Classic Cornbread.

Growing up one of my favorite smells was fresh cornbread. It reminds of being in the kitchen with my grandmother and gathering around the table during the holidays. Over time I have experimented with different recipes, but I always come back to this classic recipe that has been passed down to me.

To me, classic cornbread must always have real kernels of corn mixed in. Even if you are using a boxed mix, you can easily add in some freshly steamed kernels of corn and instantly it makes the recipe seem even more homemade and delicious.

vintage corn bread pan / heirloomed

Recently I came across this perfect little cast iron cornbread pan from Lodge. I see them all the time when I’m out vintage shopping and always pick them up when I see a good one. I knew it would be great for the holidays to add a fun element to our classic cornbread over a simple muffin. But when I do make muffins, I love to make the tiny ones - I think they are just more fun and bite-sized.

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Classic Cornbread:

Yield: 7-8
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This delicious classic brings the perfect combination of crispiness and fluffiness to the dinner table.

ingredients:

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups cornmeal
  • 1 cup corn kernels - can be frozen, fresh, or from can
  • 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1¼ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces

instructions:

How to cook Classic Cornbread:

Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the corn kernels, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large measuring cup, whisk together the buttermilk and egg. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients and stir the batter together until completely combined.
  3. Using a stick of butter, grease the grooves of the pan to avoid the cornbread sticking after it is baked. Once buttered, place the cast iron skillet in pre-heated oven for 3 to 5 minutes to melt butter. Remove the skillet from the oven and pour the batter into the pan. Smooth the top and bake about 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Using a vintage cornbread pan will give your cornbread such a unique look and taste. Serve warm.
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Let me know how you + your family like this recipe, and let me know your favorite way to cook cornbread in the comments.


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Holiday Punch.

The holidays combine two of my favorite things : getting together with friends + family and also making some of my favorite holiday recipes. Today I’m sharing with you a gorgeous holiday punch recipe that all of your party guests are sure to love. This recipe has been used by generations and has truly stood the test of time.

Cranberry Punch / heirloomed
Holiday punch / heirloomed

This year i wanted to add a fun twist to my classic punch, but I couldn’t quite figure out what. When I was out sourcing some vintage for the site, my eyes fell on this beautiful glass punch bowl. I knew that would bring a classic, vintage touch to this holiday staple. The punch bowl filled with cranberries serves as an instant centerpiece for your table, a win/win for this effortless entertainer.

I even found my Grandmother’s original type-written recipe card in her bundle that was passed down for me. I truly treasure each and every one but this was one I had forgotten was part of the large assortment. I altered it just a bit with the garnish to make it extra seasonal this time of year.

For the ice cubes, we simply filled the tray with cranberries and pieces of rosemary and then filled with water before freezing. These turned out just gorgeous and fun, but you could also use a bundt pan for more of a classic ring if you so choose.

Vintage Recipe Card / heirloomed

Holiday Punch

Yield: 6-8
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This punch recipe is sure to the talk of your next holiday party.

ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 750 ml Prosecco or champagne
  • 1/3 cup simple syrup
  • 2 cups cranberry ginger ale
  • Ice
  • Rosemary sprigs for garnish

instructions:

How to cook Holiday Punch

  1. Have plenty of ice ready to go. More than you think you’ll need. Fill your punch bowl half full with ice and have some ready for individual glasses. 
  2. Next, add in the cranberries and pomegranate seeds. 
  3. Add in cranberry juice, sparkling wine, simple syrup, ginger ale and top with a splash of cranberry ginger ale.
  4. Pour into individual cups and use fresh rosemary as a garnish.
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Fresh Cranberry Punch / heirloomed
Vintage Punch Glass / heirloomed

The deep red color ended up looking beautiful against the glass details. Adding a hint of greenery gave it just the holiday twist it needed. It’s fun to garnish each glass with a sprig of rosemary too, or a skewered toothpick full of sugared cranberries. I would love to hear your favorite holiday drink recipes + fun ways you like to serve them. Let me know in the comments.


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