Morning Protein: Pumpkin Oatmeal Mug Bake

Monday, September 19, 2016

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Experts recommend that adults try to consume 30 grams of protein with every meal.

In fact, check out this tasty recipe that packs in 30 grams of protein. All you need is a coffee mug to cook this simple breakfast. It’s sure to warm you up on a crisp, fall morning. Plus, it will help keep you full and focused!

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Breakfast, Protein, Recipes

Smart Snacks for Kids

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Smart Snacks for Kids

Once school’s back in session, it can feel like a whirlwind to keep track of homework, team schedules, extracurricular activities and more. But here’s one thing you shouldn’t have to worry about: making sure your kids can grab nutritious, delicious snacks. Here are some of our favorite ideas from our friends at the National Dairy Council and Dairy Good. Odds are you already have many of these items on hand.

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Back to School, Family, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Snacks

Think Milk, Drink Milk

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Think Milk. Drink Milk.

The Benefits of School Milk

I remember like it was yesterday: Milk was the only beverage of choice at school lunchtime. We even got to choose between white, strawberry or chocolate milk on Fridays. The good news? Schools are still serving delicious, nutritious milk at lunchtime. Nothing beats the protein- and vitamin-packed punch of milk to help them get through the day. Talk to your kids about the importance of grabbing nutritious Hiland Dairy Milk to accompany their school meals.

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Back to School, Dairy Diva, Guest Contribution, School Milk, Tips

State Fairs are Making Dairy a Main Attraction

Friday, August 19, 2016

State Fairs are Making Dairy a Main Attraction

What do a cow, Elvis and Tiger Woods have in common? They’ve all made appearances at state fairs. Well, the butter sculpture versions of them anyway. I love state fairs because of the people, fun and food. And being the Dairy Diva that I am, I wanted to find out how regional state fairs incorporate dairy into their lineups. What I found out is amazing.

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Dairy Diva, Guest Contribution, Kid Activities, Summer Activities, Tips

We Love Our Cows

Friday, July 8, 2016

We Love Our Cows

It’s Cow Appreciation Day!

Cows come first on our dairy farms, and for good reason. When our farmers give the best care to their cows, the animals stay healthy and provide delicious, wholesome Hiland Dairy Milk that is pure and fresh.

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Dairy Cows, Dairy Facts, Dairy Good

Is Butter Better? We Think So!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

9 reasons why we think butter is better.

Here are nine reasons why we think butter is better.

Today, more and more Americans want to know what’s in their food – but that’s not all. People want real ingredients they can recognize. That’s led to some companies rethinking ingredients and swapping them with more natural, familiar ones. You can feel good about these changes too – especially when real butter is involved.

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Dairy Facts, Dairy Good, Health, Nutrition

Celebrate National Dairy Month With Homemade Mozzarella

Monday, June 13, 2016

Celebrate National Dairy Month With Homemade Mozzarella

Lotsa Mozza!

As The Dairy Diva, I’ll be really honest…one of my favorite cheeses is mozzarella. When I stumbled across a homemade mozzarella recipe years ago, I tweaked it using Hiland Dairy Vitamin D Milk and I’ve been making it ever since. So let’s celebrate my favorite mozzarella recipe with my favorite month – National Dairy Month!

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Cheese, Dairy Diva, Fresh, Guest Contribution, Milk, National Dairy Month, Organic, Recipes, Tips

The Power of Milk: Natural Sugar Versus Added Sugar

Thursday, June 9, 2016

The Power of Milk - Natural Sugar Versus Added Sugar.

The problem with added sugar.

You’ve probably heard that obesity is reaching epidemic levels in the United States and is responsible for a host of serious medical conditions, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, asthma and sleep apnea. One major contributor to the rise in obesity is the consumption of added sugar — sugar that’s not naturally occurring in a food but is added during processing.

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Dairy Facts, Health, Milk, Nutrition, Sugar

Help Feed A Childhood

Monday, June 6, 2016

Help feed a childhood.

The Great American Milk Drive Makes it easy!

Here at The Hiland Home, we believe childhood should be filled with playing, learning and growing. But for many children who face hunger, even basic staples like milk are missing. More than 46 million Americans – including 12 million children – rely on Feeding America food banks each year. Milk is one of the most requested, but least donated items at food banks…meaning children in need are missing out on the essential nutrients, including high-quality protein, it supplies.

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Great American Milk Drive, Milk Life

Here’s The Scoop!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Get the scoop on the six new ice cream flavors from Hiland Dairy

Six new ice cream flavors join the Hiland Dairy family…and we put them to the test!

Peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookies, cell phones and chargers…one thing just doesn’t go without the other. That’s why when I think of summer, I think of ice cream! And Hiland Dairy has six new flavors that my kids wanted to put to the test. I mean really, who wouldn’t?

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Dairy Diva, Desserts, Family, Guest Contribution, Happy, Ice Cream, Kid Activities, New Products, Summer, Taste Test, Tips

Protein Made Delicious: Country Breakfast Pie

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Protein Made Delicious. Country Breakfast Pie

Experts recommend that adults try to get 30 grams of protein with every meal.

