Cornbread

January 13, 2015 - Country Bean Cakes

A pot o’ beans. I was talking food with my hired men one day recently and one of them mentioned their mother making bean cakes. Because I’m quirky like that about obscure back country recipes, I was completely struck by “bean cakes” and had to grill him to the ground about what exactly this bean...
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May 7, 2014 - Miss Kay’s Cookbook

On the way home from Texas, we passed through West Monroe, Louisiana. I couldn’t resist stopping at the Duck Commander warehouse store, which isn’t far off the interstate. I’m a fan of the Duck Dynasty show, so this seemed unreasonably exciting. Weston and Morgan are not fans, but at least they woke up for it....
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April 10, 2014 - Tamale Pie with Spoon Bread

Spoon bread is like a cross between a souffle and polenta, and if you like cornbread (or even if you don’t–this might change your mind) you’ll love spoon bread. It’s a little more trouble to make than cornbread, but the extra trouble is worth it. It’s a very light, tender type of cornbread–due to the...
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July 29, 2013 - Cheese and Grits Bread

Cornbread is one of my staples around here, and in many Southern (and other!) kitchens. When I was growing up, it most often showed up on the table with a big pot of pinto beans. Grits are like a coarse cornmeal and can be used in place of cornmeal in many recipes. The switch offers...
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July 27, 2010 - Hush Puppy Heaven

Hush puppies, where have you been??? I used to make hush puppies quite often. I love hush puppies. But for some reason, I forgot about hush puppies. (How could that happen?) I haven’t made hush puppies in a long time. Then suddenly I woke up one day and hush puppies popped into my head and...
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April 17, 2010 - Cornbread Supper Skillet

This cornbread supper skillet is so easy and so fast, you’ll think you’re making Homemade Hamburger Helper. Only different. With cornbread! And it’s delicious. You can use this as a go-to dish for a quick dinner when you have no time at all, or bake it when you have lots of time and spend your...
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March 5, 2010 - Cornbread with Cracklins

Cracklins! Where have they been all my life? I discovered the joy of cracklins when I started making my own lard. Cracklins are the crispy, golden remainders from the process of rendering lard. They are the angels heaven left behind. You can sprinkle them on top of salads or casseroles, or just eat them as...
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November 10, 2009 - Old-Fashioned Cornbread Dressing

I grew up on this cornbread dressing. There was never a Thanksgiving without it, and leftovers were fought over as if it were pie. It’s the real, old-fashioned dressing. Dressing that knows it’s dressing. Nothing fancy, but delicious in a simplicity that trusts the basic flavor combination that is so home. Dressing is largely bread,...
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November 7, 2009 - Cornmeal Yeast Rolls

Let the holiday recipes begin! Actually, I love cornmeal yeast bread anytime, but the cornmeal adds a fall harvest taste and texture that is especially perfect at Thanksgiving. You can make it as a loaf, too. Ahhh, the lovely wonder of a loaf of bread. Wanna make some? You can make cornmeal yeast bread using...
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October 15, 2009 - For the Love of Cheesy Sausage Corn Muffins

Easy comfort food! Cheesy Sausage Muffins are one of my favorite things. They go great with a pot of beans or a bowl of baked potato soup not to mention breakfast. Or a snack. Or for no good reason at all. Just for the love. See how I make my cornbread and find my homemade...
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