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  • Happy Cinco de Mayo!

    05.05.2015 / Blog Posts Recipes

    Cinco de Mayo is commonly mistaken for Mexico’s Independence Day; however Mexico celebrates their Independence Day September 16th. “The Fifth of May,” known as Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican Holiday celebrating the Battle of Puebla which took place on May 5, 1862. France sent a massive army to invade Mexico to collect war debts. When the French arrived to Puebla the Mexicans took a stand, and against all logic, won a huge victory!

    This year, celebrate Cinco de Mayo with this delicious 3-Layer Mexican Dip: 

    Ingredients

    1 15.5-oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
    1/4 ... Read More

  • Today is National Pretzel Day!

    04.26.2015 / Blog Posts Recipes

    Introducing the delectable New York style burger, the Pretzel Burger. Alongside foods such as pizza, cheesecake and steak strips, pretzels are iconic in New York.  This recipe is inspired by Food Republic; they have combined delicious ingredients to create the ultimate Pretzel Burger in honor of National Pretzel Day.  

    Servings: 2 burgers

    Ingredients

    for the beer cheese

    2 tablespoons unsalted butter

    2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

    1/2 bottle of a light beer (we used Amstel light)

    4 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded

    1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

    dash of hot sauce (optional)

    for the beer-caramelized onions

    2 large onions, thinly sliced ... Read More

  • Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day With Mid-Atlantic Dairy!

    04.12.2015 / Blog Posts Recipes

    Grilled cheese sandwiches are probably one of the easiest, most classic sandwich recipes ever invented. In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day, the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association shares a flavorful upgrade to the classical great tasting sandwich!

    Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    Ingredients:

    6 oz (180 ml) Franks Buffalo Wing Sauce (or hot sauce of your choice)

    6 tbs (90 gm) unsalted butter

    4 oz (120ml) honey

    4 slices of a thick bread like sourdough

    4 oz (113 gm) cooked chicken thigh meat pulled and shredded

    4 oz (113 gm) yellow American cheese

    1 oz (28 gm) gorgonzola crumbled (or bleu ... Read More

  • The WOW Couch to 5K Countdown Series: THREE WEEKS To GO

    04.08.2015 / Blog Posts Health and Wellness Recipes

    Week FOUR: What to Eat Before and After a Workout

    Running a 5K race doesn't require months of training or a perfect nutritional plan. When it comes to nutrition, running a 5K requires you to consume the appropriate amount of nutrients to support your training. Getting enough vitamins and minerals is also important to support and promote a healthy immune system.

    Here are three tasty pairings for a before and after workout: 

    Pairing 1

    Before: Whole Wheat Toast with Sliced Banana, Peanut Butter, and Cinnamon 

    After: Grilled Chicken and Mixed Vegetables 

     

    Pairing 2

    Before: Greek Yogurt and Trail Mix ... Read More

  • 5 Tasty Cocktails for Easter

    04.04.2015 / Blog Posts Recipes

    Do you need some ideas for the perfect Easter Cocktail? No worries!

    Here are 5 scrumptious cocktails that fit any Easter brunch gathering:

    1. Agricole-Guava Cooler

     

     INGREDIENTS:

    2 ounces guava nectar

    2 ounces rhum agricole

    3/4 ounce lime juice

    1/2 ounce Simple Syrup

     1/2 ounce Navan

    2 dashes Angostura bitters

    Ice

    2 ounces club soda

    Freshly grated cinnamon

    Mint sprig, cinnamon stick or lime wheel, for garnish 

     

    DIRECTIONS: 

    Fill a shaker with ice. Add the guava nectar, rhum agricole, lime juice, Simple Syrup, Navan and bitters; shake well. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass; top with club ... Read More

  • Celebrate St. Patty's Day in Style!

    03.17.2015 / Blog Posts Recipes

    Looking for some fun ideas to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your girlfriends? You're in luck! With help from The DC Ladies we have found some creative ways to cherish the evening without having to guzzle the Guinness. 

     

    Pot of Gold Cocktail

    (makes 8 servings)

    INGREDIENTS:

    • 24 lemon rind (strips)
    • 8 tbsps limoncello (liqueur)
    • 4 tsps fresh lemon juice
    • 750 ml champagne (brut, chilled)

    DIRECTIONS:

    Roll up each strip of lemon rind; place 1 into each of 8 Champagne flutes. Add 1 tablespoon liqueur and 1/2 teaspoon juice to each glass. Divide Champagne evenly among glasses. Serve ... Read More

  • Easy Recipe: BBQ Chicken and Cheddar Foil Packet Dinner

    03.15.2015 / Blog Posts Recipes

    Recipe created by 3-Every-Day™ of Dairy, a proud partner of Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association:

    Ingredients

    3 tablespoons barbeque sauce

    4 small boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (1 pound)

    2 small unpeeled red potatoes, thinly sliced

    1 red or green bell pepper, seeded and sliced

    1 green onion, finely chopped

    1/4 teaspoon salt

    1/8 teaspoon black pepper

    1 1/2 cups reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, shredded

     

    Directions

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Place a foil sheet, approximately 12×12 inches, on a work surface. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of the barbecue sauce in the center of the foil sheet. Place ... Read More

  • Happy National Peanut Butter Lover's Day!

    03.01.2015 / Blog Posts Recipes

    Today is a sticky day. National Peanut Butter Lover's Day salutes America's favorite sandwich spread. PB&J is a crowd favorite but Mid-Atlantic Dairy brings you a new way to enjoy peanut butter.

    Take note of this Chocolate Peanut Butter Milksicle recipe: 

     

    Ingredients:

    1 1/2 cups 1% low-fat chocolate milk
    1/3 cup sugar
    1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    2 TBSP cornstarch
    1/4 cup reduced fat creamy peanut butter
    4 (6 ounce) plastic or paper cups
    4 popsicle sticks

    Directions:

    Combine sugar, cocoa and cornstarch in a medium saucepan and gradually whisk in milk. Place ... Read More

  • National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

    02.07.2015 / Blog Posts Recipes

    This recipe is courtesy of Rosanne Rust, Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association

    Italian restaurateur Alfredo di Lelio created Fettuccine Alfredo in 1914 to help his wife regain her appetite after the birth of their first son. Today, it's one of the most popular pasta dishes in America. The invention of the dish is remembered today, February 7th, as National Fettuccine Alfredo Day!

    Enjoy this low-fat Alfredo recipe in honor of the holiday:  

    Ingredients

    8 ounces mini penne or fettuccine

    1 tablespoon butter

    2 garlic cloves, minced

    1 tablespoon flour

    1 1/4 cup 1% milk

    3 ounces grated Romano cheese

    2 ... Read More

  • Happy National Hot Breakfast Month From Mid-Atlantic Dairy!

    02.01.2015 / Blog Posts Recipes

    By: Francesca Lynch, Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association

    Ever since I can remember, my mom always told me to have breakfast every morning and that it’s the most important meal of the day. She was right! It’s hard to start my day and be energized without eating breakfast. And, during breakfast, it’s important to get more protein as it can help curb hunger. Did you know approximately one out of five Americans skip breakfast? Don’t become one of those who skips!

    With February being National Hot Breakfast Month, what better way to warm up in the morning than ... Read More

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