Fresh Corn and Black Bean Salad from I Love Corn by Lisa Skye

Fresh Corn and Black Bean Salad from I Love Corn by Lisa Skye

Summer is upon us. The corn is “fresh” now from Florida but soon, pretty soon the fresh corn in our stores will be local. It is time to search for you copy of I Love Corn by Lisa Skye [2012]. Oh, you don’t have a copy yet? You want one, you really do. This recipe is a...
Tamale Pot Pie with Variations

Tamale Pot Pie with Variations

The Big Book of One-Pot Dinners by Betty Crocker is a treasure chest of ideas for quick and satisfying dinners. Sometimes, we just don’t have the time to create multiple dishes: a main course, a salad, a side or two. Sometimes, we just want to put all the “stuff”...
Brian’s Super Cornbread

Brian’s Super Cornbread

This cornbread is super because it has everything: cornmeal, creamed corn, chile peppers, honey, and buttermilk. Put them all together and you get a very dense, moist cornbread. Do bake this for a full 30 minutes. My top was browning at 20+ minutes, but the center was...
Brian’s Very Simple Potato and Corn Salad

Brian’s Very Simple Potato and Corn Salad

  “Making potato salad,” Suzen said to me a couple of weeks ago. It was a statement, not a question. And, it was pretty obvious. I had emptied out half the pantry and the refrigerator. Vinegars, two of them. Pickles, real ones and jalapenos. Mayo, mustard. Bacon was...