Delicious Dreams Trips Contest

Philadelphia Cream Cheese is not just for bagels anymore! It finds its way into creamy sauces, appetizers, main dishes and a large variety of desserts, and it’s pretty much one of those items that you can find in most anyone’s refrigerator, including yours- right?!  I love cream cheese and I use it in everything.  The Real Women of Philadelphia Community is encouraging home chefs across the USA to find creative ways to use Philadelphia Cream Cheese in International- inspired dishes.

Kraft has just announced this brand new Delicious Dreams Contest from The Real Women of Philadelphia.   You have the chance to win a delicious culinary dream trip to France, Italy or Greece!  Each week between now and June 24th is devoted to a specific country.  To enter, register to join the Real Women of Philadelphia community (Look for me as a member as RecipeGirl too!), submit your unique recipe and video inspired by France, Italy or Greece using any flavor of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Cooking Creme or the new Indulgence for a chance to win one of these dream trips!  Your dream trip involves experiencing the gourmet food and culture of the country as well as scenic tours, wine tasting. First up:  France!

To get you inspired, here are a few of my personal international-inspired favorite recipes using Philadelphia Cream Cheese:

Inspired by France! Croissant Chicken

Inspired by Italy!  Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Manicotti

Inspired by Greece!  Greek Salad Cucumber Bites

The Delicious Dream Trips contest is part of the Real Women of Philadelphia, which is in its 3rd year of making real women’s dreams come true.  A couple of years ago, I traveled to Savannah, Georgia to help judge the kickoff season of RWOP with a Cream Cheese Recipe Contest with Paula Deen.  What a blast it was, and there were so many fabulous women involved who had created some very strong friendships through participating in the community.   The Real Women of Philadelphia community has transitioned into much more than just a contest site.  It’s a place where professional, amateur and at-home cooks alike come together to share and discover new recipes and have conversations and create friendships with other women. There are now more than 66,000 registered users in the community and more than two million annual visitors.  Throughout the season, PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese will be giving away more than $100,000 in prizes, including a kitchen makeover and various other dream prizes.
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This giveaway is open to anyone with a USA mailing address and commenters must be at least 18 years of age. Comments will close on Sunday, June 10th and one winner will be chosen via random.org and shared here on this post.  This giveaway is now closed!  The randomly selected winner is commenter #23: Mimi.  Congrats!

Disclosure: I have been selected by Kraft Foods to be an ambassador for the Real Women of Philadelphia. While I have been compensated for my time, my opinions are my own, and I have not been paid to post positive comments. Kraft Foods is providing the prizes for this giveaway at no cost to me. This giveaway is not administered or sponsored by Kraft Foods or its affiliates, but solely by Lori Lange and RecipeGirl.com.

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105 Responses to “Delicious Dreams Trips Contest”

  1. 1

    Natasha Carlton — June 6, 2012 @ 3:20 AM

    I love cream cheese on my own fresh made bagel, a side of peppercorn bacon

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    Natasha Carlton — June 6, 2012 @ 3:22 AM

    I love cream cheese with fresh strawberries and honey

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    Kel — June 6, 2012 @ 3:50 AM

    Definitely on bagels!

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    Maria in NJ — June 6, 2012 @ 4:04 AM

    Hi Lori thank you for a chance to win another of you fabulous giveaways…I would love to have this book to add to my collection, but I am really waiting patiently for yours…so excited for you…m

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    Katrina — June 6, 2012 @ 4:51 AM

    Wouldn’t that be awesome!? I can’t go on a trip any time soon, but I’m routing for everyone who enters!!

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    Kim S. — June 6, 2012 @ 5:22 AM

    Cheesecake!!!!!!!!

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    Jessen — June 6, 2012 @ 5:25 AM

    I like to make Herbed Scrambled Eggs. . . And add Low Fat Cream Cheese in at the End. I dice it in little Cubes, and it melts into the eggs, making them Creamy! Very Good Stuff. I usually Cook Veggies separate and Serve them on top

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    Denise @ Creative Kitchen — June 6, 2012 @ 5:46 AM

    I love using Philadelphia cream cheese for homemade fruit tarts!

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    Amy — June 6, 2012 @ 5:46 AM

    I love swirling it into pasta dishes!

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    amy marantino — June 6, 2012 @ 5:47 AM

    i like cream cheese and chunky PB sandwiches on wonder bread.

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    Hope @ With A Side Of Hope — June 6, 2012 @ 6:10 AM

    I love putting the cream cheese on a toasted bagel.

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    April V — June 6, 2012 @ 6:20 AM

    I have to say my favorite way is still in a good ole’ cheesecake!!

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    Mellisa W — June 6, 2012 @ 6:33 AM

    Bacon wrapped stuffed jalepenos, yum! Thanks!

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    Laura in Texas — June 6, 2012 @ 6:44 AM

    Using cream cheese with amaretto mixed in, place on an apricot haf adn topped with a toasted pecan is sheer bliss and makes appetizers a snap!

