Homemade Organic Copycat Kraft Fresh Take Southwest Three Cheese

Here’s What You’ll Need:

For the Seasoned Breadcrumbs:

  • 12 Tbsp. Homemade Organic Panko-Styled Breadcrumbs; OR 12 Tbsp. Homemade Organic Fine Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp. organic extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 2 tsp. organic cane sugar
  • 1 tsp. organic chili pepper powder
  • 1/2 tsp. organic tomato powder
  • 1/2 tsp. organic ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. organic granulated onion
  • 1/2 tsp. organic granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. organic paprika
  • 1 pinch organic celery seed

For the Cheese Blend:

  • 4 Tbsp. finely shredded organic Colby cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. strained and finely shredded organic mozzarella
  • 4 Tbsp. finely shredded organic cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp. organic unbleached white flour

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Combine in a spice grinder the salt, sugar, chili pepper powder, tomato powder, cumin, onion, garlic, paprika and celery seed; Grind into a fine powder.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, stir the seasoning blend, breadcrumbs, olive oil and whey together until well blended; Set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all cheeses and flour until blended and cheeses are completely coated; Set aside.
  4. This is now ready to be used in Homemade Organic Copycat Fresh Take Southwest Three Cheese Taco Salad
  5. Enjoy!

 

Homemade Organic Copycat Kraft Fresh Take Classic Four Cheese

I don’t know why Kraft named a cheese blend “Classic Four Cheese” when there are five cheeses in it, but that’s the way it is.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

For the Seasoned Breadcrumbs:

For the Cheese Blend:

  • 2-1/2 Tbsp. finely shredded organic Colby cheese
  • 2-1/2 Tbsp. drained and finely shredded organic cheddar cheese
  • 2-1/2 Tbsp. finely shredded organic Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2-1/2 Tbsp. drained and finely shredded organic mozzarella cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. organic unbleached white flour

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Combine in a spice grinder the Parmigiano Reggiano, salt, sugar, garlic, onion, paprika and turmeric; Grind into a fine powder.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, stir the seasoning blend, breadcrumbs, olive oil and whey together until well blended; Set aside.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine all cheeses and flour until blended; Set aside.
  4. This mix is now ready to use in recipes.
  5. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Copycat Kraft Fresh Take Spicy Chipotle Cheddar

Here’s What You’ll Need:

For the Seasoned Breadcrumbs:

  • 12 Tbsp. Homemade Organic Panko-Styled Breadcrumbs; OR 12 Tbsp. Homemade Organic Fine Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbsp. organic olive oil
  • 1-1/2 tsp. organic distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1 tsp. organic cane sugar
  • 1 tsp. organic chipotle powder
  • 1/2 tsp. organic tomato powder
  • 1/2 tsp. organic granulated garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. organic granulated onion
  • 1/2 tsp. organic dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. organic smoked paprika
  • 1 pinch organic celery seed

For the Cheese Blend:

  • 4 Tbsp. finely shredded organic Colby cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. finely shredded organic mozzarella cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. finely shredded organic cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. organic unbleached white flour

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Combine in a spice grinder the salt, sugar, organic dried oregano, granulated garlic, granulated onion, and celery seed; Grind into a fine powder and combine with the chipotle powder, tomato powder, and smoked paprika until well blended.
  2. Combine breadcrumbs, flour and seasoning powder in a small stainless steel bowl; Set aside.
  3. Combine all cheeses in another small stainless steel bowl along with the flour until the cheeses are completely coated; Set aside.
  4. This recipe yields 1-1/2 cups.
  5. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Copycat Kraft Fresh Take Mesquite BBQ

 

Here’s What You’ll Need:

For the Seasoned Breadcrumbs:

For the Cheese Blend:

  • 4 Tbsp. finely shredded organic Colby cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. finely shredded organic mozzarella cheese
  • 4 Tbsp. finely shredded organic cheddar cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. organic unbleached white flour

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Combine in a spice grinder the salt, granulated garlic, granulated onion, cumin and paprika then grind into a fine powder.
  2. Combine breadcrumbs and seasoning powder in a small stainless steel bowl; Set aside.
  3. Combine all cheeses in another small stainless steel bowl along with the flour until the cheese is completely coated; Set aside.
  4. This recipe yields 1-1/2 cups.
  5. Enjoy!

