American Food

Side Dishes

Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Streusel Topping

This sweet potato casserole is a traditional southern U.S. recipe often served with the Thanksgiving meal. The casserole is topped with a crunchy pecan streusel...(more)

Homemade Applesauce

Homemade applesauce, free of preservatives, is a pleasure to make and will be enjoyed by the entire family. Applesauce is a great side dish for...(more)

Sweet Muffins

Muffins are small, lightly sweetened cakes or quick breads baked in individual serving size portions. Muffins are similar to cupcakes but typically not as sweet...(more)


Fast and Easy Tuna Casserole With Egg Noodles

Tuna casserole with egg noodles is a relatively quick dish that you prepare using prepackaged pantry staples, fresh vegetables and cheeses. The dish is usually served with a side salad and warm, toasted bread. However, try elevating the nutrients in the meal by serving the casserole alongside pan-fried spinach, steamed Brussels sprouts, grilled eggplant slices or baked zucchini and squash....(more)

Mashed Potato Casserole With Cheddar and Bacon

Mashed potato casserole is a nice change of pace from traditional mashed potatoes. Serve with roast turkey, chicken or beef. It is easy to prepare a day in advance. Simply store in the refrigerator overnight and bake in the oven while the meat is resting....(more)

Great Family Dinner Recipes: Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole

One of America's true comfort food dishes, tuna casserole is an all-time classic. This simple and delicious classic tuna noodle casserole recipe is a breeze to make and perfect for any occasion. It makes a great family dinner on a busy weeknight. Serve this scrumptious dish with great complementary sides, such as homemade cornbread, sweet corn, green beans, broccoli, mashed potatoes, steamed carrots, grilled asparagus or coleslaw....(more)

Historic Recipes

Boston Brown Bread

Boston Brown Bread dates from 17th century New England and was widely cooked and enjoyed by the Pilgrims. This delicious, healthy bread has retained its popularity down through the centuries....(more)

Quick and Easy Classic Egg Salad Recipe

Versatile and delicious, egg salad is the perfect dish for any occasion and any time of the year. This classic egg salad recipe is quick and easy to make for lunch, dinner or to keep on hand throughout the week. Serve it on sandwiches with honey mustard, chopped cashews and fresh lettuce. Great complementary sides for this dish include potato chips, pickles, celery and carrot sticks, roasted potato wedges and French fries....(more)

Authentic San Francisco Cioppino Stew Recipe

This authentic San Francisco Cioppino recipe makes it much easier to prepare this delicious fish stew than it was for the Italian immigrants who originally brought this taste of home cooking to America. Rather than catching and cleaning the clams, mussels and squid needed, as they did, you can buy yours ready-to-use in the seafood department of your local grocery store....(more)