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"Iknow the owners and think the products are great and loved eating at the dimestore, spagetti house, favorite footlong hot dog, and Little Kitchen!!!!!!"
Jane D. Grubbs
"I guess i'm late to the party but i had to write and tell you how much i enjoyed the blue cheese dressing i purchased at the christmas show in charlotte....It is simply the best i ever tasted!!!I usualy stick to rice wine vinegar or lemon juice at home and save blue cheese for eating out salads, with your wonderful dressing, I can now enjoy it anytime...I dont even mind that i have to ad time to my workouts just to be able to enjoy it several times a week! thanks, and i hope santa brings me more for christmas!!!"
"I purchased your cookbook at the Southern Women's Show today. Have read the entire book and I am already i love with it. Can't wait to try some of the recipes. I plan to purchase your cookbook for my daughter and daughter-in-law; they are both good cooks too. I especially enjoy knowing alot the the ladies who subitted recipes. It brings back alot of good memories. It was great reconnecting with you after so many years. I have only fond memories of Claude and Dora Blaine! "
Brenda Wiggins Thompson
"When I got my first jar I tried it with some crackers and before I knew it half the jar was gone! Where I really enjoy it though is with some good, plain wings. For me that is the best way to enjoy it. Having Kathryn's Cottage Bleu Cheese Dressing with a plate full of wings makes any sporting event worth watching."
- Bill White- Rock Hill, SC
"I've never been a fan of blue cheese, so when my husband brought home a jar of Kathryn's Cottage Bleu Cheese Dressing I didn't immediately dive in. When I did, though, I thought...WOW! This is great! This dressing was creamy and delicious with just enough blue cheese to give it a pop of tangy taste. The blue cheese was not overpowering, as happens in so many others dressings. Our whole family became instant fans of Kathryn's Cottage Bleu Cheese Dressing, using it on salads, as a dip and in sauces. Our first jar was gone in a flash! I highly recommend this dressing brand, especially the blue cheese. One taste will tell you that Kathryn's Cottage is a premium brand and well worth adding to your shopping list. Your family will thank you!"
- Dorothy Campbell- Mooresville, NC
The NIBBLE™: The 10 Best Specialty & Gourmet Food Of 2010
December 21, 2010 Full Article at:
Part I: Savory Foods & Beverages
CAPSULE REPORT: Today and next week, we're focusing on "The Best Of 2010": truly the "best of the best" of everything we tasted this year. If you don't try them, you'll be missing out.
This week we share, in alphabetical order, our favorite savory foods and beverages. Next week we'll present the sweets.
Just click on the bulleted links below to read the original reviews and why these foods have become our favorite gourmet gifts and treats.
Kathryn's Cottage Dressings & Sauces
September 26, 2010 Full Article at Stir, Laugh, Repeat
Last week I went to the Southern Woman's Show here in Charlotte, NC. Loads of fun! Loads of ideas! And Loads of new foods! One of the booths that I stopped by was Kathryn's Cottage. Kathryn makes dressing, sauces and even aprons. I didn't see the aprons but that was probably due to my having spotted one of my favorite dishes - chicken salad. She makes it using fresh, not canned, chicken and believe me, I could have spent the whole day standing there just "sampling" her chicken salad. Then I spotted the Olive and Cream Cheese Spread. OH MY! One dip into that and I was hooked. I make what I call Georgia Caviar, which is made from cream cheese and finely chopped black olives. This is made with green olives and it's wonderful! Plus, all of her products are made with no preservatives. Check out Kathryn's products and their availability by going to her website Kathryns Cottage Kitchen
Kathryn's Cottage Blue Cheese Dressing
March 9, 2010 Full Article at:The Nibble
Endive, radicchio, walnut and pear salad is a classic with blue cheese dressing. As delicious is this combination is, you can go much further. Use Kathryn's Cottage's exquisite Blue Cheese Dressing:
- In Baked Potatoes
- With Buffalo Wings
- On Burgers
- As A Crudit`e Dip
- With Pasta (toss with gnocchi, wilted arugula and fresh-cracked pepper)
- On Sandwiches & Wraps
Kathryn's Cottage Blue Cheese Dressing achieves a perfect balance of creaminess and cheesiness: not to much, not to little, just right. The bits of blue cheese floating in the creamy dressing are just right, too: enough to give you small tastes of fine cheese without adding so much cheese that it overwhelms the other ingredients in the dish.
