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No giant pot of boiling water required—take your corn outdoors and toss it on the grill. Corn cooked over the grill is perfect to eat as is, but if you’re feeling indulgent, top it with our Chile-Lime-Tequila Compound Butter or pesto recipe.
Most granola is a fancy twist on toasted oats—consider that when contemplating the exorbitant prices retailers charge for it. The thing is, granola is incredibly easy to make at home, and for a fraction of the cost. This recipe is a granola base to which you can add whatever dried fruit, nuts, or other tasty bits make you happy. Feel free to tweak this with other spices, a little less honey, more salt—it’s quite forgiving, and customizing your own blend is the fun of making your own. If you want to experiment even further, try using other rolled grains such as spelt or barley and wheat instead of oats.
Basic Roasted Beets
Naturally sweet, deeply earthy, and a beautiful shade of red, beets are pretty perfect. Simply roasting them concentrates their sugars and turns them tender, ready to toss in any sort of salad or to serve alongside other foods, and prepping them couldn't be easier.
Basic Caramelized Onions
Caramelized onions add a great sweet and savory note to all sorts of dishes, from dips and salads to omelets and pizzas, and they're a must for good French onion soup.The only difficult thing about making them is the wait, but you can't rush deep golden-brown perfection.
Summer Corn Chowder
Creamy and savory, this summer corn chowder is loaded with sweet kernels of corn, as well as chunks of smoky bacon and tender potato. Pureeing some of the corn helps intensify the soup's velvety texture (heavy cream and milk don't hurt, either).
Basic Vegetable Soup
This soup is an equally wonderful way to use up all the leftover veggie odds and ends in your fridge, or to celebrate the freshest produce in season by buying it specifically for the dish (and if you get a CSA box, it can serve both purposes). Whatever vegetables you use, this is an easy, nutritious, and delicious meal, and endlessly customizable. Fresh pesto makes a great, vibrant garnish, but you could also simply sprinkle on a bit of grated Parmesan and cracked black pepper.
An elevated version of the recipe we all know and love, Fresh Corn Spoonbread is almost just as it sounds – made with fresh ears of corn and served in single-serving ramekins with a spoon like you would corn pudding.