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Creamy Goat Cheese Dressing



"Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many." –-Unknown

It’s my birthday today.

Although I’m taking a few minutes to type this up, I get to spend the day with my Husband and daughter.

For me, birthdays are a bit like Thanksgiving, which is fairly fitting seeing as that my birthday often falls during the same week. Maybe it’s because my Dad died in his 20’s, or because I am by nature a grateful person, but birthdays make me feel lucky. Another years worth of experiences and knowledge under my belt.

Time to set some goals and remember the ones I’ve accomplished over the past year. This time last year I was contemplating writing a book proposal, and just two weeks ago I signed my first (yes, first, of what I hope to be many) book deal.

This year my goals are more personal:

1. Learn how to say no without feeling guilty.

2. Know my value and how to ask for it without apologizing (as in, stop doing so much work for free!)


So, seriously, help me out. I might need some accountability with those two.



Creamy Goat Cheese Dressing


  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbs chopped chives
  • 4 oz crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 tbs milk (if needed)


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, sour cream, lemon juice, pepper, salt and chives until well combined. Add the goat cheese and stir, leaving some of the goat cheese lumps intact. Add remaining milk to thin if desired for a thinner consistency.



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Ashley – baker by nature November 19, 2012 um 1:03 pm

Happy birthday!!! This post was so touching, and I hope you have the best day with your daughter and husband – you deserve it! Xx


Jackie November 20, 2012 um 10:30 am

You’re so sweet thank you! It was pretty great 🙂


amy @ fearless homemaker November 19, 2012 um 1:23 pm

Oh my, this dressing looks soooo heavenly. I can’t get enough goat cheese in my life, so I’d love this on top of a big, fresh salad right now. And Happy Birthday to you, friend!!


Jackie November 20, 2012 um 10:31 am

I know! I could seriously put in on everything. I need a goat 🙂


Cassie | Bake Your Day November 19, 2012 um 2:13 pm

Yay, happy birthday! I love the idea of setting goals around your birthday, rather than January 1. Great idea! And this dressing – brilliance!


Rachel {Studio Cuisine} November 19, 2012 um 3:12 pm

Happy birthday! Gorgeous salad and dressing!


Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. November 19, 2012 um 9:57 pm

Happy Happy Birthday! That’s so great about the book deal!! This dressing?? Just perfection!


Averie @ Averie Cooks November 20, 2012 um 12:54 am

happy birthday!!!

and learning to say no AND asking for help – when you get those down pat, please teach me! 🙂


claire @ the realistic nutritionist November 20, 2012 um 7:45 am

I want to drink this through a straw.


RavieNomNoms November 20, 2012 um 8:49 am

Wow that looks heavenly. Although anything that has goat cheese in it, is. haha, Have a great Thanksgiving!


Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies November 20, 2012 um 9:16 am

Happy Birthday! I’m also working on the saying no thing. I find myself getting guilted into doing stuff I should be charging for–I’m a sucker for small businesses, but we have to remember that we are small businesses too!


Jackie November 20, 2012 um 10:33 am

I know, it’s so hard. Especially when people tell me that they are on a tight budget, I end up caving. I know I should charge for everything, but I end up doing so much for free. SO, I hope to at least be better at charging for work this time next year 🙂


Denise November 20, 2012 um 12:20 pm

Happy birthday!
Good luck working on those two things, I have to work on the exact same issues too, so I totally understand. Meanwhile, I’m gonna make this dressing soon, because I’m such a goat cheese lover and I just know I will love this!


Bree November 20, 2012 um 12:36 pm

Happy, Happy Birthday! I hope your year is GRAND! And your salad looks pretty darn gorgeous to boot 😉


Jessica@AKitchenAddiction November 21, 2012 um 6:12 am

Happy belated birthday! Hope it was wonderful! Loving this dressing! Pretty sure my salad would taste much better with this drizzled over the top!


Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious November 23, 2012 um 12:16 am

Happy belated birthday! I’m just catching up on my google reader so I’m a bit late – sorry! Hope your day was filled with cake, awesome company, and lots and lots of this dressing!


Wilma November 26, 2012 um 10:14 pm

I hate blue cheese (a lot) but my boyfriend loves it. I made this and we both love it! Such a great alternative to blue cheese dressing!


fatpiginthemarket December 1, 2012 um 7:03 pm

Happy belated birthday! I oink you.


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