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If there’s one thing I love about the Midwest, it is sweet corn. Holy hell. I never experienced this growing up in Arizona. Fresh picked, it is crazy good and I buy several ears multiple times a week from the farmers markets during August and September. Can’t stop, won’t stop. I’ve been known to skid off the road, doing a messy gravel filled u-turn rather than pass a roadside stand deep in farm country. My new favorite way to cook an ear or two at a time is with this microwave method – perfectly steamed every time with little fuss and muss. A good slather of butter, a bit of salt then watch out. During these late summer days, I’ve been known to eat a few for dinner with maybe some watermelon because that’s really good right now too. Heavenly.

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Need a quick dish for your Labor Day BBQ today? How about these slow stewed pinto beans? Surely you have a few cans of beans, some bacon, a beer and an onion laying about. Chipotle in adobo? Maybe not. That might require a run to the store but you should because the spicy smokiness it adds to the beans is key. You need it, so go. Now.

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