In fact, why not check out this tasty recipe that packs in over 33 grams of protein when you serve it with an 8 ounce glass of Hiland Dairy Milk. This mouth-watering breakfast pie is perfect for weekend mornings to get the gang out of bed and into the kitchen!

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Breakfast, Protein, Recipes

Don’t Let Your Kids’ Nutrition Slack This Summer

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Don’t Let Your Kids Nutrition Slack This Summer

The days are getting longer. The nights are getting warmer.

It can mean only one thing – summer is almost upon us. And that means that kids will soon be freed from the shackles of their daily school routines. For them, it’s heaven: Sleeping late. Playing with friends. Hanging out at the pool. But it can also mean that they’re no longer receiving the same level of nutrition they were when they were getting their lunches at school.

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Family, Health, Nutrition, Summer

Happy Pack Rat Day!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Happy Pack Rat Day

So what the heck is Pack Rat Day anyway?

Well, it’s celebrated on May 17, first of all. And while the day is meant to encourage us to embrace the fact that we want to keep stuff, and suggests that you shouldn’t throw your old belongings, clothes or even rubbish away as it might be useful or valuable in days or years to come, we see it as a chance to rethink all those useless things you’ve been hoarding in your basement, your attic or wherever your stuff eventually gravitates to (I mean, do you really need two fondue sets?).

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Recycle, Repurposing, Sustainability

Protein-Packed Herbed Cream Cheese And Egg Sandwich

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Protein-Packed Herbed Cream Cheese And Egg Sandwich

Experts recommend that adults try to get 30 grams of protein with every meal.

But getting to that magic number 30 can seem daunting…until you realize that in many cases, all you need to do is ‘Just Add Hiland.’ Meaning a glass of Hiland Dairy Milk here or a scoop of Hiland Dairy Cottage Cheese there can pump up the protein in a way that’s not only nutritious, but delicious too!

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Breakfast, Meat Free, Milk Life, Protein, Recipes

DIY Kentucky Derby Centerpiece Hat

Friday, May 6, 2016

DIY Kentucky Derby Centerpiece

And they’re off!

The Kentucky Derby might be notorious for its horses, jockeys and roses, but I have to admit…I LOVE the hats! So much so, they inspired me to create a festive centerpiece hat out of a repurposed Hiland Dairy Cottage Cheese container. Want to give it a try? Check out my simple step-by-step directions…

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Crafts, Dairy Diva, Guest Contribution, Tips

Stack It And Pack It!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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How To Properly Organize Your Refrigerator

Who knew? I just found out that I’ve been organizing my refrigerator the wrong way, which may be why my food seems to spoil so quickly after I buy it. There’s even a certain dairy product that should have its own drawer! So, I’d like to share a few tips on how to arrange your fridge to maximize the freshness of your food…

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Dairy Diva, Guest Contribution, Lifehacks, Storage, Tips

Get Packing For National Picnic Day!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Get Packing for National Picnic Day

Tomorrow is National Picnic Day.

With the weather warming up and the birds chirping, there’s no better time to pack your picnic basket and spend the day at the park. Our family loves to go on picnics. Over the course of the years, I’ve turned an ordinary lunch into a creative outing with the family. Here are some of my tricks…

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Dairy Diva, Family, Guest Contribution, Holiday, Kid Activities, National Picnic Day, Protein, Spring, Tips

Looks Good. Tastes Good. Good For You.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Looks Good. Tastes Good. Good For You.

If it tastes great for either breakfast or lunch, can you call it brunch?

One thing we do know – you can call this Falafel Avocado Toast delicious. In fact, we’ve heard from people who have served this good-for-you dish for both because it’s ingredients taste so fresh and light. It serves four, so it’s ideal for family or house guests, plus it has only 430 calories per serving, but is packed with 25 grams of protein – so it’s perfect to keep you productive through to your next meal.

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Breakfast, Lunch, Meat Free, Milk Life, Protein, Recipes

It’s Grow Time!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

It is Grow Time...

Plant a seed and watch it grow with this easy DIY seed starter!

Now is the time to create your seed starter garden so you can enjoy fresh veggies and herbs all summer long. This DIY project is the perfect way to reuse my empty Hiland Dairy Yogurt containers and is easy enough for the kids to get involved. I put mine together in a jiffy and so can you!

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Crafts, Dairy Diva, Fresh, Guest Contribution, Kid Activities, Recycle, Repurposing, Spring, Tips

Potato Skins – The Great Taste Everyone Loves

Friday, April 15, 2016

Potato Skins – The Great Taste Everyone Loves

These Bacon and Cheese Potato Skins are so deliciously good that it’s easy to forget that they also deliver more than 30 grams of protein per serving. Fun to prepare with kids or to serve when you’re hungry for hot food that’s easy to put together with ingredients you typically have on hand.

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Appetizer, Protein, Recipes, Tips

Fresh, Local And Now Organic!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Introducing Hiland Dairy Organic Milk

We’re welcoming a new addition to our fresh, locally produced milks – Hiland Organic Milk!

