Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Fish Fry

Asparagus Fish Bake with Cheddar Sauce











6-8 fresh asparagus spears
4 cod fillets
1/3 cup chopped onion
2 T butter, divided
1 T flour
¼ tsp salt and pepper
¾ cup 2% milk
½ cup Ridgeview Farms Cheddar Cheese Shred
¼ cup crushed saltines
¼ tsp dried parsley flakes

Trim the asparagus and cut into 1-inch pieces. Place in a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring water to a boil and cook asparagus for about 2 minutes. Drain and place in a square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with the cod fillets. Set aside. In a small saucepan, sauté onion in 1 tablespoon butter until tender. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in Ridgeview Farms Cheddar Cheese Shred until melted. Pour over fish. Melt remaining butter. Combine melted butter with crushed crackers and parsley flakes. Sprinkle over cheese sauce and fish. Bake uncovered 25-30 minutes or until fish flakes easily and cracker crust is lightly browned.

Lent

During the season of lent, many enjoy Friday Fish Frys held at local churches and restaurants. Over the course of these many days, check here each and every Friday, until Easter, for a new Fish recipe featuring Whitehall Specialties Cheese Products!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Cheese Food and Cheese Product

Whitehall Specialties Cheese Food Singles.
Available in 8 oz. (12 slice) and 12 oz. (16 slice)packages.

Cheese Product Slices.
Available in 8 oz. (12 slice) packages.
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Look for these Retail Products in your grocer's dairy case.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Featured Recipe

This Valentines Day, treat your sweetie to something sweet with this delicious pumpkin dessert, made with Whitehall Specialties 850 Imitation Cream Cheese!

Pumpkin Torte

1 box yellow cake mix
1 can pumpkin, divided
½ cup milk
1/3 cup oil
4 eggs
1 ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice, divided
½ tsp cinnamon, divided
8 oz Whitehall Specialties 850

Imitation Cream Cheese
8 oz whipped topping
2/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted
¼ cup pecan halves, toasted

¼ cup caramel ice cream topping


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange nuts in a single layer on a large cookie sheet. Bake for about 5-7 minutes or until nicely toasted, golden brown, and aromatic. Cool. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans. Beat cake mix, 1 ¼ cup pumpkin, milk, oil, eggs, 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice, and ¼ tsp cinnamon in a large bowl until well combined. Pour into prepare pans. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool cake in pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks and cool completely. While cake is cooling, beat Whitehall Specialties 850 Imitation Cream Cheese in a small bowl until smooth. Add powdered sugar, remaining pumpkin pie spice, and cinnamon. Mix well. Fold in whipped topping. Cut each cake layer in half horizontally with a serrated bread knife. Stack on a serving plate, spreading cream cheese filling and sprinkling with toasted chopped pecans between layers. Do not frost top layer with filling but reserve some chopped pecans for garnish. On the top layer decorate with whipped topping, sprinkle with cinnamon, drizzle with caramel, and arrange chopped nuts and pecan halves for garnish.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Are You Ready For Some Football?

Every year the Superbowl becomes a larger and more glorified event. It is practically an American Holiday now! As the game grows more and more popular every year, the number of people that host or attend Superbowl Parties grows right along with it! Superbowl Parties, and the sport of football itself, is not only about the competition on the field, but also the competition in the kitchen! Just who provides the best tailgate and party food! Sub Sandwiches are always a great option, and Whitehall Specialties has just the cheese products you need to make this traditional choice both delicious and affordable with our wide variety of Individually Wrapped Slices available. With a successful party this year, you'll likely throw an even larger one next year! In that case, look for our 120 ct. or 160 ct. Slice on Slice options to come!
If you are hoping to impress your guests with a visual delight, try making the Football Crab Spread recipe featured below. It is quite easy to put together and will be a great conversation starter at your Superbowl Party! Is it game time yet?

Featured Recipe

Serve this fun appetizer at your Superbowl Party!

Football Crab Spread


















8 oz Whitehall Specialties 850 Imitation Cream Cheese
3 cups Ridgeview Farms Cheddar Cheese Shred
8 oz can Crab Meat
1 cup cottage cheese
2 tsp seafood seasoning
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp yellow mustard
pretzel sticks
assorted chips, crackers, and fresh vegetables

In a large bowl, beat softened Whitehall Specialties 850 Imitation Cream Cheese until smooth. Add Ridgeview Farms Cheddar Cheese Shred and mix well. Drain and flake crab meat. Add to the bowl along with the cottage cheese, seasonings and condiments. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Form mixture into the shape of a football. Arrange pretzels sticks on top for laces. Serve with pretzels, crackers, chips, and/or assorted vegetables. Serve and keep cold.