Archive for July, 2017
7 Creative Ways to Make Better S’mores

7 Creative Ways to Make Better S'mores

We all love a good campfire s’more, but nothing says you can’t break from tradition and get a little creative with a summer classic. So we’ve come up with options, because you still crave the rich chocolate, marshmallow, and graham taste of the original, but you’re ready to give something new a try. If you’ve got a hankering for a s’more-like treat, we’ve found 7 ways to get your s’more on, only better. Look below for some incredibly tasty twists on s’mores that you need to try, pronto!

There’s no better way to toast a marshmallow than with a Good Cook Kabab Skewer. Sturdy and perfect for grilling and campfires, keep your kitchen well stocked with these foodie favorites.

1. Toasted Marshmallow Campfire Strawberries
Classic s’mores get a twist with this simple fruity skewer dessert. Everyone will love gathering around the campfire for a new tradition. Just two ingredients–strawberries and marshmallow fluff, and you’ll have oodles of these scrumptious Toasted Marshmallow Campfire Strawberries ready to enjoy in minutes. Use the Good Cook Skewers and you’ll be on your way to an amazing campfire dessert!

2. Grilled Peanut Butter Brownie S’mores
Gooey marshmallows, melty peanut butter cups, and salty pretzels sit atop moist and delicious brownies. All nestled in a cast iron skillet, this incredibly yummy Grilled Peanut Butter Brownie S’more dessert is placed on the grill just when sweet tooth cravings start to hit. Need a good skillet to get started? We’re crazy for the Good Cook Cast Iron Skillet.

3. Marshmallow Frosted S’mores Cupcakes
You’ll get a combination of two of the best desserts in one with these Marshmallow Frosted S’mores Cupcakes. Graham-cracker crusted chocolate cupcakes are topped with an irresistible toasted marshmallow icing. Perfect for summer potlucks! Use the Good Cook AirPerfect Nonstick 12 Cup Muffin Pan for perfect results.

4. Salted Caramel Cheesecake S’mores Dip
Save the classic grahams for your camping adventures, and whip up this crowd-friendly Salted Caramel Cheesecake S’mores Dip instead. S’mores. Cheesecake. Salted Caramel. This crazy-simple dessert is the combination of all your summertime dreams. The Good Cook Cast Iron Grill Pan makes easy work of this dessert wonder.


5. Overnight S’mores Lasagna
Chocolate pudding, marshmallow fluff, and cream cheese create pillows of sweetness among the softened graham crackers. Quick and simple to make, this Overnight S’mores Lasagna is perfect for crowds or large families. Pile this pillowy goodness into a Good Cook AirPerfect Nonstick Quarter-Sheet Cake Pan.

6. Espresso S’mores Pots de Crème
Imagine spooning into a soft and glorious mousse-like, pudding-like, pot of chocolate. Then imagine biting into a gooey, chocolaty s’more. You’ll get a taste of both from these indulgent Espresso S’mores Pots de Crème, and this shortcut version is out-of-this-world good. Mix up all the deliciousness in a Good Cook OvenFresh Stoneware Mixing Bowl and you won’t be disappointed!


7. Girl Scout Copycat S’mores
This delicious Girl Scout Copycat S’more recipe is likely to become a fast favorite! Never made your own marshmallows? It’s easier than you think, and we guarantee you’ll be blown away by the taste! To get you started, use a Good Cook 8 X 8 Square Cake Pan, grab your ingredients, and you’re ready to go!

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Renaissance Fair Chicken Skewers

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Bypass the parking and crowds at the Renaissance festival and make your own finger-licking good fair food at home. Inspired by the giant turkey legs lugged around by fairgoers, we took the best spices and seasoning from the fair recipe and tweaked it into tender, sweet, and spicy chicken skewers. A whole lot easier to manage and just as tasty, these skewers are great for the grill. Make this simple and delicious recipe any time you crave fair food but don’t want to leave the house.

Sturdy and just right for the job, Good Cook Kabob Skewers make threading food on skewers effortless. Give them a try, we know you’ll love them!

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Add some heat. Ramp up the heat with 1 Tablespoon of your favorite hot sauce like Tobasco, Frank’s Red Hot, or whatever’s in your pantry!
  • Dip it. Serve with a bowl of yogurt dipping sauce. Combine ¾ cup plain yogurt, 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice, I clove chopped garlic, and 2 Tablespoons finely chopped oregano. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Give salad a boost. Add grilled chicken skewers to a green salad and drizzle with garlic-oregano vinaigrette for a healthy way to do dinner.

