French Dip Sandwich

French Dip Sandwich Recipe and History

A French Dip Sandwich is a hot beef sandwich consisting of tender thin slices of beef layered a long white French roll that is dipped into a flavorful sauce made … Continued

Fried Catfish Recipes

    Fried catfish is considered a quintessential southern dish along with southern fried chicken, sweet tea, and hushpuppies.  Once considered the “food of the Poor,” chefs around the country … Continued

Frogmore Stew

Frogmore Stew History and Recipe

Frogmore Stew is actually not a stew and it contains NO Frogs! Frogmore Stew is considered a classic Low Country South Carolina dish.  This dish is also know as Low-Country … Continued

Fruitcake History

Fruitcake History

Fruitcakes are holiday and wedding cakes which have a very heavy fruit content.  They require special handling and baking to obtain successful results.  The name “fruitcake” can be traced back … Continued

Mincemeat Pie

Funeral Pie History

  Funeral Pie is also known as Raisin Pie and Rosina Pie (German for raisin). For many years Funeral Pie or Raisin Pie was served with the meal prepared for … Continued

German Chocolate Cake History

  German Chocolate Cake is an American creation that contains the key ingredients of sweet baking chocolate, coconut, and pecans. This cake was not brought to the American Midwest by … Continued

German Marble Cake

German Marble Cake History and Recipe

German Marble Cake brings back fond childhood memories for my daughters, as their Grandma Gertie always made Marble Cake for them.  Whenever Grandma Gertie knew that company was coming over, … Continued

Gooey Butter Cake

Gooey Butter Cake History and Recipe

This Gooey Butter Cake consists of a dry, flat base covered with a “goo” mixture.  It is sticky and chewy and very delicious.  This ultra-sweet treat is a St. Louis … Continued

Guinness Beef Stew

Guinness Beef Stew History and Recipe

Stove Top – Slow Cooker – Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Instructions Most every pub you visit in Ireland will offer Guinness Beef Stew on the menu.  Stewing the beef in … Continued

Gumbo History

History of Gumbo By Mark Huntsman Of all the dishes in the repertoire of Louisiana cooking, gumbo is undoubtedly the most famous.  One of the oldest dishes in Louisiana and … Continued

Gyro Sandwich

Gyro Sandwich History

      Gyro – An American-Greek sandwich.  Most food historians generally agree the name “gyro” and the current sandwich are both recent inventions originating in New York during the … Continued

Hangtown Fry

Hangtown Fry History and Recipe

Hangtown Fry could possibly be the first California cuisine.  It consists of fried breaded oysters, eggs, and fried bacon, cooked together like an omelet.   In the gold-mining camps of … Continued

Hawaiian Ahi Tuna Poke

Hawaiian Ahi Tuna Poke History and Recipe

 Hawaiian Ahi Tuna Poke Poke (pronounced POH-kay) is served in most Hawaiian homes and restaurants as a side dish, and no gathering in Hawaii would be complete without a few … Continued

Guava Chiffon Cake

Hawaiian Guava Chiffon Cake History and Recipe

The Guava Chiffon Cake can be called a fusion dessert that combines the classic California Chiffon Cake with the Hawaiian Island’s favorite fruit of guava.  Guava Chiffon Cake is a … Continued

Hurricane Popcorn

Hawaiian Hurricane Popcorn Recipe

Hawaiian Hurricane Popcorn Recipe and History Hawaiian Hurricane Popcorn, also known as Nori Popcorn, is a popular and addictive snack from Hawaii.  The main ingredients are popcorn, melted butter, Nori (dry … Continued