Cheese Stuffed Hamburgers

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Everyone puts cheese on top of their hamburgers, but have you ever tried to put it in the middle? Stuff Hiland Dairy Mild Cheddar Cheese in between two hamburger patties, throw your hamburger in a skillet with melted Hiland Dairy Butter, and you will never make a hamburger any other way. These stuffed burgers ooze cheesy goodness with every bite!

Ingredients (makes 4 burgers):


Cut the mild cheese into 12, 1½ x 1½ squares. Julienne the onion into 1-inch strips. Set both aside.


In a small skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of Hiland Dairy Butter. Sauté the onion until browned for approximately 5 minutes.


In a large bowl, combine the ground chuck, salt, garlic salt, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper. Softly toss to combine the ingredients with your hands.


Roll the mixture into balls that are approximately 3-inch in diameter.

Flatten each ball into ½ inch thick patties and indent the center.


Place 3 Hiland Dairy Cheese squares into the indented center of 4 patties. Place another meat patty on top and pinch the sides to create a hamburger.


Melt 3 tablespoons of Hiland Dairy Butter in a large skillet. Fry the patties for 5 minutes on each side.


Top each hamburger with pickles and sautéed onions. Serve immediately.


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Diva’s Tip:

Hiland Dairy Pepperjack Cheese is also a delicious substitute for the cheese filling.

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S’mores Ice Cream Shake

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A New Twist on an Old Favorite

Standing over a fire pit roasting marshmallows for s’mores sounds wonderful. I can’t wait to do it. However, even though my kids are begging me for those tasty roasted treats, I can’t seem to muster up the energy to stand by any open fire with temperatures reaching nearly 110 degrees here in Texas. Staying inside with the air conditioner on high to make S’mores Ice Cream Shakes sounds like a much better option. Trust me; you have to make these.




Put marshmallows on a baking sheet and turn the oven on to “hi broil.” Place the baking sheet underneath the broilers to crisp the marshmallows. Keep the door propped open so you can watch, and move the baking sheet so the marshmallows crisp evenly. Once the marshmallows are crisped to your liking, turn them over and crisp the other side. Remove from the oven and let cool.


Combine the marshmallows, ice cream, graham crackers and milk in a blender. Blend until creamy and smooth. Let rest for a few minutes to allow the graham crackers to soften.


Crush two to three graham crackers in a bag and pour onto a plate. Set aside.

Meanwhile, drizzle chocolate sauce down the side and on the rim of each serving glass.


Dip the rim of the glass onto the crushed graham crackers to coat the rim.


Fill each glass with the ice cream mixture. Garnish with a crisped marshmallow, extra cracker crumbs, and a straw!

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Diva’s Tip:

You also may use any variety of Hiland Dairy Vanilla Ice Creams as a substitute. Simply add 1/3 cup of chocolate syrup to the blender.

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Get Ready for Your Day the Right Way


Gobble Up Protein Packed Pancakes That Will Keep You Going

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It revs you up for work, school or whatever your day may bring you. These Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Pancakes are a delicious start to your day and will not only provide you with the protein your body needs but also will keep you feeling full longer. They’ll help reduce cholesterol levels, maintain lean muscle and provide many other important dietary needs. Get your protein in a scrumptious way!

Oatmeal Cottage Cheese Pancakes




Place all ingredients except the butter into a blender and blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.


Melt butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Using a 1/4 measuring cup, drop batter onto skillet.


Cook until bubbles appear on top, and flip over until golden brown.

Serve warm with your favorite fruit, a drizzle of maple syrup and a glass of farm-fresh Hiland Dairy Milk!

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Diva’s Tip:

Visit Hiland Dairy’s website for additional protein-packed products you can substitute in this recipe.


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Six-Layer ‘I-Scream-for-Ice-Cream’ Bars


 Enjoy a Cool Treat for Summer

Ice cream and summertime go hand-in-hand, especially when you’re headed to a friend’s barbecue and you’ve been asked to bring dessert. This refreshing ice cream treat is created with layer after layer of scrumptious deliciousness that will leave your friends asking for seconds — and your recipe.

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Fudge Sauce Layer

  • 1½ cups evaporated milk
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup Hiland Dairy Butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cookie Crumb Layer

Additional Layers

In a medium saucepan over low heat, combine evaporated milk, 1/2 cup butter, chocolate chips and powdered sugar. Bring to a rolling boiling, and cook for approximately 7 to 8 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla extract and cool completely.step 1 800x800

In a large bowl, thoroughly mix together the crushed chocolate sandwich cookies with 1/2 cup melted butter. Press mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 13-inch baking dish; freeze for 20 minutes.


Remove from freezer and place ice cream sandwiches in a single layer over the cookie mixture.


Tip: You may have to break apart a few sandwiches and press them to cover the entire cookie layer.

Immediately spread the softened ice cream over sandwich layer and freeze for 20 minutes.


Remove from freezer and spread the cooled fudge sauce over top and sprinkle with peanuts. Freeze for 20 minutes.


Spread the thawed whipped topping and place back in the freezer overnight or until firm.

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Diva’s Tip:

Be sure to buy the 1/2-gallon carton of Hiland Dairy Vanilla Ice Cream, open the package completely and slice the ice cream into 1/2-inch-thick pieces to lay them over the ice cream sandwich layer.


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