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Northeast / Mid-Atlantic Regional Cuisine

From the street foods of the Big Apple, down to the Blue crab cakes of the Chesapeake Bay, the cuisine of this region was shaped by waves of European immigrants making recipes from their native countries using the wide array of local ingredients.

Syracuse Salt Potatoes Recipe
A perfectly seasoned potato with a beautiful creamy texture. Serve simply with melted butter, or toss with some fresh herbs for a great potato side dish.

Caramel Apple Pie - Step by Step
This apple pie recipe is super easy, but unusual in it's construction. It contains no flour or other starch in the filling to bind it together. The filling is basically caramelized apples, glued together with the natural pectin from the apple skins, and a glossy, delicious apple syrup.

Rainy Day Mac and Cheese Recipe
The name of this macaroni and cheese recipe says it all. This is the mac and cheese that put the "comfort" in comfort food. Dig into a dish of this classic, creamy macaroni and cheese anytime you want to warm up from the inside out.

All-American Caramel Apple Recipe
Making caramel apples is the ultimate way to turn this healthy fruit into an irresistible sweet treat. The shinny surface of a caramel apple is one of fall's most beautiful food images.

Deli-Style Red Potato Salad Recipe
This deli-style red potato salad recipe is delicious with all your favorite sandwiches, as well as alongside a spicy rack of ribs at the next cookout. Red potatoes work so well in potato salad recipes since they don't fall apart after being cooked.

"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.

Waldorf Salad - Video Recipe
Invented in 1896 at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City, this is America's most famous fruit salad. One taste of this crunchy, juicy, sweet, and tangy salad, and you'll know why it's such a favorite.

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.

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.

Authentic Anchor Bar Buffalo Chicken Wings
This is the original spicy Buffalo chicken wing recipe from the Anchor Bar in Buffalo, NY. There are many Buffalo chicken wing recipes out there, but if you want to taste the "real" thing give this a try. The chicken wings are deep-fried in the original recipe, but a hot oven works fine for the home version.

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.

Video Demo on How to Make New York's Famous Chocolate Egg Cream
Contrary to its name, this light and bubbly New York City soda fountain classic contains no eggs or cream. So, why then is it called an egg cream? Well, as they say in Brooklyn, "Fuggeddaboutit."No one really knows for sure, but I give a few theories in this video clip.

Maryland Crab Cakes
There are many "authentic" recipes for this famous Chesapeake Bay specialty, but the one thing they all have in common is they are mostly crab meat with just enough cracker crumbs or breadcrumbs to hold things together.

Old Fashion Quaker Oats Meatloaf
This recipe is adapted from one that appeared on the Quaker Oats oatmeal container. Oatmeal makes for a nice, and more nutritious, change of pace from the usual breadcrumbs binder.

Nonna's Meatloaf
Nonna means grandmother in Italian, and that's exactly what this is; a delicious meatloaf just like your Italian grandmother used to make (or would have, if you were Italian!). Also, this recipe's leftovers make especially good sandwiches.

The Famous Garbage Plate of Rochester, New York
Truly one of America's oddest dishes, the garbage plate's story is as strange as it's combination of ingredients.

Classic American Pizza Sauce
This is my version of the traditional pizza sauce used by most pizzerias.

Original American Macaroni Salad
There must be a couple hundred "original" American macaroni salad recipes. This one happens to be my personal favorite because of its great balance between sweet and tangy.

Old-Fashioned Gingerbread with Lemon Glaze
This simple gingerbread recipe is a traditional American Christmas classic. It features a sweet and tangy lemon glaze that pairs perfectly with the deep, dark, richly spiced cake. While this gingerbread recipe is commonly served around the holidays, it's wonderful any time of the year when you need a quick and delicious dessert.

The Ultimate Meat Lasagna Recipe
I know everyone thinks theirs is the ultimate lasagna recipe, but with twice the meat and cheese filling as most recipes, this lasagna really is the ultimate!

Old Fashion Beef Stew
This is your classic, old-time, "just like mom used to make" beef stew. There's a good reason heirloom recipes like these remain almost unchanged, as they are passed down through the generations.

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