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Cheesy Jambalaya Recipe
With Mardi Gras right around the corner I was inspired to cook up of my favorite Cajun dishes, jambalaya, but with a twist. I wondered… what would happen if I added another favorite, Tillamook Medium Cheddar Cheese, to the mix? The answer, delicious! Combining the traditional flavors of the jambalaya with the gooey, cheesy texture made me love this dish more than ever. Enjoy!
- 1 lb. Andouille sausage
- 1 large green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 can diced tomatoes (28oz.) w/ juice
- 1 cup celery, chopped
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 3 teaspoons oregano
- 3 teaspoons parsley
- 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- 4 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
- 1 lb. large white shrimp
- 2 cups long grain rice, cooked
- 1 cup Tillamook Medium Cheddar Cheese, shredded
In the slow cooker add the sausage, bell pepper, onion, diced tomatoes, celery, chicken broth, oregano, parsley, cayenne pepper and Cajun seasoning. Cook on low for 7-8 hours (stirring occasionally). 30 minutes before serving, add the shrimp and cooked rice. Add shredded Tillamook Cheese until you reach desired cheesiness. Then eat!
Super Bowl Recipepalooza #2: Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms
Are you are a Giants or Patriots fan? Or are you watching the Super Bowl for the commercials and a chance to hang out with friends? No matter what the reason, the one thing that everyone looks forward to is all of the delicious food that typically comes with the much-anticipated sporting event. Which is why we encourage you to try this stuffed mushroom recipe. Not only does it make for a tasty addition to any Super Bowl party, it is SUPER simple to prepare.
Super Bowl Schedule:
When: Sunday, February 5th at 3:30 PT (Kickoff)
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium (The game will be televised on NBC)
- 1 package stuffing mix
- 2 dozen large white mushrooms
- Tillamook Shredded Medium Cheddar Cheese
Follow the cooking instructions on your favorite stuffing mix package then season to taste. Sometimes I’ll add garlic salt and/or basil for a little added kick. Once the stuffing is ready, separate the stems from the mushroom caps then place them in a cooking pan (tops down). Next, fill the caps with the stuffing and apply a healthy dose of Tillamook Shredded Cheddar Cheese. Place them in the oven at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes and — voilà!
*This recipe works great with thinly sliced French bread and extra virgin olive oil.
Tillamook Test Kitchen: Slow Cooker Chili
It is that time of year! The weather is getting chillier, leaves are changing color and footballs are flyin’. That’s right, it’s chili season! In honor of chili season I decided to cook up a batch and test the impact that Tillamook Medium Cheddar and Tillamook Natural Sour Cream has on the flavor of chili.
By itself the chili was a hit — a little spicy, but oh-so-good. When we added the Medium Cheddar not much changed in terms of flavor, but the texture turned into a delicious gooey delight! We almost couldn’t add enough cheese – but then again, we ARE cheese lovers.
Next, we added Tillamook Natural Sour Cream. Unlike the cheese, the sour cream effected the flavor greatly, gaving the chili, well… a sour taste. In small portions (about a tablespoon) the sour cream complimented the flavor. But anything more and you run the risk of the sour cream overpowering your chili.
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1 package mild Jimmy Dean sausage
- 3 cans diced tomatoes
- 1 can diced hot green chilies
- 1 can black beans
- 2 cans kidney beans
- 1 can sweet corn
- ½ diced onion
- 4 tbsp. chili powder
- 3 tbsp. salt
In a large skillet, brown ground beef and sausage over a medium heat. Once finished, drain any excess grease and add both to your slow cooker.
Pour in all 3 cans of diced tomatoes and green chilies – with their juices.
Add the remaining ingredients but make sure to drain the juice from the cans of black beans, kidney beans and sweet corn first.
Turn your slow cooker temperature to medium and wait at least 3 hours before serving, stirring occasionally.
Bacon & Cheese Omelet
Bacon and Cheese Omelet
Start your day off with a bacon and cheese omelet that’s easy to make and won’t leave you feeling bloated. A simple take on an old-time favorite! This delicious egg creation takes about 15 minutes to make and is sure to satisfy bacon and cheese connoisseurs.
3 strips of bacon
1 cup Tillamook Medium Cheddar Cheese, shredded
¼ cup tomatoes, sliced
3 green onions, sliced
Cook the bacon over a medium high heat until it becomes crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan and cover with a paper towel to soak up any residual grease. After it has cooled, tear the bacon into bite-sized chips.
Crack 3 eggs into a bowl and whip. Add a little milk to the eggs for a fluffier omelet.
Assembly of the Omelet
Start off by heating up a fry pan over medium heat and add a tablespoon of Tillamook Butter to prevent the omelet from sticking and burning. After the butter has melted and is fully layering the bottom of the pan, poor in your egg mixture. When the eggs have cooked for a minute or two and the bottom of the egg mixture is solid, flip the omelet over to form a half circle.
The next step (yay!) is to add toppings. First, spread cheese all-over the top of the omelet, then add the bacon chips and sliced green onions. After the bacon and onions have melted into the cheese, remove the omelet from the pan and sprinkle on the tomatoes. Season to taste with some salt and pepper and voilà – a tasty meal!
What ingredients does your favorite omelet creation include?
Tillamook Ice Cream Flavors
Most people in the Pacific Northwest are familiar with Tillamook Ice Cream, but did you know that there are 38 delicious ice cream flavors to choose from? We offer everything from the classics, like Chocolate and Vanilla Bean, to the more non-traditional flavors of Cinnamon Banana Bliss and Blueberry Cheesecake (YUM!). Whatever mood you’re in, chances are we have the flavor to satisfy your craving.
Now, some of the ice cream flavors are only offered at our world famous Tillamook Cheese Factory. So, if you can’t find what you’re looking for at your local store, be sure to stop by the Factory for a taste the next time you’re on the Oregon Coast.
A list of all our current creamy-dreamy ice cream flavors:
Carmel Butter Pecan
Carmel Toffee Crunch
Mint Chocolate Chip
Chocolate Peanut Butter
Coffee Almond Fudge
Cookies and Cream
Grandma’s Cake Batter
Oregon Black Cherry
Root Beer Float*
Wild Mountain Blackberry
*= Only available at the Tillamook Cheese Factory.
This post was updated on 6/25/2012 to reflect the current ice cream flavors available at the Tillamook Cheese Factory.
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Beer and Cheese Pairings Sat, December 14
Pelican Pub will be at The Cheese Factory from 12-4pm sampling seasonal ales!
Pictures with Santa at the Cheese Factory Sat and Sun, December 14 -15
Santa is stopping by with his elves from 11am til 2pm to meet you & find out if you have been naughty or nice this year!