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Traditional Southern Cornbread Dressing Recipe

Updated on March 5, 2016
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Theresa loves to share just a few of her favorite recipes and has even added a short story or flash fiction to add interest to some.

" When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land He has given you." --- Deuteronomy 8:10 NIV


Traditional Southern Cornbread Dressing

Traditional Southern Cornbread Dressing
Traditional Southern Cornbread Dressing | Source

Sure to Please


Do you want to be the envy of the family at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners? If so, then just make this sure to please recipe and all will never forget that special holiday dinner at your house!


Mama Jane Has A Lot of Love in Her Heart

Mama Jane, Granddaddy and my two children when they were small.
Mama Jane, Granddaddy and my two children when they were small. | Source

A Little Bit About Mama Jane


Mama Jane, who is my husband’s stepmother, is known for her most satisfying traditional southern cornbread dressing at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Those family members who plan to gather at Mama Jane’s house on Thanksgiving and/or Christmas, without a doubt all have one thing on their minds, and that is enjoying her dressing.

Mama Jane’s mother passed down the recipe to Mama Jane when she was in her early thirties. She has since adapted the recipe so that it can be cooked in a 13 X 9 inch pan. It makes approximately 15 or so servings. It is always wise to double this recipe, for all will want seconds!

My children received an extra blessing as Mama Jane loved on them just as if they were her very own grandchildren. My children were born long before Mama Jane was blessed with her six beautiful grandchildren. I will always be thankful for the love Mama Jane has shown to my children.

Let's get started!


Ingredients Needed to Make Traditional Southern Cornbread Dressing

Ingredients for making Traditional Southern Cornbread Dressing.  There are six pieces of loaf bread there in the back to the right of the buttermilk.
Ingredients for making Traditional Southern Cornbread Dressing. There are six pieces of loaf bread there in the back to the right of the buttermilk. | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 30 min
Yields: Serves 15 people

Please rate this recipe.

4.5 stars from 15 ratings of Traditional Southern Cornbread Dressing

Ingredients for Making the Traditional Southern Cornbread Dressing

  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups self-rising cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 8 eggs (4 for cornbread & 4 for other)
  • 1 1/2 cups onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups celery, chopped
  • 6 pieces loaf bread, crumbled
  • 1 quart chicken stock (broth)
  • To taste, black pepper, sprinkled

Pouring Cornbread Batter into Greased Iron Skillet

Pouring cornbread batter into greased iron skillet.
Pouring cornbread batter into greased iron skillet. | Source

Directions for Making Traditional Southern Cornbread Dressing

  1. Mix well, the buttermilk, self rising cornmeal, baking soda and 4 eggs, and then pour in a greased iron skillet (ten inch).
  2. Bake at 350 degrees about 30 minutes (do not brown it too much).
  3. Boil onions and celery until tender (10 – 12 minutes). Drain.
  4. Crumble cornbread, and mix with onions and celery. Add 4 eggs, 6 pieces of loaf bread, crumbled, and one quart of chicken broth (stock) and sprinkle with black pepper.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Pour into greased 13 X 9 pan.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Stir well, and then bake at 400 degrees 25 – 30 minutes more.
  8. Enjoy!

Cornbread in Skillet

Cornbread in skillet (do not brown too much).
Cornbread in skillet (do not brown too much). | Source

Crumble the Cornbread into a Bowl

Crumble cornbread into bowl and add crumbled bread.
Crumble cornbread into bowl and add crumbled bread. | Source

Tip

I found that using a potato masher helps to get the cornbread mixture to a fine consistency.

Chopped Celery and Onions

Chopped onions and celery
Chopped onions and celery | Source

Boiling Down of Onions and Celery until Tender

Boil down celery and onions until tender.
Boil down celery and onions until tender. | Source

Baked Cornbread Dressing, Fresh Out of the Oven

Baked Cornbread Dressing, fresh out of the oven.
Baked Cornbread Dressing, fresh out of the oven. | Source

What is the Difference Between Dressing and Stuffing


It is really just a matter of how it is cooked. Stuffing is stuffed into the turkey when baking and dressing is baked in a pan. That is truly the only difference.