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    Catalina @ Cake with Love — June 6, 2012 @ 6:59 AM

    Well my favorite way to use Philadelphia cream cheese is in form of cheesecake – obviously :) I also love it on crutons, and white sauces!

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    Lenore — June 6, 2012 @ 6:59 AM

    My son’s favorite dip with cream cheese….(so easy that HE makes it). Just mix softened cream cheese with picante sauce. SO GOOD!

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    Melissa C. — June 6, 2012 @ 7:09 AM

    I love to make icing with it

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    Ellen — June 6, 2012 @ 7:12 AM

    I love it in Chicken Pillows! Yum! Honestly, cream cheese makes just about everything tastier. Life is Good :)

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    Karla G — June 6, 2012 @ 7:21 AM

    I love cream cheese stuffed in jalapenos! Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Marie — June 6, 2012 @ 7:25 AM

    I love it on bagels mostly, but I’ll try it on many other things!

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    abigail — June 6, 2012 @ 7:28 AM

    mixed with harry and david relish to make a dip

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    Kari — June 6, 2012 @ 7:29 AM

    Obviously cheesecake!

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    Mimi — June 6, 2012 @ 7:48 AM

    My favorite way is to use it in spinach dip!

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    Lindsay — June 6, 2012 @ 7:52 AM

    I love to use Philly Cream Cheese in my quick alfredo sauce!

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    Sheila — June 6, 2012 @ 7:55 AM

    I love Cheesecake!

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    conniemelancon — June 6, 2012 @ 8:08 AM

    Cheesecake!

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    Annamaria at Bakewell Junction — June 6, 2012 @ 9:13 AM

    There are too many to list but a few are on toast, cheesecake, jalapeno poppers, king cake, dips, frosting and cookies. There’s no end to the list…cream cheese just makes everything better.

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    Abby — June 6, 2012 @ 9:27 AM

    On a bagel! Yum!

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    Emily — June 6, 2012 @ 9:39 AM

    I like to use cream cheese in my frosting and in chicken enchiladas. I can’t stand packaged frosting.

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    Courtney Mac — June 6, 2012 @ 9:44 AM

    I add cream cheese to all of my pasta dishes, cajun shrimp or cajun chicken..adds such yummy creaminess!

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    Michelle Pegram — June 6, 2012 @ 9:48 AM

    Cream cheese pound cake or cheesecake..yes I have a bit of a sweet tooth. ;)

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 6, 2012 @ 10:38 AM

    Fave way to use cream cheese is in baked desserts bars. A block of cream cheese and a can of sweetened condensed milk…I have umpteen recipes that use those items :)

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    Christina C. — June 6, 2012 @ 10:48 AM

    I love using it on bagels and for making cheesecake!

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    Shanna — June 6, 2012 @ 10:51 AM

    I love using cream cheese in frostings and dips! Plus, nothing beats cream cheese on a toasted bagel. So yummy!

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    Vaishali — June 6, 2012 @ 10:56 AM

    I love my spiced up cream cheese tortilla pin wheels!

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    Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy — June 6, 2012 @ 11:00 AM

    wow…those recipes look SO mouth watering and delicious! thanks for sharing!

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    Blair — June 6, 2012 @ 11:17 AM

    My favorite way to use cream cheese is in a cheesecake! YUM!

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    Corie — June 6, 2012 @ 12:58 PM

    I like cream cheese in creamy chicken taquitos

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    Valerie — June 6, 2012 @ 1:06 PM

    Cheesecake… always!

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    Amy — June 6, 2012 @ 1:48 PM

    My favorite recipe with Philly cream cheese is Japanese Cheese cake. It’s very different than the traditional dense NY cheese cake. Japanese cheese cake, is light, fluffy, moist and melt in your mouth type of cheese cake. YUM….

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

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    Jen @ Savory Simple — June 6, 2012 @ 1:48 PM

    All of these recipes sound delicious. In the end, my favorite way to use cream cheese is always going to be cheesecake. I just love them!

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    Kim — June 6, 2012 @ 2:06 PM

    I love using cream cheese mixed with green onions and imitation crab to stuff won ton wrappers!

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    Sara M — June 6, 2012 @ 3:02 PM

    Oh so many favs with cream cheese. One for sure is creamy chicken chili, and for sweet, strawberry mousse cookie cups!!

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    Tydeisha J — June 6, 2012 @ 4:02 PM

    i think i’m pretty traditional, so my favorite way to use philadelphia cream cheese is in strawberry cheesecake.

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    Kim — June 6, 2012 @ 4:11 PM

    We use it in our pasta with veggies

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    Laura — June 6, 2012 @ 4:39 PM

    My 7 year old loves it when I spread cream cheese on a whole wheat tortilla and then roll it up. We call it a “cream cheese roll-up.” It’s one of his favorite lunches.

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    Bianca — June 6, 2012 @ 4:46 PM

    I love using it when I saute up chicken with whatever vegetables I have handy for a creamier pan sauce.

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    Lisa Norton — June 6, 2012 @ 4:53 PM

    My favorite way to use cream cheese is a simple cream cheese frosting on banana bread muffins. Yum!

