Appetizers & Sides: Page 3

Lime Cilantro Roasted Cauliflower

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Looking for a different twist on cauliflower?  What?  You are not a fan of cauliflower?  Neither was I…until now!   I borrowed this recipe from a friend and quickly fell in love.  It is SO good! The cauliflower has a nice texture and is very flavorful of lime and cilantro with hints of garlic and cumin.  I tried..

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How To: A Cheese Pairing Party

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When I think about pairing something with cheese, just about anything goes, but wine usually comes to the top of the list.  Being a fan of both of these categories, I thought this would be an easy blog to write.  I soon realized why there are so many books and other references about wine and..

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Here Comes Peter Cottontail!

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Spring is here!  Easter is near! Time to shake off the cold dark days of winter.  I’m all for that!  The stores have been filled with Easter baskets, candy, and clothes for a while now, but I have a hard time thinking Easter when there’s still snow on the ground.  Oh sure, it could still..

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March Madness Recipes

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I have to say when the American Dietetic Association, now called Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), asked members to send in their favorite recipes for an upcoming cookbook, I knew I had to apply.  For years, I have cooked, taught and developed recipes, so now was my chance to share at least one of them..

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Oatmeal Crust Breakfast Pizza

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Today’s blog post is the seventh in the Oats & Dairy Series. Powerful partners, oats and dairy help fill food and nutrient gaps, may provide important health benefits, and are a simple and delicious option – for breakfast and beyond. Who doesn’t love pizza for breakfast? I never would have thought to make pizza crust..

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What is the DASH diet?

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Picture a delicious, fresh spinach salad topped with whole roasted pecans, slivered red onion, sliced mushrooms, juicy orange wedges and a balsamic vinaigrette topped with feta crumbles for lunch. This popular salad is available at many restaurants and fits easily into the DASH meal plan. In fact said salad includes all of the suggested DASH requirements.  Are..

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2015 Choppin’ Hunger Recipes

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We are pleased to share recipes from the Indianapolis Home Show’s “Choppin’ Hunger” challenge! Featured below are four recipes created using commonly donated food bank goods. Thank you for supporting a cause near and dear to the hearts of our Indiana Dairy Farmers! Choppin’ Hunger was created by the American Dairy of Indiana, Gleaners Food Bank, Second Helpings and CICOA — all working to..

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Oats & Dairy: P.B. Oat Biscuits

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Today’s blog post is the sixth in the Oats & Dairy Series. Powerful partners, oats and dairy, help fill food and nutrient gaps, may provide important health benefits, and are a simple and delicious option – for breakfast and beyond. Calling all peanut butter lovers—try this new spin on an old-time favorite. Hearty biscuits made..

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Smart Menu Planning for the Holiday Season

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OK, we made it through Thanksgiving – whew!  And now, let the holiday parties begin!  It seems like the entire month of December can become an excuse to over-indulge, but it doesn’t have to be that way.  With just a little planning and thought, you can have a meal that’s fit for a king! When..

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Seriously Amazing Mac & Cheese

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Hello!  Jent here guest posting From My Front Porch! Is it weird how much I love the smell of a dairy farm!  Of course, I live on a hog farm so comparatively that makes sense! I also love all the good things that come from a dairy farm – milk, cheese, whole cream, butter!  Combine them,..

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