Thursday, July 28, 2011

Summertime Recipes

If you've been checking my blog and wondering about me.....I've been in the backyard watering my plants. It was 111 degrees here yesterday! And I'm only a fair gardener on my best day. Seriously, I've been taking a summer computer break. I've missed chatting with you, though, so I thought I would share some recipes that I've made this summer. Some of the recipes will be ones that are mine and some of the recipes were passed to me. I hope you are having a wonderful, I have to get that water hose across the yard before my basil withers.

I took this dish to a church luncheon and had several requests for it. The most time-consuming part of the preparation is baking a pan of cornbread. It is a good recipe for using leftover cornbread (is there such a thing?!) I personally think that leftover cornbread should be toasted in the oven and spread with strawberry preserves.

Cornbread Salad

Two 8 oz. Jiffy Cornbread Mixes
1 can of corn
2 C Miracle Whip (I use Hellman's Mayo and a little sugar)
4 green onions, chopped (I like red onion better)
1 green Bell pepper, chopped
3 tomatoes, chopped
4 boiled eggs, chopped
10 oz. grated mild cheddar cheese

Bake cornbread. Cool. Crumble in a large bowl. Mix corn with salad dressing(or mayo). Mix lightly with crumbs, Toss in pepper, eggs, onions, tomatoes and cheese; stir to coat. Chill.

I'll be at these swaps:

-Fudge Ripple
-From Mess Hall to Bistro
-Blessed with Grace
-Permanent Posies
-All the Small Stuff
-Who is Dr. Laura
-33 Shades of Green

-Make Ahead Meals for Busy Moms
-Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
-Delightfully Dowling
-Beyer Beware
-A Southern Fairytale
-My Sweet and Savory


  1. That salad sounds perfect for the hot weather. Come over and visit us. We have a wonderful, easy sorbet to help cool you off!

  2. I'm making this! I remember a lady talking about this several years ago and it sounded so good--but, never got the recipe from her--and forgotten about it! I have it now--thanks so much. Yum.

  3. This sounds like something my hubby would love. He's always looking for interesting cornbread recipes.

    Thanks for linking to the party this week.

    Keep cool and happy gardening!
    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  4. Oh, definitely a great dish for a Potluck, it sounds wonderful (ummm...sans Miracle Whip...I'm just not a fan. I would definitely go w/ your mayo + sugar substitution). Thanks for sharing this week :D

  5. Hi Marcia,
    I have missed you and am so glad to see you today!
    I did come to your blog a couple of times and hoped that you were ok. The heat has been horrible here this year and it is not over yet. Your Cornbread Salad looks great and would be perfect for a Potluck. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again real soon. Hope you are having a great week!
    Miz Helen

  6. This is a fantastic idea. I must be a dull cook. I never think of the ideas, I see here.

    Would you kindly link this up to Let's Do Brunch? Personally, I would love to have this, at a brunch.

  7. I love cornbread salad so much! My friend brings it to Sunday School fellowships sometimes and I keep meaning to get her recipe. Yours looks just as good.