During this pandemic, businesses of all shapes and sizes are facing hardships. One business that is suffering is the dairy industry. Small, family-owned farms are having to dump their milk or give it away for free due to the diminish in demand. With low milk prices and schools and restaurants closed due to COVID-19, demand is lower than ever. However, farmers can’t just stop milking cows. The supply continues to be the same, but there is no market for the milk. Unfortunately, summer is one of the lowest seasons for milk demand – so farmers are facing months of downturn.
So, how can you help your local farmers? By upping your milk usage in your recipes! You’re stuck at home, so whip up one of these delicious recipes that call for milk. From breakfast casseroles to homemade ice cream to comforting soups to cheesy dinners, making more milk-friendly recipes can make a difference. What are you waiting for? Head to the grocery store and grab an extra gallon of milk and get to cooking!
“A super easy take on chicken cordon bleu where chicken is topped with ham, swiss cheese, a tasty mustard sauce and breadcrumbs before being baked until golden brown, crispy, and all sorts of good!” - Kevin
“I have made this twice now, the first time following the recipe exactly. It tasted REALLY good, but I like my mac and cheese a little more wet (not quite so dry) so, the second time I made it, I melted the butter, Velveeta and cream cheese with approximately 3-4 cups of milk and made a cheese sauce! I also baked a pound of bacon and crumbled that in, as well! I have to say, it was THE BEST Mac and Cheese I have ever tasted!!! Thank you soooo much for this recipe...I will be making this for every family get-together for life ;)” - Jacquie
“Forget about pre-made waffle mixes, these fluffy waffles are easy to make and so yummy.” - Kitchen Crew
“This is heavenly! I've used this recipe for years and everyone loves it. I freeze the leftovers in plastic containers and it keeps well. Thanks for sharing this recipe again - others will like it as much as I do.” - Connie
“This is the only recipe my family uses for banana pudding. From the time I can remember reaching the stove to help my grandmothers stir theirs to now, it is just a comforting dessert.” - Janet
“Holy cow this was good! All five of kids loved it. So easy!! I just put the cream cheese, butter and parm cheese (the cheap dried kind) in a lidded pan on low until melted, then whisked it and added the milk. Creamy, smooth and flavorful! Simmered chicken and broccoli in the sauce until cooked then spooned it over penne pasta. The kids are asking me to make this every week. Hubby’s not home yet but I have no doubt he will want to take leftovers to work for lunch tomorrow. Many thanks for this recipe!” - Anne
“My family loves this recipe...so easy and delicious!!” - Debbie
“Made this soup yesterday for Sunday dinner. Very hearty, rich, thicker soup--almost more like a stew--that went over very well with the husband and son home on spring break from college. I didn't change a thing other than using real cooked bacon (crumbled) instead of bacon bits, and also put some sour cream out for garnish along with the cheese and bacon. Delish, and will definitely make this again. Thanks for sharing the recipe.” - Renee
“Lemon lovers, prepare to fall in love with this lemon custard ice cream. It's creamy, rich, and bursting with lemon flavor. This is one of the easier homemade ice cream recipes we've tried. The custard reminds us of a pudding. So, if you can make a homemade pudding, you can make this dessert. Lemonade concentrate really adds a rich flavor. This ice cream's texture is a cross between ice cream and sherbet. it's really creamy and delicious.” - Kitchen Crew
“We are always partial to old-fashioned recipes and loved Lyn's memories of her dad making these cake doughnuts. It's a great recipe for kids to help with. They can help cut out the doughnuts and cover them with powdered sugar. Making the dough takes a little work, but when coated in powdered sugar these cake doughnuts are divine. The texture is a little dense and they're perfectly sweet.” - Kitchen Crew
“We've been cooking this recipe for years and love it. You can change it up a little and add some green chilies. We usually cut the bread in smaller pieces though. Try it with ham instead of sausage, try it with spicy sausage. We have even had this for dinner, with bowls of fresh fruit. I love the idea of adding fresh spinach. Deliver it to someone who has just had a baby, or someone who needs a little pick me up, they will thank you again and again. This is one of our all time favorite casseroles.” - Elaine
“Muffins are great because they are the ultimate grab and go breakfast. These can be made up ahead of time and everyone can just grab their breakfast and eat it on the go . What I love about these is they are moist , tender and full of banana flavor.” - Debbie
“With a nice and creamy cheese sauce, this cauliflower gratin is perfection! It almost tastes like mac and cheese, but healthier. The cheese sauce is creamy with a hint of tang from the Dijon mustard. A delicious side dish that would be great with roasted chicken or steak. Try serving this as a holiday side dish too. We think it will be a hit with kids.” - Kitchen Crew
“This croissant bread pudding is over the top. We absolutely loved it. The hubs had his with ice cream, I had mine plain. Great comfort food. Thanks for sharing. Why did I wait soooo long to try it? Thanks for sharing this great recipe.” - Julia