Three Compound Butter Recipes + Giveaway {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

by valentina on March 17, 2013

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Compound Butter Recipes
Compound Butter Recipes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: makes 1/3 cup

Ingredients:
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
Instructions:
Be sure the butter is at room temperature and is very soft. Add the softened butter to a small bowl and add the remaining ingredients. Use a small spoon to mix until it's completely smooth. With the exception of the Spiced Chai recipe, season to taste with salt and pepper.
To have great success while cooking, you must start with the best ingredients possible.  This is true whether we’re talking about anything from a fresh tomato to pasta, and of course, to butter!  I’ve been using Kerrygold butter for the past year or so — and don’t foresee using another butter in the near future.

So creamy, so rich, and so delicious!  (Learn more about this beautiful Irish butter and other Kerrygold products here.) I really want you to taste this butter, so I’m going to give you some!  Well, the winner of my Kerrygold Butter Giveaway, that is.  (Please see the giveaway details below.)

So let’s create with this butter, shall we?

While spreading plain butter on bread is delicious, compound butters are interesting, impressive and can be even more delicious.  (A compound butter is simply a butter that has had other flavors added to it.)

Meyer Lemon-Dill Butter * Spiced Chai Butter * Smoky Tomato Butter

These butters are fantastic on breads, bagels, pasta, fish, chicken, and the list goes on.

Just look around your pantry to see what you might like to blend into your butter and spread on your bread for your next get together.

Compound Butter Recipes: Smoky Tomato, Meyer Lemon-Dill & Spiced Chai

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: Makes about 1/3 cup per recipe

Recipe

Smoky Tomato Butter

1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/2 teaspoon tomato paste

1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika

Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Meyer Lemon-Dill Butter

1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 teaspoon Meyer lemon zest

1 teaspoon Meyer lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh dill

Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Spiced Chai Butter

1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/2 teaspoon golden brown sugar

1/8 teaspoon each: ground cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger

    For all three recipes:
  1. Be sure the butter is at room temperature and is very soft.
  2. Add the softened butter to a small bowl and add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Use a small spoon to mix until it's completely smooth.
  4. With the exception of the Spiced Chai recipe, season to taste with salt and pepper.

Notes

Not sure exactly how to season to taste? Here's how.

http://cookingontheweekends.com/2013/03/three-compound-butter-recipes-kerrygold-butter-giveaway/

And now for the Kerrygold Butter Giveaway!

(March 26, 2013-Update: This giveaway is now closed — thank you all for your participation, and congratulations, Deborah!)

This isn’t a sponsored post, I love this butter & it’s  from me personally, as a gift to you!

•    You have a chance to win 2 -pounds of Kerrygold Butter (1 unsalted, and 1 salted).
•    There will be 1 winner.
•    The winner of the contest will be selected at Random.org.
•    The winner will be notified via email, & have 2 days to respond.  If I don’t hear from you, a new winner will be chosen.
•    The giveaway is open until through the end of the day, Monday, March 25, 2013.
•    You must have a mailing address in the U.S. to win.

Please leave me a comment below about these butter recipes or anything foodie.  And if you’d like, you can leave a separate comment for each of the steps you do that are listed below. You can just leave one comment or many comments.  It’s up to you!
1.    Follow me on Twitter
2.    Tweet this giveaway, being sure to include my Twitter handle (@cookingweekends)
3.    Follow my boards on Pinterest
4.    Pin this post onto one of your Pinterest boards
5.    Sign up for email updates from Cooking On The Weekends
6.    “Like” the Cooking On The Weekends Facebook page
7.    Share this giveaway on your Facebook page

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Susan March 17, 2013 at 5:48 am

Hi! Thank you for the chance to try this great-looking butter. I already follow you on FB and receive your emails. Thank you for all of the wonderful recipes!

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valentina March 17, 2013 at 5:53 am

Thank YOU for sharing in my love of food. :-)

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Christian Trueman March 17, 2013 at 9:13 am

Liked, loved, pinned, and shared! (Though I don’t have a twitter account). Thanks for loving real butter. I will definitely be trying the spiced chai butter on some toast. Yum!

