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California Mac 'n' Cheese with Bacon

Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Ingredients

8 oz. elbow macaroni

3 tbsp. Real California butter, plus more for the baking dish

4 scallions, thinly sliced, or 1/4 cup diced onion

1/4 tsp. minced garlic

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 1/2 cups Real California whole milk

1 1/4 cups Real California ricotta fresca, divided

1/2 cup shredded Real California white Cheddar cheese, divided

Cheesy Cheeseburger To Go

Makes 6 servings.

Ingredients

1/2 lb. ground beef

1/2 lb. ground chicken

1/2 lb. ground turkey

2 large tomatoes, 1 diced and 1 sliced

1/3 cup diced mushrooms

1 tbsp. garlic powder

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tbsp. salt

1 tbsp. pepper

15 slices smoked bacon

6 slices Real California American cheese

6 slices Velveeta cheese

1 sweet onion, such as Vidalia, diced

Grilled Cheese, Pizza Flavored

Makes 1 serving.

Ingredients

1 tbsp. Real California butter

2 slices bread

1 to 2 slices Real California cheese

1 large slice of tomato

1/8 tsp. dried oregano

Directions

Spread the butter onto one side of each slice of bread. Top an unbuttered side of one slice with the cheese and the remaining bread, buttered side up.

Aunt Gwen's Macaroni and Cheese

Makes 8 servings.

Ingredients

1 lb. elbow macaroni

1 10.75-oz. can condensed cream of chicken soup

1 10.75-oz. can condensed cream of mushroom soup

1 lb. regular or Mexican Velveeta cheese, diced large

Real California milk

Real California butter

Directions

Healthy and Delish Grilled Cheese

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients

1 tbsp. Real California butter

2 slices wheat bread

2 slices Real California Cheddar cheese

1/2 tomato, sliced

1/2 avocado, sliced

Directions

Spread the butter onto one side of each slice of bread. Top an unbuttered side of one slice with a slice of cheese, the tomato, the avocado, a slice of cheese, and the remaining bread, buttered side up.

Squash and Asparagus Casserole

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

1 tbsp. cooking oil

4 tbsp. Real California butter, divided, plus more for the baking dish

12 asparagus spears, cut in thirds

6 yellow squash, sliced

5 large shallots, diced

2 large garlic cloves, minced

Pinch ground cayenne, or more to taste

2 tbsp. dried thyme leaves, divided

1 cup shredded Real California sharp Cheddar cheese, or more to taste

Deviled Egg, Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients

1 tbsp. Real California butter

2 slices sourdough bread

2 slices Real California white Cheddar cheese

2 slices ham

2 tbsp. egg salad

Directions

Spread the butter onto one side of each slice of bread. Top an unbuttered side of one slice with a slice of cheese, a slice of ham, the egg salad, a slice of ham, a slice of cheese, and the remaining bread, buttered side up.

Manly Cheeseburger Quiche

Makes 6 Servings

Ingredients

1 9-in. deep dish pastry shell

1 lb. ground beef

1 onion, finely diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp. red pepper flakes

1/3 cup diced sweet pickles

1/3 cup diced sweet pickles

1 tbsp. mustard

1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley

1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley

1/4 tsp. pepper

1 1/2 c. shredded Real California Cheddar cheese

Celebrate the dairy days of summer by keeping products cool and fresh

Nothing says summer like dairy products from the number one dairy state, California. From scoops of cold, creamy ice cream to melted cheese atop juicy grilled burgers, dairy and summer menus go together like sweet corn and butter. But nothing spoils the summer fun like spoiled milk, which is why it's important to know how to store your dairy products - especially in the hotter months.

Portobello Quesadilla

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

1 large portobello mushroom (6 ounces)

1 tablespoon unsalted Real California butter

2 flour tortillas, about 8-inches in diameter

1/2 cup shredded Real California Cheddar cheese (6 ounces)

1/4 cup plain nonfat Real California yogurt, lightly beaten

Directions

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