Holiday Tips and Recipes from Midwest Dairy – Giveaway

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Though this time of year is notoriously busy, it’s also a time for traditions and togetherness – and many times, those times are shared during a meal or a celebration.  In preparation for mealtime and celebrations this holiday season, Midwest Dairy polled a few dairy farm moms to ask what tips they’d share for anyone who is starting to think about holiday season preparations.

Family Togetherness
For Midwestern dairy farm moms, mealtime provides a cherished opportunity to create family memories.  They have a couple tips on how to maximize family time during this busy season:

We use holiday mealtime to have real conversations as a family.  No cell phones allowed!  Sit down at the table (not in front of the TV), share a tasty meal and talk about your day or the things you are most thankful for. – Susan Anglin, Anglin Dairy

To squeeze in extra family bonding during busy days, I encourage my kids to get in the kitchen and help out.  Don’t worry about making a mess; it’s creating traditions and memories that are most important. – Shannon Squibb, Topwinds Dairy

Entertaining Made Easy
And of course, what would the holidays be without celebrations with friends and family?  Here are more tips (and recipes) from the dairy farm moms:

Cheese trays make a tasty and nutritious appetizer.  To add seasonal flair, buy cheese in block form and use holiday cookie cutters to create festive shapes; save the scraps for casseroles. – Barb Liebenstein, Wolf Creek Dairy

My holiday guests always seem to be craving something pumpkin flavored.  I have a few go-to recipes that are fresh and unexpected:  Pumpkin Cheesecake Shake, Pumpkin Pancakes, and my personal favorite Pumpkin Pie Squares.  – Susan Anglin, Anglin Dairy.

I made Susan’s favorite Pumpkin Pie Squares, oh my delicious!!  And because the squares are made using some low-fat ingredients you know that indulging isn’t going to hurt your waistline as much!

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There are many more recipes and tips available at

Midwest Dairy would like to offer one of my readers a festive Crate & Barrel baking dish along with several other goodies to help you make your favorite dish or try out something new!

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