My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Monday, January 23, 2012


Don't we all love having a container of this in the refrigerator. I find it a little pricy at the grocery. Homemade is always fresher and tastier anyway, not to mention more economical. Spread on your bagel chips that you just made, or a cracker, add some to a simple white sauce to pour over roasted chicken breast. Blanch snow peas or sugar snaps and pipe boursin inside or on top. I guess one of my favorite ways is, take a spoon and have a bite anytime you open the refrigerator.

makes about 1 1/2 cups
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4 ounces butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese softened
1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
1 small garlic clove, finely minced
1/4 teaspoons EACH
dried oregano
dried basil
dill weed
dried marjoram
dried thyme
black pepper

Mix together cheeses and garlic. In another small bowl mix all dried herbs and pepper. Don't forget to rub the herbs between your fingers as to add to the cheese mixture to release their flavors. Blend all together. Spoon into a 1 1/2-2-cup container. Cover and refrigerate overnight.


  1. I am now totally in love with you -- love me some Boursin. Thanks for sharing. Come visit when you can.

  2. i am making this as soon as i am done typing. i bet i will like this more then the store bought because i bet the consistency is smoother. i don't like the way the store bought crumbles.

  3. Okay, I'm going to admit it, I've never heard of this. Just think of all the wonderful things that are not in my world yet. Enlightenment! A wonderful thing.

  4. I will also admit that I am not familiar with this, but am totally game to whip some up!

  5. Yum, yum, and double yum! Thanks for this one, too! xoxo


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