Butter or Cream Cheese Spread Mixes, Herb Blend for Cooking, Hand-blended salt-free dry HERB MIX
Backyard Patch Herb Mixes
All of our Butter or Cream Cheese Blends in one listing
** YOU CHOOSE ONE! **
(ALL are salt-free blends)
Each of these blends can be mixed with either butter (or a butter substitute) or cream cheese. We actually recommend the lower fat Neufchatel cheese as the spread. The butter or cream cheese can be placed in ceramic dishes and frozen, rolled into balls for entertaining or just used on your morning bagel.
We make 8 different Butter/Cream Cheese blends and this listing allows you to choose which one you want. Mix and match them just tell us in your buyer notes what mix to ship!
Boursin Cheese Blend -- This classic French specialty can be used fresh or frozen for later. Using ricotta and / or cottage cheese you can craft a great spread that is perfect on toasted bread or crackers and is great with a wine and cheese tray. You can even create an alfredo sauce with the recipe included. Made with chives, parsley, marjoram, onion and black pepper.
Butter 'n' Cheese -- My personal favorite mix, I cannot cook without it. This medley of seven herbs creates a great herbal butter or cream cheese spread. You can also sprinkle it on vegetables. You only need 1 tablespoon of the mix to an 8-ounce package of cream cheese or two sticks of butter (and it tastes just as good with low cholesterol alternatives). I make the butter in advance and mold or roll into balls and freeze it until I need it for entertaining. Everyone thinks I slaved in the kitchen! Contains: basil, tarragon, chives, marjoram, garlic, parsley & rosemary.
Cilantro Spread - Another of the original trilogy of butter and spread mixtures, this blend contains cilantro for creating a tangy cheese ball or flavored butter. Not too overpowering, it is different from your average cream cheese blend. Contains: cilantro, parsley, thyme and other herbs.
Garlic & Herb Combination - My top seller, probably because of the glorious garlic taste and its versatility. Blend it with butter for killer garlic bread. Put it in oil for a toasted bread dip or pizza topping. Combine with Cream Cheese or Sour Cream for a spread or dip. Use with vinegar and oil to make a garlic dressing that doubles as a marinade. Use the recipes provided to create a tomato bruschetta or vegetable pasta toss that is good hot or cold. Contains: garlic, parsley, basil, paprika, black pepper
Herbal Spread - Another of my early creations, this versatile blend makes a good cream cheese spread, and also great herb butter. Thinned with milk it can be used as an herb dip and dry you can add it to vegetables, pasta sauce and soup. Contains: parsley, chives, dill, oregano & thyme.
Herb Cheese Dip - This easy-to-use blend uses Ricotta and Cottage Cheese rather than our usual cream cheese recommendations to make something you can serve as a spread or a dip. You can make it ahead and freeze it too! The flavors go well with both sweet and dry wines, so you can use it at your next wine party! The combination includes garlic, basil, parsley, chives, marjoram and black pepper.
Horseradish Spread - Blend this with cream cheese for a party cracker spread or make your own cheese log. This mix of horseradish, garlic and other herbs has a deep rich flavor. Great for football parties, holiday entertaining and as a topping on roasts and steaks.
Potato Topper Blend - Blend this mix with olive oil to create oven-roasted magic with a pound of potatoes (recipe included). Or add to butter or sour cream to top your baked or mashed potatoes. This blend includes a variety of perfect flavors like thyme, parsley, dill, rosemary, garlic, paprika, and black pepper. Totally salt-free and you won't even miss it!
At the Backyard Patch Herbs, I craft 45 different blends of home-grown herbs to use in cooking and entertaining. Each mix comes in a zip-seal pouch for easy storage along with tips, instructions, and easy-to-follow recipes for creating herb-flavored delights. Although each was originally crafted to make a particular item, years of experimentation by customers and family has resulted in extra recipes and variations which are included with each mix. Although the weights vary, each package contains three (3) tablespoons of the blend which is generally enough to make at least two recipes.
Because I grow and blend the herbs myself, I can assure you no preservatives or pesticides have been used. All Backyard Patch herbs are raised organically and are chemical and pesticide-free. I can also guarantee that these blends will hold up to storage for 18 months or longer and still provide a flavorful item.
For information on growing and using herbs and a showcase of our more than 150 herbal combinations for cooking, bath and tea, please visit our blog: www.backyardpatch.blogspot.com.
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