One must be aware that when cooking the stuffing/dressing inside a turkey requires appropriate temperatures to be reached so that bacteria will not develop. Be sure to use a thermometer inserted into the thigh of the turkey to reach the appropriate temperature. It may require a longer cooking time for the stuffing/dressing to be cooked thoroughly.


Usually, people who live in the South call it dressing and those who live in the North call it stuffing. It is all good no doubt about it! A lot of people may add spices such as sage and poultry seasoning. Many add sausage, walnuts, cranberries to the stuffing. It is all a matter of one's individual taste.


Stuffing Is Placed Inside the Turkey, When Dressing Is Cooked in a Pan

File: Stuff Turkey.jpg Author: Brian Teutsch CC-BY-2.0
File: Stuff Turkey.jpg Author: Brian Teutsch CC-BY-2.0 | Source

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God has already provided a bountiful harvest. We should take time to give thanks for all our many blessings in this life, for every good and perfect thing comes from Heaven above. God tells us in His Word, that we are to be content whether we are well fed or hungry. There are many who are hungry this day, and let us take time out of our busy schedules each day of the year to show a little kindness towards those who may be less fortunate.


May God bless you and yours.


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      Faith Reaper 22 months ago from southern USA

      Thank you for always bringing the smiles, Doc. I must make my way over to your side of HP Town to enjoy your one of a kind humor.

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      drbj and sherry 22 months ago from south Florida

      Yo, Theresa and Paula - you are both my dear sweet hearts and compared to me, you are both - trust me - younger than springtime. And beautiful! I have spoken!

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      Faith Reaper 22 months ago from southern USA

      Hi Paula, I feel the same! Thank you for calling me young : ) ...Bless you.

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      Faith Reaper 22 months ago from southern USA

      No apologies necessary, dear heart, for it is an honor to be mixed up with the vivacious Paula! And no need to be forgiven.

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      Paula 22 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Doc....no apologies necessary to me! You can mistake me for our beautiful young Theresa anytime!!!

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      drbj and sherry 22 months ago from south Florida

      Mea culpa, mea culpa, dear Theresa. Well, the circle is complete since now I have called you Paula and called fpherj48, Theresa. My neurons need an overhaul. I shall try much harder not to make the same mistake again. Please forgive me since I love you both. Promise!

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      Faith Reaper 22 months ago from southern USA

      Hi drbj,

      Well, this is Theresa aka Faith Reaper, but I'll answer to anything LOL.

      Yes, I have not been around HP Town to publish being I have so much going on in real life here of late. I have plenty of hubs in the works, and just have to put the finishing touches on them.

      Thank you for sharing this yummy cornbread dressing recipe with the best cook you know, your daughter. I know she can put her own special touches on it to make it even more satisfying.

      Peace and blessings to you and yours this Thanksgiving Day!

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      drbj and sherry 22 months ago from south Florida

      Hi, Paula. Forgive me for being so late to the party. I was searching for a cornbread dressing recipe and found this gem of yours. Delightful and delectable (great song), and I am sharing it with the best cook I know, my daughter.

      Have not encountered you lately at HP - hope this finds you and yours all well and feisty. May you be enjoying a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Audrey,

      I love cornbread too and this dressing is satisfying so much so it is hard to turn down seconds ...

      Thanks for stopping by this day.

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      This sounds wonderful! Cornbread is a fav!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Phyllis,

      I did a quick scroll and it looks like this is your first time visiting this hub. Oh, yes, please give one a try. If you love cornbread, then this recipe is sure to please using it in dressing. Well, you can do like Jackie and make it a Fourth dressing, which may be a first. I know it doesn't matter what time of the year it is for me to enjoy this dressing. Be sure to have a crowd though, as it is such a good and comforting food, you will have to have seconds or maybe even thirds.

