Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class wpdb in /home/debricha/public_html/blog/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 52

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/debricha/public_html/blog/wp-includes/cache.php on line 36

Strict Standards: Redefining already defined constructor for class WP_Object_Cache in /home/debricha/public_html/blog/wp-includes/cache.php on line 389

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl($output) in /home/debricha/public_html/blog/wp-includes/classes.php on line 537

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl($output) in /home/debricha/public_html/blog/wp-includes/classes.php on line 537

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el($output) in /home/debricha/public_html/blog/wp-includes/classes.php on line 537

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el($output) in /home/debricha/public_html/blog/wp-includes/classes.php on line 537

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_PageDropdown::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el($output) in /home/debricha/public_html/blog/wp-includes/classes.php on line 556

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl($output) in /home/debricha/public_html/blog/wp-includes/classes.php on line 653

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl($output) in /home/debricha/public_html/blog/wp-includes/classes.php on line 653

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el($output) in /home/debricha/public_html/blog/wp-includes/classes.php on line 653

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el($output) in /home/debricha/public_html/blog/wp-includes/classes.php on line 653

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_CategoryDropdown::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el($output) in /home/debricha/public_html/blog/wp-includes/classes.php on line 678

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/debricha/public_html/blog/wp-includes/query.php on line 21

Deprecated: Assigning the return value of new by reference is deprecated in /home/debricha/public_html/blog/wp-includes/theme.php on line 507
Red Shoe Ramblings » At Least I Still Make Really Good Cornbread

At Least I Still Make Really Good Cornbread


Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/debricha/public_html/blog/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 74

Update on the website thingy: Still in progress, still frustrating, but the help desk people at the new host are working with me to try to make it all better. My actual website - http://debrichardson.com - works fine. If that had been all I was transferring to a new host, it would’ve been over and up and running in no time. It’s the blog that’s not cooperating. Sigh…

So I don’t know if anyone will be able to see this or not, never mind comment, but I’ll post it anyway. If you want to say hey and the comment function doesn’t work, you can always email me.

Over at Create a Connection this week, Charlotte asked us to share a favorite recipe and say why we chose it. My reason for sharing this one isn’t deep. I’m sharing it because it’s yummy!!

It’s a cornbread recipe and I don’t even remember where I first found it, but I’ve been making it for years. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve served it to company and had someone say (with a surprised look on his/her face), “Oh! I don’t usually like cornbread all that much, but this is really good!”…well, I couldn’t retire to the Caribbean or anything, but I could for sure take myself out for a really nice lunch. :-)

It’s not health food - not even close! - but it’s sooooo good. It’s soft and moist, without being sweet or overly cake-like. Try it and let me know what you think!

Best-Ever Cornbread

1/2 cup cooking oil (I use either extra-light olive oil or canola; recipe originally called for 2/3 cup, but I’ve cut it back over the years to 1/2 and have been thinking lately of trying to cut it back a bit more and see what happens)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup sour cream
1 (16 oz) can creamed corn
**2 Tbs finely chopped onion
**2 Tbs finely chopped bell pepper (any color)
**2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
1 1/2 cups fine-ground yellow cornmeal
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt (you could probably cut this back a little too; I don’t, but that’s because J’s a salt addict)
**1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese

**Optional ingredients

Preheat oven to 350F. Oil a 9″ cast iron skillet and put it in the oven to start heating while you mix up the cornbread. If you don’t have a really good cast iron skillet, then a) what’s wrong with you??? and b) you can make this in any 9″ oven-safe dish, but the crust won’t be as nice and you’d skip the step of preheating the skillet.

Mix together oil, eggs, sour cream, and creamed corn until blended. Add onions and both type of peppers, if desired.

Mix cornmeal, baking powder, and salt in another bowl.

Add liquid ingredients to dry and mix quickly, leaving a few lumps. You don’t want to over-stir it.

Pour into pre-heated skillet. If you’re using the cheese, pour half the batter, then sprinkle on the cheese, then top with the rest of the batter.

Bake 45 minutes or until outside is lightly crisp and golden brown. The original directions say to let it rest 10 minutes before you flip it onto a plate or cut it, but I never do. I don’t mind it being crumbly when I’ve got all that steamy goodness on the plate.

If you use the optional ingredients, you have a fabo spicy/cheesy cornbread that goes great with Mexican or TexMex food. If you leave them out, you have a cornbread that’s plain, but never ordinary. Enjoy!

Here’s today’s DAT:

orange and blue

“Orange and Blue: Take Two” (clickable)

One Response to “At Least I Still Make Really Good Cornbread”

  1. on 29 Jun 2007 at 9:20 am Helen

    Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/debricha/public_html/blog/wp-includes/formatting.php on line 74

    the cornbread sounds fabulous, but I have a question do you need to grease the cast iron skillet?

    And the butterfly is gorgeous!