Grilled Corn and Summer Fruit Salad

With these hot summer days, using the stove and oven are not an option around here.  This easy and refreshing summer salad features corn grilled on the barbeque.


1-2 ears of corn

1 nectarine or peeled peach

1/2 cup fresh strawberries

1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, torn

1/4 cup olive oil

2 Tablespoons white balsamic vinegar

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

DSC01853Grill the corn on the barbeque, then cut off the cob.  Slice nectarine and strawberries.

DSC01854Add all the ingredients to a salad bowl, then tear the basil leaves in.

DSC01855Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.

DSC01860Add dressing over salad and toss gently.  Serve


Cookie and Pudding Parfaits

Here is a quick, easy dessert that is pretty to look at too!


1 package of pistachio instant pudding

2 cups of milk

1/2 dozen sugar cookies (or any cookie of your choice)

6 fresh strawberries

whip cream for the topping


Place instant pudding and milk in a large mixing bowl.


Whisk with a wire wisk until the pudding thickens.


Crumble a cookie on the bottom of each glass.


Place 2 or 3 spoonfuls of pudding on top of the cookies.


Place sliced strawberries on top of the pudding.


Spoon another layer of pudding on top of the berries.


Place whip cream on the top and garnish with a strawberry slice.