A Taste of Summer Without Slaving Over the Stove

Pineapple chicken, bacon-wrapped cheese corn and margarita pie -- yum!

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July 27, 2007— -- Sandra Lee enlightened cooks and foodies with her tricks that she calls "Semi-Homemade." Her cocktail of "30 percent store-bought indredients, combined with 70 percent fresh ingredients" makes an unbeatably practical, homemade meal.

The recipes below will let you whip up real summer flavors without thinking twice about sweating and slaving over each ingredient.

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As if butter-drenched corn on the cob weren't irresistible enough, wrap a strip of bacon around it, drizzle it with cheese and watch its popularity soar. Roasted ears of cheese corn are a common street snack in Mexico. A four-cheese and mayonnaise sauce makes it picnic-perfect.

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Directions if you're indoors:

Yeilds 4 servings

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*2 pies serve about 12-15 people

*small pies serve 12, one each

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