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Recipe: Branson’s Famous Mimi Burgers

Recipe: Branson’s Famous Mimi Burgers

Put a little pep in your step with our take on Mimi’s famous candied-jalapeno Mimi Burger, a Branson favorite.

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Tostones | Recipe | RTX Traveler Issue 14

Tostones | Recipe | RTX Traveler Issue 14

Tostones, or twice-fried plantains, are Dominicans’ favorite side dish. They are slices of plantain that are fried, flattened, then fried again. You can find them on street stands and at the dinner table in the Dominican Republic. Here’s a great recipe that includes a dip if you want to serve tostones as an appetizer.

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Nainaimo Bars | Recipe | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Nainaimo Bars | Recipe | RTX Traveler Issue 13

Much conjecture has been raised on the actual origin of the Nanaimo Bar recipe. The famous no-bake dessert definitely came from the west coast town of Nanaimo, British Columbia, but it’s not clear who exactly invented it. In 1986, Nanaimo Mayor Graeme Roberts, in conjunction with Harbour Park Mall, initiated a contest to find the ultimate Nanaimo Bar recipe. During the month long contest, nearly 100 different variations of the famous Canadian confection were submitted. Here, straight from the city of Nanaimo, is Joyce Hardcastle’s winning recipe:

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Recipe | Tahoe 3 Egg Omelet

Recipe | Tahoe 3 Egg Omelet

Lake Tahoe loves breakfast, and omelets dominate the menus of most local diners and breakfast joints in the area. Filled with a variety of veggies, cheeses and proteins omelets are easily customized and packed with plenty of fuel, making them perfect for cooking in your vacation condo or at home. Here is a rundown of how to make the perfect omelet along with a list of some of Lake Tahoe’s favorite fillings.

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Charcuterie Plate

Charcuterie Plate

Small independent farms dot the landscape in the Berkshires, providing the region with a large selection of cheeses, cured meats and fresh vegetables. A charcuterie plate is a staple at most regional restaurants as it allows the quality of the locally sourced ingredients to take center stage. While it may not be possible for you to acquire fresh products from the Berkshires where you live, these days a specialty food store or local farmers market is just around the corner from most of us, offering a great chance to taste the flavors of your own region.

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RTX Traveler Recipe | Simple Mini Biscuits

RTX Traveler Recipe | Simple Mini Biscuits

Quick and delicious dishes with no more than four ingredients are some of the most sought-after recipes in the online world of home cooks. It’s no wonder, as busy parents who balance work, family time and hopefully vacation time also try to provide home cooked meals nearly every day. Biscuits are a staple in any Southern kitchen, but today’s family may not always have the time to spend on baking them total from scratch like their grandmother did. As a time-saving alternative, these tasty mini biscuits can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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RTX Traveler Recipe | Callaway Gardens Speckled Heart Cheese Grits

RTX Traveler Recipe | Callaway Gardens Speckled Heart Cheese Grits

Speckled Heart Grits are made from the whole grain including the heart of the corn kernel, producing a rich and mellow corn flavor. This dish can be served for breakfast along with sausage or bacon and a fruit salad, or for lunch or dinner as a side.

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Momma Needy’s Smothered Fish

Momma Needy’s Smothered Fish

Gullah cooking is perhaps one of the most familiar aspects of the culture to most visitors to the low country, as it is similar to many Southern soul food dishes found throughout the area. Authentic Gullah restaurants are somewhat rare, but well worth a visit. This simple recipe for fish found local to Hilton Head calls for the most basic ingredients, yet is a perfect way to enjoy a fresh catch after a day on the beach. This recipe is courtesy of the Gullah Heritage Tour and comes from the grandmother of tour owner Irvin Campbell.

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Maryland Crab Cakes | Ocean City | RTX Traveler Magazine

Maryland Crab Cakes | Ocean City | RTX Traveler Magazine

The blue crab is considered the tastiest of crab species, which is lucky for anyone visiting Ocean City as their native habitat includes the Chesapeake Bay. If you’ve never had crabcakes made with fresh lump crab meat and no filler (as they are prepared at many inland eateries), then you will be amazed at the difference.

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Southern Biscuits

Southern Biscuits

A southern staple, the perfect biscuit is a plump, flaky mound of flour, baking powder and fat baked until golden brown. Smothered with sausage gravy, stuffed with country ham or served on the side a fresh batch of biscuits is the best way to start the day.

