Abbott’s Bitters is an extinct product. It was made by the C.W. Abbott company in Baltimore, Maryland from 1865 until around 1950. It was one of the big three bitters sold in America, the other two being Angostura and Peychaud. Abbott’s Bitters were barrel-aged. The recipe was changed sometime in the 1940s before production ended;…
A national or region cuisine? Some food writers say it can be argued that there’s no national cuisine in America: rather, it’s a collection of regional cuisines. Others counter that if that is true of America, then perhaps it’s true of other nations, too: — Chinese, Italian and French cooking is actually all incredibly regional….
A very refreshing cocktail for weary palates.
Incredibly flavourful stuffed roasted peppers. Serve with a side salad and some good bread.
This recipe was given by the New York actress Anne Bancroft to Toronto writer Warren Dunford in the 1990s. It has a lightly-spiced flavour that is warm and distinctive.
Every apple pie recipe is great, and the best tasting apple pie is the one that you didn’t have to make but get to eat. But, here’s a recipe for a more professional apple pie; it’s the one that is taught in some pastry classes.
Kid and budget friendly dish. This is a very flexible dish; you can use far fewer wieners if you have a pack you want to finish off, and you can use more cheese if you wish.
Very delicious, with a rich enough taste to set out at special occasions.
This avocado & shrimp salad is a fabulous rich-tasting salad, but lighter in calories than you would imagine. Serve with something off the grill, and perhaps another plainer, leafy salad.
Dead easy cheeseballs to make, with surprise fruit-and-nut centres that give them a bit of sophistication.
This is an easy, yummy side dish: ends up sort of like cheezy scrambled egg with corn in it.
A really good baked pasta dish, with veggies in it.
Very common on cold buffet tables in America’s Pennsylvania Dutch country.
A healthy, quick, breakfast smoothie.
Really delicious breakfast pancakes.
So easy to make, why would you buy? This is an example of the “white bbq sauces” made in some areas of the southern United States. Good particularly with pork.
A really easy way to do something different with your pork chops on a weeknight: transform them with just a spoonful of apple sauce and a cheese slice
Very tasty and great texture.
A hearty chowder.
You serve this as a dessert pie. They’ll probably think it’s pumpkin.
Big Red Pop is a carbonated soft drink made and sold in Texas. It is also available in Panama and in British Columbia, Canada. It is very red. Some swear it even tastes red. The colouring comes from red dye # 40. It has a candy flavour, that many describe as liquid bubble gum; others,…
The taste of Blender Butter is great, or it wouldn’t be included on this site at all. Blender Butter is meant to be kept refrigerated.
A classic blonde brownie recipe.
This one recipe makes both the main course and the side salad! Nice chewy French or Italian bread works well for this. Toast bread wouldn’t cut it.