Sara's Roasted Sour Cherry-Goat Cheese Ice Cream
"This ice cream from Jeni's in Columbus, Ohio is one of my favorites, and sour cherries are such a great Midwestern fruit...they're so hard to find elsewhere, but such a treat when I'm back home visiting my parents!"—Sara C.
Emily's Buffalo Chicken Cupcakes
"I live in Buffalo, New York, and I'm working my way through the list of everything you should (and shouldn't!) make taste like a chicken wing. I don’t want to be disingenuous; before those readers who have been scouring the globe for a savory cupcake get too excited, I should mention that these are really buffalo chicken muffins. But they do have blue cheese cream cheese frosting. And a muffin is just a cupcake without its hat, ya know? Plus they're perfect when you can't decide whether to bring an appetizer or a dessert to the Super Bowl party."—Emily W.
Robyn's Berry Buckle
"My home state of Pennsylvania is known for a preponderance of sweet and simple Amish desserts like shoo fly pie, apple dumplings and fruit filled coffee cakes such as this berry buckle."—Robyn F.
Vanessa's Okinawan Sweet Potato Pie
"I was reintroduced to Okinawan Sweet Potato Pie with Haupia this past summer in Kaua'i, and I missed it so much when I got back that I had to make one for myself. It's delicious on its own but even better with a side of warm, sunny beach."—Vanessa V.
"I live in Ohio, and as we are known as the Buckeye State, I made buckeyes! A peanut butter center that is dipped in chocolate—I'd say our State made a delicious choice!"—Heather H.
Laura's Cherry Almond Cake
"I live in Michigan, the state known for its amazing cherry crop. Every summer I fill my refrigerator with tons of the little red gems and I love baking with them. Cherry Almond Cake is the best thing I've made with cherries. The flavor of which is complemented immensely by homemade almond paste."—Laura D.
Gillian's Raspberry Lemon Scones
"A regional sweet didn't immediately come to mind when I considered my home state of Washington, so I dug a little deeper into my genealogy back to Scotland. I present to you scones of such magnificence and simplicity you'll wonder why so many bakeries continually fail to get it right."—Gillian G.
Megan's King Cake
"I'm from Houston, TX and many of our neighbors and friends were transplants from Louisiana. It quickly became a neighborhood tradition to have a large Mardi Gras party, complete with a King Cake! I still enjoy that little slice of the South, even though I'm out in California now. Be careful while eating—you don't want to bite down on the plastic baby!"—Megan S.
KarmaFree Cooking's Tembleque
"Tembleque is a coconut custard that’s super typical in Puerto Rico. We mostly eat it during Xmas time, but it certainly can be made year-round. It’s vegan and gluten-free too!!!!"—KarmaFree Cooking
The Kosher Gastronome's Sufganiyot
"Although it's not a necessarily a regional dessert where I live, it's quite a popular Jewish treat around Hanukka time."—The Kosher Gastronome.
Erica's Butter Mochi
"Butter mochi is the quintessential treat on the island of Hawaii."—Erica B.
Abra's Blueberry Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake Tart
"Here's my Blueberry Strawberry Lemon Cheesecake Tart. Blueberries grow abundantly in my garden, and the little island where I live used to be a famous strawberry-growing center. You can't get much more regional than that."—Abra B.