Friday, May 20, 2011

Cornbread Cravings

Every holiday and some Sundays, my whole family gathers at my nana and papa's house to enjoy a home cooked meal together. There are a lot of us, normally around 15, that come starving, ready to indulge in what is usually the first non-microwave/restaurant meal we have of the week.
[Some of my crazy cousins!]

Since there are so many of us, each woman in the family tries to bring a couple of side dishes or desserts to help my nana out. Ever since I turned 20, got my own apartment, and started experimenting in the kitchen, I have began making my own signature dish, creamy cornbread.
[Creamy Cornbread]

The very first time I brought this, it was completely experimental, but my family loved it so much they beg me to bring it every time we gather at my grandparents. I haven't been home in a while, and the recipe is for around 10, there for, I haven't had a chance to make it in months.. which explains why I am craving it so bad right now. I decided to share this delicious AND simple recipe with all of you, hopefully your friends and your family will enjoy it as much as mine do!


- 1 (8 oz) package of corn bread muffin mix [I use Jiffy, but any will do]
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 (8 oz) can cream corn [use more or less to make it harder/softer]
- 1/2 cup white sugar [can use splenda/equal to make it less calories, but I love it nice and fattening ;) ]
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
-Place the muffin mix a large mixing bowl. Stir in the milk and egg. Mix in the cream corn and sugar. Pour batter into a lightly greased/buttered 9x13 inch baking pan. [I have used other pans in different shapes/sizes as long as they are similar in size.]
-Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a knife inserted into the center of pan comes out clean.
See, it's super simple and I hope you agree that it is so delicious! It taste almost as if it should be a dessert rather than a side dish!

That's what I love about southern food.. my nana even puts sugar in her green beans! I guess it's a good thing we don't eat like that every day. Happy cooking!


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