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RECIPE WEDNESDAY: Old Fashioned Alabama Dressing for your Thanksgiving meal

Do you want to make dressing like your Alabama grandmother for Thanksgiving? Then start with Alabama corn meal from the J. T. Pollard cornmeal in Hartford, Alabama and purchase a cast-iron skillet.  Now you are ready for the recipe below.

Thanksgiving cornbread dressing (the

Old Fashioned Alabama Dressing

  • 2 cups of J. T. Pollard cornmeal
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 cups plus chicken broth (can be canned or from boiled chicken)

Sift cornmeal. Add eggs and chicken broth until slightly soupy. Bake in well greased cast iron skillet in preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. This can be prepared early in the morning.

  • 3 stems celery, chopped
  • 1 cup onions, chopped
  • 1 tube saltine crackers (minus 7 crackers)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth

In large container break up cooked egg bread. Add saltine crackers and combine using a regular potato masher. When mashed to a smooth consistency, add celery, onions, salt and pepper. (Note: Most Alabama cooks add sage and/or poultry seasoning and some do not add the crackers.)

Add chicken broth until a soupy consistency. If dressing is dry going into the oven, it will be dry when it comes out. Pour mixture into well greased 9 x 13-inch oblong dish and bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Dressing is ready to serve.

Lodge L14SK3 Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Skillet, 15-inch

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Lodge L14SK3 15-Inch Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Skillet (Kitchen)
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Lodge L14SK3 15-Inch Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Skillet (Kitchen)


  • Foundry seasoned, ready to use upon purchase
  • Use on all cooking surfaces, grills and campfires
  • Oven safe
  • Sauté, sear, fry, bake and stir fry to heart’s content
  • Made in the USA

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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