Friday, January 22, 2016

Flavor Filled Cream Cheese & Bagels

Bagels and delicious, flavor-filled cream cheese give me a 
bad case of nostalgia.  Maybe it's because they were all
the rage in the 90s, with shops popping up everywhere in the
midwest? Maybe it's because I worked a stint at a bagel
shop in college? Whatever it is, I love kicking it old school
(ugh, the 90s officially feel old school as plaid has officially
come back around) and toasting up chewy bagels and
slathering them with cream cheese.  Here are two 
quick and simple recipes for flavor-filled cream
cheeses to whip up.  

One sweet and One savory, so I gotcha covered.
8 oz container of whipped cream cheese
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup honey
pinch of salt

Blend with a spoon to fully incorporate all the flavors
Starting with whipped cream cheese prevents you from 
having to get out the food processor.  Score!

the addition of chopped, lightly toasted
pecans would be delicous, FYI

8 oz container of whipped cream cheese
1/4 cup chopped scallions (chop up into the greens)
1/4 cup chopped sweet peppers (I love the mixed
bag of sweet yellows and red baby peppers)
salt & cracked black pepper, to taste

Blend with a spoon to fully incorporate all the flavors.


I pop the flavored cream cheeses back in the container
the whipped cream cheese arrived in, and the spreads are 
good and ready to go!

Slather on, my bagel loving friends. 

Monday, January 11, 2016

Dining Room, A Rug Update

A fine area rug, just never really my style.  
If I could wrap my house in herringbone, 
I likely would.

Design Tip:
Do you know the difference between herringbone and chevron?
Very similar designs, but chevron is a straight zig zag, 
whereas herringbone  intersects with the opposite, 
as you can see if this up close snap.


Saturday, January 9, 2016

Microwave Popcorn

Zac and Logi are in the mountains skiing, which means one thing: I'm pulling a Kevin McCallister and eating popcorn for dinner once I get Benny to bed!  Popcorn and movie on a Saturday night...
be still my heart.

Here's my recipe for quick, tasty and chemical free popcorn cooked up in the microwave

brown lunch bag
1/4 cup popcorn seeds
1 T coconut oil
sea salt
place bag, on a microwave safe
plate, and hit the 'popcorn' button
on your microwave and let it pop away

Dinner for one.

The coconut oil and sea salt combo are perfection as is,
but if you want, drizzle a bit of clarified butter into the popped
corn and shake well before decanting into a bowl.