This somewhat acidic, sweet, cold salad of overcooked elbow macaroni noodles and milk-thinned mayonnaise is a staple of the Hawaiian plate lunch. The pasta must be overdone to absorb dressing.

A Cuban or Cubano is a grilled, pressed Cuban bread sandwich with ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles, and mustard. Cuban immigrants in Florida devised it to provide a grilled ham and cheese sandwich alternative.

Roast beef sandwiches include many varieties of sandwiches using roasted and sliced beef. Serve them hot or cold. Succulent, somewhat pink, finely sliced beef and soft buns with sesame seeds or onion pieces are characteristic.

An American holiday staple, a standing rib roast is the sixth to twelfth rib section of a cow's rib primal. Its name comes from its rib bones, which allow it to roast standing.

The Cosmopolitan, a 1970s New York City drink, contains vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, and fresh lime juice. It became popular and affected popular culture in the 1990s when Sex and the City star Carrie Bradshaw frequently discussed and ordered it.

Mash bananas to make moist, delicious American banana bread. After arriving in the US in the late 19th century, bananas were slowly employed in sweets. Housewives developed Pearlash,

Wisconsin fish fries are both a dinner and a Friday night tradition. Deep-frying battered or breaded fish is the fastest technique to cook big amounts. Medieval Roman Catholics hosted the Friday night event.

Baked ziti is a casserole using tubular pasta, chunky sauces, cheese, meat, and vegetables such mushrooms, peppers, and onions. The meal is an Americanized version of pasta al forno, an Italian dish similar to baked ziti.

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