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Corn on the Cob 5 Ways

Grilled corn on the cob is a staple side dish for every summertime barbecue. The classic grilled corn smothered in butter, salt and pepper is always a hit but kick up the flavor a notch with these five ways to dress up your corn on the cob.

Bacon Cheddar: Spread low fat mayonnaise on warm corn. Roll in grated cheddar cheese and chopped cooked bacon.

Mexican Style: Spread low fat mayonnaise on warm corn. Roll in crumbed cotija or feta cheese. Sprinkle with chile powder. Top with fresh lime juice if desired.

Garlic Old Bay Butter: Mix together 4 tablespoons butter, softened, 1 small garlic clove, pressed, and 1/4 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning. Spread on corn and sprinkle with additional Old Bay seasoning.

Italian Style: Spread pesto on corn and sprinkle with fresh Parmesan.

Buffalo Grilled Corn: Top corn with butter and Frank’s Red Hot sauce.

Strawberry Scones

Delicious flaky scones filled with fresh strawberries and topped with a creamy glaze.

What you’ll need:

For the scones:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 6 Tbsp salted butter, cubed
  • 10-12 small strawberries, diced
  • 3/4 cup half & half

For the glaze:

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup half & half
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 425 F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.  Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Cut in butter to flour with a pastry blender until mixture is small crumbs. Add strawberries and gently toss into mixture until strawberries are evenly coated. Fold in half & half until all mixture comes together. Flatten dough into a 1-inch think rectangle on a floured surface. Cut flattened dough into six squares. Cut each square into two triangles. Place cut scones onto baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake for 15-18 minutes until golden. Remove scones from baking sheet and place on cooling rack with sheet of parchment underneath.

In a small bowl mix together powdered sugar, vanilla and half & half until smooth. Consistency should be a perfect drizzle. Use whisk or spoon to drizzle glaze on scones. Enjoy!

5 Steps to Make the Perfect Salad

Cool, crisp and healthy salads are the perfect snack, starter or complete meal. When you get a salad right it is a colorful meal full of flavor, texture and nutrients. Follow these five steps to make every salad taste amazing!

  • Step 1: Choose a base- Decide what kind of salad you are going to make and then figure out the perfect leafy green. Remember the darker the green the greater it is in nutritional value.  Some great options: Romaine, arugula, butterhead lettuce, red leaf, green leaf, spinach, cress, cabbage, collard green, etc.
  • Step 2: Add produce- This is where you add color, texture and flavor to your salad. The more color you add to your salad the more variety of nutrients you get. Put at least two types of produce into your salad for a total of 2 cups produce. Some great produce options: bell peppers, brocolli, carrots, cucumber, green beans, radishes, corn, tomato, cauliflower, beets, onions, mushrooms, etc.
  • Step 3: Make it filling with protein- A salad turns into a meal when you add protein. Choose lean sources of protein to keep your salad good and healthy. Some great protein options: black beans, chicken, ham, turkey, eggs, salmon, lentils, kidney beans, tuna, garbanzo beans, edamame, tofu, peas, pork,etc.
  • Step 4: Boost with flavor- Make your salad spectacular with salad toppings that add crunch and flavor. You don’t need much to boost your salad. Some great flavor boosters: bacon bits, chia seeds, cranberries, olives, raisins, salsa, almonds, blue cheese, feta cheese,etc.
  • Step 5: Dress it up- No salad is complete with dressing. Pick a salad dressing that will compliment the flavors. You don’t want to drown out your salad–you don’t need more than 2 tablespoons of dressing.  Try out low calorie options or try a recipe to make your own.

Fruit Pizza

They say you can’t have it all, but they’re wrong when it comes to this Fruit Pizza.

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of ready-to-bake sugar cookies
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 kiwi, peeled, halved, and sliced
  • 1 cup strawberries, halved
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/2 cup honey

Directions:

Spray 12-inch pizza pan with non-stick spray. Press cookie dough evenly onto pan. Bake according to package.

