This colorful and tasty salad is always well received at picnics and potlucks. Corn bread salads have long been popular in the South but may be new to people in other regions. No matter where you live, I think you'll like this one!
-Jennifer Horst, Goose Creek, South Carolina
“'Busy' is my middle name,“ writes Terri Keeney of Greeley, Colorado, so she uses this incredibly easy corn bread to simplify her meals so she can get back to working, volunteering, and keeping her fast-paced family's schedule running as smoothly as possible.
People go crazy when I bring this loaded crescent ring to brunch;mdash;I can bake it at home and take it anywhere. Of course, everyone's happy when we have it for dinner, too! —Frances Blackwelder, Grand Junction, Colorado
I found this recipe in a cookbook and lightened it up by using skim milk, less oil, egg whites and reduced-fat cheese. It's moist and mildly flavored with canned chilies. —Tena Edyvean of Rapid City, South Dakota
This homeade corn bread sent in by Angela Oelschlaeger is dressed up with green onion, cheddar cheese and jalapeno pepper. It takes just minutes to bake. "Serve it warm with honey," suggests the Tonganoxie, Kansas cook.
"A neighbor gave me this quick-and-easy recipe more than 25 years ago, when my children were small," recalls Helen Carpenter of Albuquerque, New Mexico. "You can use your favorite seasoning mix in this bread, so it's very versatile. It makes a tasty accompaniment to most any meal."
I prefer Italian food, but my brother is a big fan of Mexican cooking. I combined my preferences with his and came up with this recipe. He loved it. If you prefer a spicier flavor, just use hotter salsa. —Carly Curtin, Ellicott City, Maryland
“Determined to come up with a brunch dish that didn’t keep me in the kitchen all morning, I created this casserole made with everyone’s favorite ingredients,” relates Jenny Flake of Gilbert, Arizona. “Preparation is minimal, and then it goes right into the oven, so you can spend more time with the ones you love.” Simply serve with a fruit salad for a hearty weekend breakfast guests will love.