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Portobello Quesadilla

Makes 4 servings


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


Breakfast Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Makes 4 servings.

Prep Time: 15 min


4 fresh poblano peppers

1 tablespoon butter

1 cup frozen hash browns

8 eggs

1/3 cup chopped soft sundried tomatoes

5 ounces shredded California Jalapeño Quesadilla Cheese (like Cacique)

1/4 cup crumbled California Cotija Cheese

Salt and pepper


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The REAL Californian

8 (1/2-inch thick) slices rustic grainy bread, cut on the diagonal to make slightly larger

2 tablespoons California butter, softened

1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and coarsely mashed

1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt

1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper

1/4 cup diced tomato

2 teaspoons minced roasted garlic

4 to 6 oz. farmstead or sharp California Cheddar cheese, thinly sliced

The Tuscan

2 tablespoons California butter, softened

8 (1/2-inch thick) slices pugliese or potato rosemary bread, cut on the diagonal to make slightly larger

4 to 6 oz. smoked California mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced

1/4 cup roasted red peppers, well drained and sliced

1/4 cup pitted mixed olives, well drained and coarsely chopped

2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil


The Havana

1 pasilla pepper, stemmed and seeded

2 tablespoons California butter, softened

8 (1/2-inch thick) slices rustic French bread, cut on the diagonal to make slightly larger

4 to 6 oz. California Monterey Jack cheese, thinly sliced

4 oz. thinly sliced ham

Southwest Baked Egg Breakfast Cups

Makes 12 servings.

Prep Time: 15 min


2 cups refrigerated hash browns, uncooked

8 whole eggs, large

1/2 cup California cottage cheese

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 cup diced bell pepper

2 tablespoons salsa, chunky

2 ounces green chiles, diced

Salt and pepper to season

1/2 cup black beans

1/2 cup California Mexican cheese blend

Lettuce Cup "Tacos" with Chicken and Crema

Yield 12 


2 tablespoons Real California butter

3 (6-to-7-inch) corn tortillas, halved and cut into 1/4-inch strips

3/4 cup Real California sour cream or crème fraîche

1 chipotle pepper (from a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce), minced, or more to taste

12 iceberg lettuce leaves, trimmed into a bowl shape

1 pound cooked chicken, shredded

2 cups tender cilantro sprigs

Bacon and Eggs Grilled Cheese

Yield 4 servings


1 package of sliced prosciutto

Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper as needed

Olive oil, as needed

Rustic Italian style bread, sliced into 4 large slices, drizzled with olive oil and salt and pepper

1/4 bunch of fresh basil, chiffonade

1 pound of fresh Real California Mozzarella cheese, slice into ¼ inch slices, seasoned with salt and pepper

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