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Nobody Wants to Eat Butter Gone Bad

Let's talk dairy science, hot sauce and expiration dates!  To ensure freshness, we send our butters (by 2-Day Priority Mail) straight from the freezer, alongside a cold pack, and packed inside a thermally insulated pouch. Because we keep selling out, no butter stays in our freezer for very long!  Because real milk has naturally occurring bacteria, it will eventually go bad. However, it also has good bacteria (not killed in any crazy industrialized process) which works to the advantage of the shelf-life. Smell it, as you would any dairy product. You'll know! All of that said, you can freeze our butters for 6 to 9 months (for best quality) and even a little longer safely. In the fridge, it'll stay...

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Coconut Oil Rocks!

A healthy diet is well rounded - consisting of leafy vegetables, seasonal fruits, protein, fiber-rich grains and...fat. Yes, fat!  Though we may still reach instinctively for that low fat cottage cheese, we also understand that "good" fats are not only "OK" to eat in moderation, but that we SHOULD eat these fats as a part of our daily balanced diet.  Saturated fat, once deemed a monster by health professionals and fad diet enthusiasts, can actually be good for us.  Coconut oil is high in saturated fat, but also rich in amazing health benefits. It tastes good, is easy to use and a little bit goes a long way.  The benefits of coconut oil include: Efficient Metabolism - Unlike the saturated fat...

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Baking, Butter & Breaking Rules

Most baked goods consist of flour or meal, a fat and a liquid. There are, of course, exceptions to the rule. Some cookies are pure butter and flour. Some items use a leavening agent like baking soda. An interesting fact that many devout recipe followers aren’t aware of is that there is a bit of leeway when it comes to liquid and fat. As long as the amounts (or ratios) remain the same, the kind of liquid or fat can be swapped out or mixed. When baking cake, for example, a recipe that calls for water or milk can be reinvented with chocolate milk, Coca Cola, juice or beer. As for the oils – butter, shortening, coconut oil, olive oil...

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Fat is Healthy!

  One of the craziest fads in the American diet is the onslaught of low-fat and non-fat foods. This really spiked in the early 90s with synthetic non-fat versions of foods typically high in fat - ice creams, cookies, crackers, breads.  While some lower fat versions of dairy products are still healthy - such as cottage cheese or yogurt made with milk from grass fed cows - the truth is that the body needs fat to run properly. It is fats, not carbs, that give us energy.  Though fats are a vital part of a balanced diet, not all fats were created equal. Hydrogenated oils are hard to break down and are high in trans fat. Butters and creams made...

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Fun With Flavors!

One of the coolest aspects of working with our amazing butters is coming up with fun new uses for them! PLEASE share your favorite Chattanooga Butter Co. recipes and pairings on our Facebook page. We're always looking for new ideas.  In the meantime, try out some of our favorites combos and concoctions:  Szechuan style green beans with soy sauce, chili flakes and our Sriracha Shallot & Scallion Butter. Blueberry muffins baked WITH Blueberry Butter Apples baked with Honey Cinnamon Butter A tablespoon (or two) of Blackberry Butter in your morning Acai smoothie for extra kick. Sweet Tea Butter on lemon poppyseed bread.  Roasted Garlic Butter melted over your favorite cut of steak. Brandy Soaked Bordeaux Cherry Butter with Sunday morning...

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