Cornbread Dressing

Growing up in Texas, I didn’t know about “stuffing” at Thanksgiving.  We had “dressing.”  It was made from cornbread, and we would have never dreamed of sticking it in unspeakable places inside a turkey carcass.  Ewww.  Just saying’.  If you’re into that…rock on.  But we cooked ours in a casserole dish and served it as a side dish that was yummy either with or without some gravy on top.  And, of course, we just ended up mixing everything together on the plate anyway…dressing, sweet potato casserole, cranberry sauce, etc.  I know that may scare those of you who don’t want your foods to touch!  That’s ok!  So, as we approach the big feast day…I felt it was important to include this in my “Twelve Weeks of Holiday” series.  Although I will not be completing this dish until the big day.  So, the pictures will have to come later!  For now, I will include a couple of pics from last year’s feast! Continue reading “Cornbread Dressing”

Mexican Cornbread Casserole

This is the ultimate comfort food from my childhood.  I think the recipe was given to my mom from a church friend.  Nothing better than those church potlucks.  I wish I had a dime for every time I devoured this dish as a kid.  Just catching a whiff of it in the oven always made me smile…and still does.  What makes it great for busy families is it’s really just assembling easy to find convenience items, and it’s a whole meal in one dish. Continue reading “Mexican Cornbread Casserole”