Cream Cheese Gift Spread


Spring is in the air. It just didn’t get here yet and it cannot come soon enough. This winter was mild (#knockingonwood) so far. Life was mostly kind to us. My highlight was the family visit for our Christmas party. It is very hard to sync everyone on the same schedule (especially out-of-towners) and few people are always absent. We miss them dearly but party goes on. As it goes with Christmas, there was more food than anyone should eat. Honoring German ancestors, there was Sauerbraten (German style pot roast), red cabbage with apples, bread dumplings, German potato salad, green beans, mashed potatoes and unreasonable amounts of sweets. But this simple cream cheese spread stole the show. Go figure. Must be the wrapping, ha! Now I’m thinking to “wrap” it with hearts for Valentine’s, but somehow cheese spread does not sound romantic, although, it would make a cute gift.


8 oz Cream Cheese, softened (save the box!)
½ teaspoon Dill
¼ teaspoon Garlic Salt
Red Bell Pepper, diced
Green Onion


In a small bowl, mix the dill and garlic salt into the cheese. Pack the mixture back into the box lined with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Unwrap it and flatten with a knife, which I didn’t do hence the wrinkly look.
Decorate with a green onion bow and red pepper dots before serving alongside crackers.
Other fun items made for kids (I got this idea from here):
I love Christmas, it’s my favorite holiday!
My house is reflected in these ornaments hanging on the tree:


As pretty as it is, I am ready for spring! How about you?

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    - Titicrafty by Camila
    December 14, 2014 at 7:31 pm

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    December 15, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    Sounds yummy! I love the presentation, too! Thanks so much for sharing at the Talented Tuesday Link Party!

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      December 18, 2014 at 10:21 am

      Hi Amy, thank you for hosting the party!

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    December 14, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    These are adorable! I’ve made the candy sleds before – easy and so fun to give. Thanks for the yummy holiday ideas – the cream cheese “present” is priceless.

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      December 14, 2015 at 8:23 pm

      Thank you, I love simple things that look great and make people happy 🙂

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    December 15, 2015 at 11:04 am

    So cute! I love doing shaped cheese balls! I will have to give this one a go!

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      December 15, 2015 at 11:30 am

      Thanks, Carlee! Me too and this one is perfect for the holidays 🙂

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    Jessy @ The Life Jolie
    December 15, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Looks delicious- what a unique gift idea!

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      December 16, 2015 at 6:57 am

      Thank you, Jessie! It’s the little things, right? 🙂

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    December 15, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    CUTE! Food is so much better when the presentation has thought like this put into it 🙂

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      December 16, 2015 at 6:55 am

      You are absolutely right. When I was little that was the only way mom could get me to eat anything – styling the food like a pro. I’m not as picky anymore, lol.

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    December 18, 2015 at 11:28 am

    So cute! I will totally have to try this very soon. And yes, so looking forward to spring! Merry Christmas!

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      December 18, 2015 at 11:38 am

      Thank you, Renee! Merry Christmas and many blessings to you and yours!

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      December 18, 2015 at 11:38 am

      Thank you, Renee! Merry Christmas and many blessings to you and yours!

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    December 20, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Love that cream cheese gift spread! And as much as I love the holidays and a change of season, I am always ready for warmer days. Unfortunately for us (here in Flagstaff), spring is very cold here, so I’m waiting for June! 🙂 Thanks for sharing at My Flagstaff Home!


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      December 21, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      Really? I always thought AZ is pretty hot – shows how much I know, lol. Wishing you happy Holidays and a warm spring! 😀

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    Helen Fern
    December 21, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Very pretty gift idea!! Thanks for sharing on Whats for Dinner!

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      December 21, 2015 at 5:11 pm

      Thank you, Helen!

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    December 21, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    This looks tasty and easy…a win in my book! Thanks for sharing. Pinned.

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      December 21, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      Thank you, Leigh 😀 Happy Holidays!!!

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    December 30, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    So simple & festive!

    Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

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      December 31, 2015 at 3:30 pm

      Thank you, Chris! Happy New Year!

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