The Fourth of July is a great time to celebrate with friends and family, and nothing brings people together quite like food. Luckily, CommonGround Nebraska volunteer Hilary Maricle has got you covered with this easy tip for silk-free sweet corn. Watch Maricle as she demonstrates the how-to trick on KOLN’s morning show with Melanie Bloom and Torin Otis. For more information about CommonGround and where you food comes from, visit Have a safe and happy 4th!

Patio Corn Salad

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  • 4 ears of sweet corn or 2 cans W K Corn, drained
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced, leave skin on
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 2 tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup salad dressing (I use Miracle Whip)
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 scant teaspoon dry mustard


  1. Mix all ingredients together and chill – best if chilled overnight.
  2. NOTE: It’s important to drain veggies well after washing.


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