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salindgren

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"Jiffy" brands Thu, 01/24/08 9:59 PM (permalink)
I love Jiffy Corn Muffins. So easy, so cheap, it's like Kraft Mac&Cheese, you know? I think the Jiffy item is really just a starting point for the imagination, you can do so much with them. This week, I bought a lot of blueberries, and made a dozen muffins. They were good. Soon, I'll be dumping a ton of roasted serranos into a batch. Then, some chipotles. I'll check out some Mexican cheeses for the muffins. What about gorgonzola and ****akes? Hmm...
But, looking at the box, they say they make pizza crust, this I have not seen, would like to try. Of course, I also want to try the old Chef Boyardee pizza kits, too. There was something about those...
This is cute, too: The President of the Jiffy operation? Howdy Holmes.
-Scott Lindgren scottlindgren@netzero.net
 
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    pamelakrest

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    RE: "Jiffy" brands Thu, 01/24/08 10:50 PM (permalink)
    I love Jiffy corn muffins too, but only as a muffin. If I am gonna eat it with some greens or beans,it's gotta be the old fashion kind (no sugar).
    A coworker ( Tammy ) swears by the brownie and cake mixes that Jiffy makes, I like the brownies she brings in.I personally have not used them.

    Growing up we used to buy the old Chef Boyardee pizza kits and they rocked back then. I tried them several months ago due to the asking of my son,they have changed to the icky bad.
    The dough was ok,but the sauce and tiny pieces of meat was nasty.
    The sauce is on the sweet side and greasy as heck.
    Pamela
     
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      roossy90

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      RE: "Jiffy" brands Sat, 01/26/08 3:55 PM (permalink)
      Thats the only mix I use to make my corn bread.
      I add finely diced onion, finely diced green bell pepper and a HALF can of creamed corn to the mix, and EVERYONE loves my cornbread.
      As soon as they come out of the oven, I take a stick of REAL butter and run it all over the muffins while they are still in the pan, and let the butter just melt into the muffins..Oh.. so good!

      (edited to change from can to half can)--Sorry....
      Or, you can use half can regular corn....
       
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        John A

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        RE: "Jiffy" brands Sat, 01/26/08 5:15 PM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by roossy90

        Thats the only mix I use to make my corn bread.
        I add finely diced onion, finely diced green bell pepper and a can of creamed corn to the mix, and EVERYONE loves my cornbread.
        As soon as they come out of the oven, I take a stick of REAL butter and run it all over the muffins while they are still in the pan, and let the butter just melt into the muffins..Oh.. so good!


        That sounds delicious

        Thanks Tara
         
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          UncleVic

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          RE: "Jiffy" brands Sat, 01/26/08 6:12 PM (permalink)
          They'll give you a free recipe book (via snail mail) if you request it..
          Visit http://www.jiffymix.com/ then click on recipes. Scroll down to "click here for free recipe book".
           
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            jimsock9

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            RE: "Jiffy" brands Sat, 01/26/08 6:23 PM (permalink)
            Thanks, Uncle Vic! Now I'll be looking in the mailbox every day, looking forward to it!
             
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              stricken_detective

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              RE: "Jiffy" brands Sun, 01/27/08 5:19 PM (permalink)
              You can use the crust mix from the Chef Boyardee, but throw out the sauce. We always use a can of Pastorelli pizza sauce instead.

              The corn mix is good for making cornbread with a can of creamed corn & some cheese mixed in. You can make pancakes out of the muffin mixes. Jiffy mixes are not that bad, BUT they DO have an expiration date.
               
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                baileysoriginal

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                RE: "Jiffy" brands Mon, 01/28/08 10:30 AM (permalink)
                The other day I saw Giada make an Italian spicy cornbread with Jiffy mix (I've never seen her use a prepared mix before) and sundried tomatoes. I made it yesterday and although it was a little dry, it was good.
                 
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                  hatteras04

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                  RE: "Jiffy" brands Tue, 01/29/08 10:33 AM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by stricken_detective

                  You can use the crust mix from the Chef Boyardee, but throw out the sauce. We always use a can of Pastorelli pizza sauce instead.



                  This is what I do sometimes but I usually use Dei Fratelli pizza sauce. I did buy the Jiffy pizza crust mix once and I did not like it. It was so sticky and hard to work with that I ended up adding a ton of flour to even get it to roll out. I guess the flavor was ok but not worth the effort
                   
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                    HollyDolly

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                    RE: "Jiffy" brands Wed, 01/30/08 10:13 AM (permalink)
                    Thanks Uncle Vic.I just went to their website and ordered the free recipe booklet.I don't bake very often,but being a single person the Jiffy Mixes work out well for me.
                     
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                      Mossman

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                      RE: "Jiffy" brands Wed, 01/30/08 11:13 PM (permalink)
                      Does Jiffy do a mix for Hush Puppies?
                       
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                        salindgren

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                        RE: "Jiffy" brands Thu, 01/31/08 3:41 AM (permalink)
                        Yes, that's a good question about hush puppies, I think the style I like would require less liquid. See my post regarding that subject.
                        To HD, I know what you mean about singlehood... I'm buying the Jiffy product (the corn muffins) for $.59 here in LA, adding one egg, a little milk, and whatever else I want, and I end up with a nice little item I can enjoy without trying to impress anyone else!
                        -Scott Lindgren
                         
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                          Sneetch

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                          RE: "Jiffy" brands Thu, 01/31/08 7:16 PM (permalink)
                          i usually don't use mixes for anything as simple as cornbread, but i'm a Jiffy fan too! this recipe came from Recipezaar, and it truly is a winner, especially if you add jalapenos to it...

