I make this all the time. I've gotten to the point where I don't bother to read the recipe anymore, I just know what to add. I would suggest to let the cream cheese warm up first and also smash it by itself before adding the rest of the ingredients. Use a food processor if you have one. I almost always make a 1/2 recipe for this because I can't eat a full recipe when I'm making it for myself. I would rate this a delicious and easy to make recipe. Definitely plan on making it again soon.