Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Summer Favorites: Corn on the Cob

You fight dandelions all weekend, and late Monday afternoon there they are, pert as all get out, in full and gorgeous bloom, pretty as can be, thriving as only dandelions can in the face of adversity. ~Hal Borland

I'm heading out on a mini vacation near Lake Huron, but wanted to share my latest article on Old Fashioned Living before we took off. Corn on the cob has always been one of my favorite summer vegetables. I've already looked up the address of the farmer's market near where we're staying so I can pick up some fresh corn to grill over a fire.

The article has tips on a basic method of boiling corn, and three methods of cooking corn on the grill plus a few recipes including:

Savory Grilled Corn on the Cob
Caesar Style Corn on the Cob
Savory Corn on the Cob

You'll find the article here:

I love these recipes, but I'll take my corn with butter and salt anytime and still be a happy camper:)


Sunday, July 22, 2012

Summer Entertaining: No Bake Desserts

Donning a glove for a backyard toss, or watching a ball game, or just reflecting upon our baseball days, we are players again, forever young. ~John Thorn

I wrote an article for OFL this week with recipes for no bake desserts, because we all know heating up the oven during these hot, humid days is expensive and only adds to the heat of summer.  With two teenagers, and a preteen at home, plus assorted friends dropping by, snacks and desserts go quickly at our house.  These recipes can be easily doubled, and they don't take long to whip up either, which is a big plus during the busy summer. The recipes include:

Citrus Ice Cream Pie
Chocolate Cherry Tarts
Chocolate and Fruit S'mores
Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars

Visit OFL for the full recipes and tips at: