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Cream of the Corn

Comfort foods warm the soul. That's why we call them comfort foods right? They relax you, they put you in a better mood, they are delicious.

In my struggle with loving good food, I find that some battles I'm just not meant to win. Creamed Corn is one of those battles. I'm not talking about the canned stuff that you have to mix with a can of whole kernel corn so you can eat it either. Don't act like you like that stuff out of a can!

I'm talking easy, homemade, full of love. So easy, a person that thinks they can't cook can do it. Here, I made it for a crowd.

The hardest part about this is sauteing the veggies. A quick search for creamed corn will yield you tons of results. I'll explain what I did. This makes enough to feed a small army. Cut the recipe in half if you like, but everyone will want seconds or thirds.

Crockpot Creamed Corn

1 small onion - diced
1/2 of a green bell pepper - diced
3 cloves of garlic - chopped
4 bags of frozen corn (any variety) - regular sized bags 10oz maybe?
2 sticks of unsalted butter
2-8oz blocks of cream cheese
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup milk (I use whole milk)
Seasonings to your liking - salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder

Saute the onions and green peppers in a little olive until the veggies are tender. Add the chopped garlic and saute for 1 more minute.

Add all ingredients to the slow cooker. I like to use a slow cooker liner for easier cleanup. I'm sure if you cut the butter and cream cheese up it will melt faster. I don't, and it still turns out just fine!

You can cook this on low for about 4 hours or on high for about 2 hours. I prefer on low. After about an hour, give everything a good stir to combine. Once everything is combined and heated through, enjoy!

There are so many variations! I've made this with bacon, jalapenos, green onions, chives, the possibilities are truly endless! I love it with a good piece of cornbread!

Make this and tell me if you like it! I suspect if you don't like cream cheese, you won't like this, but you never know until you try!


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