The Best Way to Cook Corn on the Cob for a Crowd? It's Cooler Corn

If you want to cook corn for the masses, Bon Appetit suggests a dead simple, ingenious method: "cooler corn."

Basically, fill a large, clean cooler with loads of corn on the cob and pour two kettles-full of boiling water over the corn, then close the top.

30 minutes later, your corn will be perfectly cooked.

Campers and other outdoorsy people probably already know this trick, but the rest of you now have a new, neater way to make lots of corn for company.


Chocolate Pancakes with Chocolate Sauce, Strawberries and Bananas

Recipe from


  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup light-brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • butter for griddle, if needed
  • fresh strawberry and banana slices
  • Chocolate Sauce
  • 8 oz. chocolate chips (use what you prefer, milk chocolate, semi-sweet or bittersweet)
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  • Preheat an electric griddle to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together granulated sugar and cocoa until well combined. Stir in light-brown sugar followed flour, baking soda and salt. Make a well in center of dry mixture and set aside. In a separate mixing bowl whisk together milk, buttermilk, eggs, vegetable oil and vanilla. Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and whisk to blend (don't overmix, batter should still have some lumps). Butter griddle if necessary, pour batter onto preheated griddle 1/4 cup at a time and slightly spread batter in a circular form outward (so the centers aren't so much thicker than edges) and allow to cook until bubbles begin to appear on the surface, about 1 minute. Then carefully flip to pancake to opposite side and cook until done. Serve warm topped with chocolate sauce, strawberries and bananas.
  • For the chocolate sauce:
  • Place chocolate chips in a medium heat proof bowl. Bring heavy cream just to a gentle boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Pour hot cream over chocolate chips and stir until chocolate has melted. Note that chocolate sauce will thicken as it cools, also if you want a thinner consistency you can add a few more tbsp hot cream. Reheat as needed in a bowl over a pan of simmering water.

  • Recipe Source: Cooking Classy

Turn your old jeans into a bag!

You will need: an old pair of pants, an old belt, needle and thread, and a sewing machine (although you could do this project entirely by hand). The project is kind of straightforward and summarized in the pictures below.

See more about this project here

DIY: Candle Holder from Driftwood

dfgdfgWe at Good Ideas For You went down to the beach in Thorlakshofn, Iceland, where a lot of driftwood can be found. It was a beautiful weather so we finally rendered an idea that we had kept for a long time. Armed with a hammer, stand for candles and a very good mood, we made these candle holders from some of the driftwood that we found.


We made this 3-D wall art from driftwood and an old weathered stool.


In the gallery below you can see the outcome and some of the beautiful landscape in Thorlakshofn, Iceland :)

Roasted Garlic Pesto - Yes PLEASE!

This pesto is So Delicious

Roasted Garlic Paleo Pesto  Recipe from

Makes ~1 cup


1 cup Packed Fresh Basil Leaves

1 Garlic Bulb

¼ cup Pine Nuts

1 Lemon {juiced}

¼ cup EVOO {extra virgin olive oil}

¼ tsp Kosher Salt

Cracked Pepper to Taste



Preheat oven to 375 F.

Peel the outer layers of the garlic skin off leaving the cloves still attached.

Cut the top of the bulb off. Make sure to cut the tops of cloves hiding on the side.

Wrap in aluminum foil with the cut side up.

Bake at 375 F {balance in the muffin pan} for 30-45 minutes.

Remove from oven and let cool before you handle.


Toast the pine nuts in a small/medium-sized pan over low/medium heat. Stir them constantly and remove from heat when they’re slightly brown and fragrant. {Careful, they can burn easily}.

Add basil, lemon juice, roasted garlic, ½ the EVOO, and toasted pine nuts to a food processor. Pulse until it’s evenly combined.

Add the salt, pepper, and remaining EVOO to the food processor. Pulse until it’s smooth and cream.


See full tutorial with step by step pictures

Isn’t that the coolest transfer trick!

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Who knew it was this easy?

You print out words on basic white paper, but in mirror image form… lay them on the wood… with a damp paint brush wet the paper on top of the words… use the cap of a sharpie to rub on top of the letters to help them transfer … then remove the paper and stand in shock and awe!

Get the full tutorial right here

Skinny Strawberries Romanoff

Such a good dessert from

A simple yet elegant dessert. The combination of sour cream with the sweetness of the brown sugar is absolutely addicting!

Skinny Strawberries Romanoff
Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 5 • S Size: about 5 strawberries + 2 tbsp cream Old Points: 1 pt Points+: 2 pts
Calories: 77.2 • Fat: 2.4g Protein: 2.1 g Carb: 12.8 g Fiber: 2.1 g

  • 16 oz strawberries, washed and cut
  • 4 oz low fat sour cream
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar

Combine sour cream and brown sugar. Place about five strawberries in each glass and drizzle each with 2 tablespoons of cream sauce.