Monday, November 16, 2009

Contest Winner - Jules

No one else entered so it's by default but that doesn't matter - Jules email us your contact info so I can get your prize sent!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Jalapeno Cornbread


3 cups buttermilk cornbread mix
2-1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup cream style corn
1/2 cup finely chopped jalapeno peppers
1-1/2 cups Mexican blend cheese, shredded
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup chopped pimiento
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


Combine cornbread mix and milk in a mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients in order. Pour into three greased 8-inch square baking pans, or one 9x13x2-inch baking pan and one 8-inch square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes. This cornbread is delicious with chili or pinto beans. Jalapeno cornbread freezes well.

This recipe was submitted by Jules who blogs at The fat chefs love to cook - check out her blog! This is also the only entry to our contest so far - still 2 days to get your entries in!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Sweet Potato Bake


3 cups cold mashed sweet potatoes (about 6 potatoes)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter softened
3 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup flour
2 tablespoons cold butter


Beat together all ingredients above (except topping) until smooth. Transfer to a greased baking pan. Combine all topping ingredients and cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over potato mixture. Bake uncovered at 325 for 45-55 minutes or until golden brown on top.

This will be a big hit at your thanksgiving dinner - sweet and delicious!

Thanksgiving is coming - a great time for food AND a contest!

Submit a recipe for your favorite Thanksgiving dish for a chance to win a Baked Apple Pie Petite Jar Candle from Celebrating Home for the smell of fresh baked apple pie without the work!

The Rules:

  • Contest will run for 2 weeks and end on Nov 15th
  • Recipe should follow the theme of the blog - Simple & Tasty
  • Recipe should be something that you would serve at Thanksgiving
  • Submit your recipe via email (see the link on the right)
  • Leave a comment letting us know you entered
  • Winner will be chosen at random from all entries
  • Good Luck!