Author Elizabeth Goddard & Mimi’s Cornbread Dressing

Elizabeth Goddard

My guest today is author Elizabeth Goddard. She is sharing a family recipe and offering a giveaway of her latest Love Inspired Suspense too. Here’s Elizabeth:

We are well beyond the holidays now,

but when I consider recipes that have been in my family for a long time, favorite recipes, my thoughts go to the holidays, primarily Thanksgiving.  We all love my grandmother’s corn bread dressing, and we can only get that once a year. She’s gone now. Lived to reach nine-one! We still make her recipe every year, and in fact, the cooks in the family never veer from any of the recipes for the holidays. In that way, the recipes are heirloom recipes. I’m sure many outside our family use this same corn bread dressing recipe, but what is it about my grandmother’s touch that made it so delicious? Perhaps she put in just the right amount of love and meticulous care.

I thought of my grandmother

when I created Katie Warren, the grandmother in my Mountain Cove series. She’s warm and loving and is always baking or cooking—her love language—and represents safety and security. In each story, my characters have the chance to meet her and even stay in her home where they have a reprieve from life and death situations. Her home is the eye-of-the-storm in the Mountain Cove romantic suspense novels, at least the ones with a Warren sibling main character.  And as I’m writing this, it occurs to me I should have Katie Warren make the dressing in my Christmas story that I just turned in! (There is still time for edits)

Mimi’s Corn Bread Dressing

½ cup butter or margarine

6 cups cornbread

6 cups bread crumbs

½ c cooking oil

1 ½ c diced celery

1 onion

½ tsp. pepper

2 tsp. salt

¼ tsp. poultry seasoning

2 beaten eggs

1 ½ cup broth—can of chicken of bouillon cubes

Sage to taste

Add liquid to texture preference

Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour


To purchase, click here. Buried (Mountain Cove)

Start the Mountain Cove adventure with BURIED. 


Fleeing to Alaska is the only option for Leah Marks after witnessing a murder. Afraid for her life, the legal investigator hopes a remote cabin will be a safe shelter. But the killer has tracked her to Mountain Cove. As he chases her into snow-packed Dead Falls Canyon, an avalanche buries them both. Saved by daring search and rescue specialist Cade Warren, Leah longs to tell him the truth. But how can she, without bringing even more danger into Cade’s life? Especially when they discover the killer is very much alive and waiting to take them both down.”–Elizabeth

Mountain Cove: In the Alaskan wilderness, love and danger collide

Elizabeth, thanks for sharing your grandmother’s recipe. I plan to try it this year. I love cornbread stuffing! I was surprised to see bread crumbs along with the cornbread. Interesting.

NOW on to the QUESTION: Have you been to Alaska? When? Which part? If not, do you want to go there? Leave a comment and be entered into a drawing for a copy of BURIED.–Lyn

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13 Responses to Author Elizabeth Goddard & Mimi’s Cornbread Dressing

  1. Melanie Backus says:

    I have been to Alaska. My son and I went on an Alaskan cruise right after he graduated from high school. We had the time of our lives and the ruggedness and beauty of that state was breathtaking!

  2. Merry says:

    I’ve always wanted to visit Alaska. My uncle lived there many years and my Dad visited him and brought back amazing stories of the vistas and the wildlife.

  3. Joan Arning says:

    Visiting Alaska is on my bucket list!

  4. Pat Walker Pinkston says:

    I’ve never been to Alaska, but would love to visit. But, only when it”s warm.

  5. Sarah says:

    I have not been to Alaska but would definitely like to go some day!! 🙂

  6. Pamela Hargraves says:

    I love reading about Alaska and Buried was a wonderful book I loved it.

  7. DK Stevens says:

    I have not been to Alaska. We were invited to go on an Alaskan Cruise with friends but had to cancel out because of family emergency. I still would love to get to do an Alaskan Cruise.. would enjoy reading your books 🙂

  8. Thanks for stopping by to enter the drawing, ladies. I enjoy colder weather, myself. It’s great for making soups, cuddling up with a good book by the fire. Getting out there into it is an adventure.


  9. Melissa Oldaker says:

    Thank you for the recipe and giveaway. I have never been to Alaska, but would absolutely love to. I have seen pictures my friends have taken there and the sights are just breathtaking.

  10. Mary D Ellsworth says:

    Thank you, Elizabeth Goddard, for sharing your Grandma’s cornbread dressing recipe with us. Cornbread dressing is my favorite & what I make @ Thanksgiving every year. I will definitely try your recipe! I have not been to Alaska, but I would LOVE to visit there. I think it would be really cool to see the start/finish of an Iditarod! And see as much of the country as I could! I think it would be so neat to be able to drive the Alcan Highway & experience Alaska that way! I don’t believe I’ve read any of your books, Elizabeth, but this one sounds like it would be awesome. I would love to win. But if not will see about purchasing it. Thanks for the contest! Lyn, thanks for featuring Elizabeth so I could find a new author to enjoy reading!

  11. Rebecca Maney says:

    I have never been to Alaska, but “Alaska State Troopers” is one of my favorite television shows. I could watch it for hours.

  12. Sonja says:

    Living in avalanche country, I can really relate to this book. The recipe also looks like a fun one to try. Thanks for the great interview! Have a great day. I have not been to Alaska, though, my husband lived there in the military and it was one of his favorite places. But I think it would be wonderful someday to go on a cruise up there, anyplace!

  13. Lisa Foster says:

    I love stiffung and my husband loves cornbread- great combination here and gotta try this recipe. As for Alaska- I have only touchdown via airplane stops. However, my husband got to have a few months TDY via Air Force and loved it by Juneau abt 20 years ago. He stated it was gorgeous but I would not want to live there due to it being cold and I can’t handle cold weather with all of my constant pain. Maybe a cruise would be nice though!!!