fav beverage in and enjoy that chilled and perfectly insulated iced coffee… no ice required! Check it out here!

2. Bodum Bistro Electric Milk Frother

TARGET

You’ll feel like a professional barista with this awesome electronic milk frother. This small and compact product delivers creamy, and long-lasting milk froth for your favorite cafe inspired drinks. Without leaving your doorstep, you can now create the perfect cup of cappuccino. Available at Target.

3. K-Cup Capacity Drawer

BEDBATHANDBEYOND

Whether you’re looking for a way to save storage or just want to keep the kitchen organized, this one is for you. This Keurig Cup organizer is perfect for storing up to 36 of your favorite K-cups, helping keep countertops clutter-free. For maximum storage, go ahead and just set your Keurig right on top of this organizer. You can buy this organizer on the BedBathandBeyond website (with three different colors to choose from).

4. KRUPS Electric Coffee Grinder

WALMART

If you prefer using whole beans for your coffee, try out this electric coffee grinder. This Fast Touch Electric Coffee Grinder transforms whole coffee beans into ground coffee in less than 10 seconds, making it quicker and more convenient than ever to make a fresh cup. It’s so easy to operate; all you do is add your whole beans, secure the lid, and press the large side button to start. That’s it! This produce is versatile and can be used for chopping and grinding nuts, seeds, herbs, and spices as well. Available at Walmart.

5. Hario Cold Brew Maker

WILLIAM-SONOMA

Another drink that gained popularity last year was a classic cold brew. Now, you can savor the rich, creamy flavor and create your own cold brew at home with this Hario Cold Brew Coffee Jug. This super-durable brewer easily fits in refrigerator door shelves with its slim design. Just place your ground coffee into the strainer, pour cold water into the carafe, and refrigerator for around 8 hours. For anyone who loves cold brews, we suggest trying it out today. Check it out on the William Sonoma website.

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Cocktails Using Spiked Seltzers

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Are you looking to try new cocktails but too lazy to leave the house? Three words for you: hard seltzer cocktails.With White Claws and Truly’s taking the college night life by storm, spiked seltzers have become a staple product in bars, liquor stores and even most convenient stores.

The best thing about these recipes is that they are typically low in sugar and calories, so no need to feel that after-drink guilt. Happy Hour has never looked so refreshing and easy!

Raspberry White Claw Sangria

If you’re looking for a drink perfect for any occasion, this Raspberry White Claw Sangria is for you.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle dry white white
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 can raspberry White Claw
  • Some raspberries for flavor
  • 1/2 cup orange liqueur
  • Ice

1. Combine the apple cider, raspberry white claw, white wine, raspberries and orange liquor into a large bowl. 

2. Cover your bowl and refrigerate for at least 4 hours. You can also refrigerate for up to 2 days. 

3. Make sure to serve your delicious drink over ice! This recipe can serve up to 8-10 people. 

Bon & Viv Grapefruit Cocktail

This spiked seltzer cocktail uses butterfly pea flower simple sugar for a majestic shade of blue and purple.

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For The Drink:

  • 2 1/2 ounces grapefruit juice
  • 1 ounce tequila
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce butterfly pea simple syrup (using the recipe below)
  • 1 can Bon & Viv Grapefruit Spiked Seltzer

Butterfly Pea Flower Simple Syrup:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon dried butterfly pea flower

Making Butterfly Pea Flower Simple Sugar

1. In a small sauce pan, simmer the water and sugar together on low heat.

2. Add the butterfly pea flowers and simmer for 10 minutes, watching the syrup turn a rich shade of blue.

For the Drink

1. Add the lime, tequila, simple syrup, and grapefruit. Stir until the cocktail turns purple.

2. Add in butterfly pea flower ice cubes for garnish.

3. Top the cocktail off with sparkling spiked seltzer and enjoy!

Spiked Strawberry Spritzer

This is a quick and low calorie Keto-friendly recipe for a fruity and fun drink!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce Cupcake Very Berry Codka
  • 1 Can of LaCroix Cúrate Pomme Bayá (Apple Berry)
  • 1 or 2 strawberries for garnish

