My cookbook, The Secret Ingredient: Tasty Recipes With an Unusual Twist, includes more than 90 recipes for using common ingredients in unexpected combinations, like Popcorn Salad, Cola Sloppy Joes, Pork n' Bean Bread, Cheesy Chocolate Fudge and Twinkie Ice Cream Shakes. Try a few of the recipes on this blog.
Mediterranean Cornbread From: The Secret Ingredient: Tasty Recipes with an Unusual Twist
Secret Ingredient: Olives
1 (6 oz.) pkg. cornbread mix 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (optional) 2/3 cup milk 1 large egg, slightly beaten 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 1/2 cup sliced pimiento-stuffed green olives
Preheat oven to 375°. In a medium bowl, combine cornbread mix, garlic powder and pepper. In a small bowl, combine milk and egg. Stir egg mixture into cornbread mix just until moistened. Add cheese and olives; stirring until blended. Pour batter into a greased 8 x 4” loaf pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until done. Cool in pan 5 before removing. Serve warm.