Wholesome and healthy Hiland Organic Milks are USDA certified organic. Our dairy cows graze in clover-rich pastures that are protected from pesticides and fertilizers. And, like all Hiland Milk, Hiland Organic Milk is produced with no artificial growth hormones and is tested for antibiotics. So, it not only tastes as good as you expect, it’s also good for you – with 8 grams of protein and 9 essential nutrients in every serving.

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Hiland Dairy, Milk, New Products, No Artificial Growth Hormones, Organic

Who Wants Coffee Cake!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Who Wants Coffee Cake

Today is National Coffee Cake Day.

How can you turn down the chance to enjoy your daily cup of java with this sweet treat? We’ve got the BEST coffee cake recipe to share with you on this special day…Coffee Pound Cake. This rich, decadent and oh-so-buttery recipe combines the classic coffee cake with the classic pound cake. It’s truly the best of both worlds!

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National Coffee Cake Day, Recipes

Journey To The Tourney

Friday, April 1, 2016

Journey To The Tourney

A basketball buffet to remember!

Busted bracket? Mine too! But don’t let that stop you from gathering friends and family to watch the last four teams shoot their way to the top spot. Your guests will show up hungry, so create a winning basketball smorgasbord and score some major hostess points.

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Cheese, Dairy Diva, Dips, Guest Contribution, Snacks, Tips

You Want Ice Cream? ‘Cause We’ve Got Ice Cream!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Six New Flavors of Hiland Ice Cream

Six brand-new flavors, in fact.

While we at Hiland Dairy firmly believe that our ice cream is a treat that can be fully enjoyed year ‘round, we do understand that it’s during the warmer months that it’s most popular. So this summer we’re introducing not one, not two… but SIX brand-new flavors to the Hiland Ice Cream family!

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Ice Cream, New Products

Think 30g of Protein per Meal…Just Add Hiland!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Think 30g of Protein per Meal...Just Add Hiland

More energy. Greater focus.

Getting all the protein you need is as easy as adding your Hiland Dairy favorites to the meals and snacks you already enjoy. Learn more about the benefits of dairy’s high-quality protein and how you can register to win a Hiland Protein Prize Pack!

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Contests, Protein

Get Chippy with this Spicy Corn Dip from The Dairy Diva!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Get Chippy...it is National Tortilla Chip Day.

It’s National Tortilla Chip Day.

I can’t think of a better day to serve your favorite Hiland Dairy Dip with chips than on National Tortilla Chip Day. This crispy little snack is perfect for dipping and dunking and is a favorite in my home. And since we’re already on the subject of chips and dip, I’d like to share my Spicy Corn Dip recipe with you. This hot and bubbly dip goes great with tortilla chips!

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Cheese, Dairy Diva, Dips, Guest Contribution, National Tortilla Chip Day, Recipes, Tips

What Will Your Random Act of Kindness Be Today?

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Donate milk for Random Acts of Kindness Day

There is no limit on ways to perform random acts of kindness…

Today marks National Random Acts of Kindness Day. This day grows in popularity each year and is celebrated by individuals, groups and organizations alike to encourage acts of kindness. Here at The Hiland Home, we take this holiday pretty seriously. After all, it’s not only special for the receiver, it also feels good as the doer—making it a real win-win for everybody!

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Great American Milk Drive, Milk Life, Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 11 is National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

February 11 is National Dont Cry Over Spilled Milk Day

Okay, so this is really a thing, apparently.

At first it seems, well, silly. National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day? Really? But when you delve into the proverb we all know so well, it starts to make a little more sense. After all, a modern version of it would be something akin to “don’t sweat the small stuff.” And whose life wouldn’t be made just a little bit better with that little attitude adjustment, right?

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Dairy History, Milk, National Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day

Chocolate Milk: Helping Female Athletes Recover Effectively

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Chocolate Milk - Helping Female Athletes Recover Effectively

Today is National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). NGWSD was chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1986 to honor female athletic achievement and recognize the importance of sports and fitness participation for all girls and women. For 30 years, NGWSD has empowered women and girls to get moving, embrace physical activity and push past their limits both in sports and in life.

How does chocolate milk fit in? It’s science!

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Built With Chocolate Milk, Milk, Recovery Drink

Have a Heart, Drink Some Milk!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Heart Month

You’re probably aware that milk is good for your bones and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. You may even be aware that the protein present in milk is good for your muscles. But did you know that milk—along with other dairy products—may be good for your heart too?

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Dairy Facts, Health, Heart Month, Nutrition

Sharing is Caring on National Spouse’s Day!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sharing is Caring on National Spouses Day

National Spouse’s Day is the perfect day to show the special person in your life just how much you care for him or her. So what better way to celebrate this great day by keeping your loved one healthy. It’s easy! Put your New Year’s resolution to good use and incorporate more protein into his or her diet. Here are a few simple ideas I’d like to share…

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Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Dairy Diva, Dips, Family, Guest Contribution, Health, Holiday, Milk, National Spouse's Day, Nutrition, Protein, Recipes, Tips

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Friday, January 22, 2016

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Today is National Southern Food Day!

