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Most of America is staying home as a way to mitigate risks of the coronavirus spreading, so people across the country are trying to get their favorite food fix from their own kitchens. With a little help from search engines, quarantine cooks are scoring recipes for everything from chicken salad to margaritas, and there are trends in each state. From Alabama to Wyoming, these are the top uniquely searched recipes in Google from across America in the past 90 days and in each state over the past 30 days.
During quarantine, Americans across the country want to know how to make banana bread. It’s a comforting dessert for all ages and it’s easy to make. So it comes as no surprise that banana bread has been the most searched recipe in America during the past 90 days. Try out this amazing recipe that calls for a secret ingredient that will take your banana bread to the next level.
The people of Alabama are craving chicken salad while in quarantine. And if you’re looking to add a little flair to your run-of-the-mill chicken salad recipe, try making these chicken salad tostadas — one of many can’t-beat Mexican dishes.
Cinnamon rolls are one of the most iconic breakfast foods in America, and the people of Alaska know it. For a unique twist on this classic, this pressure cooker dish made with steel-cut oats can create a mind-blowing breakfast experience.
The people of Arizona must be looking for a way to stay refreshed during quarantine as they are searching for lemonade. Try out a recipe for fresh-squeezed lemonade and, while you’re at it, check out these ways to make more than just lemonade with lemons.
While it’s not the same as heading out to your favorite burger joint, there are plenty of great burger recipes that you can make from home. In Arkansas, the most uniquely searched recipe has been for burger meat — try it in the Best Burger Ever recipe below.
Like Connecticuters, Delaware residents also want to know how to make some tasty salmon while at home. Just make sure you check this guide on how long fish and other foods last in the fridge and freezer before making more salmon than you can eat.
Making sure you’re getting your vegetables in during quarantine is a power move, and Georgia residents know it. The most uniquely searched recipe there was zucchini. Have you tried frying it? Here’s a complete guide for frying food at home.
The most uniquely searched recipe in Hawaii is baked chicken. After you cook up this baked chicken and spinach stuffing recipe, here are some more great recipes that use up all that leftover chicken.
It’s no surprise that Illinois residents want to know how to make cinnamon rolls — they’re delicious. From the moist dough to the mouthwatering glaze, these tasty treats are the perfect side dish to pair with your scrambled eggs.
In Indiana, the most uniquely searched recipe is pork tenderloin. But truly who has the time? These pork sliders will satisfy your craving and are a quick and easy meal.
If you’re tired of the same old hamburger recipes, here is a wild one for you: cheeseburger pie. It may not be the same as heading to your favorite burger joint, but this combo of melted cheese, pie crust and ground beef is so amazing you’ll forget you’re at home.
Kansas is one of several states searching for hamburger recipes. If you want to use that hamburger meat for something fun, consider these copycat Ikea meatballs, just make sure you don’t have any of these bad cooking habits you should probably stop.
Kentucky residents have been on the hunt for a good hamburger recipe. If you’re unsure of the best way to thaw out your ground beef, check out this guide for defrosting popular foods.
It’s no surprise that the residents of Louisiana are looking to get their crawfish etouffee fix from home. And if you want to mix it up, this knock-your-socks-off shrimp etouffee recipe is from a real New Orleans chef. While you’re at it, check out more Louisiana favorites that you can make from home.
Making bread has become a quarantine staple, and the residents of Maine are looking to join in on the party. This cheeseboard-stuffed bread is a great way to take your run-of-the-mill bread recipe to the next level. And if you stockpiled more bread than you know what to do with, here are some great ways to use leftover bread, rice and more.
Maryland’s most uniquely searched recipe is for salmon. And this delicious one-pan salmon pasta, topped with garlic, cherry tomatoes and kale is one dish you have to add to your weekly dinner rotation. If you have leftovers, don’t freeze the kale — salad greens are one of those foods you should never freeze.
When it comes to making food at home, folks from Michigan want to know how to cook a good burger. But, for delivery, pad thai is more up their alley. For the complete guide of what delivery food each state is ordering during coronavirus quarantine, check out our list.
The people of Mississippi want to know how to make cornbread — it’s their most uniquely searched recipe. And if you’re looking for something to pair with your cornbread, check out these iconic recipes straight from the mouths of Texans.
See, we told you people in quarantine like their hamburger, and Missouri is no exception to this trend. Try this delicious melted mozzarella and tomato sauce burger for something different. Pair it with some french fries to get your fast food fix from home.
Sugary, frosted cinnamon rolls are always a winner when it comes to breakfast dishes. Montana residents must have a sweet tooth, as cinnamon rolls are the most uniquely searched food in the state right now. Boost your breakfast-in-bed game by adding cookie dough to the recipe.
Nebraskans’ top-searched food is the hamburger, which isn’t a surprise considering grill season is on its way. Turn up the heat on a regular ol’ burger by adding pickled jalapeños on top.
It’s no wonder Nevada residents are searching for pork loin recipes — the tender cut is a delicious alternative to the pork chop. Whether you have a chop, a tenderloin or a shoulder, though, you can cook these yummy slow cooker BBQ pulled pork tacos.
Will there ever be enough bread baking to get through quarantine? For those living in New Hampshire, it’s clearly a popular method to beat boredom considering it’s the most uniquely searched food term. If you're looking to mix things up with a different bready treat, try this Instant Pot monkey bread for a sweet way to start the day.
Over in New Jersey, salmon is getting lots of attention. Maybe that’s because you can make pastas, burgers and salads with this protein-rich, heart-healthy food. Switch out your normal salmon dinner with this easy Sweet and Spicy Salmon.
Sure, you can order takeout from your favorite Mexican restaurant, but if you’ve been trying to save money by cooking at home, tortilla recipes are a must for many Mexican dishes. If you start making your own tortillas at home, try them as chicken tacos with salsa verde and crema.
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If you’ve been working from home with kids all day, chances are you don’t want to deal with their picky eating habits by the time dinner rolls around. Be like North Dakotans and stick to a dinnertime classic like sloppy Joes.
Ohio residents want the details on how to cook hamburger. Try White Castle-style sliders with that meat instead of a regular burger to keep your lunches and dinners interesting.
Oklahomans are going the extra step to type “meat” into their hamburger searches. Using ground meat to make hamburgers is one way to cook it, but you can also use it to make things like homemade Hamburger Helper. Take a hint from Oklahomans and try this out for your next meal prep.
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Sure, ready-made cinnamon rolls are delicious, but now that there’s time, homemade cinnamon rolls are even better. People who live in Oregon are on the hunt for the best recipe, and these fluffy vegan cinnamon rolls just might be the answer.
Rhode Islanders have a taste for chicken parmesan, and if you’re also missing this dish from your favorite Italian restaurant, you can try it out at home.
Like North Carolinians, South Carolinians are craving pound cake. For a bit of fun, dye your cake the colors of the rainbow.
Photos of people baking banana bread are all over the internet during quarantine, and, like South Dakotans, if you want in on the viral experience, this breakfast loaf is sure to please your tastebuds.
Tennesseans are searching for baked chicken more than any other dish. Oven-baked chicken is a great alternative when you don’t want to stand over the stove making sure your chicken breasts aren’t burning in the skillet.
Texans aren’t the only ones with a taste for hamburger. Use any of the other hamburger recipes that piqued your interest from previous states and then add this barbecue sauce for extra flavor, trust us, it makes a difference.
The cool part about breakfast is that you can make it sweet or savory. People in Utah want something a little different than pancakes and waffles, and if crepes have been on your mind too, you have to try this ham and Gruyere version.
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Washington residents might have time to bake sourdough bread, but if you don’t, buy a loaf at the grocery store and spruce it up yourself. This sourdough sharing bread makes a great appetizer for dinner at home, plus, it’s super easy to put together.
So maybe you know how to cook hamburgers but you’re looking for a way to spruce up the taste. West Virginians, along with residents from many other states, have been looking for burger recipes, but maybe the trick is just a sauce that replicates your favorite burger joint like Shake Shack.
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Wisconsinites’ most highly sought-after recipe is ham. Whether you want to add it to a lunch sandwich or change up the protein choice for your dinner, this honey balsamic-glazed ham will do the trick.
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More time-consuming than regular bread, sourdough requires patience when it comes to letting the dough ferment. It’s fun to get creative with recipes, though, like using sourdough in your next stuffing dish. If staying home has you interested in working on more than just your baking skills, there are plenty of other fun new skills you can learn while on quarantine.
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