herbed cream cheese
One of my favorite treats is any kinds of herbed cheese spread and I've discovered that it is almost easier to make your own. There is nothing better than using fresh herbs in any kind of cooking- they are so simple and delicious! I picked some of my favorites- basil, sage, oregano and a little bit of chives and I diced them up I added the herbs to cream cheese- but you could use any kind of soft cheese. I mixed up the cheese and herbs. The herbed cheese could be used on all kinds of things…
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