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I can taste it already – malt and ice cream from the Dairy Goodness Bar at the Minnesota State Fair. This once-a-year treat is something I long for; it’s simply not available anywhere else, any other time.
I’ve just returned from a meeting which included senior level executives from several high profile grocery retailers from around the country. In addition to the esteemed retailers in attendance, two of our speakers included two internationally known experts in the retail grocery industry.
Celebrating the most wonderful time of the year often means gathering with family and friends and putting your most festive foot forward to continue holiday traditions that have been passed down through generations. At Midwest Dairy, we also know that dairy products play an important role during the holidays - really, what is baking without butter?
Cookie swaps, holiday pot lucks, teacher gifts, the list of occasions for which to bake this time of year goes on and on. But the debate we often have while reading recipes – “Butter or margarine?” – can now be settled. The answer is always butter! Let me explain why.
What makes the perfect pairing with both gouda cheese and iced coffee? Think beyond crackers and whipped cream. While this may not sound practical, milk jam is a sweet and gooey addition to any holiday dish. Recently Midwest Dairy hosted the inaugural #DairyDelicious culinary event in Illinois, featuring Chef Paul Virant.
The holidays are here! Festive parties, special events and family gatherings dot our calendars all month long. And, at the center of it all is food. How can your family enjoy the season’s goodies without overdoing it?
While we wait for Mother Nature to catch up to the season, I’m not wasting any time thinking about fall favorites. When the temperature drops, warm and tasty soups, fondues, sauces and pasta dishes gravitate toward our tables. Yet, have you ever tried to melt natural cheese and ended up with a clumpy, oily mess?
From bonfires, to sporting events, Halloween, pumpkin patches, apple-picking and more, fall has an abundance of fun seasonal activities. How do you enjoy autumn’s popular activities and heartier comfort foods, and still make healthier eating decisions?