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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

This Is Not A Cooking Blog...

It is more of an eating blog. I see new recipes, I tweak them to my liking and then my family eats and we decide if we like them. Here are a few recent recipes I have tried.

First off was the Squash and Corn Chowder. This recipe was delicious! The only change I made was running it through the food processor instead of a blender. I added a wee bit more salt. It turned out a little chunkier than the original version.  I will definitely make this again.

Summer Squash Corn Chowder

Summer Squash and Corn Chowder
Enjoy soup in the summertime by making this satisfying chowder with the season's produce. Topped with cheese and bacon makes this over the top good!

• Yield: 4 servings
• Prep and cook time: 40 Minutes

• 2 slices applewood-smoked bacon or regular bacon
• 3/4 cup sliced green onions, divided
• 1/4 cup chopped celery
• 1 pound yellow summer squash, chopped (or zucchini) chopped fine
• 1 pound frozen white and yellow baby corn kernels, thawed and divided or use fresh corn from about 2 ears of corn.
• 2 1/4 cups 2% milk, divided
• 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
• 1/8 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded cheddar cheese
1. Cook bacon in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving 2 teaspoons drippings in pan. Crumble bacon, and set aside. Add 1/2 cup onions, celery, and squash to drippings in pan; sauté 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
2. Reserve 1 cup corn; set aside. Place the remaining corn and 1 cup milk in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. Add remaining 1 1/4 cups milk, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper to blender; process just until combined. Add pureed mixture and reserved 1 cup corn to pan. Reduce heat to medium; cook 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated, stirring constantly. Stir in 1/8 teaspoon salt. Ladle about 1 1/2 cups soup into each of 4 bowls; top each serving with about 1 tablespoon bacon, 1 tablespoon remaining onions, and 1 tablespoon cheese.

Peach Sangria Display

Another recipe I tried was the Peach Sangria and this was also a winner. OK, I also made a slight change. I used red raspberries instead of strawberries, but equally as yummy. You really must let the fruit marinate in the wine for at least an hour to get the best flavor. It also doubled as a dessert because we grabbed spoons and ate the fruit out of the empty glasses! Bonus!

Peach Sangria
2 c. sliced fresh strawberries
2 c. sliced fresh peaches
1/2 an orange sliced
1/2 a lemon sliced
1 bottle of white wine {I used a white Lambrusco}
1/2 bottle of moscato {a dessert wine}
1 c. peach schnapps
2 c. ice cubes

Mix all ingredients together in a pitcher and let sit for at least one hour in the fridge. Only use fresh fruit, please, otherwise it will be a mushy mess. Enjoy!

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

This Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats recipe had some wonderful ingredients but mainly it was a way to use up a bunch of zucchini I had been given. My husband raved about this dish, all his favorites, cheese, sausage, cheese. Did I mention cheese?

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats - for recipe click here.

So there you have it a few of those recipes you've seen online or in print, now pre-approved for your dining table. Down the road I will be bringing you a few more. Until then have a Tasty Tuesday! 


  1. Thanks for giving me credit!! :) Again, I'm glad you and hubby enjoyed them!

  2. These all sound and look perfect for autumn; warm and tasty!

  3. It all looks delicious, I can almost smell it from here! I tend to relax with a glass of scotch rather than sangria, but that's probably because I'm from that part of the world originally!

  4. Lovely Jennifer B is the author of the excellent food blog called Mangiamo where I found the delicious Stuffed Zucchini recipe. Make sure you click on the link under the picture to go to her blog to get the recipe! Thank you Jennifer it was scrumptious!

  5. This all looks good but, I would love to try the Sangria the most! That looks awesome! Great recipes.

  6. These all look so delicious I'm gonna prepare the Squash and Corn Chowder for dinner for sure!

  7. Oh my goodness, now I'm STARVING! One of my favorite things about this post is that it's an "eating blog." That's my kind of blog. Happy seeing beautiful!


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