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I make my self proclaimed corn bread pudding with Jiffy. I get asked to make it every thanksgiving.

Frozen Corn and creamed corn and  Nutmeg is my secret ingredient.

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Count me in as a Jiffy person.  I used to pick it up whenever we went south of the border as i couldn't find it here.  Haven't done that now in a long while now, but I've put it on my list and will look for it next time I'm out.

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My Dad was from Alabama, and there, I'm told, cornbread does not contain sugar.

As kids, it tasted like eating plain cornmeal.  I'll take Jiffy any time.

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I think Jiffy strikes a balance.  Trader Joes and Marie Calleneders taste as sweet as birthday cake to me and bit low on the corn element.

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Made in Michigan! -- and still a family-owned and -operated company. It's in Chelsea, near Ann Arbor, which also is home for actor Jeff Daniels. He's done a lot to support the city, including founding the Purple Rose Theatre Company.

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I’m always down for Jiffy. It’s fool proof, and since I am sometimes a fool, I appreciate that!

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14 hours ago, heidih said:

I can make scratch cornbread but like that box in the pantry. Today was power outage for maintenance but I grabbed a box and made a meal of it after they started up the new pole adding spinach and cottage cheese, to me - it is comfort. You?

 

How much spinach and cottage cheese please?

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14 hours ago, FeChef said:

I make my self proclaimed corn bread pudding with Jiffy. I get asked to make it every thanksgiving.

Frozen Corn and creamed corn and  Nutmeg is my secret ingredient.

 

Recipe please?

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15 hours ago, FeChef said:

I make my self proclaimed corn bread pudding with Jiffy. I get asked to make it every thanksgiving.

Frozen Corn and creamed corn and  Nutmeg is my secret ingredient.

 

Ditto, though I never tried nutmeg. Ought to be good, though. Mine's a box of Jiffy, can of creamed corn, small pkg frozen corn, 2 eggs, 8 oz sour cream, 1/2 stick melted butter. That about like yours?

 

For cornbread, though, I tend toward Martha White Self-rising Cornmeal Mix. Right proportion of flour. No sugar. I will "cheat" with it, gluten or no, from time to time. I've made GF cornbread with GF baking mix. It'll do...

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@TdeVI approximated the milk volume with the cottage cheese, It was stiff so I added a touch of water (no milk in house) to loosen it. The spinach was frozen from bag I did toss the generous handful in a bowl and nuke it with a damp paper towel on top. Can ya tell I don't use a scale though all my Austrian baked goodies are by weight. I do the same with pumpkin -approximate moist ingredient level. The pumpkin is nice with grated cheese like Romano in the batter. Kinda nice if I have open coconut milk to use that instead of milk. The frozen char grilled corn kernels one can get at places like Trader Joes are a nice add too. 

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3 hours ago, kayb said:

Never thought about cream cheese in it. Bet that's good.

 

You should try it. You could also do half sour cream half cream cheese to see if you like it as they mix well together. I think the cream cheese makes it obviously a bit sweeter and creamier and with the combination of nutmeg it just goes good together. I always consider it a dessert like i consider candied yams w/marshmellows a dessert.

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I love Jiffy! I usually add in a handful of shredded cheddar and one of those little cans of chopped Hatch green chiles. I tried the Trader Joe's cornbread mix once. ONCE. It really did taste reminiscent of box-mix birthday cake as heidih said - I would swear it even had vanilla in it! It was terrible with chili, I can tell you that much.

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I love Jiffy. Pretty sure I have a little recipe booklet from them somewhere, but I can't find it at the moment. My favorite breakfast growing up was pancakes (corncakes) made with Jiffy mix.

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Liberty, MO

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@blue_dolphin Thanks for the link. I've pretty much done all those variations over the years except the pumpkin. I was thinking of taking my pantry box in a sweet direction as I am out of sweets to have with tea. The can of pumpkin I bought last fall for Christmas pumpkin bread has been giving me the stink-eye as I did not bake in 2020. Will give it a go. I have used kabocha squash before but with cheese in a savory way. Since we are approaching zucchini season I also grate them, do not wring out, and use as the moisture element adjusted with a touch o milk. It does well with a stronger grated cheese like Asiago. .

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Forgot to mention that we enjoy just a touch of poultry seasoning in the mix. Gives it a memory of stuffing.

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another add-in I like that is simple but packs an allium bunch - sprinkle in fried shallots; like you get at Asian or Indian markets in a plastic container.

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I found my Jiffy cook booklet. I remember now being amazed at how many different types of mix they make that I have never seen. I'd guess they can be ordered online, but haven't checked. I'll post some of the more "interesting" recipes when I get upstairs to the pC.

 

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Liberty, MO

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At the market this morning I checked the Jiffy shelf and was reminded about the vegetarian version of the cornbread. Yup - original contains lard in some fashion and vegetarian uses...vegetable shortening.

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There are cookie mixes, various muffin mixes, cake mixes, etc. I haven't looked on the website to see if they still make all of them. This cookbooklet was published in 2004, I think.

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Liberty, MO

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