Skip to main content

Something to make you say, mmmm!

I'm always looking for new recipes. I tend to get in ruts when it comes to dinner, appetizers and desserts. I don't know if I am timid about trying new things or if I'm just lazy. I'm stoked about this new one. It has all of my favorites... 
Cheese, puff pastry and asparagus!

This is a perfect appetizer or side dish. Serve with grilled chicken or fish. Or you can make it for your main course like I did last night. 

Asparagus & Parmesan Cream Pastry

1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
3. Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. basil
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
1 lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. Shaved Parmesan cheese

1. In a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, lemon juice and basil. 
2. Unfold puff pastry on a baking sheet covered with cooking spray. Cut into eight rectangles, placing them slightly apart. Spread cream cheese mixture on puff pastry. Press four spears onto each pastry, alternating direction. Drizzle with oil and top with cheese. {I topped ours with the pecorino & romano parmesan blend}
3. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. 

[Side Note: I bought all of the ingredients at Trader Joes - I think next time I'm going to add either chopped ham or bacon in the mixture to add an extra flare.]

 ..and since I was low on asparagus, ours looked lame with one spear on each puff. 
But they were oh SO delicious!


SuperStein said…
You are an amazing wife. Are there anymore like you? Tell Chris that I say he is a blessed man to have such an amazing wife.

Popular posts from this blog

Celebrating 10 years..

Chris and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary on October 6th! We celebrated today by spending the entire afternoon and evening together, kid free.  I found a killer deal for couples massages on Groupon and learned that if a deal looks too good to be true, it is.  Things we've learned after 10 years of marriage; don't take yourself too seriously, laughter is the secret to a good time and chocolate makes everything ok. 

Trust your gut

If you've followed me on Instagram for a while you've seen that I've been struggling with pain, nausea and some other lovely side effects every single time I put something in my mouth. 😭I've been in the ER, to a specialist and was about to go in for a hidascan before I canceled it 20 hours before I was to go in.  I was uneasy about the scan in the first place. I knew it was going to show issues with my gallbladder. I had every symptom. I also knew that the next step after the scan was surgery to remove my gallbladder. I know it's an organ that isn't quite necessary but being a mom with 4 small babes, surgery wasnt the best option.  I mean it would be nice to have an excuse to lay around for a bit but let's be real, that wouldn't even happen. 🤦🏼‍♀️ #momlife I felt this super strong thing come over me the morning before to scan telling me to cancel it and change my lifestyle a bit.  I love food y'all. That's no surprise. I have 17 pounds to lose to…

TwistShake Baby

Our sweet Sophie Mae is just starting to take a bottle like a pro. You know where I can finally run some errands kid free and not stress about her starving because she only likes the boob.  I've been giving her a bottle 3x a day, the main one being at bedtime to ensure she gets a belly full because sleep is a good thing!  We are in a good transition and I plan to stop nursing when she's around 9 months old.  I've collaborated with TwistShake Baby! They are a company out of Sweden and they make the most awesome Baby bottles. 
Check this out!  Their products are..
-BPA-free polypropylene plastic.
-Anti-colic nipple.
-The super-mixer that resolves any lumps in the formula, and is also perfect to have naturally infused fruit water.
-Container to store powder, fruit, crackers etc. These are also stackable. Perfect when you are on the go or just want to prepare for next meal!
-Very easy to clean and easy gripping with its exceptional design.
-Sparkling colors! With more than one bottle you…