Creamy Grilled Corn Risotto

Grilled Corn Risotto

Grilled Corn Risotto

Grilled corn seems to be my theme this summer. We’ve always loved to eat corn straight off the grill, without butter or seasonings. The simple flavor of corn is heightened by grilling and we eat it without extra calories or naughty things like salt. What is even more fun is to cut the corn off the ears and make salads, dips, soups and risotto. Once we decided to get creative with grilled corn, we found all kinds of ways to eat it! Continue reading

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Corn and Shrimp Chowder with Mashed Potatoes

Corn and Shrimp Chowder

Corn and Shrimp Chowder

Remember when you were a kid and did strange things with your food at the dinner table?  Like make a mountain of mashed potatoes in the center and a moat of gravy with green peas sprinkled around like trees?  I should have become a food stylist.  I have continue to do fun things with the food I’m serving through the years.  The kids enjoyed meatloaf volcanos or carved watermelon beasts spewing watermelon chunks.  One year a pumpkin monster vomited out guacamole. Continue reading

Charred Zucchini Sweet Corn Salad

Charred Zucchini Sweet Corn Mexican Salad

Charred Zucchini Sweet Corn Mexican Salad

This summer we’ve bought and eaten so much sweet corn and it isn’t even in season yet Up North.  Our corn fields are full but the ears aren’t fully ripened.  So there’s that to look forward to, of course, but we’ll continue to enjoy corn from other areas of the country in the meantime.  With the last 8 ears we bought at the grocery store I wanted to try this charred corn and zucchini salad.
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