June is National Dairy Month and I am so excited to share with you the newly released cookbook, The Dairy Good Cookbook! The Dairy Good Cookbook features more than 100 recipes that showcase the unique tastes and versatility of dairy! Dairy farmers work hard every day to bring people great tasting, wholesome dairy foods like milk, cheese, and yogurt. The Dairy Good Cookbook uses 113 great-tasting, easy-to-make recipes to shape a story worth celebrating- that of American’s dairy farmers who work hard to bring us delicious and versatile dairy foods! The Dairy Good Cookbook celebrates the nation’s more than 47,000 dairy farm families and their contributions to our American life. After reading The Dairy Good Cookbook and looking at the gorgeous photos I decided to make Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches located on page 64. Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches are a family favorite and this recipe is not only ready in under 30 minutes, it’s also delicious! Dairy farmers created and others from the dairy community created and inspired the recipes throughout the book. Many of the recipes talk about the farmers history and recount memories of enjoying the food. The book reconnects people with those who produce their food. Each chapter celebrates one of six different types of dairy cows and profiles real-life dairy farm families from across the country who work hard every day to provide you with fresh, wholesome and nutritious milk and other dairy products, such as Brad and Sally Scott of Moreno Valley, California who run Scott Brothers Dairy. Being a California native myself and growing up less than forty five minutes from Scott Brothers Dairy, I was excited to read about the success of a dairy farmer right in my own backyard! Scott Brothers Dairy has been in the Scott family for generations and was first started by Brad Scott’s great-grandfather. The Dairy Good Cookbook also shares the farmers’ love for dairy cows, including great on-the-farm photography and profiles of the six major dairy cow breeds. Rather than categorize recipes by their “type,” 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.
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- 6 onion or poppy-seed hamburger buns
- 12 slices Swiss cheese
- 1 1/4 lb thinly sliced ham
For the Butter Onion Spread:
- 4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
- 2 tablespoons onion, minced
- 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix Butter Onion Spread ingredients together in a small bowl. Spread the butter mixture on the inside cut surfaces of the bun, both top and bottom. Top the bottom bun with ham slices. Top ham with two slices of Swiss cheese. Place top bun on top of cheese. Individually wrap sandwiches in foil and bake for 20-25 minutes until bun is toasted and cheese is melted.
- Serving Size: 6
This recipe is used with permission from The Dairy Good Cookbook, Andrews McMeel Publishing, LLC.
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