Delicious Dishes Courtesy of a Few of our Favorite Bloggers

soups1. Peppermint Cheesecake Sugar Cookie Cups: Our friends at Home Maid Simple whipped up these delicious, Peppermint Cheesecake Sugar Cookie Cups, using our Minerva Dairy Amish Roll Butter. These minty cheesecake treats make for the perfect cookie!

2. Coconut Macarons: Blogger Leah Says created these delicious Coconut Macarons using our Amish Roll Butter.

3. Chocolate Stuffed Cookie: Are you a lover of whoopie pies? If your answer is yes, then this recipe for Chocolate Stuffed Cookies from Sweet and Savory Food is the one for you. Our Amish Roll butter makes chocolate cookies extremely fluffy, which perfectly compliments the creamy and nutty filling.

4. Dark Chocolate Espresso Cookies with Smoked Sea Salt: This recipe from ABCs and Garden Peas is the perfect combination of sweet and salty. The hints of espresso and smoked sea salt in these cookies pair perfectly together.

The Best Recipes for a Snow Day

When the week is jam packed and busy, we all welcome those relaxing days when our planner isn’t full! February is prime for snow day weather. Here at Minerva Dairy, we like to make the most of those days and use them as an excuse to whip up some of our favorite recipes.

We’ve compiled some of our favorites from Venae’s Kitchen and narrowed them down to our top five choices.

Chocolate Pancakes
When the days are busy, breakfast can quickly become a forgotten meal. So when we have free time, we love to spend the mornings cooking up our favorites. Our go-to’s are Venae’s Chocolate Pancakes. Using Minerva Dairy Amish Roll Butter and cocoa, these sweet and chocolatey pancakes will be a delicious morning treat.

 

Chowder
On your next chilly day off, cuddle up to a warm and hearty bowl of chowder. One of our favorites is Mushroom Chowder. This decadent soup is made extra creamy with the addition of our 84% butterfat Amish Roll Butter.

 

 

Brussels Sprouts
Nothing compliments a meal better than the perfect savory side dish. Using Maplewood Smoked Amish Roll Butter, these Shaved Brussels Sprouts can complete any meal.

 

 

Garlicky Orzo
Sure a quick spaghetti works perfectly for a busy night. But when we have a little bit of extra time, we like to change things up. A Garlicky Orzo is not only delicious but it’s a perfect comforting dish. Our Garlic and Herb Amish Roll Butter adds the perfect amount of garlic flavor to this pasta dish.

 

Grilled Peaches with Caramel
Nothing completes a meal better than dessert! One of our favorites are Grilled Peaches with a Caramel Sauce. This bright dessert will transport you to a warmer day (and who couldn’t use that right about now!)

 

So, next time you find yourself with a little spare time, treat yourself to a delicious home cooked meal, and let our go-to recipes act as your menu inspiration!

Soups You’re Going to Savor All Month Long

soupsFrench Onion Soup:This French Onion Soup recipe will become your new cold weather favorite. Prepared with delicious beef broth, tender onions, French bread and melted Provolone Cheese, this classic and decadent soup will surely please the entire family!

Beef Stew: A hearty beef stew is sure to satisfy your family this month. This tender and rich slow–cooked stew will have your family running to the table. Make this dish even more delicious by serving it in a bread bowl.

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup: Our recipe for Cheesy Cauliflower Soup will warm up any chilly January day. This indulgent soup features cauliflower, carrots, celery and some of our favorite Minerva Dairy cheeses.

Kick Start the New Year with Something REAL

We’re kicking the New Year off right with some must-have ingredients that’ll help you create healthy and delicious meals. Of course, Minerva Dairy 84% butterfat Amish Roll Butter tops our list!
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The most important step in eating healthier is making sure your home is stocked with healthy ingredients with which to create delicious meals. This year, we’re sticking to the basics … real and wholesome ingredients.

Real butter: While some believe that margarine is healthier than butter, margarine tends to be high in saturated fats. So, next time you’re in need of butter, choose one that’s made with quality ingredients and has a high butterfat content.
All of Minerva Dairy’s butters are slow churned in small batches. They also contain 84% butterfat, which results in the best tasting and performing butter!minervadairy-dairyrecipe-buckwheatpancakes

Whole grains: Whole grains are full of protein, fiber, antioxidants and minerals. Whole grains help reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and some forms of cancer.
Try our Buckwheat Crepes with Pumpkin. They have whole grains for days!

minervadairy-dairyrecipes-ham-bean-soupBeans: Beans are full of health benefits. They are high in protein, rich in complex carbs and offer an array of vitamins and minerals. Beans are also low in fat and free of cholesterol. We love them in our Classic Ham and Bean soup.

Lean meats: Lean meats, such as chicken, turkey, pork and fish are not only low in dietary fats, but they are full of rich proteins that the body needs to build muscle. They are also a good source of iron and B-complex, which promotes healthier blood.

Cooking with these real and wholesome ingredients will have you starting your New Year of on a lighter (and more flavorful) note! Cheers to a year filled with real home cooking and real ingredients.