The gang at The New York Times' The Upshot blog found out from Google which Thanksgiving recipes are "unusually popular" in each U.S. state (plus Puerto Rico and D.C). Cool stuff...and they totally nailed my home state of Washington. If you decide to make one to represent the state you love—or just want to try something different—here are recipes:

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Photo by CookinBug

Washington: The Best Smoked Salmon Spread (it's true! I'm a fourth-generation Seattleite and my aunt makes this every year.)

Washington, DC: Grandma's Corn Pudding

West Virginia: Deer Jerky

Wyoming: Brownberry Stuffing—a similar recipe is our Awesome Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing