Food is the thread that ties families together.
Dolores Durán-Cerda chops green chili for her Easy Corn Casserole that was passed down from her mother, Martina García Durán-Cerda. The recipe for the dish includes onion, bell pepper, tomato, garlic, green chile and cilantro. Chicken, ham or bacon can also be added to make it a main dish.
A photo of Martina García Durán-Cerda, Dolores Durán-Cerda’s mother, in her Iowa kitchen, and the contents for Easy Corn Casserole.
Dolores Durán-Cerda pours the contents of her Easy Corn Casserole into a baking dish.
Midwestern and Southwestern flavors mix in Easy Corn Casserole.
Dolores Durán-Cerda, mixing the contents of her Easy Corn Casserole, was determined to keep her mother’s recipes and traditions from the Midwest and the Southwest.
Dolores Durán-Cerda’s mother, Martina García Durán-Cerda, passed down the casserole recipe.