10 Iconic Recipes That Define America (Slideshow)


Barbecued Beef Brisket Recipe

"A guest at the RV park and marina my husband and I used to run gave me this flavorful brisket recipe. It's become the star of countless meal gatherings, from potlucks to holiday dinners. Husband Ed and our five grown children look forward to it as much as our Christmas turkey."

— Bettye Miller, Oklahoma City

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Boston Cream Pie Recipe

"Yellow cake mix and vanilla pudding mix help create this classic dessert in no time. A rich chocolate glaze provides a fast finishing touch."

— Edwina Olson, Enid, Okla.

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Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe

"Hot wings got their start in Buffalo, N.Y., in a kitchen. Although there was no game on at the time, today spicy wings and cool sauces are traditional game-day fare. Cayenne, red sauce, and spices keep these tangy wings good and hot, just like the originals."

— Nancy Chapman, Center Harbor, N.H.

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Alabama White BBQ Sauce Recipe


"My boys use to spend their summers with their grandmother in Alabama. She would treat them to a meal at a restaurant that served white barbecue sauce over chicken and my family thought it was wonderful. I started making it at home and every time I make the sauce, it brings back memories of those summers in Tuscaloosa. The white sauce should be applied only at the very end of your grilling or smoking because it will breakdown and separate if it is heated too long."

— Sabrina Everett, Thomasville, Ga.

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California Salmon Recipe

"California cuisine is all about balancing flavors. This recipe brings out the sweetness in orange juice and honey and balances it with the kick of ancho chile pepper and balsamic."

— Dustin Anderson, Fillmore, Calif.

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Chicago Deep-Dish Pizza Recipe

"Since I live near Chicago, I've managed to sample more than my share of deep-dish pizzas. This recipe lets you recreate the best of my town — right in your town!"

— Lynn Hamilton, Naperville, Ill.

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Cobre Valley Casserole Recipe

"We live in southeastern Arizona, in a part of the state known as Cobre Valley. 'Cobre' is a Spanish word for copper, which is mined here. Variations of this recipe have been enjoyed in this area for many years."

— Carolyn Deming, Miami, Ariz.

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Sweet 'n' Smokey Kansas City Ribs Recipe

"Tender and juicy, these ribs are packed with a big smoky punch. You won't believe how quick they are from grill to plate!"

— Gloria Warczak, Cedarburg, Wis.

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Texas Pecan Pie Recipe

"This ooey gooey pie's luscious and creamy filling offers that good old familiar flavor so many have come to love!"

— Laurel Leslie, Sonora, Calif.

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Pat's King of Steaks Philly Cheesesteak Recipe

"This ultimate cheesesteak, an icon sandwich in Philly, is a best-seller at Pat's King of Steaks Restaurant. Patrons praise its thinly cut beef and crusty Italian rolls."

— Frank E. Olivieri, Philadelphia

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