Loaded Cornbread Casserole Recipe

This dish was first brought to Thanksgiving dinner seven years ago and immediately became part of our family tradition.

It is my goal this year to actually get a picture of it to post before everyone devours it.  I will do my best.

But picture or no picture, you have to take my word that this is amazing and it needs to be added to your Thanksgiving menu.

Loaded Cornbread Casserole
Ray Lampe from NFL Gameday Cookbook

 What you need: 

 1 1/4 cups yellow cornmeal
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 (15 oz) cans creamed corn
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 cup canned french-fried onions

What you do:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Grease a 9- by 13-inch pan.

In a big bowl, combine the cornmeal, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Add the milk, butter and eggs. Mix well.

Add the corn and mix well.

Pour into the prepared pan.

Spread the cheese and bacon evenly over the top. With a fork, push the cheese and bacon into the batter, just submerging it.

Sprinkle the onions over the top.

Bake for about 1 hour until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Serve warm or at room temperature.


In Support of Paris {Tricolour]

This makes my heart happy.  Hopefully it brings those touched by the attacks a little peace knowing the world is mourning with them and praying for them.

images via CNN


A Lot of Fun Thanksgiving Ideas

Pilgrim Treat Boxes from A Pumpkin and a Princess
Turkey Treat Cups from Happy Clippings

Now that the sugar coma of Halloween is starting to wear off, we can start thinking about our next big meal...Thanksgiving!  You may not be ready to plan the menu yet, but you can't wait too long.  You only have 26 more days.  Thanksgiving falls on the 27th of November this year.

If you are want some fun Thanksgiving ideas to browse through, here are a few fun places to start.


Happy November!


150 New Emoji for Iphones [iOS 9.1 Update]

If you are a fan of emoji, you will want to update your iPhone to iOS 9.1.  There are 150 new emoji included in the update.  It includes an eye roll smiley (that is soon to take a place in my frequently used emoji page) and the often rumored taco emoji.

Just in time for Halloween there is a coffin, a skull and crossbones, a spider, and spider web too!

Candy Corn Pudding [Fall Dessert]

Years ago, I shared a fun Halloween dessert with you that my sister in law made, candy corn pudding cups! I wanted to share it with you again because this treat is still one of our favorites, seven years later!!

It is easy to make, you just layer butterscotch pudding, banana pudding, and whipped cream. The combo may sound odd, but I promise you will love it!