Brighten up your tree with these candy cane ornaments made from repurposed Hiland Dairy Milk jugs. Simply cut, paint, glue and repeat.
A holiday just doesn’t seem like a holiday gathering without something dipped in chocolate, right? The next time you head out to celebrate with family or friends, make these holiday reindeer treats. They’re not only cute but they’re also delicious.
It’s the time of year when your mailbox fills with holiday cards that spread good cheer and well wishes from near and far. Instead of buying greeting cards this year, enhance upcoming festivities with homemade cards using repurposed Hiland Dairy paper cartons. Each one will be unique and made with love.
Invited to a holiday cookie exchange this year? Show up with these gingerbread cookies and you’ll be invited to every exchange around town. Forget the crispy gingerbread men of the past. These guys belong in the cookie hall of fame because of their perfect thickness and chewiness. Happy holiday baking!
Wreaths are holiday staples. Hang them on the front door around the house. No matter where you display them, they are delightful decorative pieces that come in all shapes and sizes. What’s better? You can make them with a few crafting supplies and some imagination. I used repurposed Hiland Dairy Milk jugs, and the end result was adorably festive.
In a few days, you’ll have a refrigerator stuffed with Thanksgiving trimmings and fixings. Why settle with run-of-the-mill leftovers when you can create these stuffing-mashed-potato cups? This recipe is a great way to use up those leftovers and give your family something new to try.
Want to get your family in the mood for fall? Whip up a batch of these candy corn rice crispy treats — they’ll soon become a family holiday favorite. They’re simple to make and a crowd-pleasing treat!
A chill is in the air, colorful leaves are falling, and it’s time to bake these vanilla cupcakes filled and topped with fluffy pumpkin spice frosting. Adorn them with homemade acorns and you’ll have cupcakes that will win over all who take a bite.
Can’t make it home for Thanksgiving? No worries! Gather your pals and celebrate the holiday with your own Friendsgiving potluck party. It’s a casual get-together where you and your buddies can enjoy turkey and all the fixings in a relaxed atmosphere. Here’s my Friendsgiving Party Planning Guide to get you started.
Halloween is the perfect time to bring out the spooktacular baker in you. And, since National Breadstick Day is today, why not turn ordinary breadsticks into cheesy witch’s fingers for a fun side dish?
I heard that National Donut Day was coming up (I mean really, can life get any better?). So, I thought I’d make these petite donut muffins with a cinnamon glaze as a sweet treat for my family.
The first day of May reminds us of fresh blooms, warmer weather and cupcakes. You read that correctly … cupcakes! Top these little cakes with scrumptious buttercream frosting and you’ve got a hit on your hands.
I’ll admit it, I’m on a milk-carton crafting kick. My latest mission was to create a cute Easter-themed candy box made from a repurposed Hiland Dairy carton. I can’t wait to see my kids’ faces light up on Easter morning!
It’s always a plus when I find a recipe that is simple to make and loaded with fresh Hiland Dairy ingredients. Case in point: this Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole that’s a hit with my family. We never have leftovers! So, in honor of National Chicken Cordon Bleu Day, I’m sharing this scrumptious recipe with you.
One of my favorite days of the year is April 1. Why? Because I love pulling off funny shenanigans and pranks on my family. This year, instead of balloons behind a door, or fake spilled nail polish, I’ve decided to whip up something clever in the kitchen … undercover sushi!
Did you know it’s National Chip and Dip Day? On a scale of one to delicious, this special day tops the charts. Nothing completes a get-together quite like a few bags of chips and a good selection of Hiland Dairy Dip.
When was the last time you ate a bowl of cereal? If you’re like a lot of adults, it was probably longer ago than you’d care to remember. That’s because we tend to think of breakfast cereal as kids’ food. But, on March 7, maybe we should dare to be young again and enjoy a crunchy bowl of cereal floating in farm-fresh Hiland Dairy Milk for National Cereal Day.
I remember picking cherries with my mom as a kid. I also distinctly remember her scrumptious cherry pies. So, in honor of National Cherry Pie Day — and my mom — I simplified the pie-making process. I baked miniature versions of this yummy treat using three ingredients, and topped them off with my homemade whipped cream.
My kids gobble up popcorn by the handful, so I create different flavors to keep smiles on their faces. One of my favorite recipes infuses sweet caramel with peanuts (for a bit of saltiness), topped with a chocolate drizzle.
This is the most important day of the year. No, really! After all, milk is a true superfood that contains a whole variety of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that your body needs. Milk is a great source of protein, too. What do those other days give you? A headache and sugar shock, that’s what. Nope, Jan. 11 is the day to really celebrate.