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Colonial Williamsburg Brown Bread Recipe | RTX Traveler Magazine

Colonial Williamsburg Brown Bread Recipe | RTX Traveler Magazine

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Cowboy Ciao‘s Stetson Chopped Salad | Scottsdale

Cowboy Ciao‘s Stetson Chopped Salad | Scottsdale

Cowboy Ciao’s Stetson Chopped Salad is a favorite dish among Scottsdale locals and visitors alike. The local hot spot shared their recipe with RTX Traveler so that you can enjoy this dish any time you like.

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White Chili Recipe | Smoky Mountain Cookbook | Gatlinburg

Easy, warming and great for a crowd, chili is the ideal winter dish whether you are snowed in at home or celebrating the cold on vacation. We know from Gatlinburg’s Winterfest that chili is a favorite dish of the area, and we found a tasty recipe from the Smoky Mountain Cookbook for the slightly less traditional, yet still very delicious, white chili.

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Maine Blueberry Muffin Recipe | RTX Traveler Magazine

Maine Blueberry Muffin Recipe | RTX Traveler Magazine

Blueberries are a favorite local fruit for Mainers, and fresh-picked ones are often frozen in the summer so that they can be enjoyed in baked goods like pies, bread, cookies and muffins throughout the colder months. Try this recipe for Maine Blueberry Muffins for a tasty treat any time of year.

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Arkansas Fried Catfish Recipe | RTX Traveler Magazine

Arkansas Fried Catfish Recipe | RTX Traveler Magazine

Easy to catch and excellent to eat, catfish are abundant in the streams, lakes and rivers of Arkansas, which explains why the state loves fried catfish. Found at almost every restaurant and convenient store, it’s quite possibly more popular than their beloved barbecue.

With catfish available in supermarkets around the country it’s also a dish anyone can make any time of year, so take a look at his simple and delicious recipe for Arkansas fried catfish.

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Hadley’s Date Shake Recipe | Palm Springs Fruit Orchards | RTX Traveler

Hadley’s Date Shake Recipe | Palm Springs Fruit Orchards | RTX Traveler

Date palms are ubiquitous in Palm Springs, and the mild-flavored fruit can be found in sweet and savory dishes in restaurants throughout the area. One traditional way to beat the heat in Palm Springs any time of year is with a milkshake made with dates – a date shake. While several spots in Palm Springs may brag about their date shakes, few can compete with the shake served at the deli inside of Hadley Fruit Orchards. The recipe below comes from their website.

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Stone Crab Cakes Recipe | Dunedin

Stone Crab Cakes Recipe | Dunedin

Prized for the succulent meat found in its claws – snowy white with a delicate texture and sweet taste – the stone crab is considered a delicacy. From mid-October to mid-May Tampa Bay area fishermen drop their traps in the surrounding waters in search of the valuable and delicious crustacean.

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Hass Guacamole from Carlsbad | RTX Traveler Magazine

Hass Guacamole from Carlsbad | RTX Traveler Magazine

There’s not much better than a perfectly ripe avocado. The smooth, creamy texture and nutty flavor is unlike anything else, and the nutritional value is tops. Southern California is famous for avocados, which thrive in ideal year-round growing conditions. While there are seven varieties of the fruit grown commercially in the state, the ubiquitous Hass variety accounts for about 95% of the total crop.

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Prickly Pear Margarita Recipe | Sedona

Prickly Pear Margarita Recipe | Sedona

Prickly pear cacti are ubiquitous in Sedona and surrounding areas throughout the Southwest. The low-lying paddle-shaped green plants bear a fruit, or fig, on top of each paddle that ripens to shades of deep pink and reds. The resulting prickly pear cactus syrup that is used to create many cocktails and even sauces on menus in Sedona is bright pink in color. This makes for a fun and festive margarita whether you are on vacation, or just dreaming about one.

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Cilantro Lime Fish Tacos Inspired by Daytona, FL | RTX Traveler Magazine

Cilantro Lime Fish Tacos Inspired by Daytona, FL | RTX Traveler Magazine

Fresh seafood is one of the best things about visiting a coastal destination, and tacos are an easy, fun and relatively healthy way to serve and enjoy it. If you’re in Daytona, visit one of the area’s fresh seafood markets like Hull’s, whose two commercial fishing vessels bring in the best catch every day. They also contract with other vessel owners for additional items, promoting domestic and sustainable fisheries. Ask about the freshest white fish they have, and your fish tacos will be the best you’ve tasted. These fish tacos are great for a crowd, and pair perfectly with a prickly pear margarita.

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