Crazy for Corn

Ready, set, husk! Check out these recipes for everything from corn chowder to corn tacos -- plus creative party ideas you'll love.
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Crazy for Corn

The bounty of the season belongs to sweet, tender, delicious corn. And it is one versatile vegetable. Besides grilling it and smearing it with butter, you can use it for zip and zest in dishes like soups, salads, and tacos. Best of all, you can go wild with a whole corn-themed party. All over the country, families are spending hours playing hide-and-seek in corn mazes on farms, making corny arts-and-crafts projects -- like building "Mr. Corn Head" -- and then settling down to a pass-the-yummies lunch. Simply a-maize-ing!

Perfect Lemonade

The perfect party isn't complete without a nice, cold drink. Here's a simple lemonade recipe to go with the all the fun corn dishes.

Makes about 2 Quarts
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 cups fresh lemon juice (from 15 to 18 lemons)
5 cups ice water
1 lemon, washed and thinly sliced, for garnish

Directions

1. Bring 1 cup water and the sugar to a boil in a saucepan over moderately high heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves, about 1 minute, for syrup. Cool.

2. Combine syrup, juice and ice water in a pitcher. Pour into glasses and garnish with lemon slices, if desired.

Nutrition facts per serving (1 cup):
calories: 170
fat: 0
saturated fat: 0
sodium: 2mg
carbohydrate: 47g
cholesterol: 0
calcium: 0
protein: 1g
fiber: 0

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