Renaissance Fair Chicken Skewers

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Renaissance Fair Chicken Skewers

Preparation 10 m Inactive Time 1 h Cook Time 15 m Serves 6 Skewers     adjust servings

Inspired by the giant turkey legs at summertime Renaissance Festivals and State Fairs, these tasty chicken skewers are tender, sweet and spicy. A great combination for the grill!

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, sliced into very thin strips
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons oregano powder
  • 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)

Instructions

Place chicken strips, oregano, paprika, salt, pepper, honey and vinegar in a reusable food storage container. Mix well. Cover and marinate 1 hour to overnight.

Thread meat onto skewers. Grill or bake skewers until chicken is cooked through. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

 

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Campfire Strawberries


You’ve already tried S’mores. Now add a tasty twist to your camping dessert! With this simple idea for marshmallow toasted strawberries, everyone will love gathering around the campfire for a new tradition. Just two ingredients–strawberries and marshmallow fluff, and you’ll have oodles of these scrumptious skewers ready to enjoy in minutes.

Because marshmallow fluff toasts so quickly, the berries stay fresh and bright, while toasting. The end result is like a big bite of strawberries and cream…made on a GoodCook Marshmallow skewer.

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Bananas Foster Skewers. Skewer bananas, dip in marshmallow fluff. Toast and serve with caramel for dipping. Yum!
  • Very Berry Skewers. Skewer strawberries, blackberries and large raspberries for a simple twist.
  • Chocolate Berry Skewers. Hull a strawberry with the GoodCook Strawberry Huller. Skewer and dip in hot fudge before dipping in marshmallow fluff. Toast and enjoy!

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Bake like a pro. Need to stock your kitchen with essentials like wooden bamboo skewers and other camping favorites? You can find these tools and more in our Amazon Store. Click here now to shop and ship directly to your front door.

Campfire Skewers | A deliciously simple twist on smores. Toast strawberries over the fire with marshmallow fluff.

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Campfire Skewers | A deliciously simple twist on smores. Toast strawberries over the fire with marshmallow fluff.

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Campfire Strawberries

Preparation 10 m Cook Time 10 m Serves 6     adjust servings

Classic s'mores get a twist with this simple fruity skewer dessert.

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 oz) container marshmallow fluff
  • 12 large strawberries

Instructions

Skewer strawberries with an extra-long GoodCook Marshmallow Skewer. Toast over a campfire or gas stove. Enjoy!

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7 Frosty Ways to Enjoy Watermelon

7 Frosty Ways to Enjoy Watermelon

Sun-drenched, parched, and tuckered out, a long day at the beach can leave you craving a cool and tasty treat. What better way to refresh than with watermelon that’s been chilled, whipped, and blended into a delightful and fruity concoction. It’s the perfect pick-me-up for exhausted parents, tired littles, and anyone in between. We’ve found 7 frosty ways to enjoy watermelon that are guaranteed to refresh and rejuvenate after a hot day in the sun.

1. Watermelon Jalapeno Margarita

A little bit spicy and a whole lot sweet! These refreshing Watermelon Margaritas get a little heat from fresh jalapeno. Freezing the watermelon gives you a truly frosty cocktail. For a kid-friendly version, swap out the tequila and triple-sec with equal parts coconut water. Perfect watermelon spheres are possible with the Good Cook Touch Double Melon Baller.

2. Watermelon Lemonade

 

Give your lemonade the frosty treatment with frozen lemonade concentrate. You may never go back to the classic after a sip of this tasty Watermelon Lemonade! Give your watermelon a good, clean carve with the Good Cook Watermelon Knife.

3. 3-Ingredient Watermelon Slush

 

This easy peasy Watermelon Slush comes together in minutes, yet keeps you cool for hours. Give it a generous infusion of lime for a beachy vibe, and don’t forget to grab your Good Cook Citrus Squeezer to get out every last drop of juice from your lime.

4. Vegan Watermelon Frosty

 

Frozen watermelon, banana and lime blend up into this slurpy and delicious Vegan Watermelon Frosty. Perfect after a hot day soaking in the sun! Serve with a lime garnish, and use the Good Cook Nonstick Paring Knife to make this an easy task.

