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Nov 25, 2012 12:38 PM

Good local cornbread mix ?

Doh ...... ran out of Trader Joe's CB mix, and we're potluck entertaining next weekend (I won't have time this week to zip down to TJ's). Any local stores sell good CB mixes ? (not corn flour but the complete mix)

Thx !


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    1. If you're desperate, and don't want to make your own (it is really, really easy), I'm heading to TJ's tomorrow, and could pick some up for you. I live in Richmond. Just let me know.... but Allrecipes has a great recipe for Homesteader Cornbread.

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      1. re: KGill

        I don't know if they still carry it (I have since been forced to go GF due to Celiac's so I don't buy it anymore) but I used to get a wicked cornbread mix from Gourmet Warehouse. I added in corn kernels, grated cheese and hot peppers depending on my mood/what I had. Sooo easy and never failed. I would call before heading there though if it's not close by...

        Another thought- I haven't been so perhaps a useless one- but what about Pirate Joe's?

      2. Thanks KGill :-)

        Maybe it is time I get off my lazy CB arse and make my own from scratch. Or goto GW as per Meghany's suggestion.

        Thanks everyone.

        PS: where is this Pirate Joe's ? (love the name)

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        1. re: LotusRapper

          It's on Broadway few blocks east of Alma; not sure it is still open; I think there is a thread here somewhere. Here is some news:

          Someone in another thread mentioned a second Pirate Joe's opening at 4th and Vine but it's the old location that's moved there. The Broadway store is now shut.

          1. re: Philx

            OK I'll go check out the 4th/Vine location. Thanks Philx.

        2. i like the tj's mix - but the other one that you can get readily up here (IGA marketplace, for eg) - Bob's Red Mill which is a brand in Milwaukee Oregon (just across the river from Portland)

          the other brand i sometimes use is Presidents Choice organic cornbread mix - go to Superstore or Super Valu etc

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          1. re: Georgia Strait

            Thanks GS.

            Actually we drove by Bob's Red Mill during spring break when we were down in PDX. Huge place, but we didn't stop in.

            1. re: LotusRapper

              oh you must visit next time - the meals are avail at breakfast and lunch - but NOT open sundays - it's really pretty setting with interesting heritage displays - and a shop too (way less dollars than same BRM products up here)

              i also like their whole wheat PASTRY flour - i use it in brownies and banana bread

              1. re: Georgia Strait

                Will do :-) My inner foodie definitely lamented not visiting BRM. I can imagine all their breakfast/lunch offerings being super skookum.

                Actually we went out east from PDX 'cuz the whole week was freaking pissing rain (ooops can I say that here ?) while we were there, so we searched out several kids' destinations to keep Jr. entertained, and ended up driving past BRM on our way to a place called JJ Jump.