Tagged: Holiday

The Chores Must Go On

Winter mornings and nights on the farm bring special memories for me of growing up. There are moments the season brings that illustrate what it’s like to live in the country, both good and bad, that words can never fully describe.


Eggnog Nation: Support the Elimi-NATION of hunger

Some like it with a sprinkle of nutmeg, others enjoy it with a dollop of whipped cream on top, but this season we have another reason you can enjoy your eggnog!

Washington dairy farmers are proud to be behind your favorite holiday drink but are even more proud to stand behind a movement which gets dairy to the ones who need it most.

Governor Proclaims June Dairy Month in Washington State

The Dairy Farmers of Washington (DFW) are busy wrapping up the most important month of the year-- June Dairy Month and Governor Jay Inslee wants to be sure dairy is being celebrated throughout the state.  

According to a proclamation signed by Governor Inslee, “dairy is essential for some of the most delicious food combinations imaginable including cereal and milk, mac and cheese, hot fudge and ice cream, and cheeseburgers.”

Lemon Berry Cheesecake Muffins

Celebrate Mother’s Day with these berry delicious Lemon Berry Cheesecake Muffins. These little muffins are perfect for brunch or an afternoon snack!

Cheesecake Topping:

  • 1 – 8oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

Muffin Batter:


Wine and Cheese Pairings for a Perfect Valentine's Day

Ahh Valentine’s Day… a day full of love, flowers, chocolate, wine and cheese!

Wait, what? Cheese? I asked this question myself. But cheese pretty much rounds out the perfect Valentine’s Day. Pair some exceptional wine with delicious cheese and you have basically created the best day for yourself, your friends - or for your significant other.

Now remember, there are a million ways to pair wine and cheese, these are just some friendly suggestions to get you started!

Lefse with the Schilter Family

The holiday season is by far my favorite time of year. The music, shopping, food, and family makes this time of year unlike any other. But I think my favorite part of it is all of the different traditions that make the holidays special for your own family. The great thing is that every person who celebrates the holidays does it a little differently. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanza, each family has their unique traditions.


Melt-in-your-Mouth Spritz Cookies

Soft, buttery, literally melts in your mouth-DELICIOUS. I’m not talking about any ordinary Christmas cookie here. I’m talking about the Smacairz’s Spritz cookie. 
For those of you that have been busy in the hustle and bustle of life, we are in the heart of cookie season.  Here at the Dairy Farmers of Washington, we take this very seriously and we turn to the best bakers in the west (a.k.a Washington Dairy Farmers) to show us how cookie season is done. 

Christmas Shortbread Cookies

Ready to take your classic frosted Christmas cookie to the next level? We've got the special treat to impress your friends and families this holiday season - a cookie that is a little shortbread, a little classic sugar - and a whole lot of flavor! 

Eggnog Quick Bread

Ahhhh… the holiday season. A time of joy, laughter, family traditions and delicious holiday food. And don’t start thinking I forgot about the drinks! One of my favorite drinks around this time of year is…. you guessed it – eggnog! The sweet creamy elixir calls my name all through the holiday season and is almost irresistible. 

Egg Nog Nation Gives Back

The holidays are here along with all the special traditions and treats of the season. If eggnog is at the top of your shopping list- you’re in luck because we know how you can make your eggnog taste a little sweeter this holiday season. How? By becoming a part of Egg Nog Nation!

Top 5 Holiday Cooking Tips

As we dive into the holiday season, food is at the top of everyone's mind. We're dreaming about big slices of pumpkin pie with homemade whipped cream, the creamiest mashed potatoes yellowed with melted butter, and a juicy, golden turkey straight from the oven - there's nothing better. As you put those finishing touches on your own recipes this year, we have a few insider tips on how to use dairy to make your holiday dishes the one everyone talks about for years to come.


Tom's Turkey Drive

Turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, oh my! 2016 has been a crazy year (to say the least) and most people are looking forward to some quality time with family and friends. However, as Thanksgiving fast approaches and with the hustle of the holiday season just around the corner, it is easy to forget the need that persists in our community. Thanksgiving is a time of family, good food and grateful hearts with opportunities just outside our doors to make the holidays a little brighter for our neighbors in need.

Turkey Trot

So you’ve decided to run a Turkey Trot. Here are some tips for fueling up before (and after) the big race...

Christmas Morning in a Mug

Close your eyes for just a second and play through your childhood memories of Christmas morning. The joyful excitement that Santa had come, the twinkling Christmas tree hugged by colorful gifts of all shapes and sizes. Maybe there was a fresh dusting of snow outside; soft holiday music playing in the background; the fireplace crackling; warm, fleece pajamas; and the whole experience punctuated by the light aroma of a fresh pot of coffee wafting through the air.

12 Days of Cookies

Christmas is coming, and as part of the countdown to Christmas our friends at Dairy Good put together a dozen delicious cookie ideas for a sweet twist on the 12 Days of Christmas: 12 Days of Cookies (because all days, especially Christmas day, need more cookies). Don't wait: there's still time to make a few batches to leave out for Santa tonight!

Buttercream Trees


Last Minute DIY Gifts

Calling all procrastinators! Christmas is next week, and time is running short for gift buying. What could be more perfect than a gift that’s quick and easy to make and filled to the brim with love? (In our world, love and cookies are the same thing.) So spread love and holiday cheer when you give your cousins, friends and even your neighbors a jar full of cookie fixin’s. All our holiday favorites are below: