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. Even my largest stock pot will hold a max of 8 ears. I recently learned a fabulous, foolproof way to prepare a dozen – or more! – ears of corn for a crowd. My new friend Jane Metzger introduced me to the method “cooler corn”. All you do is:

  1. Put shucked ears of corn in a cooler.
  2. Add enough boiling water to cover the corn.
  3. Close the lid and leave it for at least 30 minutes, up to 2 hours.

Presto! Perfectly cooked ears of corn for your party!

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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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