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BellaOnline's American Regional Cuisine Editor

Northeastern U.S.

The northeastern United States - or mid Atlantic - covers a vast range of states and tons of regional cooking and culture. Check in here often for a diverse range of regional cuisine.

Asian Chinese Long Beans Recipe star
If you're a green bean lover you are going to fall in love with Chinese Longbeans. Peak season for these beans falls between May and October, however, they are available all year round in Asian markets. They are inexpensive, have a mild asparagus-like flavor and can be used in many recipes.

Beer Battered Fried Fish Recipe star
Are you a seafood lover like me? You will go crazy for my Beer Battered Fried Fish Recipe! There is a variety of white, flaky fish you can use along with my crunchy, seasoned beer batter. As a sandwich with crunchy slaw and tartar sauce or crispy fries (or chips!) and vinegar - it's to die for!

Cordon Bleu Chicken Tenders Recipe star
If you love Chicken Cordon Bleu, then you will love my little twist on this classic recipe. Here, I turned the whole thing inside out as I used chicken tenders and wrapped the ingredients around the chicken instead. Breaded, lightly fried and then briefly baked - delicious and easy to make. Enjoy!

Teriyaki Chicken Liver Bacon Rumaki Recipe star
Do you hate eating liver? Well, let me change your mind. Especially, when you munch on my Teriyaki Chicken Liver Bacon Rumaki bites! A sweet, salty and crunchy bite all rolled into one and you will be a believer. They are a great appetizer for the holidays, entertaining - or just for indulgence!

American Italian Burger Recipe star
When the weather starts to warm up it's time to wake up the outdoor grill. Get ready to make my Italian American Burger Recipe. Packed with Italian flavors and textures with my own little twist. An award-winning burger...it's all about the Red, White & Blue! Bring napkins!

Asian Grilled Bok Choy with Pork Soup Recipe star
My Grilled Baby Bok Choy with Pork Soup recipe has only 5 ingredients and is inexpensive! It is very easy to make and is packed with nutrition. A wonderful cozy soup that warms the senses and is an awesome addition to your Chinese soup list for a chilly day! Just try it...you will love it!

Authentic Steak Pizzaiola Recipe star
Sometimes a trip back to the roots of authenticity is all that you need to feel warm and cozy inside - this recipe does just that. Steak Pizzaiola originated in Naples, Italy and is very easy to make, as well as being an economical dish, using inexpensive cuts of meat and beautiful tomatoes.

Breaded Eggplant Parmesan Casserole Recipe star
If you're looking for a meatless or vegetarian option that's packed with flavor, try my Breaded Eggplant Parmesan Casserole recipe. Leftovers can be made into a delicious sub sandwich for lunch the next day and will be better than any take-out. Try eggplant this week, you'll love it!

Cherry Tomato Bombs with Clam Stuffing Recipe star
I love having several appetizer ideas on hand for the holidays and entertaining - and this is one of them. This is a fun way with cherry tomatoes and an easy clam stuffing using Triscuit crackers. These explode with flavor and look delightful on a platter. They are the bomb!

Citrus Cheesecake with Ginger Honey Crumb Recipe star
Are you looking for a light, refreshing, flavorful summertime desert? Try this Citrus Cheesecake with a Ginger Honey Crumb Crust. It's packed with lemons, limes and oranges that just make your taste buds tingle!

Cranberry, Orange & Blueberry Relish Recipe star
Why should cranberries be sitting by the turkey once a year on Thanksgiving?! We should take advantage of these nutritious packed berries all year long. My family recipe, invented by my husband Joe, also includes blueberries and fresh oranges, making this relish a vitamin C powerhouse! Itīs delicious spread on toast, as you would jam and even mixed into your oatmeal or cereal. So donīt wait for the Autumn months to make a Cran Relish, you can go to the freezer aisle in the grocery s

Curried Potato Pancakes with Scallions Recipe star
If you love potatoes and Indian spice, without the heat, then you will love these pancakes. My wonderful Jewish friends make traditional and delicious potato Latkes, especially around Passover and other holidays. This Curried Potato Pancake with Scallions is my own take on this crispy delight.

Deli Ham & Cheese Italian Stromboli Recipe star
Italian Stromboli recipes are kind of like making pizza in a pocket. Made with fresh fail-proof homemade pizza dough and stuffed with delicious and flavorful Italian deli cold cuts and dipped in a tasty marinara sauce - you will be making this often. You have permission to use store bought dough!

Easy Oven Sun-dried Tomatoes with Pesto Recipe star
Take advantage of summer ripe tomatoes. This Easy Sun-dried Oven Tomatoes with Pesto Recipe is so simple to make, saving you money and with several variations of flavors. My 10 year old girls love making these, but they love eating them the most!

Farro and Rice Salad with Sausage Recipe star
Do you hate eating grains? Well, whatever you may think, my Farro and Rice Salad with Sausage will change your mind. It has a wonderful nutty flavor, a chewy texture and combined with some simple veggies, it will be one of the most healthy and fulfilling salads you have ever eaten.

Fresh Seafood Sauce with Tomatoes and Pasta Recipe star
It's time to go light with my Fresh Seafood with Tomatoes and Pasta recipe. This dish is packed with yummy flavors and it is quick and easy to make. Your family and friends will love you for making this!

Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce with Pasta Recipe star
This recipe is my version of an old Italian favorite - Pasta Margherita. One of the most delicious sauces you will ever eat, is that of farm fresh tomatoes and basil. This is a quick and easy recipe to make highlighting seasonal tomatoes along with the sweetness of delicate fresh basil. Enjoy!

