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Sandwiches, Pizza & Takeout - America's Casual Food Favorites

American's love their hand-held foods! Whether it's pizza, sandwiches, hot dogs or burgers, America probably has the world's most diverse collection of casual cuisine. Below you'll find all sorts of resources and recipes for enjoying these fast favorites, inside and out.
  1. Veggie Burger Recipes
  2. Pizza: Inside and Out (8)
  3. The Sandwich Hall of Fame (21)

Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough
Try this whole wheat pizza dough recipe instead of regular pizza dough. It's easy to make, flavorful and has a healthier profile.

BBQ Pork Stuffed Corn Muffins
These delicious stuffed corn muffins bring together two American favorites - barbecued pork and cornbread. The cornbread forms a perfect package for the pork, and since it keeps the fingers clean, it's great for parties.

Italian Pork Sloppy Joe Sandwich Recipe
This Italian braised pork sandwich recipe is a take-off on the American classic - Sloppy Joes. The pork is cooked for a long time in the delicious sauce, and served on a roll.

Muffaletta: A Taste of New Orleans

"Oven-Fried" Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe
This easy oven method for making Buffalo chicken wings eliminates the need for messy deep-frying, and the results are crisp, golden-brown chicken wings ready to coat with your favorite sauce. Buffalo chicken wings are the perfect party food, so give this simple recipe a try.

Chicago Stuffed Deep Dish Pizza - Video Recipe
If you're a pizza lover, then you have to try this mega pie. Made in the Chicago deep dish style, you'll need both hands to eat up this amazing stuffed pizza.

Homemade Sloppy Joes - Video Recipe
A hearty and tasty sandwich, sloppy joes are a classic lunchtime favorite that won't leave you hungry. See how to make an easy and delicious sloppy joe sandwich at home.

Chicken and Baked Brie Ciabatta
This chicken and baked Brie Ciabatta sandwich is a beautiful, and delicious, way to break the boring sandwich routine. The sweetness of the fig jam, and warm melting Brie cheese, go so well with the chicken breast and chewy Ciabatta.

How to Make a Philly Cheesesteak - Video Recipe
Using much less oil, but not substituting any flavor, you can make a delicious version of the famous Philly Cheesesteak sandwich at home. See how it's done.

Maine Lobster Rolls
This is certainly the most "gourmet" of all America's great sandwiches. It's as simple as it is extravagant, and as far as cold lobster goes, this may be the ultimate way to enjoy Maine's famous crustaceans.

Hot Dogs Across America
A photo slide show of the beloved hot dog. From Coney Island to Hollywood, take a tour with America's one-handed wonder.

The Birth of the Cheeseburger
Was America's favorite burger invented in California, in 1924, by a 16 year old? Or 10 years later, in Kentucky? Read this and you decide.

How to Make Homemade Pastrami Video Recipe
Making true pastrami at home takes many days of curing and then the meat has to be smoked. This faux-pastrami uses an already cured corned beef, and one secret ingredient, to get something very close to same flavors, but only take one day to make.

The Hamburger: The All-American Sandwich
Whether it's grilled, flame-broiled, fried, or steamed, this is America's official sandwich (sorry hot dog). Come explore the many delicious mysteries and arguments surrounding the "burger." Who really invented the hamburger? Cheese or no cheese? What is the best way to cook the perfect patty? And, where's the ham?

Pastrami Rueben Sandwich

Grilled Tomato, Bacon and Cheese Sandwich

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