Do you like Corn on the Cob? Our family loves it. I will admit we have not been very adventuresome through the years but I couldn’t resist sharing some recipes that caught my eye while searching for ideas for our 4th of July Picnic. Who knows, one of these recipes may become center stage of your holiday or special gathering this summer.
George Graham of Acadiana Table shares stories of Cajun Creole Cooking. As a kid growing up in a family of Southern cooks, his job was shucking the corn for every backyard barbecue or evening supper. Stripping back the husks and pulling out the strands of silky golden “hair”, he would occasionally find a worm or two to torment his sister with. Click here and continue reading his story and the recipe for Blue Plate Corn on the Cob.
Gudrun of Kitchen Gadget Girl was in search of the best way to prepare corn on the cob. In her blog article “Corn on the Cob, 3 Ways” she experiments with grilling, microwaving and boiling. Click through to find out her results.
Jessie Oleson Moore (posting on craftsy.com) says it simply wouldn’t be summertime without corn on the cob. But if you want to give your kernels some kick, take a cue from South of the Border street food vendors and make Mexican-style corn (also called elotes)…for complete article & recipe….
Chili and Lime is such a good combination of flavors. Gina at Skinnytaste.com shares her friend Doreen’s recipe...Click here for recipe.
You can’t call this recipe boring. It’s an easy recipe (Grilled Corn with Maple and Chipotle) with extraordinary results…MORE
“Nothing beats sweet corn in the summer!” says Emma Leigh Hostetter of The Mom in Me, MD website. In the spirit of GRILLING, she shares her favorite grilled corn on the cob recipe… click for more.
The Food52 author of this recipe, Grilled Corn with Basil Butter, states that the flavors are so magically summery: sweet, herbacious, charred, creamy. And it’s super easy. Find the recipe here…
The last recipe I have listed is from http://www.jalapenomadness.com/. This website is all about jalapeno peppers and the recipe sounds delicious.
Do you have a favorite “Corn on the Cob” recipe? Please share! Or if you try one of the 8 recipes listed here we would love to hear your reviews.
Dessert has always been a staple in my life. Growing up we always had dessert for dinner and supper. Yes I said dinner for the 12:00 noon meal – a whole other topic that I will not discuss today. Typically we had cake, pie and/or ice cream after the meal. My favorite was ice cream. It wasn’t unusual for me to have it every day during the summer either after a meal or for a snack.
With July 4th approaching this week I wanted to share an ice cream tradition in our family. Several years ago I came across these cute ice cream sandwich molds (star, pig, cow) while perusing a kitchen store. Since one of them is a star we began using it to make our celebratory dessert for the 4th of July. Kids love them!
The following recipe was included in the package. It works great and is yummy.
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/4 sticks unsalted butter, cut into pieces
4 oz unsweetened chocolate, cut into pieces
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line an 11” x 17” jelly roll pan with parchment paper.
Over a sheet of waxed paper, sift together the flour and cocoa powder. Set aside.
In a double boiler combine the butter and chocolate. Heat, stirring often, until melted, about 4 minutes.
Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the sugar and salt. Add the eggs and vanilla and stir until well blended. Sprinkle the flour mixture over the chocolate mixture and stir just until blended. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of the brownie comes out clean, 8-10 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for at least 1 hour.
The recipe then tells you to use the molds to cut out the shapes and assemble the ice cream sandwiches according to the package instructions. If you do not have molds you can still make the more traditional sandwich by cutting the brownie in half, top one half with softened ice cream, then top with second half of brownie. Put into freezer to firm sandwich. When firm put not frozen hard, remove from the freezer and cut into desired squares or logs. Keep in a container in the freezer until ready to eat. ENJOY!
What is your traditional food for 4th of July?
Happy 4th of July!
Wow! I have been a busy bee lately. Many of my projects or to-dos have come full circle recently. I am excited to share some projects with you; however, I can’t upload any pictures from my camera. Rather than try to explain to you what I’ve been doing, I’ll just wait until this weekend when we are at the apartment so I can use my printer.
In other news, Jake and I went to Columbus to visit mom, dad, and Mackenzie for the 4th of July. Although we were there on the 3rd, Columbus had an impressive fireworks display! Hoping you all had a fun and family filled holiday!