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Creamed Corn

Creamed Corn

It’s that time of year again…. CORN SEASON! They are on sale at the grocery store this week for 19 cents each. For me, that means 8 ears of corn for less than $2! And are they ever good right now. They are so sweet and tender, you can eat them as is. Raw, without even cooking it, they taste like heaven! Needless to say, I have been back at the store three times already. We’ve … Read entire article »

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Corn Fritters/Pancakes

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Corn Bread Casserole with Jalapenos

To accompany the Turkey Chili, I made this corn bread casserole which was based on our earlier version but this time we added jalapenos and cheese. … Read entire article »

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Spicy Sitaw

These are the green beans (sitaw) from our garden. These are the yardlong, asparagus, snake beans variety but you can also use regular string beans for this recipe. There was a handful of them left after Jade used some for a stirfry dish so I decided to cook them up when I fried up the okra on the previous post. I had some leftover salsa so I decided to make a sofrito and cook it in that. What’s Sofrito? Sofrito simply means a sauce that is cooked down. It is a common cooking method in Latin America and also in the Philippines. Sofrito is basically onions, garlic and tomatoes that is chopped and then cooked down. You can find more detailed descriptions in Wikipedia’s definition of Sofrito. The sauce I made previously … Read entire article »

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LaPiS – FRIED Okra

This week’s theme for Lasang Pinoy Sunday is FRIED and it just so happened that I was frying up some fried chicken last week and decided to fry up some okra from the garden too. I usually make a stew with okra but then I end up eating it by myself. When I fry it up like this though, everyone diggs in and dips it into their favorite sauce. Click below for the recipe… … Read entire article »

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Candied Sweet Potatoes

I actually cooked this sometime last fall when we havested sweet potatoes from our garden. I just realized, while sorting through my photobucket pics that I never posted it on this blog. I also suddenly got a yearning for some sweet potatoes, which unfortunately, we didn’t get to plant this year. I guess I’ll be going to the farmer’s market soon to get some. The recipe is very easy. It gets so I don’t really measure anything out anymore, I just eyeball and guestimate Saves me from washing up measuring cups and spoons. LOL! I also inherited this recipe from my mother-in-law, Momma Dot, and she never measured anything either. This is the basic recipe. Adjust according to how much sweet potatoes you’re planning to cook. If you’re wondering … Read entire article »

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Southern Corn Pudding

I’m not really happy about how this turned out, but it could have something to do with the quality of the fresh corn rather than the recipe. It just didn’t seem to be as sweet and flavorful as the last batch of Creamed Corn we made. I do like the texture of it though and will probably make this again as the rest of the family seemed to like it. This recipe is from The Fannie Farmer Cookbook by Marion Cunningham. INGREDIENTS: 2 cups fresh grated or chopped corn kernels 2 eggs, slightly beaten 2 tablespoons butter, melted 2 cups hot milk ½ teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Preheat the oven to 350º F. Generously butter a 1½ quart casserole. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Pour into the casserole and place in a pan of … Read entire article »

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I just found out about a new food blogging event called Recipes to Rival which is similar to Daring Bakers but for savory dishes instead of sweet. Recipes to Rival was founded by Lori of Lipsmacking Goodness and Temperance of High on the Hog. Sign up and visit the Recipes to Rival forum where the monthly challenges are announced, where you can get help making the recipes or just interact with other people who love cooking as much as you do. June’s challenge was for Confit Byaldi which is supposed to be the recipe used in the movie Ratatouille, which the girls and I just love. This was such a photogenic dish because of all the colors from the vegetables. This dish is our new favorite and with the zucchini and … Read entire article »

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