What All 50 States Are Hungry For On Pinterest
Alabama: Pound Cake
Pinterest users in Alabama are all about the pound cake. This variation uses grapefruit juice in the batter for a tender, citrusy cake. Be sure to use cake flour rather than self-rising to ensure a feather-light texture.
Alaska: Survival Food
Cold winters mean planning for the long haul, which might be why storable foods like survival bread are getting pinned in Alaska
These green chile-chicken enchiladas are cheesy, spicy and full of chiles, which are exactly the traits the people of Arizona have been craving.
Arkansas: Coca Cola
Arkansas knows what’s good. Using cola as a marinade is creative and delicious, like this cola-marinated flank steak with Frito chilaquiles.
Californians can satisfy their fig craving with these beautiful honeyed fig crostatas.
Carnitas are the most-pinned food for the good people of Colorado. We love these pressure cooker pork carnitas that you can make in just 35 minutes.
Holy cannoli, people in Connecticut have good taste. These cookie cannoli with coffee cream are delicate, crisp and not deep-fried at all.
Crabs were born to be crab cakes and we think Delaware would agree. Andrew Zimmern’s Baltimore-style crab cakes are top notch.
Florida: Cake Toppers
Apparently Floridians have a lot to celebrate about, since they’re on the lookout for ways to perfectly top a cake.
Georgia: Wing Recipes
Georgians are heavily into wings and we are, too. These crispy wings get their heat from a dash of Sriracha.
Matcha gives these delicate cookies a light, toasty flavor that Hawaiians are loving.
Idaho may be practically synonymous with potatoes, but they’re also eyeing other packed and preserved fruits and vegetables.
Illinois: Wild Rice Soup
In Illinois, everyone is pinning wild rice soup recipes. Here, tasty tortilla soup with wild rice for an earthy addition.
Indiana: Noodle Casserole
Noodle casserole takes the lead in Indiana and this sweet potato-chicken-and-noodle casserole with bacon is a perfect sweet-salty situation.
Iowa: Chex Mix
Skip the grocery store and make your own snack mix like the people of Iowa. Both buttery and spicy, this Buffalo-style snack mix gets a triple buzz from hot sauce, cayenne and freshly ground black pepper.
Kansas: Chicken Enchiladas
People in Kansas are feeling the chicken enchiladas. Perhaps they would like this variation with delicious mole.
Kentucky: Peanut Butter Fudge
Peanut butter fudge is all the rage in Kentucky. Our version is the perfect sweet-salty candy.
Louisiana: Shrimp Pasta
It’s no surprise Louisiana loves shrimp pasta. These Parmesan and lemon anchovy pasta shells with shrimp and bread crumbs should do the trick.
People of Maine, we love doughnuts as much as you do. Try making these treats with apple cider.
Maryland wants all the scallops. We’re partial to these seared scallops with bacon-braised chard.
Massachusetts: Butternut Squash
Butternut squash, a top-pinned ingredient in Massachusetts, is the hero in this indulgent casserole with leeks, prosciutto and thyme.
Michigan: No-Bake Cookies
Michigan Pinterest users want no-hastle, no-bake recipes like these no-bake chocolate-peanut butter cookies.
Minnesota: Broccoli Salad
Broccoli salad is the dish for Minnesotans who might like our tangy version with buttermilk dressing.
Mississippi: Chicken Spaghetti
It seems chicken spaghetti is having a moment in Mississippi. Why not make it Alfredo?
Missouri: Cheesecake Dip
Missourians know dipping doesn’t get more decadent than cheesecake.
We suggest Montana residents take a break from this royally delicious Pinterest search to try their hand at Justin Chapple’s Double-Lemon Scones.
Nebraska: Sloppy Joes
Sloppy Joes will always be one of our favorite meals from childhood, so we weren’t too surprised to see that they’re also Nebraska’s favorite thing to pin. For a fabulously flavorful take on the original, try our Asian Sloppy Joe Sliders recipe.
