The Cornbread Gospels Review and GiveawayTime’s up Folks!

EDIT: The giveaway is over.  Thanks to all who entered!  I’ll be getting the winner announced shortly.

I had the fortunate opportunity to receive and review this cookbook called, “The Cornbread Gospels“.  I must admit, when I first heard the name, I assumed it would be all about cornbread.  Well, I was completely wrong.  There is sooooo much more to this book!  I also thought it would be very churchy and, well, gospel but it wasn’t like that at all.

It’s jam packed with over 200 recipes, some of which include:

  • pancakes
  • puddings
  • tortillas
  • spoonbreads
  • fritters
  • rolls and more!

Something else that I really enjoyed in the book, were the fun food facts, short menus, & quotes.  An example of a food fact:


Whenever you use grated lemon zest, or any other citrus, in a recipe, use organic fruit.  Because it’s assumed that the peels of citrus fruits are not eaten, conventionally grown citruses are………….

HA!  Wouldn’t you love to know the rest?….Well, you’ll have to buy it!..or possibly win it:)

Okay, so now for the recipes.  I really enjoyed the different variations of cornbread, as well as, all the other recipes (including the entire section for food that goes great with cornbread!).  I found one that I’ll be trying ASAP.  Budin de Elote!  That means Mexican-style Corn Spoonbread (page 93) for all of you who are going, “What the heck is that?”.  Before the recipe, there is an “introduction” and even a 800# website address you can go to to get this chili sauce that would make for a wonderful condiment to the recipe.

I give this book a 4.5 out of 5.  Why didn’t I give it a 5?  Because of the lack of pictures.  I love pictures and that was really the only thing missing.


Easy, just leave a comment:)  I’ll randomly draw a winner and as always, I’ll ship anywhere the USPS will go!  You have until Sunday night (April 6th) to enter.  If you blog about it, I’ll give you an extra entry!

I’d like to thank the publishers for giving me an extra copy to give to my readers! I really do appreciate it

Join The Discussion




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    Lisa says

    Ohhh Looks like I am the first one to enter! That means I win right! Looks like a good book!

    Lisa’s last blog post..6 Superfoods

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    Peggie says

    This sounds like a great book! I would love it!

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    Dyane says

    This looks really good, I’d love to give it a try!

    Dyane’s last blog post..Vacation Plans

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    Chrystal says

    I love receipe books! Hope I win!

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    Sassy says

    Cornbread is a staple in our house. This cookbook would make an awesome addition.

    Sassy’s last blog post..This post is all over the place

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    Chris says

    Having formerly lived in the south, Cornbread etc was a daily staple. What a wonderful idea for a cookbook.

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    ciara says

    i love cookbooks, but i think the photo of the cornbread looks ‘fattening’ LOL but to make pancakes from scratch? i’d love to try it!

    ciara’s last blog post..Birth Date

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    Jodi says

    I love cookbooks!! Enter me please!

    Jodi’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday

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    Anna says

    Yum. I would love to win this book. :)

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    Christine says

    I already have a wonderful book by this author, called “Soup & Bread”. Don’t know if it’s still in print, but if you can find it, get it.

    I’d love to win this one!

    Christine’s last blog post..Very frustrated

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    Tanya Moyer says

    How cool! While I really like cornbread, what I really love is to read cookbooks! I’m not the best cook in the world, (I do have some “specialties”), I really enjoy perusing cookbooks. Thanks for offering this!

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    Gina says

    I love cookbooks and cornbread. We like to make cornbread muffins to eat with chili. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    I’m one of those sick people that actually reads cookbooks. So please, sign me up!

    LA Blogger Gal’s last blog post..At Least I Was Expecting It

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    Martha W says

    Yum.. This really looks good. Please addme to the contest for The Cornbread Gospel.. Sounds like it’s a lot of downhome cooking.
    Martha W.

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    Tara R says

    mmmm this book sounds great!

    Tara R’s last blog post..Another day

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    Deborah says

    Oooh! Makes me hungry just looking at it!

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    Heather says

    Sounds like a great book! I’d love to win!

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    Nicole says

    That sounds like a great book! I’d love a chance to win.

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    Elizabeth Mays says

    This is feel good comfort food. I would love this book!

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    valmg says

    Please enter me too!

    valmg’s last blog post..It

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    Yummy. It wasn’t until just this moment that I realized how hard it’s going to be for you to diet with a FOOD blog to run. I would love to be the one to take this temptation off your hands.

    Tina Kubala’s last blog post..The difference between “family” and “related”

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    Karen says

    Sounds like a great cookbook, count me in:)

    Karen’s last blog post..Spring is in the air

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    jules says

    oh…that is a neat looking cookbook. I am like you, I like a picture with almost every recipe. That determines, sometimes, if I make the recipe or not.;)

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    Tanyetta says

    I can’t wait to use this book! Pick me please :)

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    Betsy says

    Please add me!

    Betsy’s last blog post..Menu Plan Monday

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    Kelsey says

    Cornbread is one of my favorites! I hope I win, so I can check out what else is inside!

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    cady says

    that cookbook looks great! i’m in.

    cady’s last blog post..i deserve a pat on the back

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    Donna Coffman says

    Cornbread and brown beans, yummy.
    Conbread and church good combo.
    I would love another cookbook even if there are no pictures.

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    Sounds like a winner of a cookbook. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Bev *froggieb*’s last blog fresco and pop art

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    Lori, I blogged about it. Hope it brings in more readers for you.

    Bev *froggieb*’s last blog post..contest over at “my wooden spoon”

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    Dawn says

    This makes me hungry just reading about some of the recipes…I guess it’s lunchtime.

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    Nancy A Schnackenberg says

    I love to make cornbread in an old cast iron fry pan! Just made a batch a couple days ago to go with the lima beans and ham bone from Easter!
    NancyS (momsnack)

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    Tina Silva says

    Awesome cookbook!! I love your contest Lori!!

    Tina Silva’s last blog post..Need some new furniture!

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    Rozlyn P says

    Sounds like a great cookbook and i Love cooking *so hopefully i win it* (smiles) but in the mean time all i can do it leave a comment and hope

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    Brandy says

    I’d love to win this! Thanks!

    Brandy’s last blog post..Haircut season

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    Nor says

    I’m so excited. This is my first time leaving a comment here! I tried your tortilla flour recipe yesterday and it’s delishhh!

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    kate5405 says

    Ooh, I’d love to win this cookbook to add to my collection. I’m always on the lookout for “different” kinds of cookbooks.

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    Shanna says

    I’m a cookbook addict…I would love to win this one! Please enter me in the Cookbook Giveaway!

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    Michael says

    One of my favorite ways to prepare cornbread is with pasilla peppers (some call them poblano). Remove the seeds, chop them up and add to your batter. They taste great with chili. You should give this yummy version a try.

    Michael’s last blog post..Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes with Asiago Cheese

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    I can’t find where the winner was announced!