What is your state famous for? Is it Southern fried chicken with a crunch so loud that it can be heard across the room, a Key lime pie that makes you feel like you’re sitting on a dock in Key West, or a Texas beef brisket that’s coated in the perfect rub? When it comes to cooking, every state and region across the country is known for having recipes that are unique to them. That’s why the Mr. Food Test Kitchen scoured the country in search of the most authentic foods from coast to coast. Once we found the best of the best, we recreated those tastes by developing an easy-as-can-be recipe, and then we tasted and tweaked each one to make sure it’ll work flawlessly in your kitchen.  

Our recipes make it easy for you to take a culinary road trip across the country without ever having to leave your kitchen. You’ll be able to enjoy a sunny California favorite from your cozy Carolina kitchen. On top of that, we’ve included the stories behind the recipes along with fun anecdotes that’ll make you smile. So, not only will you get to whip up something delicious, but you’ll have plenty to talk about while at the dinner table.  

No matter where you grew up or where you’re currently living, you’re going to love these quick and easy, favorite American recipes made from off-the-shelf ingredients and featuring simple, step-by-step instructions. And to tempt your taste buds even more, we’ve included a full-page photo for each one of our 130+ recipes!

So, join the Mr. Food Test Kitchen Team as we share America’s best homegrown recipes. Whether you start with Alaska or Wyoming makes no difference, since every recipe is sure to have you saying, “OOH IT’S SO GOOD!!®”

(Mr. Food Test Kitchen)