5. 5-Minute Watermelon Strawberry Sorbet

 

Ready in minutes, this Watermelon Strawberry Sorbet is the perfect treat on a hot summer day! The best part? There’s no added sugar, and it’s packed with vitamins – you bet you can feel good about that. We couldn’t love the Good Cook Watermelon Knife more for slicing and dicing!

6. 2-Ingredient Watermelon Sherbet

 

Perk up your clan after a day in the sun with this cooling Watermelon Sherbet. With just 2 ingredients, this easy-to-make treat tastes like summer in a bowl. For cutting and slicing watermelon the easy way, we’re loving the Good Cook Watermelon Knife.

7. Watermelon Popsicles

 

Popsicles make anything better! It doesn’t take long to get this Watermelon Popsicle recipe ready for freezing. Prep the night before so that post-pool popsicles will be at your ready when snackers get hungry. Slice and dice with the Good Cook Watermelon Knife.

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Homemade Cheesy Corn Dogs

Homemade Cheesy Corn Dogs | corndogs, state fair food, fried food, fried cheese, cheese on a stick, cheesy dogs, cheese dogs, summer favorites, hot dog on a stick

We’re celebrating State Fair favorites on a stick this month. And what could be tastier than making your own corn dogs? Hand battered and fried until golden, our version doesn’t just give you the classic corn dog. We’ve actually upgraded it with cubes of cheddar cheese, which melt as they cook. The end result is an absolutely delicious honey-kissed homemade corndog. A recipe you’ve gotta try at your next party. Grab a pack of GoodCook Bamboo Skewers and get your corn dog on. Here’s how…

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Brats Instead of Dogs. For an extra hearty version, swap in slices of brats.
  • Get Cheesy. Use any kind of cheese for added flavor. American or White Cheddar make for great options.
  • Make ‘Em Mini. Thread together mini hot dogs and small slices of cheese on a toothpick for an appetizer-sized corn dog bite.

Homemade Cheesy Corn Dogs | corndogs, state fair food, fried food, fried cheese, cheese on a stick, cheesy dogs, cheese dogs, summer favorites, hot dog on a stick

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Homemade Cheesy Corn Dogs

Preparation 10 m Cook Time 10 m Serves 4     adjust servings


Ingredients

  • 4 cups coconut oil or vegetable oil (for frying)
  • 4 beef hot dogs
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder

Instructions

Heat oil to medium-high in a large, deep pot, skillet or fryer.

Thread hot dogs and cheese cubes onto bamboo skewers.

In a large bowl, stir together cornmeal, flour, milk, honey, salt and baking powder. Dip corndogs into batter or use a spoon to coat hot dogs with batter. Fry until golden brown. Serve immediately with ketchup and mustard. Enjoy!


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7 Brilliant Ways to Cook With Coca-Cola™

7 Brilliant Ways to Cook With Coca-Cola™

Can you keep a secret? We’ve got a special ingredient to add to your culinary bag of tricks – Coca-Cola™. Yes, a simple can of cola can transform your food from bland to moist, tasty and mouthwateringly delicious.  Give your food the sweet, fizzy treatment that’ll have your friends and family wondering what makes your food so dang good. Check out the 7 brilliant ways to cook with cola below and give them all a try. A few glugs of this carbonated wonder is all you need for the tastiest food around!

1. 5-Ingredient Spicy Pulled Pork

Family dinner doesn’t have to be complicated. This 5-Ingredient Spicy Pulled Pork is slow cooked, then heaped on fluffy buns. A can of cola gives the pork a moist, fall-off-the-fork texture and amazing taste that’ll have everyone coming back for seconds. Spoon pork on buns with the Good Cook Touch Ladle.

2. 2-Ingredient Slow Cooker Texas Poke Cake

Want a quick, simple, lip-smacking dessert? This 2-Ingredient Slow Cooker Texas Poke Cake, made with cake mix and Coca-Cola™, is absolute perfection in a bowl. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream for a lava-cake style texture, or let it cool and set up for slicing. Give it a good mix with the Good Cook Classic White Melamine Solid Spoon.

3. Chicken Wings

Can you guess what makes the sauce on these Chicken Wings so good? Yup, it’s Coca-Cola™! The spicy sweet sauce on these Coca-Cola™ Chicken Wings is positively addictive! Use the Good Cook 2-Quart Stainless Steel Saucepan for heating up your secret sauce.

