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A Few Shortcuts Weekly Recipe: Bacon Cheddar Corn Bread

by Pennie on March 22, 2013

This week’s recipe from Amanda at A Few Short Cuts is: Bacon Cheddar Corn Bread.  As soon as I saw the title, I thought to myself, “why have I never tried something like this before?”.  It would be the most natural progression of corn bread for a southerner to make.

In the old days, way back in dinosaur times, I had bacon many times a week.  Not so much any more since I’ve heard that bacon single-handedly caused the extinction of dinosaurs, the sinking of Atlantis and the fall of the Roman Empire!  Anyway, that’s what bacon haters tell me; I’m not sure I believe them.  So when I do have bacon, I hoard the bacon grease like King Midas hoarded gold.  I have a Pyrex bowl I keep in the freezer.  The level of which goes up or down depending on how much bacon has been recently consumed, or how much I’ve recently cooked with bacon grease.

Point being, I wanted to tried this recipe right away but didn’t have bacon in the house, but did have the rest of the ingredients and my beloved bacon grease!  So I whipped it together sans the crumpled bacon but with the yummy bacon flavor.  (No honey for me, just a couple teaspoons of regular sugar.)  I really don’t know why I haven’t done this before.  It was excellent and gone so fast, it made my head spin!



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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lisa Schweizer March 22, 2013 at 8:19 pm

Oh my, this looks so yummy, thank you :)

2 Kellie March 23, 2013 at 12:27 am

The hubby and kiddos would love this!

3 dawn t March 23, 2013 at 1:25 pm

looks great!

4 Betsy Barnes March 23, 2013 at 4:27 pm

I would make this without the bacon too. Hubby doesn’t have to know, lol :)

5 Jerri Davis March 26, 2013 at 9:49 pm

This does look so good that I pinned it. Thank You. jerri Davis

6 Darlene Jones-Nelson March 28, 2013 at 2:58 pm

I am not a corn bread fan but I think it will be awesome with bacon and cheddar.

7 Blessie Nelson March 31, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Thanks for the recipe. I too have never tried this before. Sounds yummy!

8 Susan Johnson April 1, 2013 at 1:15 am

This sounds delicious! I’m going to have to surprise my brother with this one, as he is a major bacon addict and loves cornbread. Thanks for posting Amanda’s recipes, I wouldn’t have found them had you not posted them to your blog :)

9 Mary Dailey April 1, 2013 at 9:35 pm

This sounds and looks so wonderful. I will have to try this!

10 Marcy Strahan April 2, 2013 at 12:00 am

I am going to make this Sunday!

11 Linda Meyers-Gabbard April 4, 2013 at 12:41 am

I am going to make this. It sounds so good

12 Christine April 24, 2013 at 10:09 am

This sounds sooo good, we love cornbread here, this is a great recipe for the weekend. Thanks!

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