Grits vs. Polenta: What’s the Difference?

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Have you gobbled up southern shrimp and grits a million times over and indulged in many-a-sauce-smothered polenta dish at your favorite Italian bistro? If so, you’ve probably found yourself wondering: are grits and polenta the same thing? Read more now to learn the real differences between the two comparable grains.

How to Cook Corn on the Cob in an Electric Pressure Cooker

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Make an easy vegetable side dish when you learn how to cook corn on the cob in an electric pressure cooker. It is so simple and you will never want to boil corn on the stove again. The vegetable turns out perfectly every time you cook it, making it tender and totally foolproof. Get the easy how-to guide now on Foodal.

Elote Antojitos Will Change Your Life (Mexican Street Corn)

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Grilled elote antojitos are Mexican street corn magic. The charred corn is slathered in a mixture of mayonnaise, cotija cheese, butter, and spices, and served with plenty of lime juice, hot sauce, and cilantro. Once you’ve tried this recipe, you won’t want to eat corn any other way again. Read more now.

Sweet Corn Fritters with a Spicy Kick

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When you’re faced with a bounty of corn, skip the standard creamed route and head down the golden fritter road instead. In this recipe, sweet and juicy corn kernels are folded into a cayenne pepper-spiked batter, deep fried, and dusted with powdered sugar. Keep reading to add this side dish to your summer lineup.

No-Fail Triple Corn Casserole

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The simplest triple corn casserole is a no-fail recipe with only 6 ingredients. It doesn’t get much better than that, does it? The versatile baked side dish is savory and the ideal complement to any meal. The entire family will run to the dinner table to enjoy this tasty, comforting dish. Get the recipe now.

Barbecue Chicken Soup Is the Best Busy Weeknight Dinner Solution

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Barbecue chicken soup is a recipe that can be on the dinner table in less than 30 minutes – which is pretty much the best thing in the world. The base is loaded with flavor from barbecue sauce to garlic, shredded chicken to sweet pops of corn. It’s ideal for those busy nights when you need a fast dinner. Read more now.

The Easiest Appetizer Ever: Corn & Cream Cheese Dip with Cherry Tomatoes

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Summer is all about backyard barbecues and picnics, the perfect time to bust out this corn and cream cheese dip with cherry tomatoes. With pops of sweet corn, a blend of cheeses, spicy jalapeno, and a burst of sweet tomato flavor on top, this chilled dip is ideal to cool off with on a hot day. Get the recipe now.

A Healthier Southern Corn Pudding: The Best Creamy Side Dish

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Healthier Southern corn pudding is a cross between a casserole and cornbread, making it a wonderful addition to any gathering that you have planned. Whether it’s for the holidays or a family get-together, you don’t have to feel guilty about loading this dish up on your plate. Get the fresh corn recipe now.

Cilantro Lime Grilled Corn Is the Ultimate Side Dish for Summer

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Bursting with flavor, cilantro lime grilled corn is the only side dish you need to celebrate summer goodness. Charred vegetables bring an intense flavor to the mix, with a burst of heat and a bright hit of acid. This side goes with basically any main dish you can think of and it’s simple to make. Get the recipe now.