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Midwest Regional Cuisine

From the Great Lakes across the Great Plains, this region is known and the "Heartland," and America's breadbasket. The hearty and satisfying food reflects the equally hearty immigrants that settled here from Scandinavia, Germany, Eastern Europe, and Greece. When you combine these old world culinary traditions, with influences from the rest of American, you get an impressive bounty of great American food.

Fresh Farmer's Cheese Recipe
This farmer's cheese recipe will show you how fun and easy it is making your own fresh white cheese at home. This cheese recipe uses plain milk, requires no special equipment, and produces a homemade cheese that's a sort of cross between cream cheese and a ricotta.

Asparagus and Chicken Noodle Casserole
This asparagus and chicken noodle casserole is a very comforting and flavorful dish. If you're looking for a change from that regular tuna casserole, give this easy asparagus and chicken combo a try.

High-Protein Tuna Noodle Casserole
This tuna casserole recipe is a high-protein version of the American classic. While it has more tuna and less starch than a traditional recipe, it's just as satisfying.

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.

Turkey Noodle Casserole
Turkey noodle casserole is simple to make, and is a great way to use up leftover turkey.

Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole
This casserole recipe is an American icon. Tuna noodle casserole is a comfort-food classic that is very simple to make, and a very frugal to serve. The crisp breadcrumb crust atop the creamy egg noodles is a combo that is hard to beat!

Homemade Sloppy Joes
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.

Beefy Corkscrew Casserole
Don't let the "screwy" name fool you; this beefy corkscrew casserole recipe is delicious and easy. This is a ground beef and pasta bake that everyone will enjoy.

Classic Tuna Casserole
The quintessential American casserole recipe. Once the brunt of jokes by food snobs, this tuna casserole recipe, if properly made, is a very delicious and satisfying, one-dish meal. Tuna noodle casserole deserves its rightful place on the list of classic American recipes.

Low-Fat Butter-Free Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
The tangy, low-fat goodness of buttermilk makes a great mashed potato recipe, without any butter. Despite the name, buttermilk is very low in fat and calories, and allows room for a little sour cream in the recipe. The results are delicious, and healthy mashed potatoes.

Classic Roast Prime Rib of Beef au Jus
Prime rib of beef is a very popular, and delicious "special occasion" roast. But, due to its expense and reputation for being difficult to prepare, many home cooks are hesitant to try making one of these magnificent roasts. The truth is making a perfect prime rib is not very difficult at all. This classic prime rib recipe will work every time, no mater what size roast you are using.

Cincinnati "Skyline" Chili
This famous chili recipe was created by Nicholas Lambrinides, a Greek immigrant who founded a popular chain of chili restaurants in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1949. As you'll see, this chili is quite different from the more common southwest-style chili you're probably used to. Did I mention it's usually served over spaghetti and is ordered using a special code?

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