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