New York, NY (WiredPRNews.com) It’s June, and that means there’s an excuse to celebrate dairy in all its glory. Since 1937, Dairy Month, held in June, has been an annual celebration of the dairy industry and the contributions it makes to our society. Many communities mark their love of dairy products with demonstrations, parades, and even dairy princess contests. While not all of us have a dairy princess within, we can celebrate in our own way—by making tasty treats that feature dairy products.
Released earlier this month, the I Love Trader Joe’s College Cookbook features several dairy recipes that are sure to make this Dairy Month delectable. Jammed pack with delicious recipes like Jalapeno Cheese-Stuffed Peppers, Grilled Cheese on Texas Toast and Vanilla Pudding Cake, you can’t go wrong. Each recipe in the cookbook is designed to be simple and quick. It’s great for the college cook, the new cook, or the cook who just doesn’t have time. Better yet, the recipes feature Trader Joe’s ingredients, which are known for their high-quality at low prices. Follow the recipe below to commence your dairy celebrations.
Author Andrea Lynn is an NYC-based food writer and recipe developer who has tasted almost every product Trader Joe’s has on the market (favorites include the chocolate-covered edamame and the ready-to-eat pulled pork). The I Love Trader Joe’s College Cookbook: 150 Cheap and Easy Gourmet Recipes by Andrea Lynn is available on Amazon.com or at Borders, Barnes & Noble and Urban Outfitters. For more information, email [email protected]
Grilled Cheese on Texas Toast
Courtesy of The I Love Trader Joe’s College Cookbook.
Yield: 2 sandwiches
4 slices Trader Joe’s Texas Toast
yellow mustard, as needed
1 cup Trader Joe’s Shredded Smoked Cheese Blend
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
1. Spread 2 slices of Texas toast with mustard. Mound with the shredded cheese and top with another slice of Texas toast.
2. In a nonstick pan, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat. Add both sandwiches to the pan and flatten them with a spatula. Cook until the bottom sides are golden, 1 to 2 minutes.
3. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon butter to the pan, flipping the sandwiches over. Cook until the second side is golden, 1 to 2 minutes.