      Thank you so much for the vote up and more and share. You are so kind.

      Blessings always, and I hope you have a wonderful Fourth

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Tee hee, Poetryman ... I know, I know, I love my cornbread right by itself, but I must convince you that this dressing made with cornbread is so moist and yummy, your tummy will be happy for a long time : )

      Oh, dear, about the bird LOL. I am glad you remember this kind of comfort food; I am guessing from childhood.

      I really appreciate the vote up. You are very kind.

      God bless you

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hahaha Jackie, I will have to plead guilty to that one too! Thank goodness when I do make this recipe there are plenty of others around to eat it or ...

      I use a potato masher to help make all the ingredient fine. When you add the stock, it will be very soupy and that is how you want it as it will slowly absorb while baking. Don't over bake for you want it to be really moist ...yum!

      I do love cornbread anyway, but cornbread dressing is over the top good in my book. I never really thought about making it for the Fourth, but that is a great idea. You may start a new tradition.

      I hope you have a wonderful Fourth and God bless you too, sweetie!

      I appreciate the vote up and share, and it looks like it worked : )

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      This is an awesome recipe and one I will certainly try next time I have a turkey dinner or maybe sooner. I did not scroll through all the comments to see if I have been here before, but, I am here now and so glad I saw this shared hub.

      Voted Up +++ and shared. Thanks so much for this great hub, Faith. Bookmarked for reference.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Destroying perfectly good cornbread is almost always sacrilege but if it is for the greater good, there may be special dispensation. Stuffing a bird is such a cause. I do remember this sort of comfort food.

      Voted up.

      The bird had it coming.

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Came by to copy this; I absolutely love cornbread stuffing and never get it unless I have company since I cannot eat it all by myself (well I probably could but that's another story!).

      I am making folders in my email to keep all these good recipes in order so I can find in a minute. Thinking of fixing this on the weekend.

      Have a great 4th and God bless you!

      ^+

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Peg,

      Cornbread dressing is a common recipe here in the South, and it is baked in a casserole dish or pan in the oven, as opposed to stuffing which is usually baked inside the turkey. It is very moist and good. A real comfort food for sure. My mother would make stuffing inside a turkey until there were reports of people getting sick from cooking it that way, so she did the stuffing in the oven from then on. However, my husband's stepmother has always made this wonderful southern traditional cornbread dressing. She was so kind to share the recipe. It is always a big hit, especially at Thanksgiving.

      I am glad the photos turned out.

      I appreciate your visit.

      Blessings

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      Peg Cole 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      I love recipes that share a family history as well as method of preparation and ingredients. This is a different recipe than I have ever tried and it sounds absolutely wonderful. I have made it in the skillet before, but to crumble the cornbread up and make it into a casserole sounds really moist and delicious. Those mouth watering pictures have me longing for Thanksgiving and Christmas already.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi peachpurple,

      It is really good! Yes, wonderful for a large crowd who will gobble it up.

      Merry Christmas and blessings to you and yours

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      it looks pretty good, great for big family dinner

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Nell,

      What! LOL, never tried anything cornbread ... oh my, girlfriend, you need to get on with that one! LOL It is a staple here in the South, especially. Plus cornbread dressing is out of the world, so moist and just is certainly one of those comfort foods. The key is to not over-bake it.

      Thank you so much for stopping by my side of HP Town and for the Thanksgiving wishes. Yes, we will certainly be out of pocket from stuffing our faces over the next few days while giving thanks to our Lord for His many blessings.

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      I loved your story, it looks and sounds totally delicious, but I have never tried cornbread anything, so I will have to experiment! lol! I hope you and yours have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Rachael,

      Thank you so much for stopping by to read. I am glad you enjoyed the behind the scenes bit of a story. Oh, I do hope you make this, as I know you will not be disappointed. Please let me know how it turns out. Yes, this recipe is called dressing as it is baked in the oven and not stuffed into the turkey and is so very moist and full of flavor.

      Enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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      Rachael O'Halloran 2 years ago from United States

      I loved your story and the video. This looks delish....I have just copy pasted this recipe to a document and as soon as a printer is hooked up, I am going to print it and go shopping so I can make it for Thanksgiving. Stuffing? no, it's dressing. lol Looks delicious and I can't wait to try it. :)

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Happy Thanksgiving to you too, ologsinquito! Yes, the looks are not deceiving, as it is truly delicious.

      God bless you.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Sunshine,

      Always a delight when you pop over to my side of HP Town for a visit. Yes, the hubbies do love the dressing no doubt. I love stuffing too as my mother would make what we southerners would call stuffing as opposed to dressing. Who am I kidding, I love it all LOL ... including cornbread year round too!

      Yes, Mama Jane is most generous and kind.

      Enjoy your stuffing and cornbread dressing!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello southern boy whonunuwho,

      Yes, as a southern boy, I know you understand completely about the dressing playing a huge role on it being on the table, especially at Thanksgiving! I appreciate you stopping by to read and leaving such a kind comment.

      Enjoy your dressing and God bless you and yours

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hello fellow "ole' Southern gal", Mary!

      Yes, southerners call it dressing, and I do love "stuffing" too, as my mother would make what would be called "stuffing" by southerners. Hmm, oh now you have me wondering about the sugar ... I will have to double-check my recipe. Thank you for stopping by to read and for voting up and sharing.

      Enjoy your dressing!

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      ologsinquito 2 years ago from USA

      This looks delicious. Happy Thanksgiving.

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      Linda Bilyeu 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Mama Jane sounds like such a sweet lady and so generous of her and you to share the family cornbread stuffing recipe. My hubby is a dressing fanatic, I'm originally from NY, I like stuffing. We both love cornbread year round! :)

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      whonunuwho 2 years ago from United States

      Great work my friend. I'm a southern boy and that cornbread dressing was perhaps the most important thing on the menu at Thanksgiving, next to the turkey. Wonderful tribute to a special family time of each year. Thanks for sharing this nice work. whonu

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      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      I'm an ole' Southern gal, you know! We call this dressing, not stuffing. I still have my Mother's cast iron skillet like yours! I put a tad of sugar in cornbread.

      Thanks for this great recipe. I loved your photos, too.

      Voted Up and shared in time for Thanksgiving dinner!

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Kathleen,

      So nice to see you stopping by for a visit. Oh, it is without a doubt my favorite thing on the table too at Thanksgiving. This may sound silly, but one year Mama Jane (for whatever reason) did not make her delicious cornbread dressing, and it was as if Thanksgiving was just not the same without it LOL. That's how much we love it. So, I thought I better get the recipe from her right quick!

      Blessings to you and yours

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Rebecca,

      So nice to see you stopping by my side of HP Town. Thank you for sharing that your mother used to make it. The best recipes do seem to be passed down through family most times.

      Blessings

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Shyron,

      Always sweet of you to stop by again. I know your precious grandma's cornbread dressing was awesome too! Yes, it is great to have anytime and not just for special family holiday gatherings.

      Thank you so much for the vote up and more and share.

      Blessings to you too precious heart.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Mary,

      Yes, I thought I would put it back up to highlight being it is that wonderful time of year again.

      Thank you for your kind comment. It is really good if I may say so myself! The problem with me is I truly have to have seconds : )

      I appreciate the vote up and more

      Hugs and blessings

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      Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Dressing is my favorite thing on the table on Thanksgiving. I'll have seconds instead of any of the desserts! This recipe is my favorite. Thanks for sharing it.

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      Rebecca Mealey 2 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      My mother used make it! She got the recipe from my Dad's mother. It's the best!

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Faith, I love cornbread and cornbread dressing. My grandma made the best. This is good anytime. I kept the recipe from the last time I read it.

      Blessing to you my friend.

