In summer, I like to dress up my cornbread with fresh corn, cut right from the cob. At this time of year, I still like to dress up the cornbread, but with other ingredients, like cheddar cheese and sweet fire-roasted red peppers in this recipe.
If you want something spicy, use hot peppers. But since this batched was intended to be served with some spicy chili, it's sweet and mild. Besides adding extra flavor and texture, the bright red peppers and the orange cheese look darned pretty baked into the bread, too.
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About the author: Donna Currie has been cooking for fun and writing for pay since the days when typewritten articles traveled by snail mail. When she combined those talents in a food column for a newspaper in her area, she realized that writing about food is almost as much fun as eating. You can find her on her blog, Cookistry or follow her on Twitter at @dbcurrie or @cookistry.