Fried chicken is a Southern food staple, so what better way to celebrate this tasty holiday than to share our Buttermilk Fried Chicken recipe with y’all! This mouth-wateringly delicious recipe goes great with other southern favorites like creamy coleslaw, red beans and rice, mac and cheese, collard greens and don’t forget the sweet potato pie!

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Dinner, Lunch, National Southern Food Day, Recipes

A+ for Elementary Teachers and School Milk

Monday, January 18, 2016

A+ for Elementary Teachers and School Milk

It’s Elementary School Teacher Day!

They teach you the importance of ‘lips and hips,” inspire you to create masterpieces with just a number two pencil and a box of crayons – and understand that while you love being in their classroom, recess is still your favorite part of the school day. That’s why we celebrate Elementary School Teacher Day on the third Monday of January!

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School Milk, Teachers

Gluten-Free Dairy?

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Gluten-Free Dairy

With National Gluten Free Day taking place this week, we here at The Hiland Home would like to take a moment to talk about our gluten-free products. These products are safe, healthy alternatives for those that suffer from celiac disease or other disorders for whom the consumption of gluten is a serious problem. See which products made the gluten-free list!

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Coupons, Food Allergies, Gluten Free, Tips

New Year, New You?

Thursday, January 7, 2016

New Year...New You

Want to start the New Year off right with healthier eating? Good for you. Here at The Hiland Home, we also love to cook and eat foods that are good and good for us.

But just because you want to make a change, that doesn’t mean you have to throw out your old cookbook and start fresh, or change your diet completely. There are a few things to remember about dairy and fitness that might be key to helping you keep your New Year’s resolution.

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Built With Chocolate Milk, Calcium, Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Fitness, Greek Yogurt, Health, Milk, New Year's Resolution, Nutrition, Protein, Recovery, Recovery Drink, Weight Loss, Yogurt

The Dairy Diva Has Your Resolution Solution

Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Dairy Diva Has Your Resolution Solution

Love them or loathe them, they’re here to stay. New Year’s resolutions are a staple in our culture and just about everyone I know makes them. My resolution is to add more protein to my diet. Why? Because protein is crucial to bone health and as we already know, women are more susceptible to weak and brittle bones as we age. Getting at least 25-30 grams of protein per meal is so simple, yet so important. Here’s how!

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Coupons, Dairy Diva, Guest Contribution, New Year's Resolution, Nutrition, Protein, Tips

The Holiday Give Together

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Holiday Give Together

Be an Angel: Donate Milk for Kids

For many of us, the holidays aren’t complete without milk and cookies or a cozy cup of hot cocoa – but families in need in our communities may be missing out on milk and its nine essential nutrients this holiday season.

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Great American Milk Drive, Holiday

Warm Up With Homemade Apple Cider

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Warm Up With Homemade Apple Cider

It’s National Apple Cider Day!

The leaves are falling and chilly weather is here. It’s time to warm up with a yummy drink in celebration of National Apple Cider Day. And the best part is your home will smell AMAZING while you make this homemade apple cider recipe!

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Beverage, Fall, Holiday, Juice, Recipes

The Dairy Diva’s Game Day Hail Marys

Thursday, November 12, 2015

The Dairy Divas Game Day Hail Marys

If your family is anything like mine, mashed potatoes are a go-to side dish when planning dinners. But let’s face it, mashed potatoes can be a bit boring. Never fear…the Dairy Diva is here! Spice up your mashed potato game with these Game Day Hail Marys. These are perfect for potluck football parties and could even become a new Thanksgiving tradition.

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Cheese, Dairy Diva, Dinner, Dips, Guest Contribution, Milk, Recipes, Sour Cream, Tips

Pumpkin, It’s Not Just For Pie

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Pumpkin Its Not Just For Pie

When most people think about baking desserts with pumpkin, they go straight to the classic pumpkin pie. Now, don’t get us wrong…we love the traditional favorite as much as the next person, but sometimes you’ve got to think outside of the box (or the pie pan in this case).

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Contests, Cookies, Fall, Holiday, Recipes

Spooktacular Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes from The Dairy Diva!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Spooktacular Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes from The Dairy Diva

Don’t Be Scared of These Spooktacular Pancakes!

Give your zombies and ghouls just what they are craving this October with The Dairy Diva’s Spooktacular Chocolate Peanut Butter Pancakes! They’re easy to make using Hiland’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Milk. So when it’s time to give your little devils a homemade breakfast on Halloween morning, don’t be afraid…just conjure up a little Hiland Halloween Spirit!

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Breakfast, Dairy Diva, Fall, Flavored Milk, Guest Contribution, Holiday, Recipes, Tips, Video

Introducing the Dairy Diva!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Introducing the Dairy Diva

Hey, all! I’m the Dairy Diva and I’m glad to be part of The Hiland Home. If you’re looking for easy, healthy recipes and simple lifehacks that you can incorporate into your lifestyle, then you’ve come to the right place.

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Dairy Diva, Guest Contribution

A Sweet Treat for National Dessert Day

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

A Sweet Treat for National Dessert Day

You know the ol’ saying…there’s always room for dessert!

