Weekend Wrap-Up: VIDEO of my corn pasta

I thought I was tech savvy until I was putting together this post. I meant to share it with everyone weeks ago but I was failing miserably at uploading a video of what I was cooking. A few posts ago I mentioned all the corn recipes I wanted to try. However I only had 4 ears of corn so I had to make a decision. The winner was the Creamy Sweet Corn Clam Pasta. This dish was spectacular! The corn was such a great showcase for the dish and added a velvety sweet goodness that could have stood on its very own. — The clams were a nice touch though, not going to lie.

Check out my really hi-tech video below. Please excuse the audio from my hubs.

Creamy Corn Pasta from Jessica Patino on Vimeo.

Mull Over Moment: Corn Recipes

I’ve been detoxing this week which usually consists of a lot of juice, caffeine cravings, and salivating over my favorite food blogs, plotting for the weekends recipes. In this case I have 4 ears of corn that I just can’t decide what to do with. Corn pancakes, corn fritters, corn pizza, corn quesadillas – there are so many great options! CAN I PUT CORN IN A COOKIE? Probably.

Here are my contenders. You’ll know next week which one I fell for.

Creamy Sweet Corn Pasta With Clams

Summer Corn Cakes

Mais Pizza

Charred Sweet Corn Fritters

Kale and Corn Quesadillas

Kale and Corn Quesadillas

Sweet Corn Pancakes

Sweet Corn Pancakes

Weekend in BPK

This past weekend my husband, Nick, and I went to hang with my mom and step-dad at their Keys home in Big Pine Key. Weekends there generally consist of full breakfasts, packed lunches for the boat and dinners using the catch of the day. My mother, who is equally gourmet took on most of these tasks, but here are a few I pioneered.

Peanut Butter Pecan Biscotti’s

Recipe c/o @joythebaker

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IMG_1This recipe was easy and fun, given it was my first time making biscotti’s. I also under baked them a little since I prefer them to be not so tooth-braking.

Mediterranean Pressed Picnic Sandwich

Recipe c/o @food52

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photoI made a traditional Pan Bagnat recently for another boat trip and it was delicious, savory and kept really well. However, something about eating fish while out at sea was sickening. So, for this go-around I went for a different recipe. While still a pressed sandwich, this one offered Mediterranean flavors such as artichokes, olive tapenade, roasted red peppers and artichokes, and lovely prosciutto.

And this photo is just for fun. It also makes me feel like my parents are bad asses.

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Recipe Weekend Wrap-up

I spent a lot of time in my condo this weekend which always means there is a lot of cooking (and therefore cleaning). My most surprising number was the stuffed peppers w/ gruyere and salami – very simple and fun!

Friday I went to a neighbors BBQ in which I volunteered to bring (1) Roasted Fennel and Cannelini Bean Dip and (2) Rhubarb Crumb bars. I failed to get a picture of the dip since it disappeared rather quickly and Fresh Market surprisingly didn’t have rhubarb so I substituted with strawberries and yellow raspberries.

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Saturday morning I made my favorite new muffin recipe. They’re hearty and gluten-free!

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Also indulged in my favorite vegetable juice

Beet Carrot Apple Celery Ginger Juice

Lastly, had a few friends over for the heat game Saturday night and threw these together.

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Naughty naughty

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