I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!
We took a little bit of time off to relax and celebrate with friends. It was wonderful seeing good friends, playing in the pool, and eating all that great food!
It's hard to get back into the daily swing when we had such a relaxing holiday. One way to do that is to make life simple, and to make our breakfast's simple too. After a weekend of goodies it's time stop the baking and cooking for a little bit. In doing so we decided to spend our last day of holiday with a quick and easy breakfast of fruits, coffee and tea, and fresh bagels.
We are lucky to live near a Western Bagel store and so we picked up several varieties of bagels to enjoy. My all time favorite is an egg bagel. Soft and yummy, that's how I like them. There's nothing better than fresh, soft bagels and Western Bagel has the best in Los Angeles.
To go with our bagels I decided to whip up a special cream cheese spread. I wanted to make it just a little bit fancier...just a little. Which leads us to today's recipe, Triple Berry Cream Cheese Spread. It's a blend of cream cheese, feta cheese and Smucker's new Fruit N' Honey fruit spreads. Smucker's describes them as " Ripened fruit is naturally sweetened with honey for a simply delicious way to complement your breakfast or dress up your appetizers and desserts." I found this new product at my store and decided to pick up a couple. The one I used today was Fruit & Honey Triple Berry Fruit Spread. Of course you could use this recipe with any jam, jelly, or fruit spread, I chose this one because I was curious to have a spread with honey in it instead of refined sugar.
It's just the perfect additive to my cream cheese to jazz it up a bit for our breakfast. It turned out so delicious, with little chunks of fruit mixed in. Perfect on a bagel or a piece of toast.
So next time you have a simple breakfast, try this easy cream cheese spread. You'll enjoy it's light and fruity taste, and make your breakfast extra special!
Triple Berry Cream Cheese Spread
1/2 tub of whipped cream cheese
3 Tbls feta cheese crumbled
3-4 Tbls Triple Berry Fruit Spread (Smucker's - or your favorite fruit spread)
In a medium bowl add all the ingredients and stir until well combined. Serve with bagels or toast. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator up to a week.