                          Best Cornbread Ever
                          10 servings 1 pan (9x13)
                          50 min 15 min prep
                          2 boxes Jiffy corn muffin mix
                          4 eggs, beaten
                          3/4 cup butter, melted
                          1 (12 ounce) package frozen corn, thawed
                          1 medium onion, diced fine
                          1 cup small curd cottage cheese
                          1 pinch sugar

                          Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
                          Combine all ingredients and mix well -- it will be thicker than you expect.
                          Pour into buttered 9" x 13" casserole dish.
                          Bake in oven for 35-40 minutes until golden brown.
                          This cornbread is very moist and dense.
                          For a little variation, add one or more of the following: a can of chopped green chiles, 1 cup of cheddar cheese, 1 cup of pepperjack cheese, 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro.
                          Let it cool for 10 minutes for best flavor.
                           
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                            salindgren

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                            RE: "Jiffy" brands Thu, 01/31/08 10:41 PM (permalink)
                            Well thanks for all the replies. I am cooking just for myself, so the big pan version is a bit more than I need. I would recommend throwing roasted serranos in there, rather than pickled jalapenos. The jalapenos vary a lot by brand, but if you roast your own serranos, you know what you can expect. I never thought about cottage cheese in there... What about ricotta? That might be good. You could do an Italian corn bread muffin. Ricotta, chopped salami, a little pepperoncini (chopped pretty finely), maybe some cracked red pepper (like for pizza), and some Italian cheese baked on top.
                            Uh, on the Hot Dog Forum, I asked about using Jiffy Corn Muffin mix for Corn Dogs... Anyone tried this? If it works, you could beat the pants off any frozen product. Grill the dogs first, add whatever you fancy to the mix, and go to town! Yes? Use big buckets of boiling LARD! Yummy!!
                            -Scott Lindgren
                             
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                              cleanmonk

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                              RE: "Jiffy" brands Mon, 03/3/08 2:30 PM (permalink)
                              i like jiffys pizza crust all ways good
                               
                              #15
                                jimsock9

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                                RE: "Jiffy" brands Mon, 03/3/08 2:33 PM (permalink)
                                Thankyou Uncle Vic for the tip about the Jiffy recipe book, we received it last week and it's really quite good! I'm impressed!
                                 
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                                  Baah Ben

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                                  RE: "Jiffy" brands Mon, 03/3/08 2:36 PM (permalink)
                                  They also came out with a pancake mix..It is very, very BAD
                                   
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                                    Porcelina

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                                    RE: "Jiffy" brands Mon, 03/3/08 2:59 PM (permalink)
                                    The corn muffin mix is only good if I add creamed corn, or fresh sweet corn kernels and cream. I also add chopped up sauteed onions and jalapenos, and a few sprinkles of shredded cheddar.
                                     
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                                      Porcelina

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                                      RE: "Jiffy" brands Mon, 03/3/08 3:03 PM (permalink)
                                      MMM wait, that totally reminds me!! I made this "creamy corn" side dish and I put leftovers in some corn muffin mix once.... YUM! My creamy corn is a dump recipe, but I make it in a cast iron skillet over the stove top and it involves heavy cream, salt, pepper, sweet corn, a little bit of cheese, japalenos, poblano peppers, onions, and some butter. It definitely is fattening, but I don't make it too often, and it's delicious.
                                       
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                                        justtable

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                                        RE: "Jiffy" brands Mon, 03/3/08 3:13 PM (permalink)
                                        quote:
                                        Originally posted by UncleVic

                                        They'll give you a free recipe book (via snail mail) if you request it..
                                        Visit http://www.jiffymix.com/ then click on recipes. Scroll down to "click here for free recipe book".



                                        Thanks for the link for the recipe book, have always loved their products...a sign of quality and value of a foregone era...thanks again!!
                                         
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                                          Buckshot

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                                          RE: "Jiffy" brands Wed, 03/19/08 7:08 PM (permalink)
                                          i don't like Jiffy corn muffin mix - it's too sweet!

                                          Buckshot
                                           
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                                            Rusty246

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                                            RE: "Jiffy" brands Wed, 03/19/08 7:24 PM (permalink)
                                            Too sweet for me also, it's all my boyfriend will eat. He thinks my buttermilk cornbread is crap.....wierdo. He's just not as "southern" as he claims.
                                             
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                                              tiki

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                                              RE: "Jiffy" brands Wed, 03/19/08 7:45 PM (permalink)
                                              quote:
                                              Originally posted by Buckshot

                                              i don't like Jiffy corn muffin mix - it's too sweet!

                                              Buckshot

                                              They make TWO mixes--the corn muffin mix---which is a little too sweet---and the corn bread mix--which not at all sweet---we use a box of each and it satisfies just about everyone.
                                               
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                                                kathy_in_wlsv

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                                                RE: "Jiffy" brands Fri, 06/20/08 8:34 PM (permalink)
                                                There is always a box of Jiffy baking Mix, jiffy corn bread mix and Jiffy pie crust mix in my pantry..
                                                something about Jiffy that just tastes right..
                                                 
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