It’s National Bean Day, so why not spice up your dinner table with delicious chili? It’s the go-to comfort food that everyone loves during these cold winter days and nights. Here’s one chili recipe you’ll want to make again and again.
Hiland Dairy seasonal milk flavors are a fun, delicious way for kids (and adults) to get the protein and other essential vitamins and minerals their bodies need. With all the benefits of Hiland Dairy Milk plus the flavors they crave, Hiland’s seasonal flavored milk will be a hit with every member of the family.
Around our house, the holiday season is prime time for guests to stop by without warning. I make sure to always have a few appetizer staples stocked and my fridge well-equipped with must-have ingredients. Here are a few last-minute appetizer ideas you can throw together in a jiffy for those unannounced guests.
Okay, I admit it. I go crazy for lemon-flavored anything—drinks, sauces, cakes—you name it. If it has that juicy fruit involved, I’m all in. So, when I looked at my calendar and noticed that today is National Lemon Cupcake Day, I headed straight for my kitchen, grabbed my Hiland Dairy ingredients and made my favorite homemade lemon cupcakes. Here are the step-by-step directions so you can give them a try!
Creating a village out of repurposed Hiland Dairy Milk cartons is a great hands-on project for you and your kids this holiday season. Start saving your cartons now so when holiday break starts, your kids can start crafting away! Follow these step-by-step directions and you’ll have a festive village in no time.
It’s simple to make, deliciously jolly and will put smiles on the faces of all your favorite holiday revelers. It’s the Santa Shake, and it has become one of our favorite holiday refreshments. Make this tasty treat for your family and guests — and plan on everyone asking for seconds!
Spend the Holidays With Hiland
With the holiday season in full swing, most of us will be busy preparing side dishes and desserts to bring to parties, as well as full holiday meals for friends and family. Freshness counts when choosing ingredients for your favorite recipes, and you can count on Hiland Dairy to provide only the freshest dairy products for all of your cooking and baking needs. So, don’t forget to add these staples to your holiday grocery list…
I decided to spice it up on National French Toast Day with this Baked Caramel and Pear French Toast. Divas, if you’re looking for a new make-ahead recipe for the holidays, a baby shower or a family brunch, this is it!
There’s no doubt that traditional mashed potatoes are a staple of everyone’s holiday dinners. But maybe it’s time to start a new tradition. Our Hiland Creamy Potato Casserole recipe is sure to delight your friends and family, and it’s easy to make.
The holidays are a time of goodwill, gratitude and celebrations filled with milk and cookies – but kids and families in need in your community may be missing out on Hiland Dairy Milk and the essential nutrients it provides. Here’s how you can help.
Hello, Divas! If you could see me right now, I’m doing my happy dance. Why? Because today is National Candy Day! My mom used to make blue ribbon winning fudge, so I’m using today as an excuse to pay homage to her succulent treat. Back in the day, she used only the freshest ingredients. That’s why I’m using products from Hiland Dairy!
Bring Cinco de Mayo into your home tonight with this crowd-pleasing Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla recipe. Be sure to serve up with some guacamole and Hiland Dairy’s All Natural Sour Cream…trust us, it will have your family saying ‘gracías’ in no time!
May Day is right around the corner, so why not round up the kiddos and make this year’s door hopping tradition memorable with these adorable May Day baskets? With a few craft supplies, you can turn repurposed Hiland Dairy Yogurt containers into May Day magic!
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…
Nothing says “You’re special!” quite like beautiful flowers. So, send your kiddos to school with these cute Flower Garden Valentine’s Day Boxes made from repurposed milk jugs. It will “bee” the hit of the party!
What’s better? Blueberry pancakes! And in honor of National Blueberry Pancake Day (yes…these delectable delights have their own special day), I’m posting my family’s favorite Saturday morning breakfast.
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…
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…
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!
Remember when I told you to repurpose your sour cream and cottage cheese containers for Thanksgiving leftovers like turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes? Why just heat them up when you can turn those leftovers into bite-sized deliciousness!
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!
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).
It’s October! And we all know what that means…sweets, sweets and more sweets around your home. Let’s face it, October is a candy-laden month and our kiddos usually don’t make the healthiest choices. However, I’ve picked up some candy-crushing tips that will help you and your kids keep the treats at bay.
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!
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?
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.
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.
Look no further! We’ll show you how to make a fun, unique and inexpensive “Love Monster” Valentine’s Day Box using a milk jug and a few simple craft supplies.