One of my favorite foods in summer is fresh corn. Here in Colorado, we have wonderful corn from the town of Olathe — sweet, juicy and tender. Over the years, I’ve accumulated or created numerous recipes that pay homage to this delicious food. Here are the best of the best, all of which have been prepared numerous times, not only me but also family and friends – all of whom agree they are easy, reliable, and full of fresh, sweet corn flavor!

Copper skillet filled with Corn and Prosciutto Salad

Corn and Prosciutto Salad

For this quick and easy side dish, cut corn off the cob and sauté it with onion and prosciutto (or bacon), then top it off with chopped fresh chives. So simple and fresh — and so scrumptious! Tip on removing corn kernels from the cob included!

blue bowl holding grilled corn and zucchini salad with tomatoes

Grilled Corn Salad Recipe with Zucchini and Tomato

Grilled Corn, Zucchini and Tomato Salad is a quick and easy, fresh side dish that’s perfect for summer! Grilling the corn and the zucchini brings out their natural sweetness and adds a bit of smoky flavor.


Mexican Black Bean, Tomato and Corn Salsa

Mexican Black Bean, Tomato and Corn Salsa is a wonderfully fresh and scrumptious mix of fresh flavors that can be served as a dip or in one-bite servings.

close up of two bowls filled with portions of Corn and Chicken Chowder

Corn and Chicken Chowder

Warm, creamy, thick and chunky, Corn and Chicken Chowder is the ultimate comfort food. My healthier version of this classic dish is still full of flavor, but has less calories, fat – and Weight Watchers’ points. Plus, it’s super easy to prepare with pantry ingredients.

cooked corn pudding in a glass dish, with a portion removed

Southern Corn Pudding

Moist, fluffy and soufflé-like, Southern Corn Pudding is perfection in every bite. Easy to prepare, too, with fresh, available ingredients – no canned corn or boxed cornbread mix. Plus, our Corn Pudding recipe dates back generations, so it’s definitely tried and true!

cooler filled with corn and hands pouring in water

Fresh corn for a crowd

There’s nothing like a fresh ear of corn during the summer. It’s the perfect complement to any BBQ, and everyone loves it, even kids! My go-to preparations for fresh corn are boiling, grilling or sautéing. However, I have never been able to serve fresh corn to a crowd – until I found this solution!

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Hi, I'm Lee.

I am inspired by my mother, Sally’s, love of cooking and entertaining to gather friends and family together over great meals and conversation. In fact, I held my first dinner party at the age of 16. Throughout the years, I’ve provided recipes, menu advice and cooking tips to friends seeking uncomplicated and delicious ideas for home entertaining.

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