I made the first batch of chili this season last Sunday. Usually the first night we eat it, we’ll have tortilla chips and all the fixings to go along with. But on the second night I always make cornbread. And the third night we usually make chili dogs, but I digress.

The cornbread. I’ve been making this recipe for as long as I can remember – it’s delicious and moist, and holds up well extremely well when dunked in thick chili or soups. Cornbread is one of those things that is fun to experiment with additions – cheese, chilis, different herbs and spices. Mix it up a little bit.

You guys know me, usually my favorite way to mix it up is by adding Old Bay – and it was a good call on my part. The savory spicy flavor of the seasoning was a wonderful contrast to the sweet nature of the cornbread. And it always looks so pretty sprinkled on top of anything.

I’m ashamed to admit that this is the first cornbread post here on Tide & Thyme – kinda embarrassing, right? If you’re looking for the dense, sweet “wet” cornbread commonly found here on the Shore (also known as spoonbread) – I’m working on it, but not quite there yet. If anyone has any favorite recipes for that style, I’d love to see them.

But for now here is my go-to sturdy staple, enjoy!


  1. Posted November 13, 2018 at 10:49 AM | Permalink

    I never thought of adding Old Bay to my cornbread. I need to make a batch for my Thanksgiving cornbread stuffing. Should I surprise my family and add a bit of Old Bay?

  2. Posted November 28, 2018 at 12:56 PM | Permalink

    Looks really good. 🙂

  3. Posted December 28, 2018 at 10:37 AM | Permalink

    This sounds so good! I want a slice of this with a big bowl of veggie chili! 🙂

  4. Jamie B
    Posted January 7, 2019 at 5:23 PM | Permalink

    Boy that looks good

  5. Posted April 10, 2019 at 10:13 PM | Permalink

    Gosh this is reminding me that I haven’t made cornbread in awhile. Everybody always likes it. For some reason I don’t have a go to recipe for it. Maybe this
    one will be it. I like my cornbread on the sweet side.

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