Well, today is the day you can actually take the saying to heart because it’s National Dessert Day. In honor of this sweetest of holidays, why not try out this rich, nutty Pecan Pie recipe that’s packed full of ooey-gooey deliciousness?

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Desserts, Fall, Holiday, Recipes

Milk Jug Fabric Pumpkins

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Milk Jug Fabric Pumpkins

Fall is in the air…

One of the things we love most about this season is bringing the warm colors of fall into our Hiland Home. If you haven’t already used all of your empty Hiland Dairy milk jugs to make Milk Jug Ghost Lanterns, we’ve got another great way to upcycle them with these Milk Jug Fabric Pumpkins!

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Crafts, Fall, Milk Jug Crafts, Recycle, Tips

Get Ready For Fall With A Pumpkin Spice Latte

Friday, September 18, 2015

Get Ready For Fall With A Pumpkin Spice Latte

Fall is just around the corner…

It’s truly one of our favorite holidays here at The Hiland Home. The changing leaves. The crisp, cool air. The football parties…and the pumpkin spice EVERYTHING! We can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by enjoying a Pumpkin Spice Latte. And why not save a little money this fall by making your own latte at home instead of spending your hard-earned cash at a coffee shop!

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Beverage, Fall, Latte, Recipes, Tips, Whipped Cream

Fun, Easy Breakfast Your Kids Will Love To Make!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Fun Easy Breakfast Your Kids Will Love To Make

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. The problem is, breakfast isn’t always on a kid’s priority list during the morning hustle and bustle of getting ready for school. Well this Microwave Coffee Cup Scramble recipe is quick, easy and actually fun! It only takes a couple of minutes to make and the kid’s tell us that watching the scramble ‘puff up’ in the microwave is ‘so cool!’

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Back to School, Breakfast, Cheese, Milk, Milk Life, Tips

Dairy Tip Tuesday: Pancakes Powered by Protein

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Dairy Tip Tuesday Pancakes Powered by Protein

Pancakes are a breakfast favorite here at The Hiland Home. The problem is, pancakes generally don’t give us that protein boost we need to get our day going. Sure, we can have a tall glass of Hiland Dairy Milk to get the morning protein we need…but what if we get a craving for a cup of Hiland Orange Juice instead?

That’s why we have this recipe for our delicious Cottage Cheese Pancakes!

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Breakfast, Cottage Cheese, Dairy Tip Tuesday, Protein, Recipes, Tips

Easy Beef Crockpot Casserole

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Easy Beef Crockpot Casserole

When the weather is nice, the last thing you want to do is spend hours cooped up in kitchen cooking over the weekend. Our Easy Beef Crockpot Casserole recipe lets you throw your ingredients in with minimal prep, set the timer and head to the ball game—maybe even a concert—and come back to a nice hearty meal!

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Dinner, Lunch, Milk, Recipes

Get Your Greens: Kale Slaw with Citrus Dressing

Friday, July 31, 2015

Kale Slaw with Citrus Dressing

For the past few years, we’ve been hearing about the benefits of kale. Doctors praise how nutrient-rich it is with its high levels of antioxidants and vitamins A and K, but the slightly bitter taste can be hard to swallow.

At Hiland, we’ve created a recipe to make getting all those nutrients a little bit tastier.

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Health, Orange Juice, Recipes

Cucumber Soup…Perfect for Summer!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Cucumber Soup Perfect For Summer

Soups generally aren’t thought of as your typical summer food. They’re usually too hot, too filling or too hearty…which isn’t exactly what you want when you’re trying to eat a light summer meal.

Enter Hiland’s invigorating Cucumber Soup recipe. Not only is it cool and refreshing, but the prep work couldn’t be any easier!

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Dinner, Greek Yogurt, Lunch, Milk, Recipes, Summer

How Do You Top Your Hiland Ice Cream?

Monday, July 20, 2015

Enter Our #TopThisIceCream Contest!

Enter Hiland’s #TopThisIceCream Contest by posting a photo of Hiland Ice Cream topped your way on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #TopThisIceCream from July 20th through August 31st and you could win an ice cream social to share with your friends and family! Learn more.

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Contests, Ice Cream

Summer Grillin': Beef Kabobs

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Beef Kabobs

Now that we’re well into the summer season, it’s time to break out the grill if you haven’t already. And, to christen your newly brandished grill, it’s essential that you make the king of all the grill-friendly dishes, beef kabobs.

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Dinner, Lunch, Protein, Recipes

Are You a Dairy Know-it-All?

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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There’s more to dairy than meets the eye, you know. It’s not just a delicious treat that comes in a glass or on top of your favorite pizza. Here are a few more facts to help you brush up on dairy and what it offers to you and your family.

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Calcium, Dairy Facts, Health, Protein

Sara’s Kitchen: Lemon Lace Cookies

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Saras Kitchen Lemon Lace Cookies

As the mercury rises this summer, I’ve got a great recipe for some delicious cookies that are light, lemony and a perfect companion for just about any outdoor lunch or dinner. I saw this recipe for Buttery Lemon Lace Cookies and absolutely had to give them a go – I was looking for a simple, elegant and light cookie to pair with some Hiland Dairy Real Vanilla Ice Cream, and these beauties seemed perfect.

