What can I add to the vinaigrette for flavor?

A little salt (I prefer kosher salt or sea salt) and pepper are the only other ingredients necessary for a fantastic and simple vinaigrette, as I mentioned in the recipe above (I prefer freshly ground black pepper). The acidity of the vinegar is lessened using sugar or honey. Bonus if you use honey, which also […]

Apricot Chicken Drumsticks Recipe

Easy to Make Apricot Chicken Drumsticks It’s the New Year and many of us have the resolution to eat healthier this year than we did the past year. We have to remember that healthy eating doesn’t have to be bland. It can be very flavorful and have a lot of variety. What oil you cook […]

How to Use a Finishing Oil on Steak

Why You Should be Finishing Your Cooking with Olive Oil If you have ever been to Italy or anywhere in the Mediterranean, you know that when they finish preparing a meal they top it off with a high-quality extra virgin olive oil. It is a chef’s flavorful finale for the meal they have prepared. Not […]

Olive Oil Shortbread Cookies

Olive oil can make your holidays a little easier. It is a great baking substitute when cooking for vegans or those with dairy allergies. Plus, it makes your cookies healthier and delicious. Verde Valley Olive Oil is heat stable and will add flavor to the dessert. We also have multiple flavors to choose from, so if you […]

Christmas Cookies with Infused Butter Olive Oils from Jerome, Arizona

When you think back on the holidays growing up you can’t help but to think of the tasty desserts your mother or grandmother made throughout the years. A common pastime is baking cookies for the holidays and that tradition still holds today. However, now unlike back then we are more aware of the quality of […]

Icing Recipe for Cookies

Icing Recipe for Cookies Ingredients 3 ¾ cups of confectioners’ sugar 3 large egg whites or an egg binder if you are vegan ½ teaspoon cream of tartar Pinch of salt Food coloring, as needed Step 1: In a bowl combine the sugar, egg whites, cream of tartar and salt. Whisk until stiff and glossy […]

Christmas Cookie Recipe

Christmas Cookie Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup flour ½ tsp of baking powder Salt to taste 1/2 cup of sugar 1 egg or egg binder if vegan 1/4 cup of Verde Valley Natural Butter Flavored Olive Oil 1/4 cup of milk or milk substitute if dairy free ½ tsp cinnamon Recipe: Step 1: Preheat the oven […]

Simple Basil Chili Infused Olive Oil Recipe

Simple Basil Chili Infused Olive Oil Recipe Ingredient List: 1 cup Verde Valley Basil Olive Oil 6-8 Small Dried Red Chili Peppers (Can be less than 6 if want a milder spice) Recipe: Step 1: Warm the dried chili peppers and olive oil together over medium heat until you see tiny bubbles. Turn off the […]

Simple Olive Wood Smoked Rosemary Infused Olive Oil Recipe

Simple Olive Wood Smoked Rosemary Infused Olive Oil Ingredient List: 1 cup Verde Valley Olive Wood Smoked Olive Oil 4 washed and completely dried rosemary sprigs (about five inches long) Recipe: Step 1: Warm rosemary and olive oil together over very low heat for five to seven minutes. Cool half-hour. **It’s important that your rosemary […]

Simple Spicy Garlic Infused Olive Oil Recipe

Simple Spicy Garlic Infused Olive Oil Recipe Ingredient List: 1 cup Verde Valley Garlic Infused Olive Oil 2 garlic cloves peeled 1 ½ teaspoons chili flakes (Add more or less to taste) Recipe: Step 1: Warm olive oil, garlic, and chili flakes if using over low heat for eight to ten minutes until garlic is […]