Thursday, January 28, 2021

Dill Cream Cheese Spread #FoodnFlix

Dill cream cheese spread is a simple spread for bread. They taste amazing with a slice of bread or fries or veggies. It is a cream cheese spread flavored with garlic and dill. I made this based on inspiration from the movie "Simply Irresistible". I am linking this post to #Food'nFlix. 

Food'nFlix is a fun little group that gets together each month and watches the same movie at their leisure.  Once we watch, we create a dish that was inspired by the chosen film. Wendy of A Day in the life on the farm is hosting this month. If you want to participate in Food 'n Flix, Check out this month's announcement post at A Day in the life on the farm, and drop by the Food 'n Flix site to learn more! Thanks, Wendy!

Simply Irresistible (1999), is a romantic comedy with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Sean Patrick Flanery as the lead actors. Amanda inherits the restaurant, Southern Cross,  after her mother but is not very successful in running the business. Her business was about to close when something magical happened. She meets a man (who claims to be her mom's friend) at the market selling crabs to her. Suddenly she is able to cook and run her business. The recipes are inspired by her emotions aided by the magical crab. Her food is very impressive and people start to feel the emotions with which she cooked the food. The rest of the story falls in place for the girl. She is dressed in a variety of clothes, and she looks beautiful. I love their dance on the new posh restaurant with a new floor. Overall, it is a good movie. 

There are quite a few foods when you watch the movie with your foodie glasses. 
  • Having coffee
  • She shops for raspberries.
  • Mushrooms, blackberries, garlic, apples, strawberries in the market. 
  • Amanda and Nolan talk in the kitchen and they say rum raisin, blue cheese, and dirt 
  • Crab napoleon is what she served to Tom and chicken paillard for his girlfriend.
  • Tom says dill....after tasting Amanda's food...
  • Martini made at the restaurant
  • Amanda and Nolan discuss caramel eclairs when Nolan suggests sugar cookies.
  • She makes the "irresistible" caramel eclairs
  • Amanda says, “dessert is the whole point of the meal".
  • Amanda gives Tom the box of dessert that he forgot when he was at the restaurant.
  • A customer wanting to have food again but said that he prefers to start with dessert first
  • Her vanilla creme 
  • At the new supermarket, offered a sandwich, PBJ
  • She serves a fig appetizer, and peach in vanilla creme for dessert (fog comes out when you cut the fruit) at the posh restaurant of Bendel's
  • Also, she writes the menu on the board in her restaurant. It is quite an impressive list that can inspire you to make one. 

I wanted to try the heirloom tomato salad from the menu and the most irresistible caramel eclairs. Since Tom keeps repeating the herb "dill", I decided to use that and make a spread for the baguette. Nolan enters the restaurant with 3 baguettes. He also seems to be carrying what looks like carrot tops. Since only the tops were seen as the vegetable was in the bag, I served carrot fries on top. This is purely optional but would be loved by everyone. We love baguettes. Bread and spread are loved by all of us and hence decided to make a simple dill cream cheese spread.  


Cream cheese - 4oz, room temperature
Heavy cream - 1 tbsp
Sour cream - 2 tbsp
Dill leaves - 2 tbsp, chopped
Garlic - 1 clove, finely chopped
Salt - 1/4 tsp


Add everything to a bowl, mix well. Transfer to a serving bowl to be served as a dip or spread for veggies and bread.


  1. I love this! It sounds so fresh and tasty. Thanks for joining the group.

  2. I must make this soon! (Sooner than later!!!) I love your inspiration and I can see using this as a vegetable dip.