Compared to passed food and recipes, there was not much of a change. Meals for the middle class still were not so different from the earlier times. The usual happened, breakfast at 8, dinner (the main meal of the day) some time after 12, and some times a light meal before bed.
Though there was some variety in the meals, most recipes were the same. Soup (pea, clam, beef, veal), bread (corn, potato, muffins), meat and fish (roast beef, ham, turkey,duck, halibut), vegetables (spinach, peas, carrots, succotash), dessert (cheesecake, pudding, sugar cakes, but never any chocolate desserts), drinks (coffee, tea, wine, rum).
Same old, same old. America does not seem to have any more new additions to food. Meat and fish with vegetables and bread. Somethings seem to look more extravagant, but really it has just been made to look pretty, there is nothing knew about it.
Food during 1850-1890