      Voted up, UABI and shared.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      Faith this yummy hub needs to be brought back EVERY Thanksgiving. It is another thing we can be thankful for, a tasty recipe that we can enjoy over and over. Thank you so much for sharing.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Bobbi,

      So lovely to see you stopping by to read! Thank you for your kind comments. Yes, I am sure your Grandmother Knight's recipe is delicious too.

      Sounds yummy indeed to stuff chicken breast or pork chops too.

      Many blessings and peace to you and your family this Thanksgiving and always.

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      PurvisBobbi44 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi,

      Any recipe of my Grandmother Knight's is delicious as I am sure it is the same with your Mama Jane. It was so sweet of you to share this and I hope I get to try it soon.

      I will use it to stuff chicken breast or pork chops, two of my favorites. I hope you have a great Thanksgiving with your love ones.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Faith Reaper 2 years ago from southern USA

      Me too, Audrey ... all cornbread and especially dressing made with cornbread. This is about as southern as it gets.

      Thank you for stopping by my side of HP Town.

      Peace and blessings always

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      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Oh my goodness, my mouth is watering! I love cornbread, all cornbread--I am a western girl, but that part of me is about as southern as you can get!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Shyron,

      Thank you so much for reading! Wow, bless your sweet grandma's heart trying to feed eight grandchildren. My husband's grandmother had 13 of her own children, so I have lost count of the grandchildren and great grandchildren. I have a time keeping up with my three grandchildren. They bring so much joy!!!

      I am glad you are happy for the recipe. I appreciate the vote up and sharing.

      Hugs and blessings,

      Faith Reaper

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Faith, what memories you bring to me of family and festive times, and cornbread dressing made anytime. My grandma was trying to feed eight grandchildren and many times corn bread dressing was what we had and I sure was happy that. I am happy for the recipe.

      Voted up, UABI and sharing.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hello EmilySparks,

      Thank you for reading. Well, now you have a recipe and it is very delicious, if I may say so myself!

      Blessings,

      Faith Reaper

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      Emily Sparks 3 years ago

      Looks delicious! I love cornbread dressing but I don't have a recipe, thanks for sharing!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Aw, that is sweet.

      Hugs and much love to you and your family at Christmas,

      Faith Reaper

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      shanmarie 3 years ago

      Sounds like something my daughter would love. Pink is her favorite color.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Well, ever since the other day I saw this cute little pink Christmas tree with the sweetest decorations on it, I have been thinking of my granddaughters and how they would love their very own little Christmas tree with special little girlie ornaments on it in their room at my house ... lol Really have been ... : ) There is this wonderful Christmas Tree farm right down the road from my house, and I have been thinking of taking them to cut down their own little tiny tree haha

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      shanmarie 3 years ago

      Now I am curious - what is the idea?!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hahaha thank you so much dear Shan for sharing your dream with me, that had me in it! LOL that is so strange, but delightful too. I like that child-size Christmas tree hmm, makes me think of an idea!

      That is wonderful your husband makes the dressing from scratch and I bet it is delicious too. Yes, I have had the box stuff too : )

      Merry Christmas sweet angel to you and yours,

      Faith Reaper

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      shanmarie 3 years ago

      Looks delicious! My husband usually makes the dressing from scratch, but I'd be willing to try various recipes because my "stuffing" came straight from a box while growing up. ;)

      By the way, I had a dream the other night that you were in. I really can't even remember any of it but the part you were in. You were cutting the top off a Christmas tree to give it to someone. . . make a child-size Christmas tree, I think. Heaven only knows why, but you were smiling about it! Haha. Isn't that strange?

      Merry Christmas!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Thank you for sharing about your dear mum ... well, with myself, being a young wife, I have had a few giblets left in the turkey the first time around too : )

      Or ... first time I did not realize the turkey takes days to defrost! Oops hehehe

      I am glad all turned out well for your family that day and thank you for sharing and putting a smile on my face.

