Pull Apart Paisano Bread

Ingredients 1 Empire Paisano Loaf 1/2 cup good olive oil (we recommend Frantoia) 2 Tbsp C&J ‘Olive Oil Dipping Blend’ 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese Directions Without cutting all the way through the bread, slice the paisano into a crosshatch of 1″ sized cubes. Mix olive oil and seasoning and brush the loaf all over, […]


Recipe Share: Cheese Fingers

Cheese Fingers Ingredients: 3 loaves Empire White day old bread 2 eggs 1 ½ cups milk Melted butter 24 ounces grated Parmesan cheese Instructions: Remove the crusts from the bread.  Combine eggs and milk in a bowl.  In a second bowl place the melted butter and sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on a plate.  Dip one slice […]

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Thanksgiving Cooking Demo with Stonewall Kitchen

Thanksgiving is near! Learn how to make the most of Thanksgiving leftovers as we partner with Stonewall Kitchen to demonstrate how to transform your holiday leftovers into delicious appetizers and snacks. On the menu will be demonstrations for: Turkey and Dressing Paninis on Cranberry Paisano Bread with Cranberry Horseradish Cream Cheese Spread; Roasted Turkey Crostini […]


Recipe Share: Pumpkin Cheese Ball with Baguette

Cheese Ball – Adapted from a Southern Living recipe Ingredients: 2 (8-ounce) blocks extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 (8-ounce) container chive-and-onion cream cheese 2 teaspoons paprika ½ teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper 1 broccoli stalk Empire Baguette sliced ½ inch thick Instructions: 1. Combine Cheddar cheese […]


RECIPE SHARE: Cranberry Cherry Brie

Cranberry Cherry Brie Ingredients 1 Empire baguette sliced into ½ rounds 1/3 cup JJ&B Cranberry Cherry Conserve 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 (16-oz.) Brie round (rind removed from top) Slivered almonds Instructions Stir together the JJ&B Cranberry Cherry Conserve, balsamic vinegar, freshly ground pepper, and salt in […]


Back to School Sandwich Recipe Winner: Sun-Kissed Turkey Pastrami

Our Back to School Sandwich Contest winner, Olivia M. Gonzalez, has had a life-long passion for all things culinary. So, it was no surprise that she sprung into sandwich-making action when we announced our Back to School Sandwich Contest! Her winning sandwich is the Sun-Kissed Turkey Pastrami sandwich on Empire Bakery Company’s French bread. The combination of zesty […]


Back to School Sandwich Contest

Your sandwich recipe could win you a $100 gift card and a feature in our store. During August 15-19, create your own Back to School sandwich recipe and submit it for a chance to win. Chef Robert Lyford from Patina Green, D Magazine Editor’s Choice for Best Sandwich, will be judging so make it good. […]


Recipe Share: Stonewall Kitchen Barbecued Brisket Sliders

On our list of must-haves for Fourth of July are lots of buns (including these challah slider buns). We created this slider recipe with ingredients curated from the store and added local Texas beer, Revolver. Enjoy! Stonewall Kitchen Barbecued Brisket Sliders 12 ounces Revolver Blood & Honey Beer 1 bottle of Stonewall Kitchen Maple Chipotle […]


Recipe Share: Strawberry, Banana and Chocolate Toast

As it’s nearing the end of June, we’re sharing one last recipe from our Toast to Dad series. We hope you’ve enjoyed creating these delicious recipes for your loved ones. Strawberry, Banana and Chocolate Toast Empire Farm long bread, toasted to desired doneness Cream cheese, room temperature Strawberries, sliced Banana, sliced Stonewall Kitchen Bittersweet Chocolate […]