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Pull up a Chair to Our Virtual Table – It’s Time for a Potluck

There is nothing better than a good, old-fashioned Southern potluck. Gathering with friends and family amongst a bevy of dishes is just plain good for the soul. Potlucks make hosting a party much easier, with each guest bringing a favorite side. At some potlucks, a person can become “known” for bringing a particular dish:

“Aunt Judy always brings the cobbler so you can’t make that, but how about whipping up your famous mashed potatoes? If you don’t bring them, you know I’ll hear about it all day long from my kids.”

Since we can’t all physically gather around one table today, consider this your official invitation to the very first Martha White® virtual potluck.

In honor of the 18th Annual National Cornbread Cook-Off and Festival, I am participating with nine other blogger friends who are contributing a main cornbread dish to the menu today. I’ve linked to their blogs below, so make sure you check out their cornbread creations. You may even win a prize!

One of my personal favorite cornbread dishes is a winner from the 2006 National Cornbread Cook-Off – the Monte Cristo Cornbread Skillet – a savory bread pudding that uses cornbread cubes instead of regular bread. Each serving, topped with a sprinkling of confectioners’ sugar and currant jelly sauce, is ideal for a flavorful brunch or potluck dinner. Who knows? It could end up being one of those “must-have dishes” at your next potluck.

Have you considered creating your own cornbread masterpiece? Check out more details about the National Cornbread Cook-Off here. Submit your recipe using a Martha White Cornbread Mix by February 28 for a chance to win $5,000. See Official Rules for complete details.

Enjoy our virtual table today, and happy baking!

Your Virtual Potluck Hosts:
Robyn – Add a Pinch: Tomato Basil Soup with Cornbread Croutons
Melissa – Melissa’s Southern Style Kitchen: Cornbread and Sausage Quiche
Lorie – Mississippi Kitchen: Bacon Cheeseburger Stuffed Cornbread
Tina – Mommy’s Kitchen: Chili Cornbread Skillet
Christy – Southern Plate: Red Beans and Cornbread
Stacey – Southern Bite: Mom’s Mexican Cornbread
Celeste – Sugar & Spice by Celeste: Buffalo Chicken Cornbread with Blue Cheese Salad
Jackie – Syrup & Biscuits: Peachy BBQ Chicken and Cornbread Skillet
Brandie – The Country Cook: White Chicken Chili with Cornbread Dumplings

The National Cornbread Cook-Off is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., age 18 years or older. Void where prohibited.

7 Comments

  1. Linda, LInda, Linda. Mmmmmmm. I’m so glad you shared this recipe again. I don’t think I ever saw it in 2006. Monte Cristos are one of my guilty pleasures but boy are they time consuming to make. I love the dip it in a little raspberry jelly. Ok, now I’m hungry!! And this is so much easier to make!

  2. Marie G says

    Oh so many new ideas for me to try. I cannot wait to try the Monte Cristo Cornbread Skillet .

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