Tag: Herbs

Lemon and Herb-Brined Roasted Turkey

Lemon and Herb-Brined Roasted Turkey

Last year I hosted my very first Thanksgiving Dinner at our house. Just a small dinner with our daughters and their families. So, at age 55, I began searching for turkey recipes. Yes, I have roasted turkeys before — the very simple kind, rubbed with 

Pan-Seared Ribeye with Garlic Butter

Pan-Seared Ribeye with Garlic Butter

Pan-Seared Ribeye with Garlic Butter is a delicious and easy recipe to try when you want a special melt-in-your-mouth steak. My husband gave this 5 stars! When it comes to choice beef, ribeye steak ranks right up there with the best. It really needs no 

Herbed Parmesan Spread aka Boursin

Herbed Parmesan Spread aka Boursin

Herbed Parmesan Spread aka Boursin is a delicious recipe to make this holiday season. It’s easy to make and incredibly flavorful. Serve it with your favorite crackers for holiday entertaining or at a Christmas tea party.

Serving Herbed Parmesan Spread as a Cheese Ball

Other ways to use it is to add to your favorite mashed potato recipe or serve over a hot seared rib-eye steak. Yum! 

Boursin Cheese Product

Simply put, Boursin cheese (fancy cheese) is a soft, creamy, buttery cheese flavored with herbs and garlic. It was first created by Francois Boursin, a Frenchman in 1957, but is now widely available in the US. This homemade version is every bit as good. Try some and see for yourself!

 

Ingredients for Herbed Parmesan Spread aka Boursin

  • one garlic clove
  • butter, room temperature
  • cream cheese, room temperature
  • Parmesan cheese
  • dried chives
  • parsley
  • drill weed
  • basil
  • ground thyme
  • freshly ground black pepper

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Ingredients for this Recipe

Gather your tools and ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Using a cutting board and chef’s knife, peel and mince the garlic clove. Using a small zester, finely grate the parmesan cheese.

 

Prepare the Spread

In a food processor, combine the minced garlic, softened butter and cream cheese, and grated Parmesan cheese. Pulse until it starts to come together.

Add in the dried herbs: chives, parsley, dill weed, basil, ground thyme, and freshly ground black pepper. Pulse until everything is mixed well.

Using a rubber spatula, transfer the cheese mixture to a small serving bowl or form it into a ball.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours to let the ingredients meld with each other.

You may store this fancy cheese spread in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Serving Herbed Parmesan Spread at Tea Party

I like to bring this spread to room temperature before serving for easy spreading. Serve with your favorite crackers.

Herbed Parmesan Spread with Decorator Tip

If desired, place homemade Boursin in a decorating bag and pipe onto crackers. Perfect for an afternoon tea party!

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Recipe for Herbed Parmesan Spread aka Boursin

Herbed Parmesan Spread aka Boursin

Here's a delicious recipe to make this holiday season. Serve with your favorite crackers. It's also great added to your favorite mashed potato recipe or served over a hot seared rib-eye steak.
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Course: Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: Cream Cheese, Herbs, Holiday Entertaining, Parmesan Cheese, Tea Party
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Refrigerate:: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8

Equipment

Grater/Zester
Cuisinart Food Processor
Wilton Decorating Kit
Cheese Knife Set

Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 4 oz. butter room temperature
  • 8 oz. cream cheese room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons Parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried ground thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Gather your tools and ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.
    Using a cutting board and chef's knife, peel and mince the garlic clove. Using a small zester, finely grate the parmesan cheese.
  • In a food processor, combine the minced garlic, softened butter, cream cheese, and grated parmesan cheese. Pulse until it begins to come together.
  • Add in the dried herbs: chives, parsley, dill weed, basil,, ground thyme, and freshly ground black pepper. Pulse until everything is mixed well.
  • Using a rubber spatula, transfer the cheese mixture to a small serving bowl or form it into a ball.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours to let the ingredients meld with each other.
  • You may store this spread in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Makes 1 1/2 cups.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted. 

Nutrition

Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 224mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 776IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 1mg
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Kansas-Style Herbed Pasty

Kansas-Style Herbed Pasty

Kansas-Style Herbed Pasty are not what some consider traditional Cornish pasties. They have more meat and seasonings, and we like them with a brown gravy. Apparently, the Cornish immigrants brought the pasty into Michigan’s iron mills in early 1800’s. Cornish Pasties (meat pies) are said 

French Bread with Dipping Oil

French Bread with Dipping Oil

Here’s an easy recipe for homemade French Bread with Dipping Oil. It’s delicious alone or if you’re going for a more elegant dining experience, try making the dipping oil. Our family loves this bread and dipping it in spiced oils. Buttery tender bread with a 

Fettuccine with Pesto

Fettuccine with Pesto

I love making homemade pasta, and this Fettuccine with Pesto dish is a summer favorite. Fresh, light, nutty, and so flavorful. 
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Cheesy Bread Sticks

Cheesy Bread Sticks

Serve Cheesy Bread Sticks the next time you make Spaghetti and Meatballs or your favorite pasta dish. Our family loves this recipe and there are never any leftovers. In fact, we sometimes call dibs for the last piece. (Fighting at the table is not allowed.) 

Steamed Potatoes with Parsley

Steamed Potatoes with Parsley

I have been making Steamed Potatoes with Parsley for years. They are so tender and buttery. One of our family’s favorite recipes. (Recipe modified with new photos on 2/6/22.) Put this dish together in minutes and microwave. Quick and Easy. A perfect weeknight side dish