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Cornmeal Strawberry Cake

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A sweet and moist cake. Blueberries can be used instead of strawberries.

Blue Cornmeal Pancakes

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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

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

Crispy Cornmeal Drop Doughnuts

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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.

Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread

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This is my grandmother's cornbread recipe and it's the best - sweet and moist!
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Sweet Jalapeno Cornbread

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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

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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.

Kentucky Spoon Bread

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This is a lovely side dish to accompany most any dinner, but especially prime rib.

Cornmeal Coating

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

Cast Iron Cornbread

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When it comes to deciding what to bring to a cookout, this super easy cast iron cornbread is the clear winner. You don't even need a cast iron pan! Ribs or brisket are great, though not cheap, while a bag of chips is just weak sauce. On the other hand, this cornbread is very inexpensive to make, but that'll be the last thing anyone will be thinking about as they eat. In fact, you'll probably be asked to bring it to the next gathering!
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Easy Fun-Size Corn Dogs

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Not only are these corn dogs easy and fun, but because we're doing them in the oven and not deep frying them, they are way, way less messy to make. Above and beyond all of that, I thought the timing was perfect for these, since pretty much every carnival and fair got canceled this year. Serve with mustard and ketchup.

Pork Rib Stew with Sage Cornmeal Dumplings

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I have been making this stew for more than 20 years. It's a dish I use to celebrate the harvest season. It may be a bit labor-intensive, but it is worth every minute! Experiment with different root vegetables, and use the dumplings in other hearty stews or soups. They are so yummy!

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Southern Corn Pone Bread

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A bona fide Southern tradition! Authentic Southern corn pone is never sweet, and is baked in a cast iron skillet. Just like Grandma used to make!

Air Fryer Fried Okra

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Fried okra made easy in an air fryer without the guilt or mess of using a deep fryer.