Fabulous Recipes! In time for the 4th!!!

Here are some of my famous recipes I've been meaning to post. Perfect for summer! Even more perfect for the 4th!

Corn Salad

6 ears corn, husked and cleaned
3 large tomatoes, diced
1 large red onion, diced
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons white vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook corn in boiling water for 7 to 10 minutes, or until desired tenderness. Drain, cool, and cut kernels off the cob with a sharp knife.
In a large bowl, toss together the corn, tomatoes, onion, basil, oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Chill until serving

Sheilas Seven Layer Dip:

2 cans refried beans spread thin; 1 16 oz. Container of sour cream & 1 envelope of taco seasoning mixed together then spread on top of the beans thinly.
2 large tomatoes chopped fine and put around the edges of the platter, next take cheese and shred and scatter, about 1 bunch. Scallions and chop and scatter over top, last add sliced olives and scatter on top of that.

What makes Sheilas so great is she spreads it thinly. Thin layers on a square platter and it still looks a bit fancy!

And of course my famous Pasta With Sausage and Peas!

Boil water for pasta.
Buy italian sausage and take it out of the casing.
Sautee until cooked through.

Add pasta to water and cook.
Drain and out back on the stove adding a healthy heaping tablespoon of butter. Mix around until pasta is not sticking. Add parmesan cheese and heavy cream to desired consistancy and taste. Add garlic salt, and pepper.

Boil water and cook peas. Add sausage to pasta and stir, drain peas and add them. DONE! DELISH!
Put aside.


Andie said...

OK. Now I'm hungry!

Brie said...

yum! Those all look like keepers!! I love your new blog banner, so cute!

Caffeine Court said...

I love your celebrity sightings! Is Cojo freaky looking or what?

Linney Shvede said...

not too many ingredients...I can do those!

Lauren said...

Thanks for sharing these recipes! The corn salad looks delicious.

I hope you had a nice July 4th weekend! Landon looks so cute in the picture below. He has grown so much in the past year.

Pink Flamingo said...

Oh my...YUM! Thank goodness I am making a trip this week to the farmer's market...the corn salad recipe looks absolutely delish!

Hope you and your family had a wonderful 4th!

Anonymous said...

Ref your family travel tips - I am going to have to make a mental note for future reference - thanks for sharing!

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

Hope you had a wonderful 4th! That corn dish sounds delicious.

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Yummy! Thanks for sharing!