Spicy Grilled Corn Salad with Black Beans and Queso Fresco

Spicy Grilled Corn Salad with Black Beans and Queso Fresco

We lost a lot of good men out there today… at least they pummeled to their fateful end, inhaling the delicate perfection that is charcoal.

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Creamy Saffron Tagliatelle with Corn

Creamy Saffron Tagliatelle with Corn

Confession – I’ve been hoarding a lovely little jar of saffron for ages, almost afraid to use her – her pretty threads just lying in wait.  Until today!  Today is the first time I’ve used saffron, ever, and like most amazing spices, I can see why men traveled for months to procure it, used it as currency, etc., and why it’s still so darned expensive!

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Soupy Sundays: Chilled Corn & Sun-Dried Tomato Chowder with Goat Cheese-Chive Croutons

Chilled Corn Chowder

Blame it on the rainHere comes the rain againWho’ll stop the rain?  November rainSingin’ in the rainFool in the rainSongs about rain.  Purple rain, purple rain.

Alright, what does all this rain/song nonsense have to do with Chilled Corn Chowder?

Well, I’m a music maniac so I equate most things to song, but that’s not the point.  The point is, in my little part of the world, we’ve been super blessed to have an abnormal amount of summertime rain, equating – giant, delicious, abundant… corn!

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Touchdown Thursdays: Hot Corn Dip

Depending on your team of choice, each year holds something different for you.  For us sad Browns fans, all most years we chalk up to “rebuilding.”  For other teams, that Lombardi Trophy is so close, yet so far away.  Others plain suck, but look forward to that nice draft pick.  Others feel like sting of riding that middle .500.  And others, believe it or not, just win!

This year, and this team of Touchdown Thursdays, we’re going all the way.  No mediocrity.  No buffalo chicken dip.  No football decorated cupcakes.  This is “put on your big girl panties, and DIG. IN. food.”

Enough with the pep talk, on to the hot deliciousness.

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Jalapeño Cheddar Beer Cornbread

Hold on to your knickers kids… this ain’t your Grammy’s cornbread.  This is a knock-your-socks off, set-fire-to-those-taste-buds, reach-for-an-ice-cold-beer, cornbread.  There’s something so simplistic and divine about a hot piece of cornbread slathered with honey and butter, but simplistic ain’t my thang.  Enter jalapeños, Habanero cheese, beer, and a whole lot of other goodness.

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Grilled Corn with Cheese and Chile

By now I’m hoping you’ve dusted off those greasy grates and thrown down some serious meat and veggies, getting your grilling hearts aflutter.  While you might only be concerned about the best way to get some char on massive steaks, thick burgers, or ribs, let’s not forget that those nice healthy vegetables get the same awesome boost from some grill time.

So here we go- I’m about to write a check that I’m positive my butt can cash… this is best and only way to eat grilled corn on the cob.  Seriously folks, I’ve made this dozens of times and it’s come out perfectly every single time.  This is different, easy, and delicious.  Do yourself and your fellow diners a favor and add this to your grilling lineup.

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