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I am always looking for better ways to eat and to save money. So I teamed up with Pacific Foods this holiday season to show how using these items in recipes can be better not only for you but the environment as well.
They sent me some the basic items we use during the holidays: Chicken Stock, Pumpkin Puree, and Cranberry Sauce. I decided to use the chicken stock into a very savory cornbread recipe. Instead of using beer, I substituted it with chicken stock to give the cornbread more flavor.
Combine cornbread with bacon, green onion and smoked Gouda cheese, and you get a delicious bread. A recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup Pacific Foods chicken stock
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 cup Smoked Gouda cheese shredded
- 1/3 cup bacon cooked, crisp, and crumbled
- 2-3 Green onions chopped
- Preheat oven to 350°F Grease a 9x5 loaf pan.
- In a medium bowl, blend together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, beat together eggs, olive oil,onions, Pacific Foods chicken broth, cheese, and bacon. Slowly blend wet ingredients into dry ingredients, mixing just until blended. Batter should be lumpy; do not over mix.
- Pour into prepared pan and bake 45 min-1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan for 15 minutes and then invert over rack and remove from pan.
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 525 kcal Calories from fat|
|% Daily Value|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|