Nevada: Cake Pops
Cake pops might be Nevada’s most popular food search on Pinterest, but we’re pretty sure the baked goods are universally beloved. Ours combines pairs a white chocolate exterior with a delectable peppermint center.
New Hampshire: Martinis
If there’s one thing that’ll make a long winter go by faster, it’s booze — and it looks like the folks in New Hampshire know that all too well. We think they’d flip for our Chocolate-Raspberry Truffletini recipe with coffee liquer and Irish cream.
New Jersey: Sangria
Sandy summers on the Jersey Shore call for sangria galore. Our watermelon sangria recipe, which uses vodka in place of brandy, is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.
New Mexico: Empanadas
A savory finger food with a pastry-like exterior? New Mexico knows what’s up. We’ve miniaturized the classic empanada with a version that’s equal parts light, flaky, and meaty.
New York: Falafel
For a slightly lighter take on the original fried chick peas, try our Spring Pea Falafel with Marinated Radishes and Minted Yogurt recipe.
North Carolina: Banana Pudding
According to their Pinterest search history, North Carolinians like banana pudding a whole lot. But they probably don’t love it half as much as Andrew Zimmern, who swears that this recipe — Miss Myra’s Banana Pudding — is the “most amazing, best tasting banana pudding recipe in the world, trust me, it is.”
North Dakota: Oatmeal Bars
Is all of North Dakota on a health kick? We can’t say for sure, but that would explain why “oatmeal bars” are its residents’ favorite thing to search for on Pinterest. Live a little, ND, and try our chewy, white-chocolate-dipped Sticky Oat-and-Pine-Nut Bars.
Ohio: Peanut Butter Brownies
Search all you want, Ohio, but we doubt you’ll find a recipe that tops these Double Chocolate-Peanut Butter Chip Brownies, which are so fudgy and rich that you’ll have trouble eating just one. And yes, they’re gluten-free.
Oklahoma: Taco Soup
Pinners in the Sooner State are taking the taco out of the shell and into the slow cooker. It’s a slightly heartier take on tortilla soup like this version made with beer.
Oregonians spice things up with an interest in all things curry. They might want to save this coconut fish curry for a rainy day.
Pennsylvania: Peach Schnapps
Things in Pennsylvania are just peachy thanks to their infatuation with Peach Schnapps, which are a key ingredient to this summery pisco cocktail from Barndiva, the Machu Peachu.
Rhode Island: Flower Cupcakes
The Ocean State is picking a more floral motif when it comes to cupcakes. Make sure to decorate on a solid base.
South Carolina: Red Velvet Cupcakes
South Carolinians are pinning the classic red, chocolatey style of cupcakes for their next party. Our Halloween-themed recipe includes a spiderweb motif with creepy tapioca filling.
South Dakota: Tater Tots
Move over Idaho, The Mount Rushmore State could soon be building a monument to these delicious fried bites of potato. Skip to the tortilla chips the next time you’re craving cheese and try a plate of Totchos instead.
Tennessee: Corn Bread
Anyone from Tennessee can attest to the necessity of a good skillet corn bread. Spice your next chili night up even more with this peppery take.
Texas: Stuffed Avocado
As if avocados needed any improvement, Texans are going bigger by stuffing them. May we suggest a tuna salad?
Utah: Coconut Chicken
The Beehive State is into sweetening up chicken with a bit of coconut. Marcus Samuelsson’s recipe uses it to make the perfect crispy crust on fried chicken.
Vermont is known for green mountains, but red and golden beets are on their Pinterest boards. Roast them up along with hazelnuts and topped with goat cheese in this hearty dish.
Virginia: Smoothie Bowls
Virginia is for lovers of putting a different spin on breakfast. And chocoholics will appreciate these decadent bowls that satisfy your sweet tooth.
Washington: Thai Chicken
Bold flavors like curry and basil are what Washington residents are looking for on their chicken. They can find with our classic Thai chicken recipe.
West Virginia: Pumpkin Desserts
While pumpkins are seasonal, West Virginians seem most likely to enjoy some gourd-based sweets anytime of year with their interests. Combine two comforting classics with a mash-up of bread pudding and pie.