This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Simply Homemade® Cornbread. The opinions and text are all mine.
My mom teases me, because whenever one of us is having trouble coming up with an idea for a side dish for dinner, I usually end up saying, "Cornbread would be perfect!" I can't help it though, I grew up eating cornbread and pinto (brown) beans, cornbread in milk, homemade corn-dogs and hush-puppies!
However, cornbread can be more than just a little 'ole side dish.
How about these goodies:
- Spicy Mexican cornbread with jalapeno peppers, corn, bacon and Cheddar
- Topped with a slider or some BBQ
- As a delicious baked topping for your favorite chili
- A tasty substitute for shortbread in Strawberry Shortcake
- As dessert topped with butter and honey
- Baked with berries and topped with whipped cream
- As a filling with ground beef, onions, garlic and cheese, for stuffed peppers
- Top it with grilled salmon and a lime tomato salsa, yum!
Fleischmann's makes a Simply Homemade® Cornbread Mix that is found in the baking aisle, and it contains no artificial colors, artificial flavors, or artificial preservatives. It has the perfect amount of sweetness, and a good combination of fluffy and "grit."
If I ever buy my children corn-dogs, I only purchase the vegetarian ones, since I feel they are healthier than the deep fried, "who knows what's in them hot dogs" regular corn-dogs. If you make your own, you can be choosier about which hot dogs you use. I'm not super picky about a lot of foods, but with hot dogs, I am. 😛
For this recipe, I found a vegetarian fed, uncured, all natural brand, and used them to make these delicious "corn-dogs" on a skewer meal, and it was perfect for a quick Sunday evening dinner.
I made up the Simply Homemade® Cornbread batter, according to the package instructions, and baked it in mini muffin tins. It made 24 fluffy, perfectly sized mini cornbread muffins.
Then I grilled up my hot dogs, and sliced them up in bite sized pieces, cut my mini muffins in half, and alternated the hot dogs and cornbread muffins on my skewers, which I had soaked in water to prevent them from burning up on the grill.
I laid them back on the grill for just a minute or two, so the cornbread could get a quick toast, and they were ready to serve.
I could barely get pictures before everyone was gobbling them up! They were delicious with mustard and/or ketchup.
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Doesn't that look yummy!
I would love to hear what good ideas you have for using cornbread in your meals!