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Six of the best Americana recipes

While we may not celebrate the 4th of July (Independence Day) in New Zealand, why not pay homage to the US’s diner culture and try these Americana recipes.

Blueberry & oat hotcakesStart the day with a plate of blueberry and oat hotcakes. Not only will they help warm you up on a cold winter’s morning, but the oats are a great fibre boost.


Chicken BurgerTry this chicken burger by The Food Truck’s Mike Van de Elzen for lunch. The smoked chicken gives the burger an amazing depth of flavour.


Savour a warm slice of this dark and white cream cheese brownie with a cup of coffee for afternoon tea.


Macaroni CheeseFor a quick and easy Friday night dinner, try this diner classic – cheesy macaroni bake with a side of salad.


American cherry pie
Top off your evening meal with a slice of American cherry pie and pumpkin pie, served with vanilla ice cream.

 Take a look at this tasty crispy chicken taco recipe here.

About Indiana Munn

Indiana is the Digital Content Producer for New Zealand Woman’s Weekly website. Prior to this she was the Features Editor at Good Health Choices magazine and before that was a Journalist at a weekly entertainment magazine.

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