It’s the Thought That Counts
In my family, our gift to Dad is breakfast in bed. My husband loves when the kids file into our bedroom with his baked ham-and-cheese baked omelet, bacon and a cold glass of farm-fresh Hiland Dairy Milk. He looks forward to it every year because of the omelet’s light, fluffy texture and the gooey goodness of the melted cheeses. Happy Father’s Day!
Breakfast, Dairy Diva, Family, Father's Day, Guest Contribution, Recipes, Tips
Create Memories for Generations With Family Traditions
Family traditions are important. They strengthen family bonds, offer comfort and security, and even teach values. No matter how or when they start, traditions should be part of your family culture. Here are six tips for creating your own family traditions…
Dairy Diva, Family, Guest Contribution, Tips
Making Memories That Will Last a Lifetime
Dinnertime is one of the most important times of my family’s day. Once a month, I have my kids choose a meal and make it together. They love it! This month, the meal was lasagna and tossed salad. Their super-scrumptious lasagna recipe is kid-made, mom approved.
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The Perfect Vessel to Hold Many Thanks
This super-cute Mayflower ship will have your kids thinking of what they’re truly thankful for before turkey day. Let’s get started!
Crafts, Dairy Diva, Family, Guest Contribution, Holiday, Kid Activities, Tips
Our family loves to sit down for a family movie night whenever we get a break from our busy schedules. And, family movie night isn’t complete without some great snacks to go with it! Hiland Dairy Dips with chips and veggies are always the top of our snack list. But, when the chill of fall is in the air, we also like a nice hot dip. That’s when I whip up my savory Buffalo Chicken Dip. It’s easy-peasy and oh-so-delicious!
Dairy Diva, Dips, Family, Guest Contribution, Recipes, Tips
Get Up and Move
I love to jog. My husband takes long walks. My kids enjoy riding their bikes. It’s important to stay active and eat right, so my family and I are going to participate in Family Health and Fitness Day this Saturday. You should, too!
Dairy Diva, Family, Fitness, Guest Contribution, Health, Tips
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.
Back to School, Family, Health, Nutrition, Recipes, Snacks
Keep Dairy on Your Family’s Daily Menu
Calorie for calorie, whole milk is one of the most nutritious foods. That’s why dairy is an important part of your diet – especially for kids. Here are a few reasons to keep dairy on your daily menu…
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How to Watch the Olympics, Family-Style
From the opening ceremonies through the closing ceremonies, my family loves the Olympics. So, we started a tradition this year to help celebrate the big night and build excitement around the 42 Olympic sporting disciplines…
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Ahhh…the paternal bond of fatherhood!
Today is the day of placing your dear old man on a pedestal to thank him for all things dad! I asked some dads what types of qualities they would want to see in their sons when they become fathers, and here’s what they had to say…
Dairy Diva, Family, Father's Day, Guest Contribution, Tips
Today, we celebrate International Picnic Day!
Pack up your picnic basket, grab the family and head to your favorite outdoor spot.
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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?
Dairy Diva, Desserts, Family, Guest Contribution, Happy, Ice Cream, Kid Activities, New Products, Summer, Taste Test, Tips
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.
Family, Health, Nutrition, Summer
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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Happy egg hunting!
Why buy an Easter basket when you can repurpose your empty Hiland Dairy milk jugs into baskets your kiddos will love? Grab some crafting supplies and let’s get started!
Crafts, Dairy Diva, Easter, Family, Guest Contribution, Holiday, Milk Jug Crafts, Tips
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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There’s something special about enjoying creamy, delicious egg nog around the Holidays. So, how perfect is it that National Egg Nog Day falls on Christmas Eve!
Beverage, Breakfast, Desserts, Egg Nog, Family, Holiday, Recipes, Tradition, Winter
Just a few days from now, you will have an entire house full of family for the Holidays and you need to be ready. Now is NOT the time to panic! Put these simple steps to the test to bust Holiday pressures!
Dairy Diva, Family, Guest Contribution, Holiday, Tips, Winter
It doesn’t take long for my kids to become “bored stiff” just a few hours into their winter vacation from school. I’m expecting them to ask me for creative solutions to their boredom woes, so I’ve loaded up on ideas to keep them content. Here a just a few…
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Why spend a fortune on Holiday decorations when you already have what you need to brighten up your home? Check out this crafty way to create Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and their reindeer from repurposed milk jugs. This idea is super easy and fun for the kids!
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The next time you pack up the car to travel over the river and through the woods, keep these road trip hacks in mind.
Dairy Diva, Family, Holiday, Lifehacks
This isn’t just any ol’ green bean casserole!
I think we can all agree, there’s something about grandma’s cooking that makes food extra-special. This green bean casserole recipe proves just that!
Dinner, Fall, Family, Holiday, Lunch, Recipes, Tradition, Winter
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!
Breakfast, Family, Lifehacks, Recipes, Tips
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.
Family, Health, Recipes, Snacks, Tips
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.
Dinner, Family, Lunch, Recipes, Tips
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!
Dinner, Family, Lunch, Recipes
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.
Dinner, Family, Lunch, Recipes
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!
Breakfast, Desserts, Easter, Family, Milk Life, Recipes
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.
Crafts, Easter, Family, Guest Contribution, Tips
We love family traditions here at The Hiland Home.
Last year, we started a new one with the introduction of Hiland Dairy seasonal products inspired by Easter.
Easter, Family, Flavored Milk, Tips, Tradition
What’s that in the air today? The tight grip of a chilly winter wind?
No, it’s the smell of chili … today is National Chili Day!
Dinner, Family, Lunch, Recipes, Tips
Creamy Broccoli Lasagna
This time of year at The Hiland Home, we get a lot of requests for meat-free dinner dishes. This is one of our favorites…a meatless lasagna with cottage cheese that is filling, delicious and just right for a family dinner.
Dinner, Family, Lunch, Meat Free, Protein, Recipes
Treat your family this Valentine’s Day!
This recipe is decadent, delicious and equally at home as a family breakfast or dessert. Be sure to stock up on Hiland Dairy Orange Juice to complement this dish on Valentine’s Day morning.
Breakfast, Family, Happy, Milk Life, Recipes, Snacks, Tips, Valentine's Day
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.
Family, Happy, Health, Tips