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Cornmeal Strawberry Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 34
A sweet and moist cake. Blueberries can be used instead of strawberries.
By Jen

Blue Cornmeal Pancakes

Rating: 4.5 stars 150
This is a recipe from a cafe in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They are good with maple syrup or, if you're ambitious, with homemade peach or raspberry spread. This recipe serves four people, fewer if they're very hungry.

Cornmeal Cookies I

Rating: 4.5 stars 49
This is an old recipe of my grandmother's. These crunchy cookies are guaranteed to please.
By Eve King

Crispy Cornmeal Drop Doughnuts

Rating: 3.5 stars 5
These are my rendition of a sweet hush puppy. They are quick and easy to make and are great for breakfast or with coffee. I like them plain, but they are yummy rolled in cinnamon and sugar, too.

Cheesy Baked Grits

Rating: 4.5 stars 87
I had this at a party at a colleague's house. I've loved cheese grits for years, but these are by far the best I've ever had.

Cornmeal Coating

Rating: 4.5 stars 84
This is a basic coating for fried fish. You can substitute any type of fish you like.

How to Make Perfect Polenta

Rating: 5 stars 225
Polenta is nothing more than coarsely ground cornmeal. The classic ratio is 1 part polenta to 4 parts water, but I like to measure the polenta just a little scant of a full cup. I often use chicken broth instead of water. It's a perfect base for any kind of saucy meat or mushroom ragout.

Golden Sweet Cornbread

Rating: 4.5 stars 3786
This mom's family-favorite recipe for golden sweet cornbread results in perfect texture and flavor that complements any dish.

Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread

Rating: 5 stars 7380
Grandma's recipe for a sweet, moist cornbread sure to become your favorite!

Fried Okra

Rating: 4.5 stars 391
Golden crispy slices of fried okra — a simple Southern classic!
By Allrecipes Member

Homemade Arepas

Rating: 4.5 stars 56
Deliciously crispy white corn cakes that can be eaten plain or stuffed.

Sweet Cornbread Cake

Rating: 5 stars 861
This is a thick, sweet cornbread that tastes like you are eating cake. This is a no-fail recipe, you can't go wrong! If there are any leftovers, we have the cornbread the next day for breakfast served with honey and butter.

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Sweet Jalapeno Cornbread
Rating: 4.5 stars 145

A surprisingly tasty blend of sweet cornbread and jalapeno peppers. If you love hot peppers and cornbread, then you must try this recipe.