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Cookies, Desserts, Guest Contribution, Recipes, Sara's Kitchen, Tips

Birthday Party Dilemma? Try a Milk Jug Jam Party!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Birthday Dilemma

My daughter’s birthday was coming up and I needed to find an activity that would be interesting to a group of six to twelve year old girls. Here’s the challenge: I wanted to do something out of the ordinary and inexpensive … or ‘cheap’ if you prefer!

On the plus side, my daughter loves to be crafty and I encourage her to use her imagination. So, together we came up with the idea of a ‘Milk Jug Jam Party.’

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Crafts, Guest Contribution, Kid Activities, Milk Jug Crafts, Recycle, Tips

Fun Ideas for Kids to Prevent Summer Boredom

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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School is out…now what? Once kids get over the initial excitement of not having to head to class on weekday mornings, there’s a very real danger of boredom setting in – especially when it comes to teenagers. The temptation will be to sleep until noon and then spend the rest of the day playing video games or chatting with friends on their mobile devices.

This summer, instead of letting your kids lie around the house doing virtually nothing, why not use summer as an opportunity to engage in family activities that not only bring everyone closer together, but also let them learn a thing or two!

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Kid Activities, Spring, Summer

Lifehack: Milk Jug Bird Feeder

Friday, June 19, 2015

BirdFeeders_blog

Hiland Dairy milk jugs are made from recyclable plastic so that they can be reclaimed and reborn as new milk jugs (or whatever plastic thing you can think of). But if you’re feeling a bit creative, a Hiland Dairy milk jug can be repurposed and “upcycled” into a whole new thing. In this case, an attractive (literally) bird feeder to offer up snacks to your neighborhood’s feathered friends!

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Crafts, Lifehacks, Milk Jug Crafts, Recycle, Spring, Tips

Roasted Red Pepper Yogurt Dip

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Roasted Red Pepper Yogurt Dip

Looking for a tasty, all-natural way to treat the family? Well look no further, we’ve got a deliciously creamy dip that’s the perfect snack for hungry kids and adults alike! Best of all, it features Hiland Dairy Yogurt – made with NO artificial growth hormones.

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Dips, Midwest Dairy, Recipes, Snacks

Treat Your Family to Hiland Summer Flavored Milks!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Treat Your Family to Hiland Summer Flavored Milks

Here at the Hiland Home, we believe you don’t need a holiday to celebrate a season.

You know Hiland offers seasonal products to coincide with some of the most festive times of the year: Easter, Christmas and Halloween, but we were feeling one of the most beloved times of the year wasn’t getting the attention it deserved. That’s why Hiland is proud to introduce new summer seasonal products!

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Flavored Milk, New Products, Summer, Summer Flavored Milk, Tips

Sara’s Kitchen: Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Saras Kitchen Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Ricotta cheese is an extremely versatile cheese whose manufacture dates back thousands of years. It can be beaten smooth and mixed with sweet and savory ingredients to create a variety of desserts and snacks. It is also commonly used in Italian main dishes such as lasagna, manicotti and ravioli.

But there’s nothing quite like home made…

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Fresh, Recipes, Sara's Kitchen, Tips

Fun Kids Recipe: Baglets!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Kid Friendly Recipe Baglets

Here’s a recipe that kids just love. It’s weird, squishy and it produces a tasty, nutritious breakfast treat! It also lets kids have (a bit of) control over what they eat, which can be quite empowering for a little one—especially if he or she is a picky eater.

So, on with the show…you’re about to make “baglets” – omelets in a bag!

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Breakfast, Family, Lifehacks, Recipes, Tips

Fruity Baked Oatmeal

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Fruity Baked Oatmeal

We’ve got a baked oatmeal recipe that’s chunky, crunchy and packed with sweet-and-tangy fruit! It’s delicious, nutritious and super-easy to make. What’s more, you can make it on Sunday and simply pop it in the microwave in the morning for breakfast all week long!

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Breakfast, Health, Recipes, Tips

Fun Kids Recipe: Frozen Yogurt Medley!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Kid Friendly Recipe Frozen Yogurt Medley

When your kids get home from school, what’s the first thing they do? If you’re like most families, they head to the kitchen to start snacking. Instead of candy bars and cookies, wouldn’t it be great if they’d eat something a bit healthier? Sure…but how do you get a kid to eat healthy snacks? The answer is, make them fun! And here’s a recipe that’s both fun and easy to make.

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Family, Health, Recipes, Snacks, Tips

Hiland Summer Fun Selfie Photo Contest

Monday, May 11, 2015

Summer Fun Selfie Photo Contest

Wherever there’s Hiland, there’s a Hiland Home. So when you take your Hiland Home on the road this summer, you can win BIG in the Hiland Summer Fun Selfie Photo Contest! Submit your entries between May 11-June 29, 2015.

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Contests

Fact or Fiction: Warm Milk Helps You Fall Asleep

Friday, May 8, 2015

Fact or Fiction Warm Milk Helps You Fall Asleep

Your mom probably gave you warm milk as a kid when you were having trouble falling asleep. Her mom probably did the same for her. And so on and so on, going back generations. So does a warm mug of fresh, delicious Hiland Dairy Milk really help you go to sleep?

