What seems like a million years ago but was actually probably 20 years ago, a friend of mine had these killer parties where he would make a TON of food that the rest of us would devour. He had a few specialties, all of them spicy and one of them was this succulent salsa burger.Read More
It is nearly impossible to think of any food that is fresher than salsa. Salsa is a collection of the freshest ingredients around and I could eat it in about a zillion different ways and every day of my life. This Mango Jalapeno Salsa is a new favorite. I love the added spice from the jalapenos that so perfectly..Read More
In my Thanksgiving-food-making frenzy this week, I encountered a few surprises. One of them was the realization that I like cornbread! I didn’t know I liked cornbread. I love how easy it is to make (SO easy). I love the endless options there are for adding ingredients to it.Read More
My boys and I are back from spending a few days in sunny Florida. It was lovely. The weather and the experiences. Here we go, back to reality. This yummy Chicken Fajita Soup is long gone (booo) but another batch will be happening again in my kitchen very soon.Read More
This post is coming to you from Louisville, Kentucky! My little boys and I drove 740 miles in 11.5 hours yesterday. It sounds impossible, but we did not have even a single hiccup in our travels. I have some tired boys today, however. Thankfully our hosts are taking the BEST care of us.Read More
We typically do not do sit-down family dinners in the summer. We let the boys eat outside as much as possible and usually that means Dan and I fend for ourselves. I call it our warm-weather-loving summer no-schedule dinner schedule.Read More
I didn't know whether to laugh or cry reading through the kitchen incident comments from this post. Oh my goodness! Burning stomachs, flaming oven mitts, sliced fingers, dropped turkeys and toes that were hacked to pieces with an axe! I had to read through them a couple times to pick a winner because they were all so good!Read More
The clock has been ticking loudly in my aging ears. My 39th birthday is tomorrow, so I am preparing for my last full year of being 30-something. In addition to feeling like the middle ages are looming, this is also the end of the season of having more children. This realization has been unexpectedly sad for me!Read More
This recipe is very fitting this week, you know, containing scrambled eggs and all. Because my brain feels scrambled. I am struggling to even write this post tonight. I want bed. Badly. The only thing I want more than bed is one of these wraps, followed by bed. I am headed toward my comfy pillows shortly, friends.Read More
I've acquired my first sickness of the season and it has knocked me sideways. Despite feeling like I want to do nothing but crawl into my cozy clean-sheeted bed, I had a productive weekend at home. Sunday was one of the first weekend days in months that I spent at home with no plans to leave.Read More
It is always hard to write when I have a heavy heart. Boston's tragedy is weighing on me, as they all do. Airplanes, movie theaters, kindergarten classrooms and now marathons?! It is sad, sick, tragic and incomprehensible. Normally I would set my computer aside and try again in the morning.Read More
As is the case before any vacation, I have a million things to accomplish before bedtime tomorrow night. I'm wishing I had more of these stuffed peppers leftover so we wouldn't need to think of something to make for dinner tonight. We ate every morsel in less than 24 hours.Read More
Onto these pretzels and the totally gooey cheese dip that I made last night. They are almost gone because my boys have been munching on them non-stop since the moment they came out of the oven. "Another pretzel, Mom. A big one, please."Read More
I am writing this post from the south! We are celebrating my stepmother's 30th year in the ministry this weekend in North Carolina. Family members have gathered from all around the country to spend time together, and most importantly to let Paula know how loved and special she is.Read More
So here, as I imagine my comic strip, in my circus-like kitchen, with the performers doing acrobatics around me, I made this totally yummy stuffed chicken. I loved how easy it was to make because it turned out sooo good, you guys! And not "too" spicy (i.e., not too spicy to serve to guests).Read More
Don’t let grilling season go by without enjoying this excellently flavored chicken and salsa. You’ll love the underlying coconut flavor that peeks through. So many flavors that come perfectly together to give you a bite of happiness in this fabulous little meal.Read More
A veggie side with a kick! This is the bowl version of the street corn snack many people love. You’ll love the creaminess that is in each bite to help tame the jalapenos. While this can be made with less heat, the spiciness is great so be sure to warn people before they dig in!
I would put jalapenos into everything if I never shared food with others. I love a little extra zing in my food. Or a lot of extra zing, depending on what I am eating.
Is this the same as Mexican Street Corn?
This recipe came together as inspiration from traditional street corn but it is not the same. I enjoy this recipe and another benefit is that it is easier to prepare for a group of people this way.
How is Mexican street corn prepared?
Mexican street corn, or Elote, is prepared on a grill with corn on the cob. It is coasted with Mexican crema and sprinkled with a cotija cheese.
I brought this corn dish to Thanksgiving dinner this year, along with a non-spicy option. It went over well! Most people (kids excluded) at least tried it. A few people said they loved it and much preferred it over the non-spicy version. I absolutely adore this recipe. It is my favorite way to eat corn, aside from maybe sweet corn on the cob doused in butter and salt or Grilled Corn with Spicy Cilantro Lime Butter.
In a medium saucepan, combine:
One 32-oz. package frozen corn
One 8-oz. package cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon garlic salt
2 diced jalapeno peppers (or more, or less, depending on how spicy you and your guests like it)
Cook over medium heat until heated through, stirring constantly.
Be sure to warn people about the heat before they dig in!