BVC Eats: Better corn bread

My husband recently entered a bake-off among the cast and crew of Motown: The Musical at the Oriental Theater in Chicago. Bless his heart, he felt he should enter my corn bread. I told him, Hey, it’s just the Better Homes & Gardens cookbook recipe. Then he made a couple of batches just for rehearsal. Turns out, it’s kind-of not their recipe after all. The differences are mostly in the process, plus, more butter. So here it is.

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BVC Eats: Chorizo empanadas

If you can’t take the heat of picante chorizo, get the no picante version. The sweetness of the buttery pie crust offsets the spiciness of the chorizo. You will like these just as much as my Mexican Casserole, but unlike the casserole, this recipe gives you only four to six spicy empanadas with an irresistable flaky, browned-butter crust and a juicy chorizo center. The finite number of empanadas means you can overeat, but you won’t actually pop.

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