Monthly Archives August 2011

Little Grocery List – Moist Corn Muffins

August 31, 2011 Little Grocery ListsShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

  • 1 small can of cream corn
  • 1 box of Jiffy corn muffin mix
  • milk, skim or otherwise
  • egg(s)
  • cooking spray or canola oil
  • 1 jalapeno
  • honey
  • butter
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Moist Corn Muffins

August 30, 2011 Corresponding RecipesShopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

Welcome to The Grocery Girl’s new blog format!  Let’s start with an easy side dish that can be made ahead of time or while you’re making the rest of a meal.  They’re good for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  The ingredients are inexpensive.  They can also be made to be sweet or savory.

Here’s what you’ll need:

You’ll also need some cooking spray. (Alternatively, you can put a little bit of canola oil on a paper towel.  Lightly grease your muffin tins using that.)

Making these muffins is so easy.  Basically, you’re going to follow the corn muffin recipe that already exists on the Jiffy Mix box.  However, you’re going to add a small can of cream corn to the mixture.  The addition of the cream corn will add moisture and texture to your muffins...

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The Corn Festival

August 20, 2011 Reviews (restaurant and other)Shopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

The Mendota Corn Festival comes around once a year in mid-August.  My husband and I try to make it there annually if we can manage it because we think it’s one of the best festivals on offer in Illinois.  Why prey-tell?  For several reasons, do you have “ears” to hear them?

First, it’s a great opportunity to get away from the city and suburbs of Chicago and experience a little bit of country – just for the day.  My husband and I find being able to do this invaluable.   Driving away from the noise and congestion of our suburb – that’s near the city, helps to keep us sane.  We leave mid-morning on Sunday to go to corn fest which enables us to get to Mendota in time for the parade at 1 PM.  So if you’re inclined to go to church or sleep-in on a Sunday, you can still make it to the parade...

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New Format

August 6, 2011 Shopping Lists and Home Page Posts  No comments

Please stay tuned as I work on developing a slightly new format for the blog to make it more user friendly.  The new format will include more photos and how-to videos! 

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