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

Homemade Pop Tarts

To be honest, I’m not a fan of the boxed pop tarts but homemade ones make me weak in the knees. Our local coffee shops here in Tennessee sell them and they’re my guilty pleasure.  I decided to take a quiet Tuesday morning and make some with my sweet boy. 
Here’s what I did..
HOMEMADE POP TARTSYIELD:9 servings PREP:1 hour COOK:25 minutes TOTAL:1 hour 25 minutes These are simple and SO delicious! A flaky, buttery pastry with strawberry and brown sugar cinnamon fillings, and they’re frosted, of course! INGREDIENTS:For the Brown Sugar-Cinnamon Filling½ cup (99 grams) light brown sugar1½ teaspoon ground cinnamon4 teaspoons all-purpose flourFor the Strawberry Filling¾ cup strawberry jam1 tablespoon cornstarch1 tablespoon waterFor the Pastry Crust2 cups all-purpose flour1 tablespoon granulated sugar1 teaspoon salt1 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed1 egg2 tablespoons milkFor the Egg Wash1 egg1 tablespoon milkFor the Plain Icing¾ cup powdered sugar1 tablespoon milk¼ teaspoon vanilla extractFor the C…

The best iced coffee, ever.

When Chris and I went to Mexico this past winter we quickly become addicted to their  blended espressos. I found myself craving them when we got home so I played around with a couple of instant espressos and ended up making the best iced coffee, ever. 

What you’ll need.  Medaglia D’oro instant espresso Water IceCoffee creamer of your choiceHeavy cream + caramel Trust me on the instant espresso. I tried them all. This is the best. I get it at Kroger. I’ve also heard Walmart carries it as well as trusty amazon. 
Step one.  Get your ingredients out. 

I fill my glass up halfway with water and pour a capful of instant espresso in. 

Mix it real good. 

Time to cool it down. 

Now comes the sweet part. 

This next step is money.  Lordy. 

If you’re feeling really naughty you can add caramel sauce.  Do it. 

If you’ve been wanting the recipe for the BEST homemade caramel ever then you’re in luck.  This is the recipe from my mother in law.  It is life changing. 


Tag me on Instagram at @southernatheart so I …

A healthier me.

Remember my Trust your gut  post?I feel like a whole new girl since I wrote that a month ago.  So many things have been confirmed and I feel like my happy healthy self again. 
All because of two things; 1. The gallbladder cleanse that I posted about.  Literally saved my gallbladder and my sanity.  No more stomach pain! And I can drink wine and margaritas without pain again! 🙌🏼
2. I found out that I have a sensitivity to gluten. It's still a mystery to me as to how I developed this but all I know is that when I do have gluten my joints hurt, I get awful headaches and an upset stomach along with bloating. 
Back to my first post about this... I took a "before picture" thinking I was going to 5-10 pounds and then post my "after" picture. 😂😂😂
Truth is, there are still plenty of calories in gluten free food. The other truth is I'm 80-20 gluten free. I still enjoy a few non-gluten free treats here and there (and then pay for it later). 
I love food. I reward myself wit…