Archive for the ‘Holland House’ Category

Recipe: The Best Ever Sloppy Joe

This is my fast and easy go to meal when I am sick of the same old stuff or in a hurry. It is nice to throw together on a Sunday night then just warm it up during the week in the slow cooker. It is not too sweet or sour, and it has just the right mix of veggies and seasonings. Start with 1 tablespoon of chili powder, then add more if you prefer more heat! If you are worried about the cooking wine and serving this to children, NO WORRIES! The alcohol cooks out! If you are wondering why this is in the pasta category, read to the bottom to find out.

If you don’t eat beef, this taste good with ground turkey or ground chicken. I have tried it all 3 ways. The chicken was by far my favorite though.

Please enjoy and let me know what you think!
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Recipe: Barbecued Swedish Meatballs

Next time you are going to a cookout, or any other kind of  event where you will be bringing a dish pass, give these a try! I love meatballs and am always looking for new ways to jazz up the normal ones. I have tasted several different kinds of  ”Swedish meatballs” and honestly, they never taste the same. This one met my standards! It is an easy to make appetizer is always a party pleaser! Please let me know what you think!



  • 1-1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Holland House White Cooking Wine ($.50 off printable coupon)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp. allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg


  • 1 jar (10 oz.) currant jelly
  • 1/2 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup HOLLAND HOUSE White Cooking Wine
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch


In medium bowl, combine all meatball ingredients; mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls. Place meatballs in 15x10x1 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until brown.

In medium saucepan, combine all sauce ingredients; mix well. Cook over medium heat until mixture boils and thickens. Add meatballs.
To serve, place meatballs and sauce in fondue pot or chafing dish. Serve with cocktail picks.

Do you love cooking with wine?

If you love cooking with wine, Holland House is a great place to venture. I have been cooking with them for about two years. The selection of these products is just fantastic. If you can’t come up with something to make, just add one of these to any basic meat or pasta sauce and you are good to go! Holland House Cooking Wine and Premium Vinegars are a welcome addition to any kitchen. Whether you want to make sauces, marinades, glazes or sautés, these cooking wines are the key. They have robust aromas that enhance even the simplest of dishes. For something incredible, open a bottle of Holland House Premium Vinegar- the flavors come alive, marinades sing and salads dazzle. If you are cooking with kids in the house, the alcohol cooks out of the dishes. Just make sure you cook all of your sauces well and to a boil when possible. If you are not a wine drinker, which I am not, you might want to choose recipes that call for the smaller amounts. I made Pasta Amatriciana last year, which called for a cup of the wine, and it was to much wine flavor for me. I am not a drinker by any means. I tried the recipe at a later date with just 1/2 cup of the wine and it was much better :)

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Holland House Meal Makeover Moms Sweepstakes

Ever just realize that it’s dinner time and you have no idea what to make? Ever just stand there looking in the pantry thinking that you are tired of making the same stuff? I get this feeling at least twice a week. It is so simple and easy to use Holland House products everyday in your cooking. You can easily stir it into soups and sauces for an enhanced flavor.

Need some extra help making over your meals? Jump on over to the Holland House Facebook Page and enter the Meal Makeover Moms Sweepstakes!  Who are the The Meal Makeover Moms? They are registered dietitians who want to help our families eat healthier. Janice Newell Bissex and Liz Weiss say that kids will eat nutritious food without fussing about it if looks and tastes great.  Well of course! Who wants to eat something that looks gross and tastes nasty :P

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