Eichten’s Tomato Basil Gouda

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Eichten’s cheesemakers and mother Mary saw the future in the category of spiced cheeses. Eichten’s was the first farm in the United States to produce an all-natural cheese direct from the farm in 1976.

Italian Seasonings were commonplace in large families in the 1980’s, and Eichten’s knew that this seasoning would be a amazing hit for cooking and eating by itself. Just slice on crackers or fresh baked crusty breads this cheese is sure to please!

Eichtens developed a true European style Gouda with tantalizing sun dried tomatoes and sweet basil that brings out the essence of Italy.

Produced in Shafer, Minnesota, this is one of our states outstanding flavored Goudas. And don’t forget about the other fine Goudas that Eichten’s produces, they are all wonderful!

A great pairing with a sweet white or red wine, light amber beers and or Italian dishes.

Make sure to enjoy this fine Minnesota cheese!

Eichten’s Classic Quiche

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Eichten’s Classic Quiche
Serves: 6
  • 9” Pie Crust
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1.5 Cups Half and Half
  • 8 Oz. Bacon Crispy Bacon, chopped
  • 10-12 Oz. Eichten’s Tomato Basil Gouda, shredded
  • 1 T. Parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  1. Prepare crust and flute edges.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  3. Beat eggs slightly.
  4. Stir in half and half, bacon, cheese, parsley and paprika.
  5. Pour into prepared pie crust.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes until eggs are cooked.
  7. Serve Warm.


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Fun and Easy Easter Crafts!

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Wow – Easter time already! One of my favorite things about Easter is all the spring colors you get to work with in preparation for the holiday, even during the coldest parts of the winter. Here are three fun Easter projects for you to make and enjoy with your loved ones. There are no hard and fast rules to any of them – you can use the materials you prefer in order to make them to your taste.

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I love these cute little Egg Carton Chickens, they are just adorable. I have made these chickens and placed plastic Easter eggs in them that I have filled with candy. Each one of my grandchildren will get one as a sweet little treat this holiday. They also work great for displaying your beautifully decorated Easter Eggs. Instead of putting all your eggs in one basket, like they tell you not to do 🙂 you can place three over here and three over there and decorate your home with your beautifully decorated eggs in these cute chicken egg holders. You can even get crazy with these and let the kids paint them any color, maybe even the same color as their Easter egg so they match. The possibilities are endless.

Click Here for the free printable pattern to make the Wattle, Beak and Comb.

Egg Carton Chickens
  • 1 Egg Carton
  • White Paint
  • Red Felt
  • Yellow Felt
  • Printable Pattern
  • 12 Small Googly Eyes
  • Easter Grass
  • 12 Plastic Eggs
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks or Multi-Purpose Glue
  • Paint Brush
  • Scissors
  1. Cut apart an egg carton making 12 individual egg cups.
  2. Paint each egg cup white.
  3. Print supplied pattern
  4. Cut out 12 beaks using yellow felt, pattern supplied.
  5. Cut out 12 combs and wattles using red felt, pattern supplied.
  6. Glue a wattle, beak, comb and 2 eyes onto each egg cup, as photo shows
  7. Fill with a pinch of Easter grass and add a plastic egg to each cup.
You do not need a new full sheet of felt for this project. Scraps will work fine.


Jelly Bean Bracelets

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Jelly Bean Bracelets #Easter - www.cobornsblog.comMy friend, Leah, was talking to me and said that she wanted to make a craft with her daughter, Aubrey, for spring or Easter. I suggested they make a jelly bean bracelet. They turned out so cute that I thought we should share them on the Coborn’s Blog, so here are pictures of Aubrey and me making a jelly bean bracelet. She had fun and had to tell her mom all about it. I asked her what she did with it. Well, she said she ate it!
How rewarding it is to enjoy time with the kids with a fun craft like this. And the cost is very low. You also can make boy-colored ones, too. My grandson Payten loves the Minnesota Wild, so we made a Wild-colored one. Go Wild!

Jelly Bean Bracelets
  • Clear Elastic Cord
  • Darning Needle (has big eye)
  • Jelly Beans
  1. Thread the darning needle with clear elastic cord.
  2. Push the needle into the side of a jelly bean.
  3. Push the needle through the Jelly Bean until it slides onto the cord.
  4. Repeat until the bracelet is the size you want. (I used 15 jelly beans for mine.)
  5. Stretch the cord a little and tie a knot.
  6. Let it go back to its shape and cut the cord.
Make sure cord fits through the eye of the darning needle.


Egg Carton Treat Box

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Egg Carton Treat Box
  • Egg Carton
  • Paint
  • Ribbon
  • Decorative Paper
  • Flowers, Sticky Rhinestones or Other Embellishments
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks or Multi-Purpose Glue
  • Scissors (I also used an Exact-o knife)
  • Easter Grass
  • Chocolate Eggs, Small Jelly Beans and/or Other Candy
  1. Cut the egg carton in half to make two small rectangles.
  2. Paint the egg carton halves, let them dry, and paint them again.
  3. Cut out paper to cover the inside and outside of the lid and glue it to the cartons.
  4. Embellish each box with flowers, ribbon and/or sticky rhinestones.
  5. Add chocolates, jelly beans, coins or any treat you choose.

With each of these projects, you are free to use your imagination. There are no hard and fast rules, and who doesn’t like a little personality in their projects, anyway, especially if the kids are involved in making them? Have a wonderful Easter with those you love the most!

Coborn’s, Inc. Graphic Designer

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Entertaining over Breakfast

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There are many occasions in which guests may be at your house for breakfast or brunch including: Easter, Baptism, First Communion, Baby or Bridal Shower, or even a Wedding Gift Opening. Whatever the celebration, there are many breakfast options.

My favorite breakfast menu includes an egg bake (see recipe below). This one has meat, but you can also do a vegetarian style if you desire.  I would also be sure to include a side of fresh fruit like pineapple, grapes, melons and strawberries if in season.  That is when they taste the best! Along with that I would include a mini muffin or Danish with juice; it doesn’t have to be orange juice, and coffee.

It is very important to keep your hot foods hot and your cold foods cold, not just for food safety, but also to keep the integrity and quality of the food at its best.  If you like to prepare your egg bake the night before, keep it in the fridge and put it in the oven to cook right before it is served.  With the fruit, be sure to keep it cool and crisp in the refrigerator until it is time to eat. While the dishes are out on your table you can keep the egg bake covered and a bowl of ice under the fruit.  Keep coffee hot in a carafe.

I would be happy to assist you with any of your questions regarding hosting a meal.  You know how to reach me. Or if you prefer, Coborn’s is always more than happy to cater for your special events.

Egg Bake
Serves: 18
  • 18 Eggs, whipped
  • 6 Cups Milk
  • 1 tsp. Mustard (prepared)
  • 1½ Lbs. Meat, cooked - Sausage, Bacon or Virginia Baked Ham, diced
  • 4 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 9 Slices White Bread
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl mix whipped eggs, milk, mustard, cooked meat, 2 cups cheese and vegetables of your choice.
  3. Spray the bottom of a 13"x9" pan with cooking spray.
  4. Layer bread on bottom of pan, covering bottom.
  5. Pour egg mixture over the bread.
  6. Top with Salt and Pepper and add remaining cheese.
  7. Bake uncovered for approximately 35 minutes (can cover if it gets too brown)
Add to your liking: Mushrooms, Green Onions and/or Green Peppers (do NOT use any frozen vegetables)

Egg portion can be prepared the day before and refrigerated.

Bon Appetite!
Coborn’s Catering Manager, Sauk Rapids, MN

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