You throw away the outside and cook the inside. Then you eat the outside and throw away the inside. What did you eat?
Could it be corn on the cob, live free?
 There are three men in a boat with four cigarettes but no matches. How do they manage to smoke?
One cigarette is already lit. The other three are lit from that one.
One of the cigarettes is thrown overboard making the boat  "a cigarette lighter"
Good one Roy!
Just wanted to let you know that I enjoy these.
Thanks everyone! 
I have oceans without water,
continents without land,
forests without trees &  
beaches with no sand

What am I?
Had to ponder for a while over that riddle AK, then "Atlas" it came to me!!!
One for my American cousin.
 As a state in America. I am round on both sides and high in the middle. What am I?
yes, Royland Corn on the cob is the it... summer fun. :)

Hey DF... I got the color and such right finally...I'm *schoolin* just fine thanks to you and Gwyn
I love these too, AKgirl, keep me guessing.

Feed me and I live, yet give me a drink and I die
Fire! (too easy, lol)
Had to throw that one in DF cause I'm a fire fighter...ya fire fighters in Washington...the whole place is a blaze! I can't go help as I leave my district short but sure would.
Question: What gets longer when pulled,fits between breasts, slides neatly into a hole,has choked people when used improperly,and works best when jerked?
My, my...
Only one thing is coming to mind...
Guess I'm busted - dirty mind.

Will have to think on this one for a while! 
A car seat belt