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When mom first started making cornbread, she followed Betty Crocker’s recipe to a “t.” (I really still don’t get that expression). But then, as she continued to go back to her beloved cookbook—I’m talkin’, the original, so old it had to be hole-punched and transferred to a 3-inch D-Ring binder Betty—she realized it could be better. That she could make it better. And she did. #KitchenKudos

Best part about her committed culinary endeavors? The new version of Betty Crocker’s cookbook made the exact same modifications to the cornbread recipe, as founded by my mom!

To this day, it is believed that Betty and her publishers changed the recipe in the cookbook after (and because of) my ingenious mother, Ang.

Just go with it.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/4 cup yellow corn meal*, not level
  • 1/2 cup sugar, not level
  • 4 tsp. baking powder, not level
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil (Canola)
  • 1 egg

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9x9 square pan with butter.
  3. Blend all ingredients for 20 seconds. Beat vigorously for 1 minute. (You can also hand mix the batter).
  4. Pour into greased pan and bake for 20-25 minutes—until toothpick comes out clean and cornbread is golden brown.

Indian Head Stone Ground Yellow Corn Meal

*We’ve always used Quaker’s corn meal, since we’re brand loyal to their oats. Until we recently discovered that the Indian Head brand yields an even moister corn bread! Highly recommend you use it!¬†This product is a taste and texture game-changer. It will make you say,¬†”I think I’ll have a second piece!”

And if you’re not saying it, that’s ok. You’ve already made the mental move.

Alright let’s just be honest, I hope your second piece was even better than the first. No need to question it. :)

Life’s too short to be anything but happy. Believe it. And do whatever it takes to #betteryou. Live with passion, let it drive you. The kitchen allows me to be—me. It’s an outlet for creativity, and a place of comfort and joy. Focus, experiment, dream. I’m so excited for my home-made carrot cake. Losing 20 pounds calls for a celebratory cake!! Today I’m happy with who I am and how far I’ve come. Mmm mm mm does Krystina Lynne’s kitchen smell good tonight!!

And here’s a close-up of the finished product: Honey Dijon Pretzel Chicken. Great flavor but the brand of pretzels we used made the coating more chewy than crispy. Insert apology here on behalf of the Chopped judges on Food Network. My tenders didn’t quite have the texture and level of “crunch” I hoped for! Good news is, there’ll be plenty more days in the kitchen to experiment. :) (Taken with instagram)

Feeling very experimental in the kitchen tonight, fellow foodies! :) (Taken with instagram)