Recipes using butter


Southern Chocolate Gravy

Southern Chocolate Gravy

Calling all chocoholics! Just the mention of chocolate can conjure up images of luscious sweetness slowly melting in our mouths. While chocolate has been around for thousands of years, there is a renewed interest in high-quality, handmade chocolates. Local shops are popping up across the state, and chocolate makes a wonderful gift for those hard-to-buy-for […]

Buttery Roasted Rutabega

Buttery Roasted Rutabaga

Eat your carrots Plentiful year-round, root vegetables can be found in a wide variety of colors from deep purple beets to vibrant orange sweet potatoes and carrots and creamy white parsnips, turnips and rutabagas. Easily obtainable and budget friendly, these nutritious vegetables are packed with nutrients from the soil and have a high concentration of […]

Caramel Apple Cake

Caramel Apple Cake

An apple a day We don’t know that eating an apple a day keeps the doctor away, as the old adage goes, but apples are delicious and have many health benefits. Illinois is home to numerous apple orchards, from north to south and all points in between, and fall is the perfect time to visit […]

Applesauce cookies

Applesauce Cookies

An apple a day We don’t know that eating an apple a day keeps the doctor away, as the old adage goes, but apples are delicious and have many health benefits. Illinois is home to numerous apple orchards, from north to south and all points in between, and fall is the perfect time to visit […]

Caramelized Onion and Fresh Tomato Risotto

Caramelized Onion and Fresh Tomato Risotto

Fruit or vegetable? As a child, I remember going into our family garden, picking the biggest, reddest tomato I could find, wiping any dirt off on my shorts and biting into this sun-kissed delight. The juice dripped down my chin and I relished every bite. It was my favorite then and that hasn’t changed. We […]

Creamy Smoked Mac and Cheese

Creamy Smoked Mac and Cheese

It’s time to break out the red, white and blue and celebrate July Fourth! Cookouts and picnics seem to go hand-in-hand with the holiday and everyone has their favorite foods. Rather than stick with the expected burgers and hotdogs, (and there’s nothing wrong with those!) we decided to break out the smoker to celebrate with […]

Shrimp, Sausage and Grits

Submitted by Sarah Cannon, Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative Makes 2 generous servings Print Recipe Shrimp, Sausage and Grits Course Entrée Cuisine Cajun Skill Level Easy Servings Ingredients 1/4 cup Ketchup1/2 tablespoon honey2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice3 tablespoons white whole wheat flourPinch ground red pepper1.5 cups chicken broth1 3/4 cups milk or chicken broth or a […]


Peanut Butter Pie

Peanut Butter Pie

Feeling nutty? Print Recipe Peanut Butter Pie Submitted by Mildred Ringhausen, Illinois Electric Cooperative Course Dessert Cuisine American Skill Level Beginner Servings Ingredients 1 9-in. graham cracker crust1 c. creamy peanut butter1 8-oz. package cream cheese softened1 c. granulated sugar2 T. butter melted1 c. Whipped cream1 T. vanillaMelted chocolate or chocolate ice cream topping Course […]

Cow Chip Cookies

Cow Chip Cookies

Feeling nutty? Print Recipe Cow Chip Cookies Submitted by Andrea Lowery, SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative Course Cookies Cuisine American Skill Level Easy Servings Ingredients 1 stick butter softened1 c. granulated sugar1 c. light brown sugar packed3 large eggs1 T. honey or white corn syrup1-1/3 c. creamy peanut butter4-1/2 c. quick oats2 t. baking soda3/4 c. […]