 

Homemade Organic Baked Margharita Penne Pasta

I have greatly modified this recipe from All Things Mac and Cheese.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups dry organic penne pasta
  • 5 Tbsp. organic unbleached white flour
  • 3 Tbsp. organic pasture butter
  • 1 cup Homemade Organic Sweet Whey
  • 1 cup grass-fed organic whole milk
  • 1 cup shredded organic mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp. organic dried basil
  • 2 tsp. Real Salt, divided
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground organic white pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups freshly diced organic tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup sliced organic green onions
  • 1 recipe Homemade Organic Margharita Topping

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit.
  2. Bring 1 gallon of water and 1 tsp. Real Salt to a boil; Add the pasta and cook for 6-8 minutes, not to al dente, drain and place into an 8x8x2″ baking dish.
  3. Melt the butter in a chef’s saucepan until warm and add the flour; Stir to combine and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Whisk in the whey/milk little by little until all of it is incorporated into the roux.
  5. Add the mozzarella a handful at a time and stir until melted.
  6. Stir in the salt, basil and white pepper until well blended.
  7. Add the tomatoes, green onions and cheese sauce to the pasta and stir until well comined.
  8. Sprinkle the Homemade Organic Margharita Topping over the casserole.
  9. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes at 350° Fahrenheit.
  10. Enjoy!

 

Homemade Organic Four Cheese Supreme Pizza Strata

This is a way to kick a traditional strata up a notch and it’s wonderful to prepare when you don’t have the time to make traditional pizza dough and there’s leftover bread on hand.

Here’s What  You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Tear the bread into bite sized pieces; Put half of them into a 9×13″ casserole.
  2. In a small saucepan, saute onion, green pepper, and mushrooms for 4-5 minutes with a sprinkle of salt; Add garlic and saute for an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Spoon vegetables over the bread.
  4. Layer the shredded chicken and beef on top of the vegetables.
  5. Sprinkle sliced olives on top of the casserole.
  6. Pour a layer of pizza sauce on top of the mixture.
  7. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  8. Mix the Parmigiano Reggiano, Pecorino Romano and Asiago cheeses in a small bowl; Sprinkle 1/2 of the mixture on top of the casserole.
  9. Arrange the remaining bread cubes on top of the cheese; Top with the other 1/2 of grated cheeses.
  10. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together eggs, stock, Real Salt and pepper; Pour on top of layered strata.
  11. Cover; Chill for 3-24  hours.
  12. Bake, uncovered, for 40-50 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  13. Let stand for 10 minutes.
  14. Makes 8 servings.
  15. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Vegetable Lasagna with White Sauce

This is inspired by the Stouffer’s brand vegetable lasagna.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 9 organic lasagna noodles, unbroken
  • 5-6 organic rainbow carrots, minced
  • 4-5 organic cremini mushrooms, minced
  • 1 head organic broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1 medium organic yellow onion, minced
  • 2 organic beefsteak tomatoes, diced
  • 2-3 Tbsp. organic pasture butter
  • 4 heaping Tbsp. organic unbleached white flour
  • 4 cloves organic garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup Homemade Organic Vegetable Stock
  • 1/2 cup grass-fed organic whole milk
  • 1-1/2 cups grass-fed organic heavy cream
  • 2 organic pasture eggs
  • 1/2 cup organic ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup organic Parmesan cheese
, grated
  • 1/2 cup organic Pecorino Romano cheese
, grated
  • 1/2 cup organic Asiago cheese, shredded (if soft; if hard, grate)
  • 1/2 cup organic Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup Homemade Organic Herbed Breadcrumbs
  • 2 tsp. Homemade Organic Magic Poultry Seasoning
  • 2 tsp. organic parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt, plus an additional pinch, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. organic freshly-ground peppercorn blend

