Winter weather has finally made its way into Iowa this week. We saw some snow this past weekend and the cold is hitting this week. When the cold weather moves in so does my craving for warm comfort foods like casseroles and chili. We like to make corn bread with our chili but with three kiddos eating the crumbly side it usually leaves a big mess behind. Thankfully I've found a way to enjoy the flavor of cornbread without the crumbs everywhere. Farmer's Pantry Cornbread Crisps are made from freshly baked cornbread that is sliced thin and toasted until crispy.
My family received a package from Farmer's Pantry that included their original cornbread crisps and their jalapeno and honey butter flavors. I really enjoyed the addition of the original cornbread flavor as fixin' in my chili. It added substance, a crunch and flavor. The original flavor has just a hint of salt.
The jalapeno flavor has quite a bit of heat to it which I enjoy in a snack. If you like spice you will want to try it. The honey butter flavor is better for those who are looking for a sweeter snack. They are a bit of addicting. When I meant to try just a taste of the bite size honey butter crisps I ended up eating almost half the package. They were both buttery and sweet and that is just the way I like my cornbread.
Farmer's Pantry Cornbread Crisps are made from 100% American farm grown corn and they are always baked not fried. They are a wholesome and still satisfying snack. Check here to find a store near you. They are also available for ordering online from Amazon.
Are you planning a traditional holiday meal this season. Check out this recipe for stuffing recipe using Farmer's Pantry Cornbread Crisps.
Farmer’s Pantry Cornbread Crisp Recipe
Courtesy of Esther Lilli, from an Italian family recipe circa 1880
2 cups Farmer’s Pantry Cornbread Crisps, crushed
3 cloves of garlic, diced
1 small onion, diced small
2 stalks of celery, diced small
2 pounds of Italian Sausage – casings removed
½ cup grated Parmesan Cheese
1 small potato, mashed
1 cup chicken broth or chicken stock
How To Prepare
Cook Italian Sausage until done, but do not crisp. As it cooks, use a wooden spoon to create small pieces. Remove from pan and set aside.
Sautee garlic, onion and celery in olive oil until golden brown (about 8-10 minutes on medium heat).
Remove from pan.
Add all ingredients and mix in a large bowl.
Grease a baking pan, and cook at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
Serve hot, or cover and heat the next day.
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