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Sandy miller March 17, 2013 at 2:47 pm

I haven’t tried this butter either. Sound as if it would be wonderful for Shortbread cookies.
I’ve signed up!!!!!
Sandy

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Mimi Avocado March 17, 2013 at 3:21 pm

Love Kerrygold butter! After Camp Blogaway I was surprised to see it available in local stores…just hadn’t noticed it before. I’m excited to try your compound butters…

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Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious March 17, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Your butters are gorgeous! Kerrygold is fabulous butter and you can really taste the difference!

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Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious March 17, 2013 at 4:23 pm

I like your Facebook page, I really, really like it. (So does Sally Field!) :)

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Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious March 17, 2013 at 4:24 pm

I follow you on Twitter, because everyone should.

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Tiffany K March 17, 2013 at 10:04 pm

These compound butter recipes look amazing!! I can’t wait to try the smoked tomato butter.

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Tiffany K March 17, 2013 at 10:04 pm

I follow you on pinterest

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Tiffany K March 17, 2013 at 10:05 pm

and I’m subscribed by email!

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Ann Glenn March 17, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Love your recipes!

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Poopsey Marie March 17, 2013 at 10:08 pm

KerryGold is absolutely yummy! Reminds me of the homemade butter my grandmother made with cream from her grass-fed cows. There’s nothing else like it for sure. Love your site and wonderful recipes!

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Isabel March 17, 2013 at 10:32 pm

I am subscribed by email.

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Isabel March 17, 2013 at 10:34 pm

I follow you on pinterest.

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Isabel March 17, 2013 at 10:34 pm

I follow you on twitter.

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colleen March 17, 2013 at 10:35 pm

The Myer lemon dill butter sounds soooo good! I am just picturing it melting a freshly steamed lobster and shrimp…..mmmmm

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valentina March 17, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Colleen, that sounds perfect! Thanks for the idea. :-)

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Isabel March 17, 2013 at 10:36 pm

I pinned the giveaway on one of two of my boards!

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Ttrockwood March 17, 2013 at 11:20 pm

We only buy kerrygold butter! Seriously the best value for my money. I love a compound butter for steamed artichokes or on asparagus.
Liked you on fb (teri)

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Mimi Holtz March 17, 2013 at 11:58 pm

I do like your Facebook page and follow you on Twitter….and I tweeted!

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Denny Felizzi March 18, 2013 at 12:20 am

Thank you for the chance to try this product. I have wanted to try this for some time now,but never get around to buying it. I ALWAYS use real butter when i cook and bake.I bake in a restaurant 3 days a week,and at home almost as much. Real butter is always close at hand.

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Olivia @ Liv Lives Life March 18, 2013 at 12:38 am

I’ve never tried Kerrygold Butter, but I love their cheese! What a great giveaway, thanks!

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Linda S. March 18, 2013 at 12:40 am

I bought Kerry gold butter, but haven’t tried it yet; am anxious to do so tomorrow, especially if I make Irish soda bread. The Meyer lemon dill butter sounds wonderful.

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Linda S. March 18, 2013 at 12:41 am

I follow you on twitter.

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Debbiebee March 18, 2013 at 12:49 am

Just bought this butter. It is my favorite, too. I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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gina lovejoy March 18, 2013 at 12:56 am

I joined the email – thank you I always need help with cooking. Liked on face book pined on pinterest, oh and printed the compound recipes for this weekends family get together. Thanks for the great ideas.

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jacquie March 18, 2013 at 1:00 am

i don’t normally make compound butters but i would love to win the butter for baking,

fruitcrmble AT comcast DOT net

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jacquie March 18, 2013 at 1:01 am

already a subscriber

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Deb March 18, 2013 at 3:15 am

Kerrygold Butter is a fabulous product! As a citrus lover the Meyer Lemon Dill recipe sounds scrumptious!

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Deb March 18, 2013 at 3:15 am

I am a happy subscriber of your blog!

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valentina March 18, 2013 at 3:22 am

Thank you, Deb! :-)

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Cheryl Yost March 18, 2013 at 4:57 am

Love your emails and site. I would love to receive your giveaway. I love to cook. Thank you for all your great recipes.

