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Dairy-Free Creamed Corn
August 19, 2019

Dairy-Free Creamed Corn

Just three ingredients—fresh sweet corn, a pound of bacon, and a bunch of green onions—come together to make this dairy-free creamed corn recipe an easy summer side dish we just can’t get enough of.

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Holly Erickson & Natalie Mortimer

Welcome to The Modern Proper. We're glad you're here! We believe in sharing life through great food at our own tables. Let's change the way people think about hospitality—one delicious meal at a time.

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white bowl filled with Pesto chicken zoodle salad topped with fresh cherry tomatoes, pearl mozzarella and toasted pine nuts
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Pesto Zoodle Salad

This stunningly beautiful, twisty-twirly pesto zoodle salad with fresh mozzarella, chicken and toasted pine nuts is a textural, colorful study in how to make the most of the late-summer harvest.

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cast iron skillet of chicken fajitas with bell peppers, avocado, and fresh limes
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Chicken Fajitas

Crazy delicious chicken breast may sound like an oxymoron, but—thanks to a limey, pineapple-and-jalapeño marinade—these chicken fajitas are as delicious as it gets.

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pie tin filled with mixed berry crisp and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream
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Mixed Berry Crisp

Juicy, jammy and covered in a sweet, buttery, oaty streusel topping, this easy berry crisp recipe is summer in a baking dish. We hope that it becomes as beloved in your family as it has in ours.

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sausage and cheese breakfast egg muffins with avocados  and a bowl of salsa
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Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Egg Muffins

For a healthy breakfast on the go, our sausage breakfast egg muffins—which get a Mexican-inspired kick from Tillamook 4-cheese shredded cheese—cannot be beat!

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Thai Zoodle salad with chicken, peanuts, and fresh limes in a grey ceramic bowl
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Thai Zoodle Salad

Tossed in a creamy, Asian-inspired peanut dressing, this crunchy, colorful cold Thai zoodle salad is quick, healthy and satisfying.

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bowl of homemade romesco sauce topped with pine nuts, parsley and smoked paprika
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Romesco Sauce

Smoky, with a nutty richness coming from a triple threat of olive oil, almonds and pine nuts, our easy romesco sauce recipe is a Catalan classic that brings Spanish flare to everything it touches.

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Four ingredient stovetop mac and cheese topped with black pepper in a bowl
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4-Ingredient Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

Can creamy, cheesy stovetop mac and cheese perfection be achieved with just four ingredients? You bet your buttons—and this easy macaroni and cheese recipe proves it.

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Mexican Street Corn Salad in a large bowl served with chipotle crema
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Mexican Street Corn Salad with Chipotle Crema

This Mexican corn salad recipe (esquites) takes the flavors of elote—fresh sweet corn, lime juice, cojita cheese, and a mayo-based chipotle crema—and turns them into a beautiful summer salad.

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Mediterranean Style Zucchini Fritters With Tzatziki Dipping Sauce on a plater
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Mediterranean-Style Zucchini Fritters with Tzatziki Dipping Sauce

Move over zucchini bread—our savory, Italian-ish (hello salty-licious parmesan cheese!), Greek-ish (hello tzatziki sauce for dipping!) crispy zucchini fritter recipe is here to steal your thunder.

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Tzatziki Sauce in a bowl with a spoon
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Tzatziki Sauce

Cooling bits of cucumber counter raw garlic’s sharp bite, while dill adds its own herbal nuance in our classic yogurt-based, easy tzatziki recipe.

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Plater of Mexican Street Corn topped with fresh cilantro and slices of limes
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Elote (Mexican Street Corn)

Our take on a classic grilled Mexican street corn recipe relies on easy-to-find ingredients to create the creamy, slightly spicy, smoky corn on the cob that we crave when we think of authentic elote.

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Asian Chopped Salad in a large bowl with serving spoons
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Asian Chopped Salad

Potluck-ready and brimming with crunchy vegetables, this easy Asian chopped salad recipe makes a colorful, brightly-flavored accompaniment to almost any meal.

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bowl of creamy chipotle mayonnaise with chipotle powder on the side and sliced limes
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Chipotle Mayonnaise

A little smoky, a little spicy and a LOT easy—homemade chipotle mayonnaise is as simple to make as it is dangerous to keep around. Whip up a batch and start slathering it on everything.

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Mediterranean Pasta Salad in a bowl with feta, olives, tomatoes and arugula
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Mediterranean Pasta Salad

With briny olives, juicy cherry tomatoes, spicy arugula, purple pops of red onion, and creamy feta crumbled throughout, this Mediterranean pasta salad is as bright and sunny as a warm summer day.

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Feta-Spinach Breakfast Egg Muffins with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
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Feta-Spinach Breakfast Egg Muffins with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Chockablock full of iron and protein, these delicious, easy feta-spinach breakfast egg muffins with sun-dried tomatoes will ensure that even the busiest day gets off on the right foot.

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Honey Mustard Salad Dressing in a small pitcher with a spoon
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Honey-Mustard Dressing

A little sweet and a little spicy, this easy, healthy honey-mustard dressing will have you swearing off the store-bought stuff for good.

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spoon in a glass jar with thai salad dressing
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Thai Salad Dressing

Peanut butter makes a creamy base for this deeply flavorful Thai salad dressing. With tangy lime juice, fish sauce and a pinch of brown sugar, this Asian vinaigrette will please every palate.

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