Not in the clamor of the crowded street, not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat.--Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

REDIRECT ALERT! (Scroll down past this mess if you're trying to read an archived post. Thanks. No, really, thanks.)

Due to my inability to control my temper and complacently accept continued silliness with not-quite-as-reliable-as-it-ought-to-be Blogger/Blogspot, your beloved Possumblog will now waddle across the Information Dirt Road and park its prehensile tail at http://possumblog.mu.nu.

This site will remain in place as a backup in case Munuvia gets hit by a bus or something, but I don't think they have as much trouble with this as some places do. ::cough::blogspot::cough:: So click here and adjust your links. I apologize for the inconvenience, but it's one of those things.

Friday, January 09, 2004

And speaking of redheads...

Because I occasionally wax rhapsodic about cornbread, and my wife's name is Reba, I tend to get folks dropping by looking for things such as: Reba McIntyre cornbread.

Well, first of all, it's McEntire--spelt the other way, it refers to Alistair McIntyre of Electric Scotland, to whom I occasionally link.

Second of all, it would help if all you Googleers would do the little trick of putting quote marks around names. This keeps the name together in the search process, and keeps you from getting one of the thousands of other Reba's out there. Like, say, Miss Reba, my wife. Let's try it--"reba mcentire" cornbread. The very first result gives you a recipe claiming to be the famous singer's recipe for Mexican Cornbread Casserole. I don't know, but it reads like someone's attempt to get some attention for their own less-than-spectacular blending of Cheese Whiz, storebought mix, and canned corn.

If you read on down the results page, there is also a recipe for Reba's Tennessee-Style Corn Bread on Bob Kelso's ("The Man Who Can't Cook") page--again, this is something that is somewhat less than credible as being from the hand of Ms. McEntire, in that we are being led to believe that Tennessee-style cornbread starts out with Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix--mix that is packaged in the well-known Yankee redoubt of Chelsea, MICHIGAN!

Anyway, for some real cornbread recipes that even MY Reba would approve of, you can go here to Jane Linton's website, which has the best-sounding recipes for plain old cornbread.

(I also tend to get a lot of search requests for revealing dress reba. I've said it before, I'll say it again, my wife doesn't have a revealing dress. Certainly nothing like Ms. McEntire has.. )

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