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Frankie March 18, 2013 at 5:08 am

Thank you, love these – how long will they keep?

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valentina March 18, 2013 at 5:22 am

Frankie, most butters will keep nicely for about a month in the refrigerator, and up to 6 months in the freezer. Thanks for commenting. :-)

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Jim Kottke March 18, 2013 at 12:32 pm

I follow you via e-mail subscription and would like the chance to try out this butter

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Jeffrey March 18, 2013 at 2:27 pm

The Smoky Tomato Butter sounds really good but I would like to make some Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with the Kerrygold. Thanks for the opportunity to score some!

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Jeffrey March 18, 2013 at 2:27 pm

I follow you on Twitter.

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Jeffrey March 18, 2013 at 2:28 pm

I posted a link on Twitter.

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Jeffrey March 18, 2013 at 2:28 pm

I follow your Pinterest boards.

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Jeffrey March 18, 2013 at 2:29 pm

I posted on Pinterest.

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Jeffrey March 18, 2013 at 2:30 pm

I get your email updates.

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Jeffrey March 18, 2013 at 2:30 pm

I like your Facebook page.

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Blanca March 18, 2013 at 3:33 pm

I like your fb page and I get your emails. I love your recipes!

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karen March 19, 2013 at 12:07 am

Love these recipes, they look perfect for embellishing simple veggies. I’m thinking the smoky tomato on grilled corn, the lemon on asparagus, the chai on a baked sweet potato…

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valentina March 19, 2013 at 2:01 am

Karen, I LOVE those ideas! :-)

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Susan Christy March 19, 2013 at 11:21 pm

I say boo to margarine – it’s butter all the way for me!

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Susan Christy March 19, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Follow you on Pinterest

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ky2here March 20, 2013 at 11:20 am

The meyer lemon-dill butter sounds fantastic. thanks for the recipe.

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ky2here March 20, 2013 at 11:21 am

following cookingweekends twitter as ky2here1

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ky2here March 20, 2013 at 11:22 am

I posted this on twitter

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ky2here March 20, 2013 at 11:23 am

following Valentina Kenney Wein (CookingOnTheWeeken – i see you ran out of room! pinterest as Ky2here

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ky2here March 20, 2013 at 11:24 am

I pinned this

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ky2here March 20, 2013 at 11:24 am

I liked Cooking On The Weekends FB as Kyhere Here.

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ky2here March 20, 2013 at 11:25 am

I shared this on my FB page.

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debbie March 20, 2013 at 1:05 pm

I make a compound butter using lime, coriander, cumin and hot pepper.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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valentina March 20, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Debbie, that sounds delicious! I’d like to melt that on a crispy tortilla. Yum!

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Kristen m March 20, 2013 at 2:32 pm

I’ve never tried kerrygold, but I swear all my foodie friends on Facebook rave about it all the time,so I’m quite curious!
blue65829 at aol dot com

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Cynthia C March 20, 2013 at 2:50 pm

The food writer at out local paper just wrote an article about butter and raved about Kerry Gold. Now I want to try it.

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Cynthia C March 20, 2013 at 2:53 pm
Cynthia C March 20, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Following on Pinterest
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Cynthia C March 20, 2013 at 2:55 pm
Jill March 20, 2013 at 3:13 pm

I absolutely LOVE your website and I do follow you on facebook! I agree with you on the Kerrygold butter as well – I recently found it and tried it and I am hooked! The flavor is amazing and I will not go back to regular butter, ever! :)

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valentina March 21, 2013 at 4:11 am

Thank you so much, Jill! :-D

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Meredith March 20, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Kerrygold butter reminds me of home, since my mom gets this good stuff for parties or awesome recipes!

