Some people say America is a melting pot for cuisines. There are countless dishes that the majority of Americans consider comfort food. Here is a sampling of the foods that are the hardest to resist when comfort is on the menu.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Who doesn’t love a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie? You name one person in this world that has never had one. I bet you can’t do it. Because chocolate chip cookies are the ultimate sweet snack. And we have a woman in Massachusetts to thank for that. It was Ruth Wakefield’s brilliance that brought about the idea of putting chocolate chips in cookies. For that, we owe her a debt of gratitude.
Macaroni & Cheese
On the other end of the spectrum, you can’t forget macaroni & cheese. Thomas Jefferson first brought it to the attention of Americans, though we don’t know who to give credit to for inventing this classic dish, to begin with. But ever since the American people were introduced to this delicious concoction, we’ve been putting our own spins on it. Everyone has a preference for how they like their macaroni & cheese, from using multiple types of cheese to sprinkling the dish was grated parmesan. Find me one Italian that would resist that and you will have found the world’s biggest liar.
Who hasn’t heard the expression, “American as apple pie.”? You can’t be an American and not be familiar with that expression. It is synonymous with our great country. If your mouth is now watering at the thought of it, give this apple pie recipe a try. You won’t regret it, I promise.
Baby Back Ribs
When it comes to tender meat, baby back ribs are my favorite comfort food. If you disagree, you don’t know what you are missing out on. I dare you to find your local barbeque restaurant and prove me wrong. Unless you’re a vegetarian or vegan, you aren’t a true American until you’ve had baby back ribs falling off the bone. If you don’t enjoy that, I don’t know what I can do to convince you.
My southern heritage compels me to list pickled okra among all American comfort food you never knew you wanted. It’s easy to make even if you aren’t a whizz in the kitchen. Since it’s healthy too, I don’t know a Southern mother or grandmother that doesn’t serve it to the family every chance she gets. If you want to try it, click here for the easiest pickled okra recipe.
IHOP is international for a reason. It’s because the rest of the world should know what we already do. Pancakes are a classic all American food that I dare you not to include in your diet.
Fire Up The Oven
If you aren’t making these comfort foods, you should be. Once you give this apple pie recipe a try, don’t forget baby back ribs are my favorite, and they complement each other well. While you are at it, click here for the easiest pickled okra recipe and thank me later.