Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Happy American Thanksgiving!

My step-mom is American and American Thanksgiving in her house in a BIG deal! They have a "Turkey Bowl" every year, a big football game - one for the adults and one for the kids during the Thanksigivng weekend festivities.

When I was making Canadian Thanksigiving dinner this year I asked my three younger siblings (who are also half American) what is something they loved eating at American Thanksgiving in Chicago?

The answer: cornbread.

What could be a better thanksgiving sidedish than warm cornbread. I made this dish for my thanksgiving this year, but I will share the recipe with you for American Thanksgiving as it is a classic American sidedish - one that the Food Network Stars just can't get enough of this holiday! Ina Garten (the Barefoot Contessa) and Paula Deen are the two Food Network gals who I think can cook this side dish the best! Paula is from the South, so cornbread is what she does best!

Paul Deen's Extremley Easy Cornbread

- 1 cup yellow cornmeal
- 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup whole milk or buttermilk
- 1/3 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons chopped jalapenos, or to taste

- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Grease an 8-inch square pan, cast iron skillet, or cornbread mold.
- In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
- To dry mixture, add egg, milk, sour cream, oil, and jalapenos and mix until smooth.
- Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden.

What are your favourite Thanksgiving side dishes?

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