Hearty Rustic Pork Pie with Bacon Recipe star
My Hearty Rustic Pork Pie with Bacon recipe is my own version of the traditional British Pork Pie using everyday ingredients. The hot water pie crust is easy to make. However, I have given you an opt-out if you're not much of a baker. This recipe is great for lunch or dinner, hot or cold.

Hot Sausage, Sage and Wild Rice Stuffing Recipe star
A great stuffing just shouldn't be made only around Thanksgiving and Christmas. Stuffing can be a great side dish with many recipes - and my Hot Sausage, Sage and Wild Rice stuffing is just that! Variations are only limited by your imagination, so take my recipe and get creative. Enjoy!

Italian Fried Pastry Twists Recipe star
If you love Italian cuisine, then you have to try these addicting Italian Fried Pastry Strips as a treat once in a while...drizzled with honey and powdered sugar - they are to die for. Warning! You need to make a big, big batch of these. They are crunchy, sweet and mega delicious!

Italian Sausage & Peppers Salad Recipe star
To celebrate the 87th Annual Feast of Gennaro in Little Italy, New York I bring you a simple twist on the traditional old Italian sausage and peppers. This Italian Sausage & Peppers Salad Recipe is quick and easy to make and is packed with flavors that are simply Italian. Enjoy!

Italian Sausage, Shrimp and Peas Risotto Recipe star
The immigrants of Little Italy in Soho, New York knew what they were doing when they set up their establishments! It's all about the love of cooking, family and comfort food. This Sausage, Shrimp and Peas Risotto is based on the heritage of the people who made it long before! Make a lot of this!

Italian Style Stuffed Pork or Beef Rolls Recipe star
My pork or beef stuffed rolls are a slight twist on an old Italian favorite - Pork or Beef Braciole. Take the more inexpensive cuts of meat, pound it thin and lay down a few fresh ingredients, roll them up and braise in a juicy tomato sauce. Amazingly delicious and tender!

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup Recipe star
My Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup is a healthy and nutritious way to utilize the leftovers from Thanksgiving Day. By adding some fresh vegetables and herbs to the pot, we create a wonderful condensed stock that we can freeze for future recipes.

Meat Lasagna with Sausage Recipe star
Italian food is without a doubt one of the most flavorful cuisines there is. My Meat Lasagna with Sausage Recipe is no exception! It's layered with home made meat sauce which can be made ahead of time, three cheeses and mini Italian sausage meatballs. Trust me - it will be a keeper!

Pasta Puttanesca with Chicken & Rabe Recipe star
A rich and tangy saltiness of olives, capers, anchovies and garlic, mixed with grilled chicken and sauteed broccoli rabe - you will love it! My version of Pasta Puttanesca combines ingredients from most of the regions of Italy. Truly delicious and full of flavor. Enjoy!

Pasta Sauce with Pork and Zucchini Recipe star
The Italian Nonnas certainly knew what they were doing with their pasta sauces. Although ingredients may vary regionally, you can make any sauce your own. This pasta sauce with pork and zucchini is full of flavor and texture and easy to put together.

Poached Pesto Romano Chicken Recipe star
Growing your own Basil in pots during the summer months means you will never be short of pesto and my Poached Pesto Romano Chicken Recipe is so easy to make. Moist, delicious and ever so aromatic that you really do need leftovers for a delicious sandwich with some melted provolone cheese!

Red Beef Stew Soup Recipe star
Why not go back a few years and turn something your mom, dad or auntie and uncle made and make it sing! I love that my mother made the best beef stew on the planet - but now it's my turn to make it my own. She wouldn't disapprove of my Red Beef Stew Soup recipe, which is packed with goodness!

Scotch Eggs with Fresh Herbs Recipe star
Have you ever tried Scotch Eggs? And, did you know that they were not invented by the Scottish? Take a hard boiled egg, wrap it in sausage meat, coat it with breadcrumbs and fry it! These are a great picnic or lunch item on-the-go, eaten whole or halved on a party platter. Delicious and fun!

Shrimp, Bacon and Summer Squash Risotto Recipe star
When seafood goes on sale, it's time to satisfy a craving. So, by adding a few seasonal veggies into the mix the whole thing just got better. My Shrimp, Bacon and Summer Squash Risotto is delightfully fresh, creamy and is everything you want from traditional Italian comfort food!

St. Patrick's Day Colcannon Casserole Recipe star
When St. Patrick's Day comes around I love to make something Irish! So, here is my version of a great old traditional recipe from the Emerald Isle - Colcannon turned into a Casserole. What's not to love - potatoes with added yummies in one big dish. Try it and add your own fling to the thing!

Stuffed Spaghetti Winter Squash Recipe star
If you have never eaten Spaghetti Squash, it's is a fun way to entice people to eat a little healthier, especially the kids. My Stuffed Spaghetti Winter Squash Recipe is Italian style, is extremely tasty and packed with nutrients to give us a little boost during the winter months. Enjoy!

Sumac Chicken & Onion Bread Recipe star
Wake yourself up with Sumac! If you have never been on a flavor journey with this wonderful berried herb, then you have been missing out. It's lemony flavor and deep red hue, highlights my version of an ancient Middle Eastern recipe, Palestinian chicken. My kids said "Mmmm" on the first bite!

Zucchini Quick Bread Recipe star
World Bread Day is an annual celebration held on October 16th. My Zucchini Quick Bread recipe is a healthy and delicious on-the-run "Power Bread" that will keep you going for hours. It's packed with vitamins, protein, fiber and antioxidants and makes a great after school snack for the kids!

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