      I remember you saying you had a couple of brothers, I believe, and I understand about having to feed a lot of growing young men! It is not easy task for anyone : )

      One can overlook much when there is a beautiful woman present ... I kind of think you may take after your dad a bit in that department.

      Much love your way,

      Faith Reaper

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      :) Well, I certainly hope that your very first recipe Hub becomes a resounding success dearest Faith, like your other wondrous writes, because it was great, and thank you kindly for being so considerate in answering my little curiosity.

      I think my old dad, when he was around only married my mum for her looks lol!

      Remember one Christmas, when my sister and I were knee high to a grasshopper, we caught the polythene aroma wafting from an underused oven one Christmas Eve, where the seasonal bouquet of sage and onion stuffing should have been.....she'd only left the giblets in the turkey haha! Luckily it was salvageable, and the day was a hit, regardless of a 5'2" woman who called herself mum trying to finish the whole family off in one fell swoop :)

      Have a lovely evening Faith, the one and only.

      R.Q.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Romeos,

      Thank you for stopping to take time to read my first recipe hub ever! hehehe ... yes, it is normally made for special occasions such as Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. In the south, we call it dressing, but you may know of it as stuffing that is stuffed in a turkey, at least here in the states.

      I appreciate your kind and most generous comments as always.

      You're the best!

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      A woman who can really cook is fast becoming a rarity these days, especially where I'm from, so it's a pleasure to see a pro who dares make something from the very beginning with confidence, and a touch of Faith Reaper panache. :)

      Is this a dish you normally only make for special occasions in America, or a regular thing?

      Your Hub recipe looks very professional, and well laid out - easy to follow for a non-cook, and the personal touch no doubt makes it more appealing.

      Best Wishes,

      R.Q.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Victoria Lynn,

      Thank you so much for reading. Yes, I initially had a photo of pre-Thanksgiving Day when I baked it for this hub, and now I have added this photo on Thanksgiving Day. All of it was eaten, of course!

      I appreciate your lovely comments.

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      This looks delicious, and I do like the personal stories that go along with recipes. I also love that first photo. The backdrop for the cornbread stuffing is beautiful!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Deb,

      Thanks so much for reading. Oh, wow, that is great about the gluten free cornmeal! Yes, I do have a good authentic recipe for greens. Let me see if I can squeeze it in here lol ... 2 large bunches of collard greens, cleaned, rinsed and chopped; 2 pounds smoked meat (ham hocks, smoked turkey leg, wings, or smoke neck bones), water to cover plus an inch; 2 large pinches of Kosher salt; 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning (Slap Ya Mama); 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar; 2 tablespoon soy sauce; 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes; 3 cloves of garlic minced; couple dashes of hot sauce; 2 cups chicken broth; 1 - 2 tablespoon sugar; 1 tablespoon bacon drippings or oil; and vinegar pepper sauce for the table. Those are just the ingredients LOL

      Blessings if you try it and hope they turn out great!

      Faith Reaper

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Looks mighty fine. Yesterday I went to the store and got some gluten free cornmeal! By any chance, do you have a good authentic recipe for greens?

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear lyric,

      Oh, yes, indeed, this is wonderful at Christmas too. I am so glad you enjoy what I write, and I receive a blessing each time you take the time to read and leave your awesome comments. There is no button to click for awesome comments, so I will just say it ... awesome YOU!

      I appreciate the votes up.

      Many blessings to you and yours too dear lyric,

      Faith Reaper

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      Richard Ricky Hale 3 years ago from West Virginia

      Great deal that I can have this for Christmas also, since I'm to late for Thanksgiving:( I love reading your articles Faith. The messages that I get with your Bible quotes, it reminds me how great God is. It reminds me how blessed I am, how fortunate life has been for me. Always inspirational and heartfelt Faith. You're a blessing for sure. Voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful, and interesting. Happy Holidays dear Faith to you and your loved ones.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi MsDora,

      Thank you so much for reading and leaving such kind comments. You're the best!

