Thursday, July 22, 2010


I am usually not a big fan of cornbread (hush puppies, gag) but I really like this recipe, it's more of a corn cake then the really dense, grainy cornbread. A little story though:

I made this to go with my white chili on a Sunday. My sister and her boyfriend were over so it was a nice big family Sunday supper. When my sister got there we got to talking and giggling. The timer beeped for the cornbread and I noticed it didn't look like it usually did. I cut into it and something was definitely not right. The top half was cooked but the bottom half was ookey. Before anyone else tasted it I looked at the recipe again and realized I forgot to add the flour! Not a good idea, make sure to add all the ingredients, it really is good if you'll do that!

1 3/4 c flour
3/4 c cornmeal
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 c sugar
1 1/2 evaporated milk (1 can)
2 eggs
1/2 c oil

In mixing bowl combine flour, cornmeal, salt, baking powder, and sugar. In separate bowl beat together evaporated milk, eggs, and oil. Add wet mixture to dry mixture, stirring only enough to blend. Pour into a greased 8x8 banking dish and bake at 350 for 30 mins or until edges are just brown. Serve with butter and/or honey.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

White Chili

I love chili, but in the summer it's just too heavy and hearty for me. This white chili is just perfect. It's light but filling. I modified the recipe that I got from a friend, thanks Pam! This has to be one of my new favorites!

2 chicken breasts cooked and shredded
2 c chicken broth
2 cans white beans
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 medium onion chopped
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 c sour cream or plain yogurt
1 handful fresh cilantro chopped fine
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine everything except the  sour cream and the cilantro. Let simmer for 30 mins to an hour. Add cilantro and sour cream right before serving.

*Play with the seasonings until it's to your liking. I always like a little more in mine but start off with less, it's hard to take them out once they're in there!