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Simply Salads by cookbookinabox

cookbookinabox trip to the Farmer's Market

cookbookinabox trip to the Farmer’s Market

Simply Salads of fresh vegetables and fruit combined can be the center of lunch or part of an elaborate dinner.  Fresh vegetables and fruit can show up in the whole meal or menu.  Check out the menu below.

A trip to the local farmer’s market makes a bountiful supply of fresh vegetables and fruit for gourmet and ordinary cooking.  Road side stands, city markets, farmer’s markets, co-operative groceries and big name grocery stores are teeming with produce. Check out your community to find the foods for healthy eating.

Which recipe would you like to make?  Look for the heading “Recent Recipes” in the right column for these dishes listed below. Or use the category search.

       Select a recipe from each of the following list of foods to plan a menu for dinner.

Appetizer:  Celery and carrot sticks, pineapple chunks and strawberries

    Bread:  Sweet Potato & Cranberry Nut Bread or Sweet Wheat Bread

       Soup:  Summer Vegetable Soup or Corn and Mushroom Chowder

           Salad:  Cabbage Apple Slaw  or Vegetable Fusilli Salad

               Entree:  Asparagus Tart or Collard Greens, Corn and Tortilla Strata

                   Vegetable:  Braised Carrots & Fennel,   Savory Baked Corn

                        Dessert:  Chocolate Cake or Apple Cobbler

                            Snack:  Molasses Cookies or Grand Canyon Hermit Cookies

How about quick and easy salads?

                                 Simply Salads by cookbookinabox®

Tomato avacado simple salad_0953Tomato, avocado and large pitted black olives are sprinkled with lime juice. To add more color serve it on a bed of romaine lettuce or spinach.  Need more veggies, try chopping scallions on top. Serve with your favorite salad dressing. Asparagus Tart and this simple salad would make a good luncheon or brunch meal.

Pear orange simple salad _3797Red Bartlett pear and a naval orange are diced with chopped red onion, feta cheese and chopped walnuts on top.  Anjou or Bosc pears, pecans or even add dried cranberries or cherries for another quick simple salad.  Use a sweet vinaigrette dressing. The Microwaved Steamed Salmon with Bok Choy is an easy entree to serve with Simply Salads by cookbookinabox.

Orange almond simple salad_3727Salad or dessert, a little of each,  a layered fruit salad of green grapes halves, pineapple chunks, diced navel oranges and sprinkling of toast almonds and coconut flakes on top.  The juice provide its own dressing.  This simple salad would be a sweet ending to the Corn and Mushroom Chowder.

As cooks, we sometimes get so caught up trying to give the best tasting gourmet dinner and an stunning  eye-appealing  presentation we get overwhelmed and frazzled.  Try some of the suggested Simply Salads by cookbookinabox® with any of the Recent Recipes listed on the side.

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Savory Baked Sweet Corn Recipe

Netta Belle’s Choice Savory Baked Sweet Corn

Julia Ann - Summertime Corn

Slected fresh corn from a local farmer’s market. The husks will be removed to prepare the ears of corn for parboiling.

Indiana sweet corn is at its peak; the yellow and/or white kernels are full and crisp with sweet milky juice. Corn on the cob, or roasting ears are the summertime treat, to be eaten and preserved by canning or freezing. Corn is a versatile vegetable used in soups, salads, side dishes, cornbreads, and entrees.  There are multiple uses of corn from corn syrup, snack foods, pet foods and ethanol.

The nutrients in corn are fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B 3, manganese and vitamin B 5 and antioxidant benefits. There are 143 calories in 1 cup of corn, not counting added butter when eating corn on the cob.  Fresh picked corn is best used the same day, or kept cool or refrigerated or has been in the shade at the farmer’s market.  Heat causes natural sugars of corn  turn to starch losing some of its sweet taste. Select corn with full kernels, when punctured the juice is white.  Fresh corn will have green husks tightly around it and not dried out.

Corn can be steamed, cooked in boiling water, grilled in the husk, microwaved or put in the oven to bake in the husks. Whole corn is cutting the kernel off the cob; fixing  cream corn is cutting the  kernels off the cob, then scraping sides to get the sweet milky juice.

Savory Baked Sweet Corn Recipe

I purchased the corn for  Savory Baked Sweet Corn  soon after the corn had been brought in from the field at a local farmer’s market.  It was a yellow and white variety with plump firm kernels, rows complete to the very top of the ear. The husks and silk were removed. The water was heated in a kettle until boiling, corn was added to come to boil again for 7 minutes. When done, the corn was put in ice water to cool before cutting. This is also prepares corn for freezing. Four large ears of corn were used to get the 2 cups of corn.  The kernels were cut off, the cobs were scraped to get the sweet milky juice. The corn was set in the refrigerator until ready for use.

Savory Baked Sweet Corn Recipe

Julia Ann
Summer fresh corn is just right for a Savory Baked Sweet Corn Casserole. A dish for family or a pot luck dinner.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Casserole
Cuisine American
Servings 6 -8


  • 1 teaspoon butter to grease a 1-quart casserole dish


  • Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter casserole dish.
  • Combine flour, sugar, seasonings in large bowl.
  • Melt butter to cook onion until softened.
  • Add the milk, beaten eggs, cream corn, buttered cooked onion, cheese, parsley and crumbs to the dry ingredients.
  • Stir to blend well.
  • Pour into the buttered casserole.
  • Sprinkle top with paprika.
  • Bake 45 minutes or until set.
  • Test for doneness by inserting knife in center and it comes out clean.


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