Favorite Home Comforts

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This blog will feature some of our favorite home foods, projects, and designs, as well as the HVAC tips you can expect from one of the Greater Kansas City Metro’s best in the industry. This week we’re sharing our favorite springtime side dish, guaranteed to be a hit at all family BBQs: a cheesy corn recipe inspired by the Kansas City institution Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue. Give it a try, and let us know what you think!

What are some of your favorite home comforts? We’d love to hear from you and feature your ideas in an upcoming blog post! Feel free to email us at [email protected].

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2 tablespoons butter

4 teaspoons flour

1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, depending on taste

1 cup milk

1/2 to 1 teaspoon chicken base

3/4 cup chardonnay

8 oz. (2 cups) shredded sharp cheddar cheese

6 oz. cream cheese

Salt and pepper

36 oz. frozen whole kernel corn, thawed

8 oz. smoked deli ham, chopped



  • Melt butter and stir in flour to make a roux. Keep stirring until roux browns to the color of a copper penny.
  • Add garlic powder.
  • Slowly stir in milk over medium heat until mixture starts to bubble.
  • Once mixture is thick and bubbly, add cheeses. Cook over low heat, constantly stirring, until cheeses melt. It’s okay to add a little bit more milk (no more than ¼ cup) as necessary, if your mixture is looking a little goopy.
  • Next add chicken base, wine, and salt and pepper to taste. Tinker with the measurements to your preference, and don’t be afraid to let everything hang out in the pot for a while to marry. This is the step where all of the flavors will begin to sing. Just don’t forget to stir!
  • Gradually add the corn and ham to your cheese sauce.
  • Scoop everything into a casserole dish, and add some more salt and pepper over the top.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes at about 350.
  • Dish up and dig in!