In our house, there is one thing we absolutely can't ever live without - and that is dairy, hands-down.
We're huge fans of cheese, milk, cream, ice cream, and yogurt - and we try to keep tons on hand at all times because we love adding lots of delicious creamy dairy into our everyday snacking routines and our meals.
We love supporting local dairy farmers - we live in a part of Northern Colorado that hosts a lot of dairy farms, and we feel good about serving our family healthy food that also supports families in our community. Colorado is a Dairy MAX state, where over 900 dairy farm families from across Colorado, southwest Kansas, Montana, New Mexico, western Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming work around the clock all year long to bring dairy products to millions of people.
I feel so much better feeding my family creamy filling foods I know were brought to us with love from their family!
To find more recipes you'll love, be sure to visit DairyDiscoveryZone.com to connect with Dairy MAX and find lots of delicious dairy packed recipes your family will love!
Our Favorite Dairy Snacks
Dairy is filling - and comforting - making it one of the first things my family reaches for when we're hungry and looking for a pick me up.
We like to have a lot of dairy during the day - we try to keep cheese sticks, string cheese, cottage cheese, and cream cheese on hand for snacking - and my kids love a big cool cup of milk after playing outside for hours.
I like to keep easy to eat slices of cheese, cheese sticks, yogurt, and dairy based dips at an easy spot in my fridge for my kids to reach for when they are hungry - and they love being able to easily find something delicious and filling.
Dairy For Hearty Meals
If you've been on my site, you know I am all about everything rich, cheesy, and delicious - there is something about a rich and creamy meal I can't resist especially in winter.
From stirring in some cream into soups and stews - to topping salads, rice, pasta, and vegetables with farm-fresh cheese - cream and cheese are some of the best ways to elevate any dish into a rich and comforting fall classic.
We love the way adding cream and cream cheese makes meals more filling, so we're not snacking after meals, thanks to lots of protein.
I like to stir in cream cheese and heavy cream into soups for a rich and hearty kick.
Dairy For Holiday Baking
Dairy is also instrumental for our holiday preparations - cookies, fudge, cakes, breads and hearty creamy side dishes and soups are everyday staples in our house in winter!
We love rich and buttery icing for cakes and cupcakes, milk for icing, cream cheese for impossibly perfect sugar cookies, and sour cream for breads and muffins that are light and fluffy.
Our Favorite Dairy-Focused Meals
Some of our favorite recipes are focused around dairy - if you love dairy as much as we do, you'll love these too!
Please click the links to find each easy recipe: