Homemade Veggie Cream Cheese

You will never enjoy the store bought stuff again. I started making this the way I start making anything. I saw it and thought

“Well, that can’t be too hard”. And this time I was right!

True to my “Almost Fine Craftsmanship” form this is not a recipe, this is a “How I did it, now get out there and experiment!!”

I consider myself lucky that I live in a delivery zone of Hungry Harvest, which is an amazing company that rescues produce that would otherwise get wasted, packing it up and delivering it to my door and I LOVE IT! I always have a variety of veggies in my fridge so this veggie cream cheese changes a little every time I make it, and it has never disappointed me!

Today was this amazing combo:

3 scallions

Handful of fresh parsley

Few leaves of spinach

4-5 bite sized pieces of broccoli

1 radish

1/2 a large carrot (peeled)

A little over a half a block of cream cheese (softened)

Dash of garlic powder

Directions:

Put the veggies in a food processor or mini chopper and pulse until minced but not pulpy. Throw in the bowl with your softened cream cheese and mix. THATS IT!! Use on breakfast breads, wraps, celery…it’s good on damn near everything!!

More Fun Than A S’More

 

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good s’more, until the entire contents drip out of the back on to my hands. I don’t super love my hands being messy and I am a notoriously messy eater. So for a neater alternative I tried something on the grill one day, S’more cones -or- Candy Cones. Call them what you want they are DELICIOUS!

Step one: Buy huge waffle cones

Step two: collect ingredients such as mini marshmallows, fruit, chocolate candy, pretzels….whatever makes you drool.

Step three: Plug the bottom of the cone with a few marshmallows.

Step four: Fillin fun! Stuff those cones however you want!!

***Today I tried a new creation and it is my favorite….. Salted Caramel Apple!!  Marshmallow, Milk Chocolate, Cinnamon Dusted Diced Apples, little pretzals, and the real prize winner…GOETZE’S CARAMEL CREAMS!!!!! Man alive, it was like eating fall. It was amazing.***

Step five: wrap in foil making sure its all bundled well.

Step 6: place on grill or campfire, turning often, for anywhere from 3-5 mins.

Step 7: My favorite step. EAT.

That’s it, not as messy as a s’more, and so fun to personalize!! I’d love to see the combos you all come up with!!

And remember, foil is recyclable!!!

 

 

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Well hello there!

So here is a little bit about me and what to expect from this blog. I am a maker of things. I am a baker of deliciousness. I am a master at figuring out almost how to do something. I have never had a lot of patients to read entire blog posts, I usually just skip to the nitty gritty and read just enough info to be on my way. I am not great at following directions. I use recipes as guidelines. I haven’t managed to screw stuff up too bad and have learned a lot along the way. People always ask me “How do you make this?” or “How did you learn how to do that?” “How long do you bake it?” “At what temp?” All of my answers go something like this…”Little of this, little of that.” “I just balled some stuff up and used this stuff and it worked!” “Dunno 400 degrees?” “Bake until you smell it”. But you know what, I have made some amazing things. Sometimes in the kitchen, sometimes holiday décor, sometimes theme parties, sometimes I fix things around the house, and sometimes I make model train scenery for my friends’ little boy! I am not a pro at anything but I’m willing to try everything! Life is all about problem solving after all.

Basically if explicit directions are your thing, this might not be the blog for you. But if you love adventure and like to wing it a little than this is definitely the place for you!!!

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