4. Crock Pot Cola Ham

Coke imparts a subtle sweetness to this incredibly tender Crock Pot Cola Ham. Serve it for Sunday dinner or to feed a crowd. Use the Good Cook Touch 8″ Carbon Steel Chef’s Knife for easy carving.

5. Coca-Cola™ Brisket

If you’re looking for the best oven-cooked brisket around, then look no further. This Coca-Cola™ Brisket is sweet and tender, and falls apart when ready to eat.  For expert carving, use the Good Cook Touch 8″ Carbon Steel Chef’s Knife.

6. Coca-Cola™ Sheet Cake

Want a super-chocolatey way to feed a crowd? We’re loving this Coca-Cola™ Sheet Cake for satisfying our sweet tooth in the simplest of ways. Bake up your sheet cake in a Good Cook AirPerfect Nonstick Quarter-Sheet Cake Pan – it’s just what you need for even baking and quick clean-up.

7. Cola Chicken

Out with the plain chicken. This flavorful bird has a cola and ketchup sauce that not only tastes great, this Cola Chicken is Weight Watchers approved. Get this all cooked up in a Good Cook 11″ Platinum Saute Pan.

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7 Farmer’s Market Inspired Recipes

7 Farmer's Market Inspired Recipes

It’s farmer’s market time, and the freshest flavors of summer are now on display. Colorful veggies, vibrant fruit, and fragrant herbs are piled high on vendor tables, waiting for you to stuff your tote full of beautiful garden-fresh bounty. A favorite weekend outing, the farmer’s market is a refreshing break from big box grocery stores, promising local harvest at peak ripeness. We’ve found 7 farmer’s market inspired recipes that’ll put your garden haul to good use –perfect for vegging out your recipes in the most delicious of ways!

  1. 1. Mediterranean Couscous Salad

Give lunch a healthy spin. This savory Mediterranean Spinach and CousCous Salad is packed with garden tomatoes, fresh spinach, crisp cucumbers drizzled with a to-die-for basil vinaigrette. The Good Cook 3-Piece High Carbon Steel Knife Set is perfect for everything from slicing through juicy tomatoes to chiffonading fresh basil.

2. Thai Ribbon Chopped Salad

This refreshing take on traditional coleslaw is the perfect accompaniment to grilled meat, burgers and hotdogs, or a lightened-up lunch. Packed with healthy goodies like rainbow carrots, red peppers, and fresh herbs, this Thai Ribbon Chopped Salad has tasty Thai flavor in every bite. The Good Cook Mandolin Grater Set saves you time on veggie prep, and makes quick work of this recipe.

3. Baked Street Fajita Nachos

Feed your face with the most brilliantly fresh ingredients in the most delicious of ways. These Baked Street Fajita Nachos are loaded with farm fresh veggies, but you’ll also get a tasty dose of gooey cheese, ground beef, and refreshing sour cream! The Good Cook 3-Piece High Carbon Steel Knife Set is perfect for slicing and dicing all your fresh veggies.

4. Zoodles with Grilled Rosemary Honey Chicken

There’s always an abundance of zucchini in the garden, and zoodles are the perfect way to use them up. This easy meal of Zoodles with Grilled Rosemary Honey Chicken is a tasty way to showcase the fresh flavors of summer. The PROfreshional Herb Mincer chops basil and other fresh herbs lickety split, and this recipe is the perfect time to give it a spin.

5. Mexican Street Cart Taco Ramen Bowl

There’s a whole lot to love about this Mexican Street Cart Taco Ramen Bowl. It’s heaped with farm fresh veggies, tossed with your favorite ramen, and coated in Mexican taco spices. Head to your local farmer’s market for ingredients and use the Good Cook 3-Piece High Carbon Steel Knife Set for all your chopping and dicing.

6. “Everything” Summer Pasta Salad

A rainbow of ripe fruits, fresh heirloom tomatoes and all the best flavors of summer get tossed into this Everything Summer Pasta Salad. Topped with creamy burrata cheese and lightly sweet white balsamic vinaigrette, this healthy and delicious salad is a summer favorite. We’re loving the Good Cook Serrated Paring knife for slicing through fresh fruit and for other small tasks.

7. Grilled Vegetable Platter

Let’s not forget to showcase the humble vegetable. This Grilled Vegetable Platter is a stunning way to serve your favorite farmer’s market finds. Tackle all your veggie cutting with the Good Cook Touch 8″ Carbon Steel Chef’s Knife.