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat oven 375° Fahrenheit.
  2. Bring 1 gallon of water to a boil in a 2-gallon stock pot .
  3. Prepare the vegetables, if you haven’t all ready done so.
  4. Add a pinch of Real Salt to flavor the noodles .
  5. Add lasagna noodles and cook for HALF of the time the package instructs, approximately 6.5 minutes.
  6. Add the half-cooked lasagna noodles into a large mixing bowl filled with COLD water, set aside.
  7. Melt 2-3 Tbsp. butter on low heat in a large saucepan.
  8. Add the carrots to the saucepan and saute for 5 minutes.
  9. Add onion to the saucepan and sauté for 3 minutes.
  10. Add the garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes and broccoli.
  11. Saute the vegetables for an additional 5 minutes.
  12. Remove the vegetables and place into a medium-sized bowl, leaving as much butter in the pan as possible.
  13. Add flour to the butter, and stir constantly until it creates a thick paste.
  14. Add vegetable stock, milk, and cream to the cooked roux.
  15. Increase heat to medium high, stirring until thickened.
  16. Immediately reduce heat to medium, stirring constantly until desired thickness; Remove from heat.
  17. Add 2 eggs to the ricotta, mix well.
  18. Season the ricotta with 1 tsp. Real Salt, parsley, poultry seasoning, and pepper, mix well and set aside.
  19. Grate all cheeses and mix all but ricotta together in a bowl; Set aside.
  20. Mix together herbed breadcrumbs and 1/4 cup of the shredded/grated cheese mixture; Set aside.
  21. Grease a 9″ × 13″ casserole dish with butter.
  22. Place a very thin layer of white sauce on the bottom of the casserole.
  23. Place a layer of 3 noodles on top of the white sauce.
  24. Spread the ricotta mixture on top of the noodles.
  25. Sprinkle 1/3 of the vegetable mixture on top of the ricotta.
  26. Next, sprinkle 1/3 of the remaining shredded/grated cheese mixture over the vegetables.
  27. Continue layering white sauce, noodles, ricotta mixture, veggie mix, and shredded/grated cheese mixture until you have three total layers.
  28. Top the lasagna with the seasoned breadcrumbs.
  29. Bake uncovered 25-30 minutes until top is brown and the sides are bubbly.
  30. Enjoy!

Homemade Organic Italian Sausage Lasagna

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 recipe Homemade Organic Italian Sausage Lasagna Sauce
  • 9 organic dry lasagna noodles, unbroken
  • 15 oz. [1 tub] organic ricotta cheese
  • 2 organic pastured eggs
  • 1 lb. organic mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup grated organic parmigiano reggiano
  • 6 Tbsp. minced organic fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley OR 2 Tbsp. organic dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp. Real Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. organic freshly ground peppercorn blend
  • 1 Tbsp. home rendered lard

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat oven 375° Fahrenheit.
  2. Prepare the Homemade Organic Italian Sausage Lasagna Sauce.
  3. Bring 1 gallon of water to a boil in a 2-gallon stock pot.
  4. Add a pinch of Real Salt to flavor the noodles.
  5. Add lasagna noodles and cook for HALF of the time the package instructs, approximately 6.5 minutes.
  6. Add the half-cooked lasagna noodles into a large mixing bowl filled with COLD unchlorinated and unfluoridated water, set aside.
  7. Add 2 eggs to the ricotta, mix well.
  8. Season the ricotta with Real Salt, parsley, and pepper; Mix well and set aside.
  9. Grease a 9×13″ casserole dish with lard.
  10. Place a layer of sauce on the bottom of the casserole.
  11. Place 3 noodles side-by-side on top of the sauce.
  12. Spread the ricotta mixture on top of the noodles.
  13. Sprinkle 1/3 of the cheese mixture on top of the ricotta.
  14. Repeat steps 10-13 until all three layers are finished.
  15. Bake uncovered 25-30 minutes until top is brown and the sides are bubbly.
  16. Enjoy!

 

Homemade Organic Meatloaf Submarine Sandwich

This is much like a meatball submarine sandwich, but with meatloaf instead of meatballs.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. In a small sauce pot, warm the pizza sauce and keep at a low simmer until needed.
  2. Heat a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add lard or tallow and allow to get warm and bubbly.
  4. Place meatloaf slices into the skillet and fry until lightly golden brown on each side.
  5. Put a fried meatloaf slice on top of the hoagie roll.
  6. Top with warmed pizza sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
  7. Repeat steps 5-6 for each sandwich.
  8. Enjoy!

 

Homemade Organic Bacon Double Cheeseburger Dip

I have adapted this from Closet Cooking.  I found that keeping this dip warm in a small Crockpot, or something similar, is better than allowing this dip to cool.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Here’s How I do it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° Fahrenheit
  2. If you’re using pork belly, please season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Cook the bacon in the pan until crispy, about 6-10 minutes; Set aside and drain all but a tablespoon of the grease, reserve the remaining grease for another use.
  4. Cook the ground beef in the bacon pan over medium heat; Set aside.
  5. Add the seasoning salt and onion; Saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  7. Mix the ground beef, bacon, onions, garlic, cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, mozzarella, cheddar, worcestershire sauce, and ketchup into a 1 qt. baking dish.
  8. Bake in a preheated 350° Fahrenheit oven until the top starts turning a light golden brown and then sides are bubbling, about 20-30 minutes.
  9. Transfer to a 1 qt. Crockpot on the warm setting.
  10. Keep this dip warm, but not hot, for best results.
  11. Serve with thick potato chips, toasted baguette slices, or butter crackers.
  12. Enjoy!