Add Tahini to Make Any Sauce or Dip Creamier

A dish’s creamy base layer can keep you going back to foods again and again. Creamy is the secret behind so many of those most craveable foods—the ones we can’t quite put our finger on why we love so much.

And while you can achieve the creamy factor by, yes, adding a bit of cream, there’s more than one way to skin this textural cat. So here we list of our favorite ingredients that add a silky slow jam to just about anything you want to make.

Source: 7 Ways to Make Everything You Cook Deliciously Creamy

Tahini is easy to make yourself.  Alternately, one could use sodium citrate for creamy cheese

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Cheese Swaps that will Update your Favourite Cheesy Dishes

Sometimes a little change can make a big difference, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to cheese. You can completely change a dish just by substituting the cheese you usually use for something new.

Source: Cheese swaps that will update your favourite cheesy dishes

I knew about the ricotta & goat cheese instead of cream cheese in cheesecake.  I’m not keen to try until I figure out how to stop the cracking.  Around here, there’s numerous interpretations of poutine.  Bacon is a popular addition.  I liked the last one I had, but it was quite salty.  I can say with experience that Grilled Brie with Pears was awesome.

Now I’m hungry 😦