Unwind with Progresso­® Light Soups

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Southern Cornbread Recipe

The holidays have finally come to an end and I have to say that even though I love spending time with my family, having time off of work, and dining out at different restaurants during the holidays, I am exhausted and ready to get back to my normal everyday routine. With the arrival of the new year, I decided to take a moment to reflect on the previous year, relax, and create some goals for the new year. In my chaotic house it is not always easy to do this, but when I can, I like to unwind with Progresso­­® Light Soups.

Unwind with Progresso Light Soups

When the new year arrives, I like to go to Walmart and stock up on a variety of feel good foods and foods that warm my heart and stomach. One feel good food that I like to stock up on is Progresso® Light Soups. They have such an amazing variety of soup flavors that are perfect for not only me but my girls and they are part of the Box Tops for Education program. If you’ve not heard of Box Tops for Education, they can help you earn money for your child’s school. I have participated in the Box Tops for Education program for years, so I appreciate a company like Progresso® that participates.

During this trip to Walmart, I decided to pick up Progresso® Light Soup Creamy Potato with Bacon & Cheese and Progresso® Light Soup Chicken and Dumplings. These are my two favorite flavors because they bring back special memories from the past.

Progresso Light Soup at Walmart

Before I unwind with a hot steaming bowl of Pregresso® Light Soup, I like to make a pan of my Southern Cornbread. When I was a child my mom used to make the best Southern Cornbread and serve it with a bowl of Chicken and Dumplings or a bowl of hot soup, so I always make sure to pair this cornbread with Progresso® Light Soups.

Southern Cornbread is simple to make and uses simple ingredients that include: butter, unbleached all-purpose flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, eggs, buttermilk, and creamed corn.

Cornbread Ingredients

Prior to mixing the ingredients, you will want to preheat the oven to 350 degrees. You will then mix all of the dry ingredients into one bowl and the wet ingredients into a separate bowl. Once the dry and wet ingredients have been mixed, you will then combine the two together in one big bowl and whisk.

Dry and Wet Ingredients

Melt one tablespoon of butter into a cast iron skillet. Once the butter has melted, I like to spread the melted butter onto the sides of the skillet to prevent any type of sticking when the bread rises as it bakes. After the skillet has been prepared, you will pour the batter into the skillet. Spread the mixture evenly and then bake for 30 minutes and cool for 15 minutes.

Prepared Pan

Your Southern Cornbread should be firm on top and golden brown.

Completed Corn Bread

Southern Cornbread


  • 6 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 1/4 cups of unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups of cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup white sugar (or a tad less if you don't want it as sweet)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 can creamed corn


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Prepare your 10 inch cast iron skillet with 1 tablespoon of melted butter (brush melted butter onto the sides of the inside of the pan)
  3. Mix the dry ingredients into one bowl (flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt)
  4. Mix the wet ingredients into a separate bowl (eggs, remaining melted butter, buttermilk, and corn)
  5. Add the mixed wet and the mixed dry ingredients into one large bowl and whisk together
  6. Pour into the prepared iron cast skillet and even out the mixture
  7. Bake for 30 minutes
  8. Allow to cool for 15 minutes
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Prepare Soup

As the Southern Cornbread is cooling, I like to prepare my Progresso® Light Soup. I love how chunky the Chicken and Dumplings Progresso® Light Soup is and how it includes a lot of dumplings. When I was young, my mom would make the best Chicken and Dumplings and I have to admit that I would eat more dumplings than chicken, so I appreciate the amount of dumplings that are included in this soup.

Progresso Soup Light

Progresso Soup and Cornbread

I love to have the opportunity to unwind with Progresso® Light Soups after the busy holiday season has ended. The warm soup and the variety of flavor options bring back memories from my childhood that I get to share with my girls. Right now you can unwind with Progresso® Light Soups and use this coupon for $1.00 off when you buy four cans of any flavor canned Progresso® Soups.

How do you unwind after the busy holiday season? Do you have any soup flavors that bring back special memories?


  1. The cornbread looks so delicious! I enjoy vegetable soup or corn chowder the most.

  2. I love soup and cornbread! Such a great combination! I love how this southern cornbread is in a cast iron skillet, I’ll have to try this recipe out for my cornbread loving family! I have a childhood memory of asking my Grandmother to cream my Chicken Noodle Soup! 🙂 #client

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