I have a new favorite cookbook; the new The Dairy Good Cookbook. Dairy farmers created and inspired the recipes throughout the book. Many of the recipes talk about its history and recount memories of enjoying the food. The book includes beautiful on-the-farm photos, profiles on the dairy farmers, and profiles on the six major dairy cow breeds. Dairy remains a community-based business, and dairy farmers are among the original environmentalists. Their commitment to their cows, the land, and other natural resources is rooted in doing the right thing for their animals, their families, and their businesses.
I started flipping through the cookbook as soon as I received it and ended up bookmarking tons of the recipes. The Dairy Good Cookbook features more than 100 recipes that showcase the unique tastes and versatility of dairy, from cheese and yogurt to milk and butter. I probably bookmarked 75 of them for us to try. If you follow the blog, you know that I am a HUGE fan of dairy products, especially cheese! I've been known to sneak a few bites right out of the bag of shredded cheese while preparing dinner. I love cooking with milk, cheese and yogurt. All of our favorite recipes include some type of dairy. I cannot wait to cook my way through this cookbook!
These Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches immediately caught my eye. I loved the savory butter spread slathered on the buns. The butter spread is made with butter, onion, Dijon mustard, toasted sesame seeds and Worcestershire sauce. It reminded me of our favorite Party Ham Rolls, but with the yummy sauce on the inside of the sandwich instead of on top. The sandwiches tasted SOOO good. Seriously delicious. We will never eat another Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwich. This is now the "go-to" recipe! I absolutely loved that the sandwiches could be made ahead of time and refrigerated until I was ready to bake them. Perfect for summer parties and tailgating this Fall!
June is National Dairy Month.
Dairy foods like milk, cheese and yogurt bring nutrition and great taste into the homes of millions – it’s a wholesome and nutrient-rich food group that starts at the farm to bring goodness to your kitchen table.
The book celebrates the nation’s more than 47,000 dairy farm families and their contributions to our American life.
This book is from dairy farmers and those who bring dairy products from around the world to your table to share wholesome dairy ingredients.
The recipes are grouped by a typical day on the farm – from sunrise and mid-day, through afternoon chores and after-dinner desserts. The book also includes a chapter on recipes to share at special occasions and family gatherings.
The Dairy Good Cookbook is available nationwide wherever books are sold and you can purchase online using the links below. Visit DairyGood.org to learn more about the goodness of dairy foods and the farmers who bring them to us.
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Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches
- 4 Tbsp butter, softened
- 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
- 2 Tbsp finely chopped onion
- 1 Tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
- 1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 6 onion or poppyseed hamburger buns
- 1 1/4 lb thinly sliced deli ham
- 12 slices Swiss cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine butter, mustard, onion, sesame seeds, and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl. Stir until smooth.
To assemble sandwiches, spread the butter mixture on the cut surfaces of the bun tops and bottoms. Evenly divide the ham amount the six buns. Top each pile of ham with two slices of cheese and a bun top. Wrap each sandwich in aluminum foil and place on a baking sheet.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the sandwiches are warmed through. Serve warm.
**Sandwiches can be assembled ahead of time and stored, wrapped in foil, in the refrigerator up to twelve hours before baking.**
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