Category Archives: Cooking with the Hansens

Five Things I Love About Food

By Aaron McNally Moo Roo Assistant Manager Working for a family dairy that produces, bottles, and distributes its own high-quality products (and retails other high-quality items as well) has been incredibly inspiring for someone who loves food. Day in and day out, my time spent working with and for the Hansens has given me much …

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Our Favorite Dairy Snacks – for June Dairy Month!

In honor of Dairy Month, we decided to show you a few of our favorite easy to make dairy snacks! Smoothies: A great way to beat that nasty Iowa heat. Combine yogurt, milk, ice cubes and your favorite fruits and blend to make a tasty, refreshing treat! For an extra-thick smoothie with added calcium, include …

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Making butter — a fun and tasty snack

Making butter is a fun, easy experiment — it’s educational and delicious. Try this at home with your kids. No old-fashioned butter churn required! This activity will yield just enough butter for a single piece of bread or several crackers. For larger amounts of butter, use more heavy whipping cream and a mixer to thicken …

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Indy Market – So much fun!

This Saturday Eric and I packed up the Hansen’s Suburban and drove out Highway 20 to Independence. We were heading to the Independence Farmer’s Market. Our morning started early – the market starts at 8 am every Saturday and we needed to be there early to get a good spot. Eric set up shop to …

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Oh, man, it’s hot out there…

I’m staring out my kitchen window at a horrifying sight. My outdoor thermometer is telling me it’s 100 degrees out there. The water sitting on the table next to me is just not going to cut it. This is the kind of day that demands a milkshake. We deserve it! Here are some ideas to …

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Cooking with the Hansens

Looking to spice up snack time this summer? Here’s a tasty frozen treat that’s guaranteed to keep you cool and satisfy that sweet tooth! Strawberry Frozen Yogurt Squares Servings: 9   Prep Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 can (14 oz) fat-free sweetened condensed milk, divided Non-stick cooking spray 1 cup Post Grape-Nuts or similar cereal Pinch …

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Cooking with the Hansen’s

Kale is plentiful at the market by now. This salad is a really nice way to use it – sweet and salty all at once. Stop by one of the Hansen’s retail stores in Cedar Falls or Waterloo to get delicious olive oil and blue cheese. Raw Kale Salad Ingredients 1 bunch kale 3/4 teaspoon …

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