Artichoke Chive Cream Cheese

  What is your favorite cream cheese flavor? You can probably guess mine from the title of this recipe post! Indeed my favorite cream cheese flavor is artichoke and chive. It is so easy to make with my Magic Bullet that I rarely use plain cream cheese on my bagels anymore. All you need is plain cream cheese, fresh chives, and canned quartered artichoke hearts (the quartered kind makes them easier to chop up before tossing into your Magic Bullet). […]

Plum Goat Cheese Crostini

Besides the brilliant color of this plum jam, you and your guests are going to love the sweet and tangy flavor combination of this plum goat cheese crostini! The plum jam is really easy to make: just add freshly chopped plums to a pot of boiling water and a little sugar and let it simmer down and then cool into a thick jam. Add more or less sugar to your taste preference. My favorite way to serve this crostini dish […]

Goat Cheese, Fig and Honey Spread

  There’s something deeply satisfying about a sweet, cheese spread. The combination of complementing flavors hits all of your taste buds in just the right way. This recipe uses the Magic Bullet to blend together goat cheese, honey and dried fig for a unique spread that has both a winning flavor and texture. Goat Cheese, Fig and Honey Spread Recipe Ingredients 2/3 to 1 cup of goat cheese 3 dried figs 1 tbsp. honey (or more if you like it […]

Spicy Chipotle Adobo Sauce on Black Bean Tacos

My husband’s favorite food has always been tacos, and sometimes it’s hard to switch up the flavors on something that wows him! Luckily, I know he loves spice, especially the kind that wakes him up! 😉 This sauce has been made repeatedly and added to pretty much everything he eats. Quesadillas, tacos, sandwiches, burgers, dips for French fries, you name it! If you have a spice-lover in your life, this sauce has their name written all over it! Give it […]

Thai Chicken Pizza

This Thai chicken pizza is inspired by a crazy good pizza I had the other weekend up in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Instead of marinara sauce, this pizza is lathered with Thai peanut sauce made from scratch using peanut butter, soy sauce, fresh ginger, garlic and brown sugar. Then it’s topped with chicken and mozzarella cheese and baked in the oven. After it’s done baking, this Thai pizza is topped with fresh ingredients, including cilantro, carrots, sprouts, and lime. What other […]

Strawberry Cream Cheese Honey Almond Toast

Breakfast time is hectic and it’s easy to get stuck in a rut eating the same thing every day. My kids LOVE cereal, but I always feel like it sends them off to school with a tummy full of empty calories and sugar. On the other hand, I love toast because I can top it with pretty much anything and can guarantee that my kids will get a good and filling breakfast. Not to mention any breakfast that takes less than […]

Cheddar Pecan Cheeseball

Smooth cream cheese and sharp cheddar cheese is blended together and wrapped in a ball using chopped pecans to create the perfect party appetizer. This basic cheddar cheeseball is a delicious addition to any appetizer spread. It is casual enough for entertaining a few friends, but also sophisticated enough to star in a large party appetizer line-up. My favorite crackers to spread this cheeseball on are rosemary raisin crackers, but get creative! Why not put out a few different kinds and […]

Avocado Aioli

This creamy avocado aioli is full of garlic and lemon flavor. It not only goes well on sandwiches, but it also makes an excellent vegetable dip! I like to spread it on grilled turkey sandwiches. Avocado aioli makes a great dressing for sandwiches because it makes them less dry and more flavorful. Only a few ingredients are needed to make this flavorful aioli, and no egg yolks. Plain yogurt is used (not mayonnaise) in this healthy spread. Avocado Aioli Ingredients 1 […]

Cinnamon Sunflower Seed Butter

Lately I have been making a lot of my own nut and seed butters. They are cheaper and easier to make at home, plus you don’t need to add any preservatives or stabilizers if you make them in small batches at a time every few days. I made this creamy cinnamon nut butter the other day. It can be used as a spread for apples for a healthy snack, or on a piece of toast for a protein-rich breakfast. The […]

Chickpea Curry Spread

Chickpeas are an exciting food that can add substance to an already-established dish, or, given the opportunity, can rise to the challenge of leading a meal. Inspired by Indian curry flavors and Greek hummus textures, this recipe presents a delicious chickpea curry spread that you’ll find both new and comfortably familiar. Chickpea Curry Spread Ingredients 1 cup chickpeas, cooked (about 8 oz.) Handful of cilantro Handful of raisins 1/4 tsp. cumin 1/4 tsp. curry powder 1/4 tsp. garlic powder 1 […]