BONUS! Farmer’s Market Crudites with Sweet Potato Hummus and Beet Baba Ganoush

With so many deliciously fresh recipes, here’s one more. Clean eating is easy with this colorful, crunchy, no-guilt, no-sugar veggie platter. Dip your Farmer’s Market Stash in Sweet Potato Hummus and Beet Baba Ganoush, and consider yourself a healthier being.  We love to cut all these colorful veggies with the Good Cook Touch 8″ Carbon Steel Chef’s Knife.

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7 Creative Ways to Use a Vegetable Peeler

7 Creative Ways to Use a Veggie Peeler

You know that humble vegetable peeler you’ve been using for years, dutifully shaving the outer layer off potatoes, carrots, and winter squash? It’s actually quite a handy little kitchen tool, ready to tackle kitchen tasks you would’ve never dreamed of. We’re seriously stunned, and hope you will be too. We’ve rounded up 7 creative ways to use a vegetable peeler, and we’re pretty sure you’ll never look at a vegetable peeler the same way again. Ready, set, peel away!

We’re loving the Good Cook Touch Swivel Peeler – with its non-slip handle, smooth swivel action, and sharp stainless steel blade, this one’s a keeper!

1. Create Curly Ribbons

It’s all about the garnish on this Strawberry Rhubarb Pitcher Cocktail. Get your vegetable peeler out to produce curly ribbons of farm fresh rhubarb. The drink’s pretty tasty too, but this garnish promises to get your drink noticed!

2. Remove Seeds from Spicy Peppers

Remove the spicy seeds in jalapeño and serrano chili by slicing off the top, then running a vegetable peeler around the middle. So easy, and you’ll keep the spiciest parts away from sensitive mouths. Give it a try on this Mini Jalapeno Popper Pretzel Pizza recipe, which uses store-bought dough to get your poppers on the table quick!

3. Hull Strawberries

Hull your strawberries with the pointy end of a vegetable peeler. It totally works, and you won’t waste precious fruit that would normally be cut off with a regular knife. Use your peeler to hull strawberries for this Grilled Watermelon Pizza, a perfect dessert on a hot summer night.

4. Create a Cute Centerpiece

Peel and carve watermelon rind with a vegetable peeler – perfect for a stunning edible centerpiece. We have our heart set on this Watermelon Baby Goat to delight at birthday parties and baby showers.

5. Shave Parmesan Gourmet Style

Use your vegetable peeler for parmesan cheese shavings, which instantly add a gourmet touch to your meal. We love a big, warm bowl of this Chicken Shiitake Couscous Risotto, topped with shaved parmesan and fried sage. Gourmet comfort food the healthy way.

6. DIY Chocolate Shavings

Need chocolate shavings? Your vegetable peeler to the rescue! These easy-to-assemble Sugar Cookie Truffle Cups easily come together with sugar cookie mix, and are topped with creamy filling and indulgent chocolate shavings. A handy way to serve dessert.

7. Shave Thin Onion Slices

Use your vegetable peeler to shave thin slices of onion. It makes quick work of this unpleasant task. When we’re talking about a Creamy Italian Sub Salad, a few minutes of prep is totally worth it!

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Mini Muffin Corndog Bites

Mini Muffin Corndog Bites | snack, lunch kids, muffin tin hacks, mini muffin tin ideas, recipe, afterschool, parties, kids, state fair

Our version of the corndog comes in mini muffin form, perfect for picnicking and grabbing on the go. Simple and easy to make, these mini muffins are a convenient, handy way to snack. Starting with a boxed corn muffin mix, we fold in eggs, milk, and corn fresh off the cob. Topped with a hot dog coin, these muffins have sweet, salty, and smoky in every delightful bite.

Dip in ketchup, smear with mustard, or add your favorite BBQ sauce on the side. We love how easy it is to pop these little muffins in your mouth, and guarantee they’ll disappear in minutes. Do your party a favor and bake up a batch (or two)!

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Casserole it. Double the recipe and spread batter in a baking dish, dot with hot dog pieces, and enjoy as a casserole.
  • Go Breakfast. Swap out the hot dogs for breakfast sausage. Prepare as directed and serve for breakfast.
  • Add heat. Mix 1-2 Tablespoons chopped jalapeno into the corn muffin mix for some serious spice.

