These recipes showcase just some of the foods that Kansas is famous for. "The Sunflower State" was the 34th state to join the U.S.A in 1861. They grow a whole lot of wheat in Kansas, as well as cattle ranching, and it's right along Tornado Alley. It's also where Amelia Earhart and Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz are from.

Kansas is known for a food combination that might seem unusual for anyone not from the midwest: Chili and Cinnamon Rolls. My understanding from friends who call Kansas home is that this was a popular pairing for school lunches for decades and the two are pretty inseparable in the state.

Kansas is also the home of Pizza Hut with its pan pizza that is even better when it's homemade, to be honest.

And you can't forget Kansas City BBQ! Kansas City is actually in both Kansas and neighboring Missouri, so both can lay claim to this type of barbecue with its thick, sticky sweet Kansas City-style BBQ sauce that is slathered on everything from spare ribs to brisket to chicken.