Cheater Carnitas from Leftover Pork Tenderloin

Yesterday I had some leftover grilled pork tenderloin, which I’d slathered with Dijon mustard and black pepper before grilling, and went through several ideas of how to use it. I settled on making some cheater carnitas. I chopped up the pork tenderloin into small cubes and let the cooked meat sit in some lime juice, […]

Creamed Corn from Lost Recipes

I enjoy playing around with different herbs and spices, but sometimes the simplest seasonings let you really appreciate an ingredient, like this creamed corn from Lost Recipes (link to Amazon) by Marion Cunningham. Of course, you could go even simpler and just eat corn on the cob! (If you opt for that, I like to […]

Corn and Bean Salad Recipe

Here’s another great salad recipe from Raising the Salad Bar, which has become one of my favorite cookbooks.  This calls for black beans but the first time I made it I used pinto beans. The second time I made it I had black beans. Both times it was really good–just a more colorful contrast with […]

Grilled Corn on the Cob

The easiest way I’ve found to grill corn on the cob is to pull the husks back toward the stalk, then remove the silk, then fold the husks back up to cover the ears somewhat.  You don’t have to cover the corn back up all the way. Some charred corn tastes good. In fact, you […]

Corn Fritters and More…

A friend dropped off a few ears of corn tonight, as she’d bought it yesterday then not cooked it and was going out tonight. I made corn fritters with some of it and then just sautéed the rest in a bit of butter, salted it, then added some 1/2 and 1/2. This very rough recipe […]