Each year, our county princesses provide family favorite dairy recipes which are compiled in our annual “Royal Recipes” booklet. Each recipe includes at least two dairy food ingredients.

As dairy promoters, we value preparing and enjoying healthy foods as well as taking part in the practices of good nutrition, physical activity and an overall healthy lifestyle. We know that dairy foods are an important component to reach those goals.

Be sure to reach for products with milk, cheese and yogurt and other real dairy foods in the grocery store. Remember, Your Milk Comes From a Good Place! We hope you and your family enjoy these recipes as much as we do!

Each month we will be featuring recipes from each of our dairy princesses. Be sure to check back! Full recipe list can be viewed here.

Four Cheese

Katrina Bliss

Huntingdon County Dairy Princess

1 8-ounce CREAM CHEESE
1 tsp. of garlic powder
1/3 cup freshly grated PARMESAN CHEESE
2 TBSP freshly grated ROMANO CHEESE
A pinch of cayenne and paprika
2 TBSP very finely chopped red bell pepper
2 scallions, finely chopped
1 cup fresh baby spinach, squeezed dry and chopped
1/2 cup grated medium CHEDDAR CHEESE
Baked pita wedges or tortilla chips

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Mix CREAM CHEESE, garlic powder, PARMESAN, ROMANO, cayenne and paprika with hand mixer on medium until softened and well mixed. Add the red peppers and the scallions and mix on medium-low until combined. Add spinach and mix on low until mixed. Transfer mixture to a small ovenproof dish and top with CHEDDAR. Bake for 15 – 18 minutes or until bubbling around the edges. Remove from oven and allow to set for 5-7 minutes before serving. Serve with fried or baked pita wedges or tortilla chips. Yields 4 servings.

Hot Pecan

Jocelyn Snyder

Mercer County Dairy Princess

½ cup chopped pecans
2 tsp BUTTER
¼ tsp salt
1 8-ounce CREAM CHEESE
2 tsp MILK
1 4-ounce SOUR CREAM
½ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
¼ cup chopped onion
¼ cup chopped green pepper
1 3-ounce package dried beef, chopped fine

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a glass pie plate. On a small cookie sheet, add pecans, butter and salt. Bake for 10 minutes. Beat together CREAM CHEESE, MILK, SOUR CREAM, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Mix in onions, green pepper, and dried beef. Place into buttered pie plate. Sprinkle pecan mixture on top. Bake for 15 minutes. Serves 12.