I’ve been having a devil of a time deciding what to post for today’s Weekend Cooking. I won’t bore you with more strawberry recipes. I have a gallon in the fridge that are calling to me to be experimented with, cooked with, and lovingly eaten, but I haven’t cooked all weekend and don’t anticipate cooking today. Although I do plan on trying this Strawberry Jam with Black Pepper and Mint today. I thought about taking pictures of my garden, to chronicle how my lovely plants are doing, but I’m too lazy (and it’s too wet!) to go out there and actually do it.
While racking my brain, I was eating some Rosemary and Cranberry Spread on some crackers. As I bit into this flavorful concoction, I realized, I should share my latest addiction! I suppose if you’ve been around for awhile, you may have noticed I have something of a taste for rosemary. The rosemary in this spread is marvelous! It’s so so so good! And this spread is so easy to make. And (shhh!) it’s really good on a ham sandwich!
I originally found this Rosemary and Cranberry Spread recipe at one of my favorite food blogs, Life’s Ambrosia. The first time I made it, I went by the recipe of course, like I usually do. and I really liked it. But then, I had to experiment. Firstly, I recognized I had to double it, it just wasn’t enough for me! Then, it needed more cranberries. And of course, more rosemary. So here is my modified recipe to my taste. As always, if you don’t like rosemary as much as I do, cut back a little bit.
Rosemary and Cranberry Spread
- 16 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 10 tablespoons dried sweetened cranberries
- 6 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary
- fresh cracked pepper and kosher salt
- Place all cream cheese into a bowl and using a spoon, fold in all ingredients until well combined.
- Serve along side crackers or toasted baguette slices. (I’ve been eating it on Town House crackers and on my ham sandwiches. So yummy!)
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