4 Dishes to make for your Holiday Gathering

Author: Molly McKendry, MS, RD, LDN

At New England Dairy, we frequently partner with food bloggers and nutrition experts who are skilled recipes developers. Throughout the year these partners create flavorful, dairy-friendly dishes that taste great and can be made at home. In the spirit of the upcoming holiday season, we’ve gathered several of our partners’ recipes below for you to try at your next potluck, dinner, or get together. Enjoy!

Hot Peppadew Cheese Dip

Michelle Nahom (@ADishofDailyLife) was inspired to make this savory dip that includes three types of cheeses and a jar of peppadews after spending some time in the south visiting her son. It takes just 35 minutes to prep and cook the dip, which Michelle recommends serving with crackers, Naan bread, or veggies. Find the recipe here.

Photo and recipe by A Dish of Daily Life

Greek Yogurt Mashed Potatoes

In this recipe for mashed potatoes, Chrissy Carroll (@SnackinginSneakers) swaps out heavy cream and half and half for Greek yogurt. As a result, the substitution boosts protein and calcium without sacrificing flavor or texture. If you’re looking for a main dish to pair with these Greek mashed potatoes, Chrissy lists several ideas in her post PLUS we also have an idea below!

Photo and recipe by Snacking in Sneakers

Milk-Braised Pork

The lactic acid in milk helps tenderize the pork in this traditional Italian recipe adapted by Caroline Williams of (@Caroline’sCooking). Caroline’s recipe calls for only 8 ingredients and requires about 5 minutes of prep time, but make sure you set aside enough time for cooking. The result is worth it!

Photo and recipe by Caroline’s Cooking

Tres Leches Cake

Martha and Jack Pesa’s (@AFamilyFeast) Tres Leches Cake combines comforting flavors of vanilla and cinnamon in this traditional Latin American sponge cake. The light, fluffy sponge gets its moisture from three different types of milk that are called for in this recipe. Perfect for a fall or winter get-together, this cake is sure to be a crowd pleaser any time of the year. Get the recipe here.

Photo and recipe by A Family Feast

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