Recipe Box, Savory Corn & Basil Pancakes

This is a fun little side dish for summer     Corn pancakes flavored with fresh basil     At first your mouth might be confused, because subconsciously, pancakes signal a sweeter flavor     But after a bite or two, the flavors of fresh corn and basil kick in, and you will be reaching … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Zucchini & Corn Enchiladas or Creamy Zucchini & Corn Crepes

My family loves enchiladas, and I’m always looking for variations This vegetarian version can be served as a main dish or a side with grilled meat     If you’re not a fan of Tex-Mex, wait!  Substitute a white sauce or a creamed soup* for the enchilada sauce for a delightful twist on this comfort … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad

  This salad makes a satisfying summer meal, and you can load it up with summer veggies     Start by roasting corn in the oven and after 20 minutes add bacon and broccoli   While everything is roasting, cook the pasta al dente and toss with basil pesto I like to use spirals because … Continue reading

Recipe Box, National Corn on the Cob Day, Techniques & Recipes

To celebrate National Corn on the Cob Day, I have rounded up my favorite corn recipes and cooking techniques   I’m somewhat of a purist when it comes to vegetables, I like them fresh and simply prepared, especially corn   You won’t find any recipes on my blog for spreading corn with spices or fancy … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, September Soup & Squash 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

  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

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

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

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

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

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