Mix cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in a bowl until fluffy. Spread evenly over cooked and cooled cookie dough. Top with fruit and honey. Chill for 1 hour before serving.

Fruit Hacks

Fruits are absolutely delicious, but often tend to have some quirks that make eating them difficult. Here are a couple of hacks to make your fruit experience 10/10 every time.

Banana Ice Cream
Bananas are incredibly versatile- in fact, you can make healthy ice cream by blending the until smooth and freezing them.

Fresh Apple Slices
Keep apple slices from browning by soaking them in 2 tbs. of honey and 1 cup of water.

No Mess Pomegranates 
To easily remove the seeds from the pomegranates, cut the pom in half and place underwater in a bowl. From there, use your hands to easily remove the seeds. Strain, serve, and enjoy!

Hull Strawberries like a Champ
Making fresh strawberry jam? Hull the entire batch with a straw. Starting at the bottom, simply push the straw up the middle of the strawberry for the perfect hull every time.

Left over Fruit
Have a couple of mix-and-match berries left over from a fruit salad. Put them in an ice tray, fill with water, and freeze for a refreshing and infusing water.

 

 

Ice Cream Brownie Cupcakes

A rich chocolate brownie topped with ice cream and whipped cream. Try out this tasty recipe to cool down any summer day.

What you’ll need:

  • Brownie Mix
  • Red Button Vintage Creamery Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
  • Whipped Cream
  • Toppings: sprinkles, fudge, caramel, chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 F. Make brownies according to package. Grease 12 ct. two muffin tins and pour 2 TBSP of batter into each tin. Bake for 10 minutes. Let brownies cool completely. Once cooled scoop ice cream on top of each brownie until muffin tin is full. Cover with saran wrap and aluminum foil and place in freezer for a few hours or overnight. Remove each cupcake by running knife around edge of each tin. Top with whipped cream and any additional toppings you desire.

Perfect for any birthday, holiday or special occasion. ENJOY!

Healthy Banana Split

Try this healthy twist on the classic banana split.

 

Ingredients:

1 banana

2 scoops of your favorite yogurt

Optional toppings:

Raspberries

Blueberries

Almonds, cashews, or walnuts

 

Directions:

Slice your banana down the middle so that it looks like an open boat. Fill with yogurt. Top with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

Rolled Ice Cream

Make delicious rolled ice cream at home! It’s fun to make and fun to eat.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • pinch of salt
  • mix-ins & toppings

Whisk heavy cream, condensed milk and salt in medium bowl until combined. Pour mixture into large cookie sheet. Add in any mix-ins–fruit, sprinkles, chocolate chips, candy, etc. Stir mix-ins into the cream mixture. Place in freezer for 4 hours. Remove baking sheet from freezer. Use a frozen metal spatula to roll up the ice cream in rows along baking sheet. Place rolled up ice cream in bowl. Top with desired toppings. Enjoy!

Fried Ice Cream

Deep. Fried. Ice Cream.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream
  • 6 cups cornflakes, crushed
  • 2 tbs ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbs granulated sugar
  • Toppings:
  • Hot fudge
  • Whipped cream

Directions:

Scoop 4-inch scoop of ice cream onto plastic wrap. Wrap tightly and freeze for 3 hours. Repeat as many times as possible.

Mix cornflakes, cinnamon and sugar in a shallow bowl. Take ice cream scoops out of freezer individually, roll in cornflakes mixture, re-wrap in a new sheet of plastic wrap, and freeze for 1 hour.

Heat oil in deep fryer or large stock pot to 350 degrees. Remove ice cream from freezer one at a time and deep fry for 1 minute. Serve immediately and top with hot fudge and whipped cream.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

Cool down the summer with rich chocolate ice cream. No ice cream maker needed!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar or honey
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Blend all ingredients together in blender on high until smooth. If desired, stir in any additions. (Ex: peanut butter cups, chocolate chips, peanut butter chips) Place mixture in  freezer safe container. Freeze for 4 hours or overnight. Enjoy!