6 Recipes For Detroit Brand Enthusiasts Cooking at Home

Add a Dose of Detroit to Sundaes, Salads, Milkshakes and More

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Last week, Detroitisit surveyed followers, seeking insight on the true Detroit brand loyalty of local brands that stem from the heart of the city. The results are in: Detroit overwhelmingly favors its roots!

When questioned, Sanders vs. Dove, 76% voted in favor of Sanders. 80% preferred Vernor’s over Canada Dry, 76% preferred McClure’s over Claussen, 77% favored Kowalski over Jimmy Dean, 53% of you showed love for Faygo over Coca Cola and 75% made it apparent that they care more deeply for Better Made over Lays.

The overwhelming majority is proof positive of the importance of supporting local. The loyalty, support, and purchases help keep these Detroit brands alive today, something that is top of mind as we dive into 2021. So, remember to continue to support Detroit brands and integrate them into your favorite at-home recipes as we all take the winter or 2021 day by day.

To help you with any winter blues, we’re sharing our favorite at home recipes that integrate Detroit brands. When you’re making a grocery shopping list for this week, add these ingredients to your list, add flavor to your week and support local Detroit brands. Here are a few recipes to get you started:

 

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BOSTON COOLER [VERNORS]

Although Detroit isn’t in the name – it’s the heart of the recipe. Make a Boston Cooler, integrating Vernor’s. This milkshake recipe uses Vernors in place of the milk, adding a unique flavor that deters slightly from the traditional vanilla milkshake flavor. Check out this recipe from Saveur – it’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 3 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 12-oz Vernor’s
  • Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth

 

 

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FAYGO CUPCAKES

These two-ingredient cupcakes from Betty Crocker allow Detroiters to give cupcakes an extra pop of flavor, with Faygo! It doesn’t get any easier than this recipe! Pick your favorite Faygo flavor! Whether it is such as orange, grape, red pop, or twist. Click here for directions.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 box Betty Crocker white cake mix
  • 1 can (12 oz) Faygo

 

 

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HOT CHICKEN SALAD MADE WITH BETTER MADE CHIPS

This delicious recipe shared on the Better Made website via the ‘Cooking with Better Made’ recipe sweepstakes, submitted by a fellow Michigander with a love for Better Made Chips. The family recipe has been around for three generations and counting. Directions can be found here. 

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 3 to 4 large chicken breasts cut into 1″ pieces
  • 1 Can Cream of celery or chicken soup
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup mustard
  • 1 med size onion diced
  • 1 cup sliced celery thin
  • 1 cup broccoli flowerets frozen or fresh
  • 6 oz slivered almonds
  • 1 lb shredded cheese of any flavor
  • 2 cups crushed Better Made Chips (BBQ, HOT, or Plain)
  • Salt, pepper, and hot sauce to taste

 

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MCCLURE’S DILLY CHEESE BALL

McClure’s defined this recipe as it’s grandma’s recipe, perfect for a party dish (or for a night in!) the secret? McClure’s Dill Pickle Relish.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup McClure’s Dill Pickle Relish (drained)
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 ½ cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp minced parsley 

 

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ROASTED POTATOES AND KOWALSKI KIELBASA

From Natasha’s Kitchen – it could not be easier to integrate Kowalski Kielbasa into a delicious, roasted potatoes and kielbasa pan. According to the blog, these roasted potatoes with sausage couldn’t be easier. There is no need to peel the potatoes and it’s a one-pan potatoes recipe with a quick and easy prep.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 3 lbs small red potatoes cut into 1/3” to ½” thick rings
  • 2 tbsp extra light olive oil or any high heat cooking oil
  • 2 tbsp minced fresh parsley or ½ tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 garlic cloves pressed
  • 1lb kielbasa or sausage cut into 3/4’ thick rings

 

SANDERS FUDGE ULTIMATE SUNDAE

Everything is better with an ice cream sundae – even in the midst of a cold winter! Adding Sanders Hot Fudge to your at-home sundae will add extra flavor and a piece of home. This Ultimate Hot Fudge Sundae recipe from Preppy Kitchen is a perfect sundae with extra whipped cream and toasted nuts. Make it a Detroit sundae by adding Sanders.

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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 3scoops ice cream
  • 1-3maraschino cherries
  • 1/3cup toasted and chopped pecans
  • 1 tbsp Sanders Hot Fudge

For the Whipped Cream:

  • 2/3cup whipping cream
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1tbsp sugar

For the Caramel:

  • 1 packed cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

 

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