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Skillet Cornbread 101

Truly a heritage foodway, the origins of cornbread can be traced back to the days before Christopher Columbus landed on North American shores, so plentiful and significant was corn to the Native American people. Over time, the dish was customized to the tastes of both Southerners and Yankees, with denser, crumbier cornbread coming from the south and lighter, sweeter cornbread favored in the north.

Classic Lemon Bars

What better dessert after a summer BBQ than refreshing, buttery soft lemon bars? They scream summer and melt in your mouth, and you don’t even need a BBQ – or summertime – as an excuse to enjoy this indulgent classic. This recipe has the perfect balance of sweetness and tangy lemon flavor, and features my personal favorite butter crust recipe.

Ooey Gooey Lemon Butter Cookies

You will enjoy every bite of these cookies. Celebrate the freshness of lemon, and the joy that butter and cream cheese can bring to a cookie!

Cinnamon Roll French Toast

This combination of two favorite breakfasts -Cinnamon Rolls and French Toast– will have your family raving. To make it, brioche bread is covered in Challenge Butter and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. The bread is then rolled, placed into a casserole dish, and covered with a decadent custard. A quick and easy cream cheese glaze is drizzled on the top for that last touch.

Crock Pot Coconut Curry Chicken

If you are tired of the same old chicken recipe, and you are looking for a change of pace, give this easy recipe a try! This dish is full of Thai flavors with ingredients that are easy to find at the grocery store. Challenge Cream Cheese gives this dish the rich and creamy taste, coconut milk, lime and Thai curry give it the kick of exotic flavor. Best of all, simply add the ingredients into the crock pot or Instant Pot for an easy and delicious meal.

Easy Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu

Have you ever been intimidated by making chicken cordon bleu? It can be difficult and time consuming creating each bundle, then frying the chicken to perfection. I have come up with a fool proof way of creating stuffed chicken cordon bleu with a buttery, crispy, topping that does not require frying. The secret is using a cupcake pan! You will be amazed how easy it is to make this fancy dish that turns out perfect every time. Just a few ingredients, my secret techniques, and you will be making this elegant dish in no time at all.

Cream Cheese Swirled Banana Bread

I can still remember the smell of banana bread filling the house when I came home from school as a young girl. My Mom would always serve this heavenly scented bread with our choice of toppings, I would always ask for cream cheese! This is why I was so intrigued with the idea of baking swirls of cream cheese directly into banana bread. After making this bread multiple times to perfect it, I came up with a great recipe. In addition to cream cheese, you will also notice of few other changes from traditional recipes that will give you delicious results. If you love cream cheese on banana bread, you will definitely love my recipe for this updated classic!

Cheesy Enchilada Soup

There is nothing more comforting than a delicious warm bowl of soup. This recipe features tender pieces of chicken in a creamy, cheesy broth full of Southwestern flavors. I’ve added optional creative toppings that transform this soup to fit everyone’s taste buds. Kids of all ages will love this cozy soup, and it only takes 20 minutes to prepare!