These recipes showcase just some of the foods that Nebraska is famous for. "The Cornhusker State" was the 37th state to join the U.S.A in 1867 and most of the state is as flat as can be. It's part of the Great Plains and the state's name likely comes from a Native American word meaning "flat water" or "broad water", referring to the Platte River that runs through most of Nebraska.

Nebraska is the state where I was born and graduated high school. At one point we even lived on Cornhusker Street and I don't know how you get any more Nebraskan than that. On game days, Cornhusker Stadium at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln holds 90,000 people and becomes the 3rd most populated place in the state second only to the cities of Omaha and Lincoln themselves.

Other famous Nebraskans (lol, I'm obviously joking about being a famous Nebraskan myself) include Warren Buffet, Fred Astaire, Marlon Brando, Johnny Carson, President Gerald Ford, and Buffalo Bill Cody.

Nebraska is the birthplace of Kool-Aid and the Reuben sandwich, and if you drive through you'll see plenty of corn and cows. And ranch dressing was invented by Nebraskan Steven Henson during his time in Alaska and is now the most popular salad dressing in the United States.

Other foods that Nebraska is known for include Runzas and the tin roof sundae. And just for kicks, for more than 100 years donut holes were outlawed in the town of Lehigh, Nebraska. Maybe not a claim to fame, but certainly an interesting fact, right?!

Enjoy some of these delicious Nebraska-inspired recipes!

A side view of reuben sandwiches being grilled on a hot griddle.