Baking

Cannoli Cheesecake Pie

Beat the January Blues… January: it’s widely believed, albeit by pseudoscience, to be the most depressing month of the year. We’re all pretty familiar with the concept of the January blues: with cold weather, dark days and empty pockets after the holiday season reminding us that the festivities of December are over. But there’s no reason that we can’t have

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Churn 84

The Easy Way to Five-A-Day

Curried Parsnip Soup You can do pretty much anything with parsnips: puree, roast, pan fried – they’re all delicious. We love to add some spice to our vegetables, and this smooth spicy soup is just the way to go about it. Soups are a great way to get well on your way to reaching your ‘five-a-day’ too: and combined with

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Making Condiments Count (And Butter, Too!)

Condiments offer comforting familiarity with the potential to carry huge flavor impact. Things like pesto mayo, though, are not enough. We even need to peer around the corner beyond Sriracha-spiked ketchup. What’s next? So what is the secret sauce in craveability? At Butterball® Farms, we can easily translate these trends to our butter and our own sauces and blends. After all,

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6 Foodservice Trends That Can Drive Growth

Forward-thinking operators know the importance of understanding foodservice trends. But the real value — the point where information and profitability intersect — is the ability to leverage the intelligence to make a difference in sales. Value Plus: Customers want meals that provide a good value, and 58% of people say that value is an important influence in deciding where they

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Minding the Menu

Mouthwatering food descriptions are often used to entice customers, but how do those descriptors affect sales and customer satisfaction? For instance, when you hear, “Buttery bliss in every bite” or “our butter can be spicy, smoky, exotic, and sophisticated; you imagine it, we can make it” doesn’t that make your mouth water and dare you to dream? Foods that have

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Grilling

BURGER TRENDS 2017

The ever-popular burger continues to be rethought and re-evaluated into something new, creative, and different—bringing diners back for more. For consumers looking to get out of the daily grind, there are a growing number of non-commodity ground beef and hamburger products in today’s market.  These new menu items whet the appetite for the perennially popular burger, while spiking interest in up

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Six Millennial Flavor to Watch

Young consumers raised in an era when global connectivity is the norm are seeking out bold and exotic flavors from the myriad cuisines of Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. As a generation that takes snacking very seriously, millennials are finding that handheld treats provide a perfect vehicle for sampling these regional flavors and sharing them with friends and family.

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Eight Consumer Trends Taking Flight in 2017

Eating with their eyes. The majority of Americans (60%) browse food photos on social media, and of those patrons, 75% have chosen a restaurant based on those photos they’ve seen. Carbs. Cholesterol. While the definition of better-for-you continues to shift, consumers are seeking out food low in these three attributes more than ever. Baby boomers are especially citing low-cholesterol foods

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20 Flavors Poised to Pop

What will be the breakout flavors and ingredients of 2017—the ones that can help power an LTO to the top of the sales charts and assist operators shape craveable menus? What’s healthy now? The majority of consumers aim to balance health with indulgence, according to Technomic’s Healthy Consumer Trend Report. So menus are calling out healthful ingredients in heavier items,

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Super Loaded Bacon Pepper Jack Fries

Here in the #ButterLab, we are all about testing new products and inventing new ways of applying the old. We have several amazing butters that we’ve wanted to test, showcasing the diversity beyond the label. Last week, we took our Bacon Pepper Jack Burger Butters™ dollops from Creekside Creamery™, and created some of the best comfort food ever… This recipe

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Did Someone Say Peach Pie?

Have we got a Peach Pie for you!  Churn84™ Unsalted Butter makes the best Peach Pie you’ll ever taste.  From the flaky, buttery crust, to Summer’s bounty of ripe peaches baked to juicy perfection, this Peach Pie is a party for the palate. Because of the high butter fat content in European-style Churn84™ (84% compared to 80% in most North

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Lemon Dill Tuna Melt

When you work for the best butter company in America, what do you do on a Friday afternoon during late Summer? Why, experiment with compound butter in the #butterlab, of course! Our goal:  to create a delicious dish with our Creekside Creamery™ Lemon Dill Chef’s Roll that is simple to prepare and tantalizes the taste buds. We think we’ve found

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Creekside Creamery Burger Butters™ Horseradish and Blue Grits Style!

Here’s a question we’ve heard lately that we’d like to answer…. “Are your Creekside Creamery Burger Butters™ limited to burgers? I mean, do they have other applications besides burgers?” Our answer: There are no limitations to our butters – only your own imagination! We label our products, allowing for ease of use, and well, we think they are PERFECT for burgers. BUT they

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Baking

Mojito Cupcakes

We love bringing you fun new recipes, and what’s better than a refreshing cocktail – in cupcake form?! Nothing beats a good mojito; the combination of mint and lime flavors are incredibly refreshing on a hot summer day. The top two ingredients are mint, and of course, butter! Add the cool, tart freshness of lime juice into the equation, and we’re

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Creekside Creamery

Aloha Burger with Creekside Creamery Burger Butters™

Introducing Creekside Creamery Burger Butters™ by Butterball Farms! According to blogger Michelle Boule, they are the “delicious and easy way to add a pop of flavor to your burger”. If you are looking for the perfect addition to transform the ordinary into the outstanding, this is the way to do it! Developed specifically for the food service industry, these delicious

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What’s New On The Sandwich Scene? Creekside Creamery™ Compound Butters!

What could be more fun than playing in the Butterball® Farms’ kitchen with our new Creekside Creamery™ compound butters? We experimented in the Butter Lab today, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results! Our theme was “What’s New on the Sandwich Scene?,” and our goal was to come up with fresh ideas for pairing the compound butters with

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Burgers, Butter, and Buns!

Chef Mark, aka The All-In-One Chef, has been cooking and catering for over nine years in the West Michigan area. His expertise in the kitchen has been enjoyed in the intimate dining setting as well as in the corporate food service environment. Mark’s specialties include smoked meats, grilling, one-pot meals, savory soups, and imaginative vegetable dishes. We invite you to

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Baking

The Perfect Start to Father’s Day

The way to a mans heart is through his stomach. And with Father’s Day coming up  on Sunday, June 18, we are thinking of the tasty treats that we can create that really cater to the men. It’s not all stereotypical grilled cheese and steak though: we’ve determined that the ultimate pleasure really is…bread and butter! First up though: why do

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Baking

One Recipe, Three Flavors

The Multi-Tasking Recipe for Busy Bakers Everyone loves cupcakes, but variety is the spice of life so don’t be boring with the same old flavors time and time again. We like to change it up a little, and the best thing about this recipe is that all of our variations are made from the very same batter. So while it

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Impress Your Guests with Beautiful Tabletop Butters

Are you looking to create an extraordinary dining experience for your guests? A meal that is memorable because of its elegance, quality, and attention to detail? Beautiful, embossed butters from Butterball® Farms will help you set a table to make a lasting and delicious impression on your guests. Our tabletop butters come in many shapes and sizes, including Butterball® Butter

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