I won't kid you...I wasn't in to making this week's Barefoot Bloggers pick. In typical Ina fashion, it calls for oil, butter, cream and cheese (and bacon, but I ignored that part). Some of the comments indicated it was thin or a little weak on flavor. I thought and thought about how to elevate the flavor and the texture. In the end, a few simple changes made this a slammin' good dish. I eliminated the bacon, reduced the cheddar a bit, upped the fresh corn, used whole milk instead of half and half, and cooked the flour a little longer to deepen the flavor. Lastly, I added some smoked Spanish paprika, not a huge amount, but enough to add flavor to the background and elevate the corn and other ingredients.
This was so good, I kept wandering by the cooling pot to sneak another bite. The flavors were rounded and balanced, and nothing upstaged the other ingredients. Perfect. If you'd like the recipe, you can find it here.
Many thanks to Jill of My Next Life for hosting this week. I'm sorry I doubted your pick, and I'm so glad I made it.