Great Plains Recipe Box

Great Plains Recipe Box

Giving lectures around the country, teaching my classes, and talking on radio, I often mention some kind of food that I identify with life on the plains, and then people ask for recipes. This page is for those people. I'll add things as I think of them and get around to it. The recipes are in no particular order. Search or scroll.

Looking at the matter a little more seriously: I give quite a bit of thought to the idea of a Great Plains cuisine--where it might come from, what it might look like. These pages are like a lab for this line of thought.--TI

Venison Lefse & Eggs

Lefse Roll-ups



Grandma Isern's Oatmeal Cookies


Icebox Cake

Rhubarb Muffins


Chokecherry Syrup


Whiskey Sauce (for Steak)

Sourdough Pancakes

Baking Powder Biscuits

Plum Butter

The Yellow and the Green

Crocodile Fritters

Pumpkin Soup

Pie Crust

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Muffins

Cornmeal Muffins or Cornbread

Cornbread Stuffing

Grits & Chiles

Rhubarb Crisp

Goonberry Pie

Ice Cream


Rhubarb Syrup


Rhubarb Bars

Sandhill Salsa

Doves & Garlic

Pumpkin Bars

Turkey & Jerusalem Artichoke Salad

Bourbon Barbeque Sauce

Perch Eggs & Pasta

Kohlrabi & Havarti

Bison Stew

Italian Stirfry

Chard Pockets

Greeen Chile Hotdish

Speckled Pup

Buffalo Joes

Jackson's Squarsh Casserole

Bison Steak Diane

Monster Mash

LWML Zucchini Bread

Zippy Zucchini Relish

Apple Chutney

Favorite Books on Regional Cuisine

Links on Regional Cuisine