I think sometimes we get stuck in cooking ruts… I know I do.
Take cornbread, for example. I had long ago firmly decided that I like savory cornbread, not sweet. And that I like my savory cornbread to have an extremely crispy bottom crust (practically fried from the cast iron skillet.) And that was that.
And just when I’m sure there simply isn’t any other type of cornbread worth sniffing at… THIS little beauty pops up on my front porch and rocks my cornbread world.
As I sat at my kitchen table wolfing down piece after piece, a thousand questions raced through my mind.
“Is this cornbread or CAKE?”
“What witchcraft is making this cornbread so SOFT??? I feel like I’m eating a pillow.”
“It has broccoli in it… so why do I feel like I’m eating dessert!”
“Is this really my fourth helping?”
And so on and so forth…
And to think all these years I’ve stayed in my crispy/savory cornbread rut and missed out on the glorious-ness that is sweet, broccoli & cheese-filled, buttery, Devil’s food tender cornbread. As the young people say these days… #smh.
Anyway, I have Sherri Garner and her lovely daughter Kyndall to thank for introducing this cornbread into my life. Kyndall sweetly volunteered to bring a meal by our house tonight, as I am recovering from surgery. (My third this year. Ick!) And that is one of the things I SO love about food… that we can use the gift of cooking as a gift to bless others!
I’m thrilled that the Garner ladies have agreed to let me share this recipe with all of you. Now we can all bake it for people we love and they can marvel at our ability to make something as simple as cornbread so irresistible!
In closing, make this cornbread. Now.
Sherri Garner’s Broccoli Cheese Cornbread
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–2 boxes Jiffy cornbread mix
–1 10oz pkg of frozen chopped broccoli (cooked & drained)
–1 C cottage cheese
–1 1/2 sticks melted butter
–1/2 cup diced onions
–4 eggs beaten
–1/2 C mozzarella cheese
Grease a 13×9 inch baking dish. In a large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients together. Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.
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