Celebrate the arrival of summer with our ode to all things Americana! Drawing on the foods and flavors that make each state unique, we travel state to state showing off the best baked goods each state has to offer. We also round up some of our favorite all-American cookbooks to share recipes reflective of both their region and time period. Then, we take on another American icon in our Chocolate Chip Cookie Connection story, giving you the ultimate cookie recipe, along with other amplified recipes like a layer cake with Edible Cookie Dough filling. You’ll also find our ode to PB&J, another American masterpiece, with recipes for PB&J Mousse Bars, PB&J Scones, and Grape Jelly-Stuffed Peanut Butter Cookies. And if you don’t know about Atlantic Beach Pie and the ingredient that makes its crust so delicately crisp, be sure to check out our Origin of a Classic. As you take your road trip through this issue, let the recipes included take you on a culinary escape in your own kitchen, no flight or car trip needed!