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Tips

The Deal on Dairy and Your Health

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Deal on Dairy and Your Health

Dairy and Blood Pressure

Sure, dairy is a great source of protein and provides nine essential nutrients, but it can do so much more for our bodies. Today, we’ll examine in more detail how dairy foods can help us maintain a healthy body.

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Health, Tips

Sara’s Kitchen: Homemade Chocolate-Covered Salted Caramels…Great for Gifts!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Saras Kitchen Homemade Chocolate-Covered Salted Caramels

I have a friend who loves Rolo candies. Decadent chocolate and creamy caramel? What’s not to love?

So one day, I decided to make her something as close to a Rolo as I could, but with a few changes. I used semi-sweet chocolate instead of milk chocolate. I added sea salt to the caramel and also sprinkled it on top. And, I didn’t go to the trouble of forming the candies into the small cylindrical shape of their store-bought inspiration.

But the result was, if I do say so myself, delicious! And, if you go to the trouble of making a batch, they are perfect for parties, housewarming gifts or setting out when guests drop by.

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Desserts, Gifts, Recipes, Sara's Kitchen, Tips

Dairy Tip Tuesday: 9 Tips for Perfectly Whipped Cream

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Dairy Tip Tuesday 9 Tips for Perfectly Whipped Cream

There’s nothing in this world quite like a dollop of lightly sweetened whipped cream. Whether you’re topping off a slice of pecan pie, finishing off a peach cobbler or adding it to a bowl of freshly picked raspberries…real, honest-to-goodness whipped cream is one of life’s true pleasures.

Simple though it may be, there are a few things you should know if you want to get your topping technique whipped into shape.

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Dairy Tip Tuesday, Recipes, Tips, Whipped Cream

A Down Home Favorite: Milk Boiled Corn On The Cob

Friday, April 24, 2015

A Down Home Favorite Milk Boiled Corn on the Cob

If you’re from the Midwest, you probably grew up eating corn on the cob weekly in the summertime. That’s one reason why, here in the Hiland Kitchen, we like to keep it near the top of our menu all summer long.

Sure, you can boil or grill ears of corn and they’ll turn out tasty. But to us, there’s nothing like the recipe below to help bring out the best in fresh sweet corn.

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Dinner, Family, Lunch, Recipes, Tips

Happy Earth Day!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

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Here at Hiland Dairy, we like to think of every day as Earth Day! That’s because we are always working to find new ways to reduce our use of natural resources while we reuse and recycle as many materials as we can.

But, today is a good day to remember that we are all in this together. Our farmers and employees live in the same communities, use the same water sources and visit the same parks as you…so every act we take, no matter how small, can make a difference.

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Earth Day, Holiday, Sustainability, Tips, Tradition

Slow Cooker Meal: Sour Cream Pork Chops

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Slow Cooker Meal Sour Cream Pork Chops

This recipe tastes delicious and lets you throw together a truly fresh and delicious meal without spending an hour cooking when you get home. As long as you have the ingredients on hand, and about 10 minutes to get it started in the morning, you’ll be home free!

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Dinner, Family, Lunch, Recipes

What the Whey?

Thursday, April 9, 2015

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Before we talk about the importance of whey, let’s back up a second and talk about protein. Proteins are organic compounds consisting of chains of amino acids. These amino acids are used by the body to build muscle and repair damaged tissue.

That’s where whey comes in.

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Fitness, Health, Protein, Recovery

Hiland Classic Recipe: Chicken in Orange Juice

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Hiland Classic Recipe Chicken in Orange Juice

There’s nothing quite like chicken. You can throw it on the grill, fry it, bake it, cook it on the stove top…here in the Hiland Home it’s our most versatile meat protein. So we want to share one of our favorite chicken recipes from the Hiland Home cookbook that is fast, easy, delicious and loved by kids and parents alike.

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Dinner, Family, Lunch, Recipes

Easter Egg Nog Casserole

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Easter Egg Nog Casserole

You’ve heard about Easter eggs… but have you heard about Easter Egg Nog?

Well, this creamy, delicious treat isn’t just for Christmas anymore. So the next time you’re at the store, pick up some Hiland Dairy Easter Egg Nog and delight your family with this deliciously spicy recipe that perfect for an Easter breakfast or dessert!

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Breakfast, Desserts, Easter, Family, Milk Life, Recipes

Your Own Little Picasso

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Your Own Little Picasso

Art They Can Eat

I have two daughters, the youngest of which has sensitivity to wheat. We’ve found that a regular dose of Hiland Dairy yogurt helps keep her system happy, so we’ve come up with an activity that’s great for her tummy and creativity.

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Crafts, Easter, Family, Guest Contribution, Tips

The Lacto-Paleo Diet

Friday, March 27, 2015

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The so-called Paleolithic Diet (Paleo Diet, for short) consists of eating only what our Paleolithic ancestors ate. In simple terms, the diet has one rule: if cavemen didn’t eat it, you shouldn’t either.

