Spicy Sweet Corn Chowder

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Quick, easy, and with a smoky, sweet flavor……if this sounds good to you Spicy Sweet Corn Chowder is for you!

Spicy Sweet Corn Chowder

Sometimes the best laid plans don’t come to be. My nephew and his girlfriend were going to come for dinner Friday night. Steaks, potatoes, and sweet corn. Well it didn’t work out as we planned 🙁


Tim and I still had the steaks, but we added a salad and called it dinner. I had sweet corn and no plans for it……or did I????

Using up sweet corn for four, Tim and I would be eating sweet corn all next week. Last year I made a Corn Chowder and posted it here at What the Forks for Dinner?  Spicy Sweet Corn Chowder is a ramped up version of my original recipe.

Spicy Sweet Corn Chowder

Tim likes things spicy. Whenever I make anything he asks if I added spice??? So…..I added spice to this recipe. Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce were perfect to spice things up. Continue reading “Spicy Sweet Corn Chowder”

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Chicken Ranch Pasta Salad with Bacon

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Chicken Ranch Pasta Salad with Bacon is a perfect take along for a picnic, potluck, or family reunion.

Chicken Ranch Pasta Salad with Bacon
Speaking of which……every year my brother throws a party at his house under the guise of a get together/BBQ. He’s a big fat liar…..it’s a family reunion! Continue reading “Chicken Ranch Pasta Salad with Bacon”

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Mini Crab Rangoon Tostadas

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Inspiration comes in many forms. Sometimes all it takes is a new product on the grocery store shelf and BAM…… it’s a great idea. Mini Crab Rangoon Tostadas !

Mini Crab Rangoon Tostadas

Who doesn’t like Crab Rangoon??? Surprise it is not really Oriental ….boo! According to Wikipedia ……Crab Rangoon has been on the menu of the “Polynesian-style” restaurant Trader Vic’s in San Francisco since at least 1956. Although the appetizer is allegedly derived from an authentic Burmese recipe,the dish was probably invented in the United States. A “Rangoon crab a la Jack” was mentioned as a dish at a Hawaiian-style party in 1952, but without further detail, and so may or may not be the same thing.


Mini Crab Rangoon Tostadas
Though the history of Crab Rangoon is unclear, cream cheese, like other cheese, is essentially nonexistent in Southeast Asian and Chinese cuisine, so it is unlikely that the dish is actually of east or southeast Asian origin. In North America, crab Rangoon is often served with soy sauce, plum sauce, duck sauce, sweet and sour sauce, or mustard for dipping. Continue reading “Mini Crab Rangoon Tostadas”

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