Suzi's Blog

Brian’s Super Cornbread

This cornbread is super because it has everything: cornmeal, creamed corn, chile peppers, honey, and buttermilk. Put them all together and you get a very dense, moist cornbread. Do bake this for a full 30 minutes. My top was browning at 20+ minutes, but the center was not done. Why? Well, some of these cornbread…

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Classic Cornbread Stuffing from The Cornbread Book

In his little tome devote to cornbread, The Cornbread Book, Jeremy Jackson includes some recipes from Missouri and his mom. Northerners call it stuffing and Southerners call it dressing. But all of us love the side dish that makes for a complete holiday meal. Turkey without stuffing? Without dressing? That would be holiday heresy. This…

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Texas Corn Cream Muffins, Cement, and Concrete

  There are things I just always confuse: baking powder versus baking soda. Gee, I wonder why those buttermilk biscuits failed? I’m always confused about concrete versus cement. One contains the other, but which is which? Right now there is a rumbling noise outside my window as a cement mixer is spinning so that the…

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Simply Corn Muffins from The Cornbread Gospels by Crescent Dragonwagon

“What this country needs is a good corn muffin.” I said it out loud, doing my best to emulate George C. Scott doing his best to emulate General George Patton. “What are you doing?” Suzen poked her head around the corner. I puffed up and made the announcement. “I’m going to run for Congress.” “You?”…

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