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Old 08-12-2006, 10:19 PM   #1
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Experimenting with Cream Cheese

Tonight I was looking for something to mix with cream cheese so I used some sun dried tomato paste (just a tablespoon); tasted it and it needed something so I added some honey bbq sauce and some dried sweet red pepper. It's very good (of course you can't really do anything to screw up cream cheese).

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Old 08-13-2006, 01:43 AM   #2
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Tonight I was looking for something to mix with cream cheese so I used some sun dried tomato paste (just a tablespoon); tasted it and it needed something so I added some honey bbq sauce and some dried sweet red pepper. It's very good (of course you can't really do anything to screw up cream cheese).
Isn't it fun letting your imagination as well as your fingers play with food? Sounds like you made a nice combo. How did you use it?

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Old 08-13-2006, 01:07 PM   #3
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Tonight I was looking for something to mix with cream cheese so I used some sun dried tomato paste ...(of course you can't really do anything to screw up cream cheese).
You could boil it. That'd screw it up a treat!!

That sundried tomato recipe sounds very good!
I did something similar last Friday - cream cheese, finely chopped & fried bacon, a little sage, a little rosemary , a little olive oil.
Plastered it on pieces of Swedish Bread!
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Old 08-13-2006, 01:32 PM   #4
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Clive, your idea sounds good. I'm gonna try it--the sundried tomatoes and bacon (not boiling).
Kadesma--i am using it to top Ritz crackers. Gonna take it to work tomorrow and since it sat overnight, the flavor is even better today so I'm thinking tomorrow it'll be absolutely wonderful.
We are being experimental cooks at work. i'm doing the salsas and dips. We're having so much fun.
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Old 08-13-2006, 01:43 PM   #5
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Here's something I tried. I used to mix Harry & David's Smokey Hot Tomato Relish with cream cheese, but ran out. My solution:

Chopped sundried tomatoes
couple of drops of liquid smoke
Sweet Red Chile Sauce
Garlic
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Old 08-13-2006, 03:24 PM   #6
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One of my favorites is 8 oz cream cheese, 1 tub gorgonzola, toasted pine nuts or macadamia nuts, dried cranberries. Cream cheeses and add nuts and cranberries. Serve on crackers.
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One of my favorites is 8 oz cream cheese, 1 tub gorgonzola, toasted pine nuts or macadamia nuts, dried cranberries. Cream cheeses and add nuts and cranberries. Serve on crackers.
licia,
oh goodness does that make me want to go make some right now I'm thinking about making some next weekend for the family, IF i can wait that long.111

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Kadesma, it is really delicious. We like it served on top of pear halves, also. Hope you do enjoy it. I first bought it at Costco, but they don't carry it anymore and luckily I had kept the lid with an ingredient list. So mine is a "copycat" version of my own.
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One of my favourite cream cheese spreads/dips is chives or green onions, chopped pimento, sharp cheddar (shredded) and a hint of worcestershire sauce (I'll admit to being more than a little addicted to this combo, which was handed down from my mom). I love it on toasted bread, as well as wheat thins and triscuits (You can make it with low fat cheese and cream cheese just as easily.)
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try the sun dried tomatos, artichokes, & garlic in the cream cheese.

then put it on a pita or crackers.
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