Corn Pudding

Corn Pudding is one of our favorite fall sides to serve alongside a roast chicken, hearty stew, or of course, turkey! Our version is ultra creamy, slightly sweet, with a hint of savory and packed with white corn kernels.

For more easy fall sides, don’t miss the best Creamy Scalloped Potatoes, these Creamy Mashed Potatoes, and the Best Green Bean Casserole. These are all perfect for the holiday season too!

Corn pudding in a white dish.

Jiffy Corn Pudding Recipe

There are a lot of sides I love around this time of year, but corn pudding has to be at the top of the list! Our version is crispy on the outside, warm and creamy on the inside and packed with sweet corn flavor. Because we love to play on a good sweet and salty factor, we try to balance out the sweetness with a little bit of sautéed onion and garlic.

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Faster line speeds may not be the food safety issue some thought

During the modernization era for meat and poultry, how fast carcasses are moved across the slaughter floor is an issue that’s created controversies involving both food safety and worker safety.

Line speed, as it is called, is a current issue before multiple federal  Courts and Congress.

Dr. Mindy Brashears, Under Secretary of USDA for Food Safety, inherited the task of resolving modernization issues from the previous and current administrations. New inspection rules were first adopted for poultry in 2014 and followed by swine in late 2019.

Beef plants are also getting the option of filing for modernization waivers.

And while the line speed controversies have continued to boil, it has not resulted in much new information –until now. A new study finds increased line speed in young chicken slaughter establishments does not increase Salmonella contamination risks.

“From FSiS (Food Safety and Inspection Service) perspective, it does help us,” Brashears told … Read more

Guide To The Finest Restaurants For Vegetarians In The US

Italian cuisine has a wonderful reputation, and the nation’s food is understood throughout the world. In the production of cheddar cheese, the incoming raw milk is filtered, stored, and the cream separated as mentioned above. Before pasteurization, the dry and non-dairy ingredients are blended with the milk. This blended product is then pasteurized at a temperature greater than seventy two °C for over 15 seconds. After pasteurization, the starter media (which has also been pasteurized) is added. The cheese-milk mixture then enters the cheese vat. Right now color, salt (NaCl), rennet and calcium chloride (CaCl2) may be added. The cheese then enters the drain table. Salt may be added at this time. Whey is then expelled and put right into a storage tank. A metallic detector can be utilized previous to filling to detect any metal fragments current within the cheese. After filling, the cheese is pressed, packaged, stored and … Read more

Sausage Pumpkin Pasta

Sausage Pumpkin Pasta is savory, creamy, indulgent and perfectly spiced.  This is hearty, delicious and comforting!
Serve this with a  fresh green salad with this quick and amazing Ranch Dressing. And pair it with some Homemade Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread, or Italian Bread Twists for a dinner that’s sure to please!
Sausage pumpkin pasta in a bowl with a fork.

Pumpkin Sausage Pasta

Believe it or not, but pumpkin isn’t just for dessert. If you have pumpkin in your pantry that needs to be used, but if you can’t stomach one more dessert then this is the recipe for you. It’s savory, rich  delicious and still uses up your pumpkin.
This sausage pasta recipe with pumpkin sauce is so easy, and will leave your home smelling absolutely wonderful. It’s such a comforting dish for those chilly days. And because it’s so quick you can make it even after a busy crazy day.

Pumpkin Pasta with Sausage Ingredients

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David Tharp tells how IAFP’s 2020 Annual Meeting virtually came about

For the first time in 75 years, the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) isn’t filling the hotel and conference rooms of a lucky city with close to  5,000 of its members attending its annual meetings.

Because the coronavirus pandemic continues, IAFP’s 2020 Annual Meeting is underway virtually, beginning today and running through Wednesday.    

Only twice since it began in 1911 has IAFP skipped its annual meetings, both times during the dark days of World War II.  Since then, IAFP’s annual gatherings came to be recognized as the leading food safety conference worldwide.

 Were it not for the pandemic, IAFP’s 2020 Annual Meeting would have occurred during July in Cleveland.   

 For the Des Moines, IA-based IAFP staff of about a dozen professionals and its international Board of Directors, the pandemic upended their year. The IAFP Annual Meeting is, well, complicated with numerous moving parts.   

Shutting down Cleveland and still fulfilling Read more