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Cornmeal Strawberry Cake

Rating: 4.35 stars
A sweet and moist cake. Blueberries can be used instead of strawberries.

Blue Cornmeal Pancakes

Rating: 4.65 stars
This is a recipe from a cafe in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They are good with maple syrup or, if you're ambitious, with homemade peach or raspberry spread. This recipe serves four people, fewer if they're very hungry.

Cornmeal Cookies I

Rating: 4.58 stars
This is an old recipe of my grandmother's. These crunchy cookies are guaranteed to please.

Crispy Cornmeal Drop Doughnuts

Rating: 3.67 stars
These are my rendition of a sweet hush puppy. They are quick and easy to make and are great for breakfast or with coffee. I like them plain, but they are yummy rolled in cinnamon and sugar, too.

Cheesy Baked Grits

Rating: 4.6 stars
I had this at a party at a colleague's house. I've loved cheese grits for years, but these are by far the best I've ever had.

Cornmeal Coating

Rating: 4.4 stars
This is a basic coating for fried fish. You can substitute any type of fish you like.

How to Make Perfect Polenta

Rating: 4.86 stars
Polenta is nothing more than coarsely ground cornmeal. The classic ratio is 1 part polenta to 4 parts water, but I like to measure the polenta just a little scant of a full cup. I often use chicken broth instead of water. It's a perfect base for any kind of saucy meat or mushroom ragout.

Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread

Rating: 4.81 stars
This is my grandmother's cornbread recipe and it's the best - sweet and moist!

Sweet Jalapeno Cornbread

Rating: 4.69 stars
A surprisingly tasty blend of sweet cornbread and jalapeno peppers. If you love hot peppers and cornbread, then you must try this recipe.

Sweet Cornbread Cake

Rating: 4.79 stars
This is a thick, sweet cornbread that tastes like you are eating cake. This is a no-fail recipe, you can't go wrong! If there are any leftovers, we have the cornbread the next day for breakfast served with honey and butter.

Mexican Corn Bread Casserole

Rating: 4.41 stars
This Mexican corn bread casserole is a delicious, cost-effective recipe to make and is really easy to throw together in a pinch. Serve with sour cream.

Cornmeal Coating

Rating: 4.4 stars
This is a basic coating for fried fish. You can substitute any type of fish you like.

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Deep-Fried Tilapia

Rating: 4.6 stars

In Wisconsin, the "Friday Fish Fry" is a time-honored tradition. This deep-fried tilapia is my family's way of bringing it home.