15 Ways to Eat Corn OFF the Cob!

15 Ways to Eat Corn OFF the Cob

If you love corn, and looking for new ways to take advantage of all the fresh ears piled in heaps at the markets right now, I've put together a roundup of recipes I've found for Parade Magazine's Community Table. In case you haven't seen it, here's a link to the article!   ...

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Chevy’s Sweet Corn Tomalito #SundaySupper #Copycat


Last year, I was at Chevy's with my grandkids and one of them asked if I could figure out how to make the sweet corn tomalito they serve with all their dinners. It was a huge favorite of all the kids, and he was clearly trying to steer me away from cooking another quinoa dinner on their next visit. Not that he was eating the quinoa dinner, mind you, he was just trying to broaden my horizons instead of the other way around. I looked high and low for a recipe and found several. As the date ...

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Mexican Street Corn Tart #WeekdaySupper

Classic Mexican street corn prepared as a tart in a cheesy tart shell.

Ever have Mexican Street Corn? If you're shaking your head, you've missed out. Street vendors all over Mexico City grill ears of corn and then roll them in a mayonnaise-like sauce mixed with cojita cheese, red onion, jalapeño, lime, and chili spices. To. Die. For. This recipe is a tart version of this fabulous treat, so now you only have to buy a few ingredients instead of flight tickets (although, a trip to Mexico can be a nice little getaway in the middle of winter). Cook's ...

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Spiralized Zucchini: Zucchetti with Garlic, Tomatoes and Asiago Cheese: #WeekdaySupper

zucchetti with tomatoes, garlic, corn, basil, and Asiago cheese

Toss together spiralized zucchini with garlic, basil, tomatoes, corn and Asiago cheese for the perfect weeknight dinner! Summer is officially here and we're spending more time up at the Lake (Tahoe). We wake to clear, sunny skies up there every morning, and it's warm enough to go kayaking at 9am. In summer, there's always something fun going on. Hiking, cycling, swimming, seeing friends, and this year I'm determined to try SUP (stand up paddle boarding). I'm not sure my core is up to it, ...

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Zucchini Succotash Cobbler & Cornbread

Zucchini succotash with cornbread topping

#SundaySupper Post! Zucchini succotash cobbler with corn, yellow beans, and tomatoes, topped with cornbread. So it turns out today is National Acorn Squash Day. I had no idea there was such a day, did you? With all due respect to acorn squash, I'm going to cook a bunch of it up, but not right now. I'm just not ready to let go of summer. And once I move onto acorn and its siblings, butternut, kabocha, and pumpkin I've turned my back on summer. So acorn squash, I'll see you for ...

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Vegan Quinoa-Black Bean Wraps & Hummus

Vegan wrap with quinoa, black beans, hummus, corn, and tomatoes.

#Secret Recipe Club: Vegan summer wrap of quinoa, black beans, hummus, corn, and tomatoes. Perfect for picnics or lunch on the go. It’s time again for our Secret Recipe Club  ’reveal day’. For the uninitiated, the Secret Recipe Club is a group of around 100 food bloggers, who are separated into four smaller blogging groups. Every month, we’re each assigned a blog in our group to look through. We try a few recipes and chose one to post about. But all month long, we keep our assignment a ...

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Gluten-Free Mexican Street Corn Fritters

Corn and zucchini fritters topped with kale-avocado-mango salad.

Twist on Mexican street corn: Gluten-free corn and zucchini fritters using corn flour topped with a mango and avocado salsa. These little guys totally rock for a small, summertime dinner party. Just throw the batter together a few hours ahead (although it doesn't have to be made that far in advance), cover the bowl with some plastic, and bring it back out 30 minutes before you plan to cook up the fritters. Just be sure to bring the batter to room temperature for an even cooking. Form ...

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Jalapeño Cornbread Poppers

Jalapeños filled with cornbread appetizer

#Secret Recipe Club: Jalapeño cornbread poppers! Jalapeño halves are filled with cornbread for a perfect party appetizer. (Includes instructions for baking at high altitude.) Sometimes you see a recipe and instantly recognize genius simplicity. The genius perfection of peanut butter and jelly filling for a chocolate layer cake. Or whipping up cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract and piping it into hulled strawberries with a sprinkle of graham crackers for a lazy cheesecake dessert. ...

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Black Bean-Avocado Tostadas with Cabbage

LR Guac and Black Bean Tostada slider

Healthy Mexican black bean and avocado tostada topped with cabbage salad. Happy Cinco de Mayo!!! In case you're looking for something easy to make tonight for dinner that's vegetarian and healthy, here's a great tostada. I had some fun with photos this time, so there are a lot more than I usually post. But it's such a colorful dish, I couldn't resist. First, start with some small sweet peppers and scallions. Chop them up and sauté them a bit. Add some black beans (I ...

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Skillet-Baked Corn Pudding

skillet baked corn pudding with black beans

Fluffy corn pudding with a soufflé-like consistency, laced with cheese and a little kick of roasted poblano heat. I recently received "The New Southwest - Classic Flavors with a Modern Twist" cookbook to review and instantly fell in love. It's by Meagan Micozzi of Scarletta Bakes blog fame, and I knew I'd love it by the title alone. Southwest flavors rank up there with Italian and Middle Eastern for me. In fact for my 50th birthday, we rented a house on the coast, invited a bunch of ...

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Roasted Poblano Peppers Stuffed with Warm Corn Salad

roasted poblano peppers stuffed with warm corn salad, cooking for vegetarians and meat eaters

Every summer when fresh peppers and corn show up at the market, I think about making this dish. The poblano peppers take a little effort to roast, peel, slit open and stuff, but it's all quick work if you roast the peppers earlier in the day. The warm corn salad can be made ahead as well. And the "wow!" effect you'll get at the table will be well worth the effort. The Wimpy Vegetarian Table I salt and pepper some shrimp, and sauté them in a little olive oil for my husband, Carnivorous Maximus. ...

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Corn, Zucchini & Tomato Frittata

corn zuke and tomato frittata : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Sunday breakfast for two: Fluffy frittata packed with summer vegetables. You may recall that I was all set to post this recipe about a week ago, and at the last minute couldn't find where on earth I had put my recipe development notes and final recipe. Crucial details for a food blog, I think we can all agree. I continued to search, and never did find those notes. I've decided they were written on the back of ...

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