While some of its principles are praised by nutritionists – an avoidance of sugar and processed foods, for instance – some have expressed concern that the diet lacks certain essential nutrients. Two in particular are calcium and vitamin D, which are both abundantly found in dairy products.

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Calcium, Health, Protein, Weight Loss

Sara’s Kitchen: Irish Soda Bread

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sara's Kitchen: Irish Soda Bread

Everyone is Irish in March. With this Irish Soda Bread recipe, now you can eat like it too!

Bread baking can be a frightening, somewhat overwhelming endeavor. What may begin as an image of a perfectly risen loaf of bread, golden brown and fresh from the oven, can quickly turn into hours spent waiting for the perfect rise, a kitchen covered in flour and a loaf that just doesn’t live up to your high expectations.

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Guest Contribution, Holiday, Recipes, Sara's Kitchen, St. Patrick's Day

March On To Savings!

Monday, March 2, 2015

March On To Savings!

New Coupons at HilandDairy.com

Who doesn’t want to save money, right? Head on over to HilandDairy.com/Coupons for valuable coupons for Hiland Dairy orange juice, iced coffee, yogurt and cottage cheese…which is perfect if you have our Creamy Broccoli Lasagna on the menu.

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Coupons, Tips

Extra Milk? Freeze It! A Hiland Home Lifehack

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Extra Milk? Freeze It! A Hiland Home Lifehack

Did you know you can freeze milk? Learn more about this surprising lifehack!

Is there such a thing as too much Hiland Dairy milk? Well, if you and your spouse each bought a couple gallons of milk on the way home you might have too much to use before the ‘Sell By’ date. So what to do then? Sure, you can send some to the neighbors, but did you know you could also freeze it? Read on for the secret to freezing milk…

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Dairy Tip Tuesday, Lifehacks, Tips

Snackify Your Drink

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Snackify Your Drink

Are you always on the go? No time to stop and smell the roses – let alone sit down for a meal? Well, the Hiland Home can be wherever you are. And we’re here to help you snackify your drink and get some much-needed calcium and protein in a delicious, nutritious, grab-and-go treat.

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Breakfast, Milk Life, Protein, Recipes, Snacks

Easy Egg Casserole

Friday, February 6, 2015

Easy Egg Casserole

Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Not only is it tasty and nutritious, it can also be made in a jiffy. But regardless of when you serve it, your family will absolutely love it. And since it’s made with fresh, delicious Hiland Dairy milk and cheese, you know it’s going to be good – and, as always, with NO artificial growth hormones!

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Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Milk Life, Protein, Recipes

Dairy: the Protein Powerhouse

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Dairy: the Protein Powerhouse

Closing the protein gap.

Whether you’re trying to build up the muscle and bones of a growing kid or simply trying to keep your own body in tip-top shame, Hiland Dairy products offer a broad range of options to get your body the building blocks it needs and close the protein gap!

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Health, Midwest Dairy, Milk Life, Protein

So What is a “Hiland Home,” Anyway?

Monday, February 2, 2015

So What is a “Hiland Home,” Anyway?

Well, the Hiland Home is a lot of things.

For one thing, it’s this page – a home on the web where you can find all sorts of useful information to make your life easier. A happy home comes from the people that are in it, the attitudes that we come in the door with and the simple things we can do to make life feel natural and easy. That means you’ll find delicious and nutritious recipes here, as well as clever lifehacks to help you get the most out of your busy day.

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Family, Happy, Health, Tips

D-FENSE: Dairy Dips and Drinks

Friday, January 23, 2015

D-FENSE: Dairy Dips and Drinks

The Dip Option

When you have a roomful of hungry football fans watching the Big Game on your big screen, the last thing you want is for any of them to miss a play while they’re going to the kitchen to hunt for snacks. So on Big-Game Sunday, make sure your TV area is well stocked with snack stations that are all within easy reach of your guests.

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Dips, Health, Recipes, Snacks

Hiland for the Holidays Cookie Contest Winners

Friday, January 2, 2015

The Hiland Holiday Home Cookie Contest

The tinsel and ornaments have been put away. The tree is but a memory (though you’re probably still finding those pesky needles everywhere). And you’ve rung in another brand-new year.

And as the holiday season ends, to too does the second annual Hiland for the Holidays Cookie Contest. So thanks to all who entered and made it an especially delicious holiday. So without further ado, we present the five Hiland for the Holidays Cookie Contest winners.

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Contests

Home Sweet Hiland Home: The Sustainability Story

Monday, December 15, 2014

Home Sweet Hiland Home: The Sustainability Story

Our dairy farmers’ lives are tied to this land. The fields their cows graze, the water they drink and the air they breathe all contribute to the rich, wholesome milk they provide. And more than just the cows, our farmer-owners live, work and send their kids to school here too. So at Hiland Dairy, we pride ourselves on being local – not only because it means that the milk we provide is as fresh as it can possibly be, but also because it means we’re personally invested in the communities we serve.

Because of this, we take the notion of sustainability very seriously. It’s good for the environment. It’s good for our customers and neighbors. And, frankly, it’s good for business. You could say it’s a win-win-win.

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Sustainability