Chilled Corn Soup with Crispy Corn and Panko Toppper

Recipe by Better Homes and Gardens™

Yield: 5 3/4 cups plus topper

Servings: 4

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 medium white onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 5 cups fresh corn kernels (cut from 10 ears), cobs halved and reserved
  • 4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • One 7-ounce carton plain whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup panko
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest

 

Directions:

  1. For soup: In a 4- to 5-qt. pot melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook and stir 3 to 4 minutes or until softened. Add 4 cups corn kernels; cook 1 minute. Add reserved cobs and the chicken broth. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 25 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat. Cool 20 minutes. Discard cobs. Using an immersion blender, blend until smooth. Strain through a fine- mesh sieve into a bowl, pressing solids. Discard solids. Stir in salt. Chill, covered, at least 4 hours. Whisk yogurt into soup until smooth.
  3. For topper: In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Add remaining 1 cup corn and the panko; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until browned. Top soup with corn-panko mixture, feta, dill, and zest.

 

 

Nutritional Facts:

Per Serving: 340 calories, (6 g saturated fat, 1 g polyunsaturated fat, 5 g monounsaturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 991 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrates, 5 g fiber, 17 g sugar, 16 g protein.

 

 

 

 

Orange Cream Punch

Everyone will enjoy this delightful party punch!

Orange Cream Punch
Photo by Better Homes & Gardens©

Yield: 16 Servings

Ingredients: 

  • One 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • One 12-ounce can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
  • Orange food coloring (optional)
  • Two 1-liter bottle club soda or ginger ale, chilled
  • Orange sherbet

Directions:

  1. In a punch bowl combine sweetened condensed milk and orange juice concentrate. Tint with orange food coloring, if desired. Add club soda.
  2. Top with small scoops of orange sherbet. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (Orange Cream Punch)
Per serving: 164 kcal cal., 3 g fat (2 g sat. fat, 11 mg chol., 75 mg sodium, 33 g carb., 3 g pro.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Bacon Chocolate Bark

Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen worked on this creation of chocolate and bacon.

Bacon Chocolate Bark

Bacon and Chocolate: What more could you ask for?

Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients: 

  • 2 slices thick-cut bacon
  • 1 tablespoon caramel sauce
  • Two 1 ounce squares bittersweet chocolate, unwrapped

Directions:
Place bacon on a rack in a shallow pan. Brush bacon with caramel sauce.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes until crisp. Once cool, cut into 1-inch pieces. Meanwhile, line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. Place bittersweet chocolate square about 1-inch apart prepared baking sheet.

Bake chocolate for 4 to 5 minutes or until softened. Using a spoon, spread the chocolate to a thin even later. Place the bacon pieces on top.

Chill for at least 30 minutes or until chocolate is set. Wrap in plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

From the BHG.com Test Kitchen:

To use a candy bar:
If you are using a chocolate candy bar, reduce baking time to 2 to 3 minutes or until softened. Spreading is not necessary.