Tagged: Holiday

Wine and Cheese Pairings for a Perfect Valentine's Day

Ahh Valentine’s Day… a day full of love, flowers, chocolate, wine and cheese!

Wait, what? Cheese? I asked this question myself. But cheese pretty much rounds out the perfect Valentine’s Day. Pair some exceptional wine with delicious cheese and you have basically created the best day for yourself, your friends - or for your significant other.

Now remember, there are a million ways to pair wine and cheese, these are just some friendly suggestions to get you started!

Lefse with the Schilter Family

The holiday season is by far my favorite time of year. The music, shopping, food, and family makes this time of year unlike any other. But I think my favorite part of it is all of the different traditions that make the holidays special for your own family. The great thing is that every person who celebrates the holidays does it a little differently. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanza, each family has their unique traditions.


Melt-in-your-Mouth Spritz Cookies

Soft, buttery, literally melts in your mouth-DELICIOUS. I’m not talking about any ordinary Christmas cookie here. I’m talking about the Smacairz’s Spritz cookie. 
For those of you that have been busy in the hustle and bustle of life, we are in the heart of cookie season.  Here at the Dairy Farmers of Washington, we take this very seriously and we turn to the best bakers in the west (a.k.a Washington Dairy Farmers) to show us how cookie season is done. 

Christmas Shortbread Cookies

Ready to take your classic frosted Christmas cookie to the next level? We've got the special treat to impress your friends and families this holiday season - a cookie that is a little shortbread, a little classic sugar - and a whole lot of flavor! 

Eggnog Quick Bread

Ahhhh… the holiday season. A time of joy, laughter, family traditions and delicious holiday food. And don’t start thinking I forgot about the drinks! One of my favorite drinks around this time of year is…. you guessed it – eggnog! The sweet creamy elixir calls my name all through the holiday season and is almost irresistible. 

Egg Nog Nation Gives Back

The holidays are here along with all the special traditions and treats of the season. If eggnog is at the top of your shopping list- you’re in luck because we know how you can make your eggnog taste a little sweeter this holiday season. How? By becoming a part of Egg Nog Nation!

Top 5 Holiday Cooking Tips

As we dive into the holiday season, food is at the top of everyone's mind. We're dreaming about big slices of pumpkin pie with homemade whipped cream, the creamiest mashed potatoes yellowed with melted butter, and a juicy, golden turkey straight from the oven - there's nothing better. As you put those finishing touches on your own recipes this year, we have a few insider tips on how to use dairy to make your holiday dishes the one everyone talks about for years to come.


Tom's Turkey Drive

Turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, oh my! 2016 has been a crazy year (to say the least) and most people are looking forward to some quality time with family and friends. However, as Thanksgiving fast approaches and with the hustle of the holiday season just around the corner, it is easy to forget the need that persists in our community. Thanksgiving is a time of family, good food and grateful hearts with opportunities just outside our doors to make the holidays a little brighter for our neighbors in need.

Turkey Trot

So you’ve decided to run a Turkey Trot. Here are some tips for fueling up before (and after) the big race...

Christmas Morning in a Mug

Close your eyes for just a second and play through your childhood memories of Christmas morning. The joyful excitement that Santa had come, the twinkling Christmas tree hugged by colorful gifts of all shapes and sizes. Maybe there was a fresh dusting of snow outside; soft holiday music playing in the background; the fireplace crackling; warm, fleece pajamas; and the whole experience punctuated by the light aroma of a fresh pot of coffee wafting through the air.

12 Days of Cookies

Christmas is coming, and as part of the countdown to Christmas our friends at Dairy Good put together a dozen delicious cookie ideas for a sweet twist on the 12 Days of Christmas: 12 Days of Cookies (because all days, especially Christmas day, need more cookies). Don't wait: there's still time to make a few batches to leave out for Santa tonight!

Buttercream Trees


Last Minute DIY Gifts

Calling all procrastinators! Christmas is next week, and time is running short for gift buying. What could be more perfect than a gift that’s quick and easy to make and filled to the brim with love? (In our world, love and cookies are the same thing.) So spread love and holiday cheer when you give your cousins, friends and even your neighbors a jar full of cookie fixin’s. All our holiday favorites are below:


Make Black Friday Snacks with Thanksgiving Leftovers

Like many of you, our Thanksgiving traditions are pretty much set in stone. From the bird on the table and the meeting time to the number of pies and the number of guests, there’s a rhyme, a reason, and there’s definitely a recipe. We believe Thanksgiving is solely a day for family and gratitude—not shopping. But we do recognize that Black Friday shopping has become a new post-Thanksgiving tradition for the whole family.

A Very Dairy Holiday

Tony and Brenda Veiga of J & K Dairy in Sunnyside, WA
From school to school, Tony and Brenda Veiga of Sunnyside, Washington, spend cold December days picking up food donations for St. Joseph’s Food Bank. And while Brenda volunteers at the food bank every Thursday year round, this is just one way the co-owners of J & K Dairy go above and beyond to give back to their community during the holidays.