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valentina March 21, 2013 at 4:13 am

Hi Meredith, I LOVE foods that remind me of home, my mom, etc. :-)

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Meredith March 20, 2013 at 9:38 pm

I follow your pinterest boards

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Meredith March 20, 2013 at 9:39 pm

I like the Cooking On The Weekends Facebook page

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Meredith March 20, 2013 at 9:40 pm
Meredith March 20, 2013 at 9:41 pm
Meredith March 20, 2013 at 9:42 pm
Meredith March 20, 2013 at 9:44 pm

I follow on twitter @mermont84

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Katharine Davis March 20, 2013 at 11:20 pm

I love this butter, not just for baking. It is my go to butter for bread and other treats

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valentina March 21, 2013 at 4:15 am

I totally agree Katherine — I LOVE spreading the salted Kerrygold on a warm, toasted onion bagel. YUM!

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Tari Lawson March 21, 2013 at 12:43 am

The Meyer Lemon-Dill Butter sounds good.

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valentina March 21, 2013 at 4:15 am

Thank you, Tari!

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Tracy L Davis March 21, 2013 at 2:34 am

I love butter!!

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Stephanie V. March 21, 2013 at 4:44 am

Meyer Lemon-Dill Butter looks amazing! Would love to serve that at my next holiday gathering

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deana c March 21, 2013 at 6:04 pm

I am definately going to make the Smoky Tomato Butter recipe. Looks great!!

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Derk Thomas March 22, 2013 at 2:18 am

The butter recipes sound good, but your article on seasoning to taste was very good and I now understand what they are talking about.

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valentina March 22, 2013 at 4:50 am

Thank you so much, Derk — I’m so happy to hear that! :-)

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Carolyn G March 22, 2013 at 10:23 pm

I love butter and radishes

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Madeline March 23, 2013 at 2:23 am

I’ve been reading about a strange recipe called bulletproof coffee, in which you actually add butter. I’d love to try it with this!

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Madeline March 23, 2013 at 2:25 am

I follow you on Pinterest (username: Madeline Brubaker).

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Madeline March 23, 2013 at 2:28 am

I follow you on Twitter (@shala_darkstone).

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Madeline March 23, 2013 at 2:29 am

I shared this giveaway on Facebook.

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Madeline March 23, 2013 at 2:30 am

I “like” your Facebook page (FB name: Madeline Brubaker).

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Madeline March 23, 2013 at 2:32 am

I tweeted this

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Amy L March 23, 2013 at 1:19 pm

I LOVE Kerrygold butter! The Chai compound butter recipe sounds like it would be yummy on banana bread, or muffins, or my fingers : )

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Amy L March 23, 2013 at 1:20 pm

I follow you on twitter @amylou61

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Amy L March 23, 2013 at 1:24 pm
Amy L March 23, 2013 at 1:46 pm

I now follow you on Pinterest. Your “What I’ve been baking” board looks interesting. My Pinterest user name is Amy Leach.

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Deb C March 24, 2013 at 9:16 am

These are wonderful recipes, but I have to confess… I love the taste of good butter, just as it is. KerryGold would be such a treat to taste.

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Deb C March 24, 2013 at 9:16 am

I follow you on Twitter. @KismetChris

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Deb C March 24, 2013 at 9:17 am

I follow you on Pinterest. KismetChris

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joni March 24, 2013 at 6:38 pm

i love flavored butters. Thanks for these recipes. A must try!
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joni March 24, 2013 at 6:38 pm

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joni March 24, 2013 at 6:40 pm
Julie Myles March 25, 2013 at 3:13 am

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Julie Myles March 25, 2013 at 3:14 am

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Julie Myles March 25, 2013 at 3:14 am

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susan smoaks March 25, 2013 at 7:15 pm

i can’t wait to try the Meyer Lemon-Dill Butter recipe, it sounds amazing!

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Brian E. March 26, 2013 at 3:35 am

Thanks for the giveaway…mashed potatoes cannot be prepared properly without using Kerrygold Butter !

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Brian E. March 26, 2013 at 3:37 am

Follow via Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/brianpiero/

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Sand March 26, 2013 at 4:19 am

Butter always makes everything better.

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valentina March 26, 2013 at 7:58 am

Thank you all so much for participating in this Kerrygold butter giveaway! The winner is Deobora of East of Eden Cooking (http://www.eastofedencooking.com/) — congratulations!

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