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    Posted on Nov 2, 2016

    Fifty All American Classics For Your Election Day Feast!

    The big election is less than a week away! While it seems like we don't see eye to eye on a whole lot right now, I think we can all agree that we are in need of a big hug in the form of some All American comfort food!

    The big election is less than one week away now! While it seems like we don't agree on a whole lot these days, I think we can all agree on two things. First, to quote John Oliver, "Please let this be over soon." Right? And second, I think we could all use a big hug in the form of some All-American comfort food. Whether it be some old fashioned garlic mashed potatoes, a big slice of Texas sheet cake, or a spiked root beer float, I've got you covered with 50 different All-American Classics! Regardless of the outcome of the election, my family will be celebrating this American privilege next Tuesday evening with our plates piled high with some of our favorite foods!

    Red, White, and Booze

    These fun spins on classic drinks are just the thing to get your election day party started!

    Clockwise, from Top Left: S'mores Vodka Flip via Glue and Glitter // Bourbon Root Beer Float via Surznick Common Room // Lemon Berry Mint Sparkler via Veggies Don't Bite // Dark and Stormy via Veganosity // Bentley Old Fashioned via Spabettie

    Mac & Cheese

    Who doesn't love a bowl of ooey-gooey mac and cheese?

    Clockwise, from Top Left: Tahini Mac via Fried Dandelions // Grilled Mac and Cheese Sandwich via Apollo and Luna // Fat Free Vegan Mac and Cheese via The Vegan 8 // Winner Mac and Cheese Bake via Simple Veganista // Jalapeño Mac and Cheese via Serving Realness

    Burgers

    What can I say? Americans are known for our super sized burgers!

    Clockwise, from Top Left: All Natural Carrot Dogs via Healthy Slow Cooking // The Ultimate Vegan BLT via Strength and Sunshine // Pulled BBQ Carrots via Veganosity // Copycat In-n-Out Burger via Where You Get Your Protein // Couscous Burger with Garlic Coconut Sauce via Vegan Family Recipes // Vegan Big Macs via Cadry's Kitchen // Black Bean Bacon Burger via Two City Vegans

    Desserts

    This might be my favorite section—now to decide where to start! Cookies? Cakes? Fruity desserts? Brownies? I'll take one of each please!

    Bars and Cakes

    Clockwise, from Top Left: Red Velvet Cupcakes via Loving It Vegan // Peanut Butter Rice Crispy Treats via Beaming Baker // Gluten Free Vegan Texas Sheet Cake via Unconventional Baker // One Bowl Chocolate Chip Cake via Fried Dandelions

    Cookies

    Clockwise, from Top Left: Easy Vegan Oreos via Feasting on Fruit // Jokerz Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies via My Darling Vegan // Vegan Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies via Veggie Inspired // Flourless Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies via My Wholefood Life // The Best Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies via Vedged Out

    Fresh and Fruity!

    Clockwise, from Top Left: Berry Patriotic Chia Seed Pudding via Tasting Page // Vegan Apple Pie via Fried Dandelions // Patriotic Smoothie Bowl via V. Nutrition // Red, White, and Blue Watermelon Cake via Abbey's Kitchen

    Brownies

    Clockwise, from Top: Chocolate Caramel Cookie Sundae via Harriet Emily // Perfect Brownies via Fried Dandelions // Salted Caramel Vegan Skillet Brownie via The Endless Meal

    Casseroles

    Channel your inner grandma and whip up one of these one pot dishes! When in doubt, throw something crispy on top and call it a meal!

    Clockwise, from Top Left: Spaghetti Pie via Namely Marly // Green Bean Casserole via Fried Dandelions // Tofu Scramble Casserole with Tater Tots via Veggies Save the Day // Vegan Meatloaf with Gravy via A Virtual Vegan // The Tastiest Veggie Pot Pie via What the Heck Do I Eat Now?

    Potluck Classics

    These potluck classics might be best suited for the warmer months—imagine enjoying one of these on the Fourth of July with some fireworks overhead!

    Clockwise, from Top Left: Balsamic Bean Salad via Fried Dandelions // 4th of July Fruit Salad via Vegan Heaven // Curried Chicken Salad via Fried Dandelions // Vegan Macaroni Salad via I Love Vegan

    Potatoes

    Americans know how to transform the humble potato! Fried, tatered, mashed or scalloped—they're the ultimate in comfort food!

    Clockwise, from Top Left: Mustard Coated Oven Fries via Dianne's Vegan Kitchen // Mashed Potatoes and Gravy via Fried Dandelions // Dairy Free Herbed Scalloped Potatoes via Vegan in the Freezer // All American Chili Fries via Eat Healthy, Eat Happy // Vegan Tater Tot Dish via Fragrant Vanilla Cake

    Bar Food

    Classic bar grub here—fried chik'n, wings, and BBQ!

    Clockwise, from Top Left: Buffalo Cauliflower Bites with Cashew Ranch Dressing via Dianne's Vegan Kitchen // Twice Baked BBQ Tofu via Glue & Glitter // Sticky Chipotle Cauliflower Wings via Simple Seasonal // Vegan Mozzarella Sticks via Vegan Huggs // Chick-O-Vilet via Elephantastic Vegan

    So what's it gonna be? Burgers? Wings? Macaroni salad? Show us your election day feast using the hashtag (yeah, you guessed it) #electiondayfeast. Can't wait to see what All American classics you cook up!

    Sarah De la Cruz is the recipe developer and photographer behind the blog Fried Dandelions. She shares kid tested, family friendly, allergy safe vegan recipes—come follow along!

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