Thursday, January 8, 2015

Eating across the USA

I don't really know why, but I have always been really fascinated by US geography. I can still identify all 50 states and capitals, so when I found the Teaching Across the USA and Beyond linky at Here's an Idea, I had to participate. 

I've lived in Iowa for 16 years, but I'm originally from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. I know it's unusual to give the county name rather than the town, but that's how it is there. You can read a little more about it at my Travel Traditions post. Anyway, I decided to represent both states.


They aren't just for the Iowa State Fair. You can get them hot at the grocery store, and we even serve them for school lunches. (For the fantastic nutritional value, obviously.)

Wet-bottom Shoofly Pie

I've never really been a big fan of shoo-fly pie. It's okay, but not my first choice for a dessert. The story I've always heard is that when the Amish ladies made these pies, they were so delicious that they constantly had to shoo the flies away.

Tell me where you live and what you eat in the comments, and if you have a blog, go link up!


  1. Well, I've never eaten a corndog nor a shoo-fly pie! Would they be a good lunch/dessert combo? :)
    I enjoy getting to know more about the US, so thanks for sharing and for linking up!


  2. Hi Deb! Well you made me curious and I had to check out shoo-fly pie. It is similar to treacle tart, and I love treacle tart. Shoo fly pie is made with molasses though, instead of Golden Syrup, so I don't know how much that would change. I'm going to have to try some to find out! Thanks for post. Kathleen
    Kidpeople Classroom


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