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Good-for-you recipes to travel the country with

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Taste the country

Stuck at home this summer? Take your taste buds on a virtual tour of the U.S. with these regional recipes.

California — Fish tacos with avocado cream sauce

Fish tacos with avocado cream sauce recipe

These crispy Baja-style fish tacos with avocado cream sauce are the next best thing to grabbing lunch at the beachside taco stand. Enjoy with an icy cold cerveza and a lime wedge.

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New Mexico — spicy Southwest cheesy chicken bake

Spicy southwest cheesy chicken bake

Bring on the heat with this easy New Mexican-style chili bake featuring jalapeno and chipotle peppers.

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Idaho — baked potato bar

loaded potatoes

Looking for a quick weekday meal for the family? Take a culinary trip to Idaho and throw together a baked potato bar with everyone's favorite toppings.

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Texas — grilled skirt steak with avocado corn salad

Grilled skirt steak recipe

Nothing says Texas like a mouthwatering grilled steak. This flavor-packed steak and cool avocado corn salad are just as good as any meal you'd enjoy in cattle country.

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Nebraska — roasted corn with sour cream, chili and cheese

Roasted corn with sour cream, chili and cheese

Bring on the flavor with this simple roasted corn recipe featuring sour cream, chili powder and cheese.

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Kansas — burnt ends grilled cheese sandwich

burnt ends grilled cheese

Don't let the name of this dish fool you. As all Kansas Citians know, burnt ends are actually the best bits of brisket. And when paired with pickles and cheese on a toasted baguette, they're transformed into a mouthwatering sandwich.

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Georgia — three-ingredient grilled peach cobbler

 3-Ingredient grilled peach cobbler recipe

This peach cobbler will have you grinning like a possum eating a sweet potato. (Couldn't resist throwing in a good southern expression.) It doesn't get any easier than canned peaches, boxed cake mix and a stick of butter.

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Chicago — easy bubble-up pizza

Easy bubble up pizza recipe

There's nothing like a Chicago deep-dish pie, but if a trip to the Windy City isn't in the cards, this easy bubble-up pizza is a delicious substitute.

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Florida — easy homemade carrot orange juice

 carrot orange juice

Put a twist on traditional Florida orange juice by tossing in carrots, apple and ginger. Refreshingly delicious and extremely nutritious.

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Quick tip: Want to get in on the juicing trend? Check out this guide to juicing for beginners. >>

Philadelphia — Philly cheesesteak pizza

Cheesesteak pizza

Have a hankering for a meaty Philly cheesesteak? Try this famous dish in pizza form.

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Louisiana — Cajun crab beignets

Healthy baked crab rangoon

Entertaining friends? Laissez les bon temps roulez with these Nola style Cajun crab beignets. Delicieux.

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More regional favorites to sink your teeth into:

Philly cheesesteak recipe
New England one-pot clambake
Shrimp and sausage jambalaya

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