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It's wonderful to see how regionally-diverse this big nation of America remains, but I would not touch some of that stuff. I mean, Snickers Salad for Thanksgiving? Sheesh! Nothing against Snickers but oh, well, it's all good as long as we are grateful. I don't want to be a food snob, but, gee whiz, there are some limits!
Pic is my standard Yankeeland cooking. I use half the sugar, twice the berries. My mother in law always makes raw cranberry and orange relish - deliciously tangy and different from this.
That was a fun thing to look at...but honestly, some of the recipes were disgusting. Cookie Salad and Snickers Apple Salad were numbers one and two on the list of things I would never consider making or serving. One bite and you'd go into sugar shock.
Fun, but I call BS. I have lived in either North or South (can't remember which) Dakota for more than 30 years. I have never even heard of Snicker Salad before this post. Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Go to Google Trends: snicker salad.
I didn't locate a spreadsheet, but from taking points off a graph, I counted in the 12 month span of Nov 13-Oct 14 a grand total of 601 searches for "snicker salad" in all of Google. Not too many.
A bar graph by region shows the top 10 states with a total of 453 searches.[Actually, it is for SEARCH VOLUME INDEX, which is probably not the same as total searches.] I don't know what the time frame is, but I suspect it is from Jan 14 to some time in November,perhaps Nov 15. ]jan-oct 14= 430]South Dakota is at the top, with 100 searches. Conclusion: very few people are interested in "snicker salad," but a disproportionate number of those people are in South Dakota.
Which is how the NYT lists snicker salad as a "distinct dish
for South Dakota. Which also can explain why you never encountered in the Dakotas.
Sopapilla Cheesecake: 498 searches from Nov 13-Oct 14. Everywhere.
I'm not sure I have the correct interpretation of this. Anyone out there have experience w Google Trends>