Instructions:

1. Add ice and chilled vodka to a cocktail glass.

2. Pour in a can of LaCroix and add your strawberries to your drink

3. Stir and take a sip!

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Delicious At-Home Coffee Recipes

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Inc. Magazine

For coffee lovers, every morning starts with a hot cup of joe. And if you are anything like that, maybe coffee is enjoyed throughout the day. Whether you brew your own at home or love to go to your favorite cafe, those mighty beans help keep us going and working towards our dreams.

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But sometimes, we need to spice up our go-to order. It can get redundant making the same old coffee with cream and sugar three times a day, seven days a week (okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration but you get the point.). Luckily, we’ve got you covered and have compiled some delicious coffee recipes that will be sure to perk you right up!

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Whipped Coffee

Eat This, Not That

Whipped coffee, AKA, dalgona coffee took the world by storm during the early months of quarantine. The drink is named “dalgona,” which translates to honeycomb toffee in Korean, but it inspired by Indian “beaten coffee.” In fact, the drink became insanely popular on the short video sharing app, TikTok.

Here’s What You’ll Need to Create Your Own Whipped Coffee

  • Hot Water
  • Instant Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Milk
  • Ice

Let’s Get Started

  • In a bowl, combine equal parts of hot water, instant coffee, and sugar. We recommend using 2-3 tablespoons of each!
  • Mix by hand or using an electric mixer until the consistency is thick and creamy!
  • In a cup, add ice and desired amount of milk or creamer. Top with the whipped coffee and drink!

Protein Iced Coffee

Eat This Much

With the new year just commencing, many of us are trying to stay on track with our fitness goals. For coffee fanatics, we know how quickly the calories and sugar can add up in our favorite drinks! Luckily there is a way to keep the calories and carbs low and the protein contents of your iced coffee high! Here’s how to do it!

Here’s What You’ll Need to Create Your Own

  • Iced coffee, or 2 shots of espresso over ice
  • Caramel protein shake like this one from Premier Protein

Let’s Get Started

  • In a large cup, pour your iced coffee over ice about 1/4 of the way.
  • Add one protein shake into the cup and stir until blended well.

Mocha Iced Coffee

Feathers in Our Nest

You don’t need to be a seasoned barista to create some beautifully tasty iced mochas! Iced mochas are like the perfect blend of coffee and chocolate milk, and are great for those days when you’re having a little bit of a sweet tooth.

Here’s What You’ll Need to Create Your Own

  • 8 oz of cold brew coffee
  • 1 tbsp of chocolate sauce
  • Milk of choice
  • Whipped cream

Let’s Get Started

  • Pour your cold brew over ice. Your cold brew can be made by refrigerating your own coffee, or you can buy it in the refrigerated section of the grocery store. Your call.
  • Add 1 tbsp of chocolate sauce, or if you’re feeling extra, pour some more! Treat yourself.
  • If you desire to, add milk of your liking to lighten it up a bit and make it creamy.
  • Garnish with whipped cream and some more chocolate sauce.

Nutella Hot Coffee

Lifetime Vibes

Okay but seriously, who doesn’t like Nutella. Whether you love to eat it on toast, or straight out of the jar, the chocolate hazelnut spread is a timeless classic. Even better, you can mix it with coffee to create a sweet treat!

Here’s What You’ll Need to Create Your Own

  • 1/2 cup coffee, or 2 shots of espresso
  • 1.5 cups milk of choice
  • 2 tsp Nutella

Let’s Get Started

  • In a small sauce pan, heat the milk and Nutella until warm and creamy. Whisk until steamy.
  • Pour the mixture of milk and Nutella over your favorite freshly brewed coffee or espresso.

Cheers!

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