Take-out Tuesday, September Soup & Squash Croutons

squash soup & croutons

A double treat’s in store today, a lightened up chowder made with roasted yellow squash and corn, topped with crispy bacon       AND Parmesan Squash Croutons!     Let’s make the croutons first so we can nibble on them while the soup simmers     All you need is some tempura batter mix, … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Creamy Corn Carbonara

bacon & corn carbonara

  This is a perfect summer dish     It’s light, it’s satisfying, it’s delicious and it’s creaminess comes from fresh summer corn  🌽     Get the pasta cooking* while you are making the sauce *Add the pasta to a pot of boiling salted water, stir it down, cover it, and turn the burner … Continue reading

Recipe Box, BBQ Chicken & Corn Pizza with Spinach Salad Topping

BBQ Chicken & Spinach Salad Pizza

Last weekend there was a concert on the water near our house   A big tug boat arrived pushing a palm tree lined barge, called “Gumbo Key,” that served as the stage for the bands     The only way to get there was by boat or by float     Party goers arrived on … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Zucchini, Corn & Asiago Tart

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Do you ever take a favorite recipe and tweak it a little?  The main reason I love to cook is because it is another world of creative expression and it’s fun to invent and reinvent favorite dishes Even though this recipe is very similar to my Zucchini Garlic Gruyere Galette,  it deserves a turn in … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Queso Pizza with Bacon and Corn

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I have been on a flatbread, open face, tartine, pizza kind of kick lately… Unexpected combinations piled high on a crust Great straight from the oven or reheated the next day, a flatbread, open face, tartine, pizza type dish is a great way to get your veggies, protein, and carbs all in one delicious bite … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Boozy Corn Bake, and a Bonus Quesadilla

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Is there anything better than fresh corn in the summer time?  It’s perfect simply roasted or grilled, but here’s another way to serve it~ This is a great casserole that can be prepared ahead of time for ease of serving and it makes a unique summer side dish that will always be welcome The thing … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, A-B-C-Tart, Asparagus, Bacon and Corn

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There is nothing easier for a quick meal than a throw together tart.  Use what’s in your fridge, add some eggs and cheese, and you’ll have a well balanced and mouth watering meal that is so much better than take-out Refrigerated pie crust is a great staple Even though it comes in a round shape, … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Grilled Hawaiian Chicken in a Pineapple with Summer Saffron Rice Bake

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Get that grill  going!  🍍 This meal is fancy enough for company but so easy and budget friendly, you will want to make it all summer for your family HHjr and I have been toying with the idea of stuffing a whole pineapple with a pork tenderloin and putting it on the rotisserie…upon thinking it … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Corn Souffle

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This is a great recipe that I found over at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage, Corn and Green Chilies Casserole here I changed a couple of things, but she should get all the credit for this easy to make, great side dish I’m calling my version Corn Souffle because it bakes up light and airy sort … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Summer Garden Favorites

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Is your garden growing?   Are the farmer’s markets overflowing? Today I am going to re-share some of my very favorite Garden recipes and tables to use with your summer bounty while I am busy entertaining everyone during our family reunion~ Garden Sliders are so colorful, baked eggplant chips with a Parmesan crust, sandwich mushrooms, … Continue reading

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