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March 9, 2010

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Chicken Salad

You can have a simple salad with blue cheese dressing; but Kathryn’s Cottage dressing so exceptional, it will inspire you to make creations like this (recipe below). Photo by SoulGems | Fotolia.

WHAT IT IS: Blue Cheese Dressing and Thousand Island Dressing.
WHY IT’S DIFFERENT: They’re the best we’ve found—even better than our own!
WHY WE LOVE IT: One taste and you’re hooked. You’ll eat a jar as a main course.

Kathryn’s Cottage: Blue Cheese Dressing & Thousand Island Dressing

CAPSULE REPORT: Little did we know when we opened the jar of Kathryn’s Cottage Blue Cheese Dressing that we would fall in love. We try every blue cheese dressing that crosses our path. Most don’t measure up. Funny: Kathryn was in the same boat, so she decided to make her own. After much experimentation, she came up with the current masterpiece; then developed a superb Thousand Island Dressing as well. If you think you don’t need to send away for salad dressing, think again! Or at least twist your retailer’s arm to stock up on them. Read the full review below. This is Page 3 of a four-page article. Click on the black links below to visit other pages.



Kathryn’s Cottage Blue Cheese Dressing

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 Crudité 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. Photo © Garuti | Dreamstime.

Recipe For The Chicken Stack Appetizer At Top Left Of Page

1. Build stack from thick tomato slices, cubed avocado, bacon, cubed roast chicken tossed in blue cheese dressing, another tomato slice and arugula leaves.

2. Top with top-quality minced blue cheese (break a piece of blue cheese into crumbs).

3. 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
  • Burgers
  • A Crudité 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.

  Shrimp Cocktail
The new shrimp cocktail: A martini glass, hearts of romaine and Thousand Island Dressing. Photo © Robyn Mac | Fotolia.

—Karen Hochman

Blue Cheese Dressing & Thousand Island Dressing

  • 12-Ounce Jar (355ml)
  • 3 Jars

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