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Mini Muffin Corndog Bites

Preparation 10 m Cook Time 15 m Serves 6     adjust servings


Ingredients

  • 2 (8.5 oz) boxes corn muffin mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 cob corn
  • 4 hot dogs, each cut into 6 pieces

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400°F.  Spray a GoodCook 24-count AirPerfect Mini Muffin Pan with nonstick baking spray.
In a medium bowl, mix together muffin mix, eggs and milk. With a GoodCook Corn Stripper, remove the kernels of corn from the cob, stir into the muffin mix.

Spoon batter into muffin tin. Press a hot dog into the center. Bake 13-16 minutes, or until the center is set and edges of muffins turn a light golden brown. Remove and cool before serving.

To serve: dip in ketchup, mustard or BBQ sauce, if desired.

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7 Totally Brilliant Ways to Enjoy Fresh Corn on the Cob

7 Totally Brilliant Ways to Enjoy Fresh Corn on the Cob

Summer’s ready with a bumper crop of golden, sweet corn. We recommend a daily dose before corn season ends, because you can’t get enough of fresh corn on the cob. Give your taste buds the freshest flavors of summer with the recipes below – 7 totally brilliant ways to enjoy fresh corn. From scrumptious salads to loaded corn-on-the-cob, you’ll love these amazing summer eats!

Any way you cook it, we’ve got just what you need to stuff your face silly with sweet corn. Use the Good Cook Classic Corn Picks for corn on the cob, the best way to grab your corn for easy eating. And for getting corn off the husk? Use the Good Cook Profreshionals Corn Stripper – it works like magic! Need to grill your corn the easy way? Try the Good Cook Barbecue Corn Grilling Basket.

  1. Grilled Corn with Herbed Parmesan Butter

 

Warning: this is no ordinary ear of corn. It’s grilled to perfection, then slathered in the best herbed parmesan butter you can ever imagine. You’ll want to make this Grilled Corn with Herbed Parmesan Butter pronto! Use the Good Cook Barbecue Corn Grilling Basket to grill your corn ears with confidence!

Grilled Chicken, Blueberry and Corn Salad

2. Grilled Chicken Corn and Blueberry Salad

 

Full of all the freshest Farmer’s Market flavors, this Grilled Chicken Corn and Blueberry Salad is hearty enough to make as a proper dinner, but light enough to be enjoyed on a hot summer evening. Simple and easy to throw together, you’ll have this summer recipe on repeat! The Good Cook Profreshionals Corn Stripper is an easy way to get your kernels off the husk.

3. Mexican Street Corn Salad

 

Topped with fresh cilantro, crumbled queso fresco cheese, and a sprinkling of chili powder, this Mexican Street Corn Salad will quickly become a summer favorite. Give fresh corn an addictive zing with this tasty recipe! Use the Good Cook Barbecue Corn Grilling Basket to get your corn grilled up lickety split!

4. Slow Cooker Mexican Corn on the Cob

 

Don’t stash your slow cooker in the summer – it’s a great way to cook up fresh corn. This delicious Mexican Corn on the Cob is seasoned and cooked simply in the slow cooker, then garnished with crumbled cheese and herbs for a yummy summer side. Serve with Good Cook Classic Corn Picks for easy eating.

5. Sweet Corn Zucchini Pie

 

Perfect for using up your garden bounty, this Sweet Corn Zucchini Pie is a quintessential summer dish. Sweet corn, mushrooms, and zucchini are baked into a cheesy crustless pie for an amazing weeknight meal. Use the Good Cook Profreshionals Corn Stripper to get your corn off the cob in record time.

6. Summer Corn Chowder

 

Yes, we do soup in the summer. It’s gotta be special, and this Summer Corn Chowder sings with the sweet taste of fresh corn. Use the Good Cook Profreshionals Corn Stripper for quick and easy prep.

7. Grilled Chicken and Corn Salad with Avocado and Parmesan

 

Summer’s all about eating light, fresh food, and this Grilled Chicken and Corn Salad is the perfect light weeknight meal. Loaded with healthy goodies like ripe avocado, garden fresh lettuce, sweet corn and cherry tomatoes, this dish is ready to amaze. We love the Good Cook Profreshionals Corn Stripper for making quick work with corn prep.

