Roasted corn on the cob

We are still using our backyard grill, even though the temperatures are certainly changing in Michigan.  I can’t give up this easy and delicious way to make roasted corn on the cob. The secret to this method is using ice cubes.  Yes, ice cubes.  I have found that corn on the cob, which has been…

Summer stovetop shrimp boil

Over the years, I often serve this dish for summer suppers.  Everyone seems to love all the ingredients, which are very easy to prepare and serve.  This year, I added some turkey sausage, as many recipes feature some type of andouille sausage in their dishes. This recipe is a bit different from the one I…

Shrimp, corn and tomato soup

Soup can be a wonderful healthy summer dinner choice. This recipe comes together very quickly, within thirty minutes, and is perfect with a green salad. I found the original recipe in Real Simple magazine, August 2015, but I did make some changes based on personal preference. Here is a delicious soup that is perfect to…

Zucchini and Corn casserole

Are you searching for a new side dish that incorporates vegetables in a different way?  I think I found one from the Six Sisters.  If you are not familiar with them, there are just that, six sisters with busy lives and families.  Some of their recipes are just fantastic.  This one I happened to find…

Sauteed fresh corn and zucchini

A week ago, I wanted to serve fresh corn again for dinner since it has been so tasty this year.  My husband loves fresh corn season, and sometimes I don’t feel like corn on the cob. So, I found a recipe for a saute which was simply delicious. I used margarine instead of the butter…

cherry street market –a wonderful fall experience

Last Friday, we took a relaxing Fall drive Up North to Traverse City Michigan.  I certainly do love Northern Michigan and will never give up an opportunity to experience wonderful food, shopping, and of course the Lake.  The weather was lovely and the air was filled with the crisp cooler weather that has rolled into…

grilled summer vegetables with pasta

it is always fun to experiment in the kitchen.  i decided to do this last week when i prepared my own grilled vegetables and pasta dish.  i simply grilled corn and cherry tomatoes on a stove top grill and then roasted some asparagus in the oven after chopping into thirds. i removed the corn kernels…

fresh corn salsa

as the supermarket produce aisle fills with spring and even some early summer vegetable choices, i just had to try the first corn of the season..  although corn seems to improve as the season continues, i purchased four ears of corn and prepared them last week.  Brian and i had two of the cobs for a dinner,…

summer shrimp boil

every summer i make this dish at least once, as it reminds me of classical new england summer cooking.  the whole dinner is made in one pot and served on a large plate family style. a variety of seafood can be added to the recipe, such as clams, mussels, lobster, or even scallops.  we prefer…