Midwestern Recipes

  • Goetta photo — Goetta, a breakfast sausage, was originally a peasant dish, meant to stretch out servings of meat over several meals. It is very popular in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area.
  • Horseshoe Sandwich photo — The Horseshoe is a regional specialty in the Springfield, Illinois area. It is an open-faced sandwich on toasted bread that can utilize a variety of meats, topped with French fries and a creamy cheese sauce. Grilled vegetables, such as green peppers and onions, are also common on a Horseshoe sandwich. Alternate meat suggestions include smoked ham, pulled pork and grilled chicken breast.
  • Midwest Tart Cherry Pie photo — This beautiful lattice-topped cherry and cream cheese pie is kissed with a touch of almond.
  • Pride of Iowa Cookies — This is a very old recipe and one of the best cookies in the whole world!
  • Sister Bay Cafe Pioneer Bread Pudding — The Sister Bay Cafe in Sister Bay, Door County, Wisconsin, is famous for this pudding.
  • Trenary Toast — This is a favorite in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
  • Wisconsin Chicken Booyah photo — This dish is famous in the Fox River Valley region — Green Bay, Wisconsin. Booyah and beer go great together. Booyah King, Bob Baye, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, has been making Booyah since about 1946 in 100-gallon cookers.


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