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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Decadent Creamed Corn

creamed cornThis dish was recently requested by my mom – I had actually forgotten about it. It is sweet, creamy and definitely decadent. Enjoy!

The Ingredients:

  • 2 (10 ounce) packages of frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
The Instructions:
  1. In a deep skillet or saucepan over medium heat, combine the corn, cream, salt, sugar, pepper and butter.
  2. Whisk together the milk and flour, then add to the corn mixture.
  3. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until the mixture is thickened and the corn is cooked through.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese until melted.
I had doubled the recipe and had quite a bit leftover, and my mom suggested I add it to broth and make a corn chowder. I’ll let you know how that goes!

Dilled White Bean and Grape Tomato Salad

white bean saladI made this salad recently to accompany some grilled steak, and it was a delicious and refreshing side dish. I’m looking forward to making it again for an upcoming potluck because a) I know it will be a hit and b) it was so easy!! This recipe makes 6 to 8 servings.

The Ingredients:

  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) of cannellini (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained
  • 2.5 cups of halved grape tomatoes (about 12 ounces) or you can use cherry tomatoes
  • 2/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 T lemon juice
  • 1 T balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed

The Instructions:

This is ridiculously easy …. Toss all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Let marinate at room tempertaure for 1 hour.

You can also make it a day ahead. Cover and chill.

It’s fresh. It’s healthy. It’s different.