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175 Delicious West Virginia Recipe Finder

Alanís West Virginia: 175 Delicious Recipes from the 25 Places in West Virginia Alan Loves Most

Appetizer Recipes

  1. Apple Dip
    Ingredients: cream cheese, brown sugar, caramel ice cream topping, coarsely chopped walnuts, Granny Smith apples, and Red Delicious apples.

  2. Terry's Potato Dip
    Ingredients: frozen mashed potatoes, milk, plum tomatoes, salt, freshly ground black pepper, light or regular ranch salad dressing, red, orange and/or yellow bell peppers, pitted ripe olives, and red onion or chives.


  1. Country Scrambled Eggs

  2. Deviled Eggs with Parmesan Cheese

  3. Hard Boiled Eggs

  4. Pickled (Red Beet) Eggs

Bread Recipes

  1. Baking Powder Biscuits
    Ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, vegetable shortening, and whole milk.

  2. Quick Cloverleaf Herb Rolls
    Ingredients: butter, chopped fresh parsley, chopped fresh rosemary, chopped fresh thyme leaves, and frozen bread dough.

Hog Dogs

  1. Grilled Hot Dog
    What can we say: hot dog and buns.
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  1. 101 Chicken Salad Sandwich

  2. Alan's Special Sandwich

  3. Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich (BLT)

  4. Hot Cheese Toast Sandwich

  5. Shinnston BarBQ Franks

Main Dish: Beef

  1. Down Home Meatloaf
    Ingredients: lean ground beef, eggs, plain dry bread crumbs, can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with sweet onions, no-stick cooking spray, dark brown sugar, and a can (8 ounces) tomato sauce.

Main Dish: Chicken

  1. Aunt Dot's Chicken
    Ingredients: water, boneless skinless chicken breast halves, can condensed cream of mushroom soup, milk, Italian style bread crumbs, salt, and vegetable oil.

  2. Baked Chicken Nuggets
    Ingredients: chicken breasts, dry bread crumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, salt, whole thyme, whole basil, and butter (melted).

Main Dish: Pork & Ham

  1. Apricot-Glazed Pork Chops

  2. BarBQ Baby Back Pork Ribs

  3. Country Roads Bourbon Smokehouse BarBQ Ribs

  4. Grilled Hickory Mesquite BarBQ Pork Chops

  5. Mom's Stuffed Pork Chops

  6. Savory Mustard Grilled Country Ribs

  7. Trudi's Slow Cooker Italian Sausage

Fish and Seafood Recipes

  1. Megan's Salmon Cakes

  2. Mrs. Carl's Salmon Loaf

  3. Trudi's Seafood Kabobs

BarBQ Sauce & More...

  1. Basic BarBQ Sauce

  2. Mountaineer BarBQ Sauce


  1. Lillie's Old Fashioned Cabbage Stew

  2. Shirley's Super Easy Beef Stew


  1. Shirley's Beef Casserole

  2. Country-Kitchen Casserole

  3. Marie's Chicken and Rice

  4. Rice Krispies Chicken Casserole

  5. West Virginia Casserole

  6. English Country Casserole

  7. Spruce Knob Sausage Casserole


  1. Rose's Blueberry Jell-O Salad
    Ingredients: 2 packages grape or blueberry Jell-O, boiling water, blueberry pie filling, and crushed pineapple. Topping: cream cheese, powered sugar, tub (8-ounces) Cool Whip, and nuts (garnish).

  2. Tossed Salad with Apple Cider Dressing
    Apple Cider Dressing: apple juice concentrate, chopped fresh parsley or parsley flakes, finely shredded apples, reduced-fat sour cream, water, cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, salt, pepper. Salad: bite-size pieces romaine lettuce, bite-size pieces fresh spinach, bite-size pieces iceberg lettuce, zucchini, chopped fresh mushrooms, medium radishes, and small red bell pepper.

Side Dish

  1. Green Bean Casserole
    Ingredients: French-style green beans, condensed cream of mushroom soup, milk, and French-fried onions.


  1. Sweet & Sour Coleslaw
    Ingredients: head red cabbage, celery, yellow onions, carrots, green bell pepper, and celery seed. Dressing: sugar, vinegar, salt, pepper, and water

Potato Salad

  1. 1-2-3 Savory Potato Salad
    Ingredients: red or new potatoes, Chicken or Vegetarian Vegetable Bouillon Cube, Mayonnaise, Parsley (if desired), and Black pepper (if desired).


  1. Baked Macaroni & Cheese
    Ingredients: macaroni, salt, butter, egg, dry mustard, pepper, cayenne pepper, grated cheddar cheese, and milk.


  1. Mrs. White's Buttermilk Pound Cake
    Ingredients: sugar, shortening, butter, eggs, teaspoon vanilla, baking soda, salt, flour, buttermilk, and Pecans.

  2. Elkins Lemon Pound Cake
    Ingredients: box lemon supreme cake mix, small box instant lemon pudding and pie filling mix, eggs, water, oil, and can creamy lemon frosting.

Cookie Recipes:

  1. Apple Butter Drop Cookies
    : sugar, shortening, apple butter, baking soda, flour, salt, baking powder, milk, vanilla, and nuts.

  2. Heavenly Almond Cookies
    Ingredients: butter, sugar, eggs, honey, almond extract, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, small bag coconut, and slivered almonds.


  1. Chocolate Banana Cupcakes
    Ingredients: all-purpose flour, sugar, Cocoa or Special Dark Cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt, plain low fat yogurt, mashed ripe banana canola oil or vegetable oil, fat-free milk vanilla extract, and egg whites. Ingredients: powdered sugar and warm water.


  1. Alan's Best Blueberry Pie


  1. Citrus Iced Tea
    Ingredients: tea bags, boiling water, sugar, cold water, grapefruit juice, lemon juice, orange juice, Orange slices ( if desired), and Sugar, (if desired).

  2. Warm Spiced Apple Lemonade
    Ingredients: Lemonade Flavor Drink Mix, cinnamon sticks, apple juice, water, whole cloves, brown sugar, and Lemon wedges (if desired).

  3. OREO Mint Cocoa
    Ingredients: OREO Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, milk, chocolate syrup, peppermint extract, and peppermint sticks (if desired).

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