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Great recipe as well a loving tribute to Mama Jane, from a grateful,godly heart. Faith, you're such an inspiration!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi ChitrangadaSharan,

      Thank you so much for reading and leaving such wonderful and kind comments! I hope you and yours the best always throughout the year!

      I appreciate the vote up.

      Blessings,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Audrey (vocalcoach),

      Thank you so much for leaving such generous and kind comments. You are such a beautiful person inside and out. I do hope you and yours have a blessed Thanksgiving!

      I am thankful for you,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi ignugent,

      Thank you so much for reading. Blessings to you and yours,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Jo (tobusiness),

      So glad you will give this a try at Christmas. Yes, all love to visit Mama Jane's, especially when she fixes her cornbread dressing! I appreciate the pin and share.

      Blessings to you and yours always,

      Faith Reaper

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      This is not only a recipe hub but lot of emotional touch is involved in it. This has added to the beauty of your so well done hub. I thoroughly got carried away----Delicious recipe, well illustrated and explained.

      Thanks for sharing, voted up!

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      Audrey Hunt 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      I have always needed help with my dressing. So, I'm very happy to see your incredible recipe from "Mama-Jane." I love the story and amazing photos.

      I just can't wait for the happy compliments I know are in store for me with your recipe.'

      Can't wait to see the look on everyone's face as they carefully scoop up the dressing-and then immediately ask for seconds and thirds :)

      Blessings to you. my beautiful friend. ~ Audrey

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      ignugent17 3 years ago

      Looks really good! Thank you very much for sharing faith. :-)

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Hi Faith, a thoroughly wonderful hub. Looks delicious....I've not had this before so I'm really looking forward to trying it out this Christmas. Mama Jane sound like someone we would all love to visit. Take care and my best to you. Pinning and sharing.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Jo (LadyFiddler),

      Yes, that is a lovely thought, as we should give thanks each day for sure! Oh, I should have realized that for those not in the US about not celebrating Thanksgiving. I appreciate you reading always though.

      I am thankful to Him for you!

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      Thank you faith i guess everyday should be thanksgiving......... we don't celebrate thanksgiving in our part of the world like America do. I am from the western Hemisphere

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Mike,

      LOL, well , I do hope your sis makes this dressing for you! If you are hungry, then you will be very full and satisfied after eating, especially after having seconds. Your stomach will be very happy.

      Yes, please do let me know dear Mike how it turns out, if your sis does make it.

      Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Kim,

      Hahaha... yes, one would have to love cornbread to love cornbread dressing for sure, and I am glad you do. It is really moist dressing and delicious.

      Thank you so much for reading and I appreciate the wonderful comments.

      Blessings to you and yours too for a Happy Thanksgiving and each day throughout the year.

      Faith Reaper

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      Mike Robbers 3 years ago from London

      Wow it seems delicious and i am hungry as a wolf!! I showed this one to my sis and she promised me that she's gonna try out it!! So Faith i'll let you know on this!! Yummy!!!!

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Faith,

      As folks who eat cornbread pretty regularly, I will definitely be trying out this recipe. Great hub and as always much enjoyed. Many blessings to you and your family during the holidays and everyday.

      Kim

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Prithima Sharma,

      So nice to meet you and thank you for reading! Sure, try it, you will love it!

      Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear teaches,

      Always so glad when you stop by to read! Thank you so much for the wonderful comments. Yes, cornbread dressing is very moist indeed!

      Have a blessed Thanksgiving,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Laurie (Rayne),

      Thank you for reading. I appreciate the kind words. It is actually dressing made with cornbread. It is a tradition here in the South to have Cornbread Dressing at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Really, the only difference, as I stated is that it is baked in a pan rather than stuffed in a turkey. Some will add their own special touches to the dressing/stuffing.

      I hope you and yours have a blessed Thanksgiving and every day throughout the year,

      Faith Reaper

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      Prithima Sharma 3 years ago from Delhi, India

      wow, delicious, wanna taste it once.......

