One of the best late summer treats in western Colorado is the abundance of fresh Olathe sweet corn. What you may not know is you've probably been cooking it all wrong.

If you're like me, the worst part of preparing sweet corn is the time and mess created by shucking the corn, then trying to remove as much of the silk as possible before tossing it in a pot of boiling water.

This simple microwave method eliminates almost all of the preparation hassle and practically guarantees perfectly cooked sweet corn that's ready to melt butter over in minutes.