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Instead of purchasing expensive herb-flavored cheeses, you can easily prepare your own. Preparation: 10 minutes or less.

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Herbed Cheese - 16 Ounces
INGREDIENTS

8oz. cream cheese (low-fat or regular), cut into 8 pieces 5oz. chèvre or other goat cheese (soft type, not aged) 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced 1 tablespoon finely minced shallot or green onion 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley 1 teaspoon herbs de Provence 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt 1⁄4 teaspoon white pepper dash hot sauce, to taste

Instructions

Place all ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix on speed 3 for 1 minute, then increase speed to speed 5 to whip for an additional 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Allow to stand at least 30 minutes before serving to allow flavors to blend. Transfer to a resealable container and refrigerate. Remove from refrigerator 15 minutes before serving to soften. Serve with crackers, pita or bagel chips. This also makes a good topping for a baked potato.

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RECIPE FACTS

Servings: Makes about 2 cups

Nutritional information per serving

Nutritional information per serving (2 tablespoons, made with lowfat cream cheese): Calories 58 (69% from fat) • carb. 1g • pro. 3g • fat 4g • sat. fat 3g • chol. 9mg • sod. 156mg • calc. 35mg • fiber 0g

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