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Oh my dear, do you deliver? I can't remember when I last had cornbread dressing but I do remember how moist and good it was. Thanks for the suggestion and for sharing. Blessings!

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      Rayne123 3 years ago

      Great hub and tribute to Mama Jane and family. Nice personal touch Faith.

      You know I have never tried cornbread or at least I don't remember it.

      I am going to have to try this for sure.

      Thank you

      Blessings

      Laurie

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi suzette,

      Thanks so much for reading. Yes, it is not hard at all and yummy indeed!

      I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving too.

      Hugs,

      Faith Reaper

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      Thanks for sharing your recipe with us! This looks and sounds yummy! I love cornbread dressing and this looks delicious and easy to make. Thanks do much and have a happy and wonderful Thanksgiving with your family. You are so blessed!

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Liz,

      Thank you for reading! Yes, that's the only difference ...well, some add sage, poultry seasoning or whatever they like! My mother would always stuff the turkey and use poultry seasoning and it was so delicious too. However, most who live in the South make dressing in the pan. Oh, you're welcome for the clarification.

      Happy Thanksgiving,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi PurvisBobbi,

      So glad for your visit here this day! Thank you so much for leaving such lovely comments. Yes, I love that photo for my children were so sweet ... then : ) and the first grandchildren on both sides of the family, so ...

      Lot's of love to go around.

      Have a great Sunday as well.

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi rebeccamealey,

      hahaha so glad you will not have to bug them again and can use this recipe as it is the same! Thank you for reading and I appreciate the pin and share.

      Happy Thanksgiving,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Marlene (lovedoctor),

      Yes, simple, satisfying and comforting ... all what's great about home! I hope you and yours have a blessed Thanksgiving Day and every day throughout the year.

      Hugs, Faith Reaper

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      Now this looks perfect! Definitely something I can eat since I'm a vegetarian and it is Dressing and in a pan and not stuffing in a turkey! ( I never knew the difference so thank you for clarifying)! Have a happy thanksgiving!!

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      PurvisBobbi44 3 years ago from Florida

      Hi Faith Reaper,

      What a delightful and loving hub. I enjoyed your sharing of the recipe and it looks delicious. Your children are beautiful. Mama Jane and your Granddaddy shined with love for your children, what a lovely photo to always keep.

      You have a great Sunday.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      My grandmother and my mother both made cornbread dressing JUST like this. Now I won't have to bug my mom again for the 50th time for the recipe. Thanks! Pinned and shared.

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      lovedoctor926 3 years ago

      Tastefully simple recipe to follow. My taste buds are watering just by looking at the picture. voted up! Hope you have a Blessed & Happy Thanksgiving.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear drbj, I am always thankful when you stop by to read. Thank you so much for your kind words as always. I do hope your stomach ...er heart is filled with many blessings this Thanksgiving and throughout the year. Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      drbj and sherry 3 years ago from south Florida

      What a really yummy-looking dressing/stuffing you have shared with us, Faith. Thank you from the bottom of my stomach ... er, heart.

      You were so fortunate to have a Mama Jane in your life, and your two children, in the photo you shared, are adorable. May your Thanksgiving this year be as beautiful.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Mary,

      Yes, my mother would make stuffing with poultry seasoning and always stuff it in the turkey. It was so delicious too! That really sounds wonderful with the sausage added, as you do. I agree, no matter what one calls it, it is all good for sure! Yes, love is the best ingredient to add when making any recipe, and that is what Mama Jane has always added a lot of no doubt.

      I appreciate the votes up.

      God bless you and yours this Thanksgiving and always,

      Faith Reaper

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Devika,

      Always so nice when you stop by to read! Thank you so much for the wonderful comments. It is actually dressing (some people call stuffing) that is made from cornbread. Yes, please give it a try for it is sure to please all!

      I appreciate the votes up.

      Blessings to you and yours,

      Faith Reaper