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Hot Water Cornbread Recipe

Crispy corn cakes suited for snacking and savory-soup-soaking, this Hot Water Cornbread will be welcome at your dining table any time! As foodies, many memories are permanently imprinted on our psyches through food. Maybe it was that pasta dish on your honeymoon, or the chicken soup your best friend shared after a big break-up, or Aunt Ida’s infamous congealed salad that made an appearance every Thanksgiving. One of these tasty memories for me is being at my grandmother’s house and watching her skilled hands pat out little pieces of Hot Water Cornbread. She’d serve these warm, crispy crunchers with homemade soup and chili, and we’d occasionally coerce her into making them for an afternoon snack because we could never get enough of them. Unfortunately, like many old family recipes, this one was documented in her head not on a piece of paper, so bringing those memories into my own kitchen was a challenge. Since cornbread is a Southern favorite, I looked for guidance from trusted resources – maybe a hot water cornbread Paula Deen version or a Patti Labelle hot water cornbread recipe. Ultimately I found success on my own, though, after lots of trial and error, I came up with something close to the texture and flavor I remember. Later, when I decided to experiment with the recipe, a little Southern Living inspiration lead to the addition of...

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Easy Cream Of Broccoli Soup Recipe

Easy Cream of Broccoli Soup is one of those thick, rich bowls of dunk-able goodness just waiting on a crusty loaf of bread and a hearty appetite. Dark green flecks of little broccoli flowers are suspended in every ladle of this full-bodied soup, loaded with flavor and all the nutrition benefits of one of my favorite cruciferous vegetables! HOW TO MAKE EASY CREAM OF BROCCOLI SOUP:   Creamy soups can be intimidating, but all you need is a pot and a blender to pull off a velvety masterpiece. My Easy Cream of Broccoli recipe will make you a believer!...

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Impossible Cheeseburger Pie Recipe with Bisquick

Make the “impossible” possible with my Cheeseburger Pie with Bisquick recipe! You’ll be setting the table for a beautiful, beefy pie molded into a perfect pie crust without having to touch a rolling pin! Impossible Cheeseburger Pie with Bisquick makes dinner on one of those impossibly busy weeknights doable on a tasty scale. While “impossible pie” to me means one that materializes in thin air right when the hunger bug strikes, this recipe is pretty darn close to being just that easy. A savory, beefy cheesy masterpiece that produces a tender crust, without all the temperamental mixing and measuring...

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Calico Beans Recipe

This Calico Beans recipe is perfect for juggling all your other to-dos. Your oven takes care of cooking a hearty, flavor-packed meal while you tackle that neglected pile of laundry (or dive into your DVR queue). If you’ve ever seen a calico cat or wrapped up in a calico quilt, you know exactly what’s coming when I say “Calico Beans.” This is my grandma’s Calico Beans recipe, one she used to make when she needed a hearty, easy supper that’s straight up good, old-fashioned comfort food. A little cornbread on the side, and we’d all go to bed in...

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Chicken Lombardy

Bye bye boring chicken breasts! This Chicken Lombardy recipe makes a marvelous, memorable meal with just a few ingredients and a bit of Marsala magic.   What do Italy and Wisconsin have in common? If you said, “nothing,” you wouldn’t be completely wrong. Aside from a love of curdled milk products, there’s not much, but, as it turns out, they both claim a connection to a tantalizing take on the ubiquitous chicken breast: Chicken Lombardy. It’s a delicious and impressive main course that’s doable even on a weeknight. Pan-fried chicken breasts, layered with butter-basted mushrooms and cheese, get baked with a Marsala-infused sauce. The flavors make it taste like this dish is much more trouble than it actually is, and that’s my favorite kind of recipe! The origins of the Chicken Lombardy recipe aren’t definitive, but one story says it was created in Wisconsin as an homage to the late Green Bay Packers’ head coach Vince Lombardi. The recipe was published in a local cookbook there and eventually by Better Homes and Gardens. Another possibility is Chicken Lombardy hails from Italy’s Lombard region, known for its meat-heavy and butter-based recipes rather than traditional ingredients like tomatoes and olive oil. Perhaps it was a combination of the two, a concoction by some devoted cheese head inspired by an Italian vacation. Regardless, it’s an elegant dish with complex flavors that will...

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