Want to brush away corn silk in a jiffy? Buy a hairbrush with flexible plastic bristles that have rounded ends. They will protect the kernels while the bristles effectively remove the silk as you brush. —Bridget Spitler, Cincinnati, Ohio
Seasoned with cilantro, this easy-to-prepare corn on the cob is sure to be a standout at your Labor Day picnic. Wrapping the corn in foil helps lock in the flavors.
-Kara De la vega, Suisun City, California
If goat cheese is not to your liking, try queso fresco or any other crumbly cheese such as feta. Parmesan is also good, and even though it won't spread well, you can sprinkle the mixture on.
- Laura Fall-Sutton of North Chicago, Illinois