Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Cast Iron Corn Bread

Rows of corn on the cob? 

When we moved "down south" to Austin, one of the first things that I noticed was a love in the summer for fresh, sweet corn on the cob, preferably grilled. Another thing that I had already known was that the South loves its cornbread. Well one day we were grilling at my in-law's house and while digging through the cabinets for some of our kitchen supplies, I ran across this clever cast iron pan. 

Most cornmeal packages come with their own cornbread recipe, but just in case, here's a quickie:

1 cup cornmeal
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs 
1 cup of milk
1 stick of butter, melted or 1/2 cup of vegetable oil

In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, salt and baking powder. Stir in egg, milk and vegetable oil until well combined. Pour batter into greased pan. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center ocomes out clean.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Kerbey Lane Cafe

If you've seen a movie filmed in Austin, more likely than not you've seen a Kerbey Lane Cafe. It's famous. Of course, the original Kerbey Lane Cafe is located on, obviously, Kerbey Lane, but the one next to the University of Texas along "the drag" on Guadalupe (pronounced Guad-a-loop) runs a close second as far as popularity. And the local business is booming with 7 different Austin locations. But there's a reason... the food is reliably delicious!

The menu itself is quite expansive, offering 24/7 sandwiches, salads, soups, burgers, tacos, tons of southern classics, in-house creations, and my favorite of all... breakfast! I love places that run breakfast all day and all night.

It may not be Bob Dip, but Kerbey Queso is a famous dip in and of itself. Mention it to any UT student and you're sure to bring a smile to their face just thinking about it...

Make it for brunch and order a carafe of Mimosas! Tuesdays kids eat free.