Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Jalapeno Cheesy Cornbread

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Feels like summer is officially here in the Bay Area with temperatures reaching the 80s this past weekend.  In my household, we grill year around whenever the weather permits but we definitely take full advantage during the summer months.  One of my favorite side dishes is cornbread.  I fancied up the basic Jiffy cornbread recipe by making it both spicy and cheesy.  It's a huge crowd pleaser around here.  What are your summer grilling must makes?

JalapeƱo Cheesy Cornbread
A Baked by Jen Original
Makes 16 2-inch squares

1 pkg Jiffy corn muffin mix
1 egg
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup of frozen/canned corn kernels
1-2 jalapenos, deseeded and chopped
1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Combine all the ingredients in a medium size bowl.  Blend well (batter will be lumpy).  Pour into an 8 in square pan lined with foil.  Bake for 10-15 mins.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Chocolate Cream Pie

Half way through making this cake, I realized I made almost the exact same thing for my sister's boyfriend just a year ago.  This time around, I didn't include the flourless chocolate cake layer and I made an oreo whip cream layer.  This was a lot less labor intensive to make yet just as delicious and rich.

Recipes: Chocolate cookies crust was from Martha's Stewart Pie and Tarts, chocolate pudding was from Baked Explorations, and whipped cream frosting was adapted from Junior's Cheesecake cookbook.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Orange Sherbet

My cousin and sister are the biggest orange sherbet fans I know.  For my cousin's birthday, I wanted to surprise him with a tub of homemade sherbet which I saved some to share with my sister as well.  I found a simple recipe from Cook's Illustrated Baking Book that even blew my mind on how good it turned out.  It tasted just like an orange creamsicle.  I already have multiple requests to make more soon.

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