Diogenes may still be looking for an honest man, but our search for the best blue cheese dressing is over.
Try a salad of field greens, red onion, grape tomatoes and smoked salmon, drizzled with blue cheese dressing. Black olives optional.
Recipe For The Chicken Stack Appetizer At Top Right Of Page.
- Build stack from thick tomato slices, cubed avocado, bacon, cubed roast chicken tossed in blue cheese dressing, another tomato slice and arugula leaves.
- Top with top-quality minced blue cheese (break a piece of blue cheese into crumbs).
- Garnish plate with arugula pesto: Place arugula in food processor with a small amount of olive oil and a pinch of salt, and some blue cheese (substituting for Parmesan), and process into pesto. Garnish plate with pesto and minced cheese crumbs.
Kathryn's Cottage Thousand Island Dressing
In our joy over the discovery of Kathryn's Cottage Blue Cheese Dressing, we may be giving the Thousand Island Dressing short shrift. We don't mean to: It's a best-of-breed recipe as well. We simply haven't been on the hunt for perfection (our mother handed down a pretty fine recipe to us).
Beyond the salad, this fine Thousand Islander is an elegant sauce and condiment for:
- Asparagus & Other Veggies
- A Crudit`e Dip
- Sandwiches & Wraps: Chicken, Ham,
Turkey, Reuben and Roast Beef
- Shrimp cocktail
Lovers of thousand island dressing: You'll be very happy with these.
While most people may demur over sending away for salad dressing, we'll gladly give up few cappuccinos to pay for the postage.
Blue Cheese Dressing & Thousand Island Dressing
- 12-Ounce Jar (355ml)$9.95
- 3 Jars $29.95
Purchase online at KathrynsCottageKitchen.com
Re-creation of local favorite salad dressing is Mooresville woman's tribute to her mother
By Melinda Skutnick | Mooresville Tribune
Published: July 24, 2009 visit online article
With her mother's homemade recipe in hand, a Mooresville woman is re-creating a once-local culinary favorite that seemingly disappeared years ago.
"Customers drove for miles to visit our restaurants for the prime rib and especially mother's bleu cheese dressing," remembered Nancy Little Hucks, who has used her mother's original recipe to create, bottle and sell Kathryn's Cottage Bleu Cheese Dressing.
Hucks' mother, Dora Blaine Little, perfected the recipe over several years in the 1950s before it became a customer favorite at various restaurants - including the former Little Kitchen, which closed one year ago - that she and her husband, Claude, operated in Mooresville and Myrtle Beach, S.C.
"Her dream when I was small was to own a restaurant and serve the finest food money could buy," said Hucks, who discussed her mother's particular love for bleu cheese dressing.
"She never found a recipe she liked totally, so she made her own, added to, took away, until she found the perfect taste and consistency," she added.
Today, more than 50 years later, Hucks has taken that recipe and made it available to the public who, she said, often inquires about her mother's unique dressing.
"So many people asked me about it," she said Wednesday, some six weeks after her first official batch made its way to several area grocers and nearly a year after a simple idea sparked a new business venture for her and her husband, Cliff.
The couple hopes to distribute and sell their original dressing throughout the Mooresville, Lake Norman and Charlotte area.
"This is the biggest tribute I could give my mother and daddy," Hucks said.
Dora died in 1996 and Claude in 2008. "It's carrying on the tradition of the Little family."
Hucks explained that the name of her dressing came from a variety of sources. "Kathryn," she said, is a family name from her mother's side. And it was Hucks' experience as a realtor and in interior design that brought the word "cottage" into the mix.
Currently, Kathryn's Cottage Bleu Cheese Dressing is being sold at several local stores, including NY Butcher Shop, Josh's Produce, Bradford Store, Shop 'N Save and McLaughlin Farmhouse Country Store.
Hucks said she hopes and plans to expand the line into Davidson and Charlotte stores by mid-fall.
Sold at both wholesale and retail, Hucks said she creates the dressing at Little Spaghetti in Mooresville - "they have been kind enough to let us use their kitchen" - as needed.
For more information on Kathryn's Cottage Bleu Cheese Dressing, contact Hucks at 704-677-4302.
Bleu Cheese Ingredients:
Mayonnaise, Cream Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Bleu Cheese, Buttermilk, Onions, Lemon juice, Vinegar, Spices
Thousand Island Ingredients:
Mayonnaise, Chili sauce, Ketchup, Relish, Spices, Worcestershire sauce
12 Fl. OZ. (355 ml)