Thursday, August 25, 2016

Bacon Cheddar Cornbread Bites & The 2016 CMA Awards!

These tasty little cornbread bites are made with a Martha White Cornbread Mix, crumbled bacon, cheddar cheese and real maple syrup. 
Last year I had an amazing opportunity to attend the CMA Awards with my Martha White family. You can read all about my wonderful trip to Nashville HEREI say family because that's exactly how they make me feel anytime I have the opportunity to hang out with them

Nashville is one of the most beautiful places to visit. Everyone is always so polite and friendly, and there are so many things to do, sites to see and they have most delicious places to eat. I have to say that Nashville has the best comfort food which is no surprise because country music and good comfort food always go hand in hand. 

One of my favorite places to eat is at the Loveless Cafe! Oh lordy the biscuits and gravy, fried chicken, ham, fruit salad, cobblers, desserts and more and the staff is so wonderful. Last time I visited the Loveless Cafe I was definitely in hog heaven! 

Last year Martha White was a sponsor of the CMA Awards - Country Musics Biggest Night™. This year is the CMA's 50th Anniversary Ceremony, so I'm sure there will be plenty of surprises planned throughout the night. In honor of Martha White's sponsorship for the CMA Awards again this year, they're giving 4 country fans a trip to Nashville, TN and tickets to the 50th Annual CMA Awards!!!!!  

If you love country music you can enter to win a trip for 2 here or click on the photo above to be taken to the entry form and official rules. It really is a trip of a lifetime, so good luck to everyone who enters. I had an opportunity to meet last year's winners and everyone had such a wonderful time visiting Nashville. 

If you'll  be watching from home, mark this date on your calendar. The 
50th Annual CMA Awards will air Live on November 2nd, 2016 at 8:00/7:00 pm central on ABC.

To help celebrate Martha Whites sponsorship, I have a delicious Martha White cornbread recipe to share with y'all! Actually these are mini Bacon Cheddar Cornbread Bites and they're packed full of cooked bacon, cheddar cheese and maple syrup. 

These tasty little bites are so delicious and I love the little bit of added sweetness from the cornbread and the maple syrup. This recipe calls for only a handful of ingredients making them a super quick appetizer or snack. 

These are the ingredients you'll need: Martha White Cornbread or Corn Muffin Mix (I used sweet yellow), one egg, 2/3 cup milk or buttermilk, cheddar cheese, cooked and crumbled bacon and real maple syrup. 

To start, using a large bowl combine the cornbread or corn muffin mix with, milk or buttermilk and one beaten egg. Stir until smooth. Add  the cheese, crumbled bacon and maple syrup. Lightly mix to combine.  

Fill each muffin cup 2/3 full with cornbread mixture. 

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 - 13 minutes or until cooked through and lightly golden brown on top. 

Serve cornbread bites slightly warm and enjoy.

Bacon Cheddar Cornbread Bites

1 - 7 ounce package Martha White Yellow Cornbread & Muffin Mix
or Martha White Yellow Cornbread Mix
2/3 - cup milk or butter milk

1 - beaten egg 
6 - slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
3/4 - cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 - tablespoon real maple syrup 

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 24 count mini muffin pan with non stick baking spray and set aside.

In a large bowl combine the cornbread or corn muffin mix with, milk or buttermilk and beaten egg. Stir until smooth. 

Add  the cheese, crumbled bacon and maple syrup. Lightly mix to combine. Fill each mini muffin cup 2/3 full with cornbread mixture.  

Bake at 375 degrees for 10 - 13 minutes or until cooked through and lightly golden brown on top. 

Remove from oven, cool 5 minutes in the pan, remove and cool slightly on a baking rack before serving. 
    Recipe yields 21-24 cornbread bites. 

    This is a sponsored post on behalf of Martha White & JM Smuckers Co. I'm a proud MW Ambassador and have compensated for my time and efforts in creating this post. All opinions are my own. #spon #marthawhite #marthawhitecountry

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