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Grilled Corn with Herbed Parmesan Butter

Grilled Corn and Herbed Parmesan Butter | Side dish, potluck, corn on the cob recipe idea, herb butter, dill, cilantro

A summer favorite, fresh corn is brimming from barrels at roadside stands and local farmer’s markets. This season we’ve taken our bounty, fired up the grill, and charred each golden stalk to smoky perfection. We didn’t stop there, though. With a few sprigs of fresh herbs, some salty parmesan, and softened butter, we mixed up a bit of culinary magic. A big schmear of this incredible compound butter on your grilled corn is out-of-this-world good. We dare you to try it!

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Cilantro Lime. Use cilantro as your herb of choice, add in zest from 1 lime, plus 1 teaspoon lime juice, and swap out parmesan for Queso fresco.
  • Bacon Chive. Use fresh chives for your herb and add in 2 strips of cooked and crumbled bacon.
  • Sriracha. Kick it up a notch with 2 Tablespoons Sriracha. Use chopped chives or green onions, and omit the parmesan.

Grilled Corn and Herbed Parmesan Butter | Side dish, potluck, corn on the cob recipe idea, herb butter, dill, cilantro

Get the Tools

Bake like a pro. Need to stock your kitchen with essentials like the PROfreshionals Herb Mincer, the Good Cook Barbeque Corn Grilling Basket with Handle, and the Good Cook Classic Corn Picks? You can find these tools and more in our Amazon Store. Click here now to shop and ship directly to your front door.

Grilled Corn and Herbed Parmesan Butter | Side dish, potluck, corn on the cob recipe idea, herb butter, dill, cilantro

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Grilled Corn with Herbed Parmesan Butter

Preparation 5 m Cook Time 10 m Serves 4     adjust servings

 

Ingredients

  • 4 cobs corn
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh herbs (dill, basil, cilantro and/or parsley)
  • 1/2 cup Challenge Butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese
  • Pinch salt
  • Fresh ground pepper

Instructions

Hull and clean corn. Brush with olive oil. Place in a Good Cook Barbecue Corn Grilling Basket with Handle. Grill over a hot grill until tender and slightly charred.

With a GoodCook Herb Mincer, mince herbs until finely chopped. Place into a medium mixing bowl with Challenge Butter, cheese, salt and pepper. Mix until well combined.

Slather butter atop cooked corn. If desired, garnish with an additional sprinkling of parmesan. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

 

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Grilled Chicken, Corn and Blueberry Summer Salad

Grilled Chicken, Blueberry and Corn Salad | potluck recipe, picnic salad, salad,

Looking for a great way to serve up grilled chicken? Try tossing it in this tasty, summer salad. Full of all the freshest Farmer’s Market flavors, this simple dish is hearty enough to make a proper dinner, but light enough to be enjoyed on a hot summer evening. Keep the oven off tonight and give this quick salad a try!

To prep the grilled chicken, we prefer to simple salt and pepper before tossing on a hot grill. When grilling the corn, brush lightly with olive oil to ensure a nice grilled charring. A light sprinkling of sea salt will bring out the natural flavors of sweet corn, as well.

Check out how easy it is to make this stunning salad:

Fun Flavor Twists

Enjoy this recipe as written below. Or try these easy upgrades:

  • Rainbow Fruit Salad. Add even more fruit! This salad tastes delicious with strawberries, mango, pineapple, kiwi and blackberries, too. Or try them all together!
  • Make It with Steak. Instead of chicken, top with grilled steak strips. Swap out the blueberries for cherry tomatoes or diced red peppers.
  • Try it With Salmon. Top with grilled salmon. Add a 1/2″ piece of fresh ginger to the vinaigrette for added flavor kick.

Grilled Chicken, Blueberry and Corn Salad

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Grilled Chicken, Blueberry and Corn Salad

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Grilled Chicken, Blueberry and Corn Summer Salad

Preparation 20 m Cook Time Serves 6     adjust servings


Ingredients

  • 3 limes, juiced and zested
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 3 Tbsp light olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup loosely packed cilantro (optional)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 6 cups mixed greens
  • 1 grilled chicken breasts, sliced
  • 1 pint blueberries
  • 4 oz feta cheese
  • 2 cobs grilled corn, kernels cut from cob

Instructions

For the Dressing: In a blender or mini food processor, combine lime juice and zest, honey, olive oil, garlic and cilantro. Blend until puree'd. Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

For the Salad: Fill a large bowl with mixed greens. Top with chicken, feta, blueberries and corn. Drizzle with dressing and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Prep Tip: Grill chicken and corn up to 1 day in advance, if desired. 

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