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50-state cookbook:

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:35 am
by EJDSmom
My daughter is working on learning the states for a homeschooling project.. As a fun way to learn a little bit about the states, we are putting together a 50 state cookbook collecting one (or more) recipe(s) from each state.

Is there anyone who would be willing to share a recipe from a different state. Idealy they would be recipes that are unique to the state/region (ie rice for breakfast from Virgina or Shrimp and grits from the Carolinas)


Please email recipes to or post them here!

Re: cookbook

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 7:36 am
by EJDSmom

Re: cookbook

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:43 am
by Ramona
Do you need a stuffed ham recipe from Maryland?



Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 1:42 pm
by EJDSmom
That would be awesome. Thanks!


Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 8:41 pm
by gellegbs
Well Im from New Orleans I could give you some Louisiana ones and now I live in TX so I know some from here also. Let me know if you want anything, I'll try to make them simple.

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:05 pm
by EJDSmom
We have LA but would love one from Texas.



Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:26 pm
by 4given
Do you need one from Indiana? I could check with my MIL...she's a native Hoosier. (I'm a Kentucky girl living in Indiana.)

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:32 pm
by EJDSmom
We are in KY so we have a fair number from here. I would love an Indiana specific one.



Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:00 pm
by gellegbs
Cheese enchiladas (Tex Mex)

1 lb of cheddar and monterey jack shredded
1 pkg of corn tortillas (20 or more count)
1 bag of frozen onion (takes the tears out ;) )
oil for frying
1 can of red enchilada sauce
Paper towels

Set up: Put a plate with 1 paper towel over it next to the frying pan while you heat the oil ( a couple of tbs). Then set up a rolling station with a rectangular casserole pan and the bowl of cheese, bowl of onions (they can be still frozen but break them apart a little) and some surface to roll the enchiladas on (I use a chopping board, plates work too)

Take your first tortilla and dip it into the oil making sure both side are coated. Fry for 3-4 seconds with tongs remove the tortilla and place on the paper towel covered plate. Use the other paper towel to blot off excess grease. Pick up tortilla and move to rolling station.
*caution tortillas will be kinda hot, make sure your daughter can handle this or help her*
Place the tortilla on the chopping board or plate and grab about 3-4 tbs of cheese, enough to cover the middle and have some height, then add 1 tbs of onion, make sure the onion is spread out over the cheese not concentrated in one spot. Roll up, and place in pan. Repeat by frying another tortilla. Try not to fry a whole bunch at one and then roll, if the tortillas get cold they will break.

Once all enchiladas are rolled open the can of red enchilada sauce and pour it over the top, sprinkle with more cheese if you want. And bake at 350F for about 30-40 min.

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:22 am
by Mathmom
How about Chicago-style hot dogs?
Here's a link, for the recipe.
You might be doing the same unit study.
Looks like fun.


Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 7:38 am
by zoodayz
Very neat idea you have. Sounds like lots of fun :D

Posted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 1:52 pm
by sara2526
I love cooking and your idea sounds like a great one!!!

Hope you got good recipes?!!