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    Gayle jones — June 6, 2012 @ 6:15 PM

    Block of wonderful Philly cream cheese topped with jalapeno relish! Served with wheat thins or water crackers. You can’t quit eating them! This is a family favorite.

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    Kara D — June 6, 2012 @ 6:38 PM

    I l s cream cheese on a salt bagel with grape jam!

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    Lynna H. — June 6, 2012 @ 8:20 PM

    CHEESECAKE. hands down. to be specific, raspberry swirl cheescake. YUM.

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    MagPan — June 6, 2012 @ 8:58 PM

    I love it in cheesecake!!

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    Shannon Imlay — June 6, 2012 @ 10:40 PM

    I just made a chocolate mousse cake with a dark chocolate layer and a white chocolate layer using the new Philly Indulgence. I think this may be my favorite way that I’ve used a Philly product. I also love the Cooking Cremes, it never ceases to amaze me how many ways there are to use Philadelphia cream cheese products :)

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    Fern — June 6, 2012 @ 11:22 PM

    sopapilla!

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    Loida — June 6, 2012 @ 11:44 PM

    One of my comfort food is a toasted bagel with Philadelphia cream cheese that alone will make any gloomy day better for me. Yes, yes, I am that easy to please. So you can see why I have this as one of my staple.

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    Carol White — June 7, 2012 @ 2:21 AM

    I love Cream Cheese?

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    Christine — June 7, 2012 @ 2:25 AM

    Spread right underneath lox and onions and capers!

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    Dawn Bennett — June 7, 2012 @ 3:17 AM

    My earliest introduction to Philadelphia Cream Cheese was stuffed celery sticks…a family holiday tradition!! I still love it today!

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    samW — June 7, 2012 @ 3:46 AM

    I use tons of cream cheese, I love it on crackers with a slice of cucumber & dill….also can’t make macaroni & cheese or tuna noodles without that extra creaminess that only Philly cream cheese can give!

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    Mary Anne Perlmutter — June 7, 2012 @ 4:10 AM

    I like cream cheese in my stuffed taco shells.

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    Celeste B. — June 7, 2012 @ 4:50 AM

    I have recently started using whipped cream cheese in my quesadillas mixed with some shredded cheese. Yummy and creamy.

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    Katie — June 7, 2012 @ 5:49 AM

    Cream chèese is the best. I love how versatile it is.

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    Tera — June 7, 2012 @ 5:56 AM

    I love using cream cheese in my favorite dip to be scooped with pita chips! It’s so easy that there really isn’t a recipe (just mix cream cheese, shredded cheese – whatever flavor you want, garlic powder, and real bacon bits)! So easy and so good after it sits for a couple of hours!!!

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    Monette — June 7, 2012 @ 6:19 AM

    I use cream cheese on bagels top with strawberry jam!

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    Carly — June 7, 2012 @ 6:31 AM

    My favorite way to use Philly. cream cheese is in cheesecake. My mom and I share an awesome recipe that cannot be out done. Philly is the best so Its all we have ever used. Can’t beat the classics!

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    Jacqui — June 7, 2012 @ 7:08 AM

    Call me boring, but my favorite way to use Philadelphia Cream Cheese is on my bagels!! I love how many different flavors and varities they offer :-)

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    Melissa B — June 7, 2012 @ 7:21 AM

    Awesome cookbook. I love cream cheese, in anything!

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    Melissa B — June 7, 2012 @ 7:22 AM

    I love cream cheese with a local black currant/apple/walnut jam over the top!

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    jackie — June 7, 2012 @ 7:27 AM

    I love stuffed jalepanos using cream cheese, or mixed with jelly on a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, creamy heaven!

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    Sarah — June 7, 2012 @ 7:30 AM

    I love to use it in pasta dishes! It adds a great creaminess to my baked spaghetti!

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    Babs — June 7, 2012 @ 7:37 AM

    Cream cheese frosting is my favorite. I also use cream cheese in my enchiladas. Makes the sauce smooth and rich. Cream cheese is always in my refrigerator for a last minute inspiration. Great giveaway!

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    Helena — June 7, 2012 @ 7:50 AM

    I love to use Philly to make an Alfredo Sauce. My kids love it.

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    Marty — June 7, 2012 @ 7:54 AM

    I love cream cheese on a bage with a side of bacon. I also make a mean peanut butter frosting using cream cheese.

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    Zan — June 7, 2012 @ 8:08 AM

    I love to add my home grown herbs and some garlic for a creamy pasta sauce. Mmmmmmm…. supper tonight??

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    Melissa M. — June 7, 2012 @ 8:34 AM

    A block of cream cheese with salsa poured on top and tortilla chips to dip with- yum!

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    Sue Ames — June 7, 2012 @ 9:02 AM

    My favorite way to use cream cheese is with my pretzel jello salad with the cream cheese and cool whip filling. YuMMMMMM!

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    Sarah — June 7, 2012 @ 10:28 AM

    I love to make baked nachos and use cream cheese flavored with taco seasoning on it instead of plain old boring sour cream!

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    Kelly — June 7, 2012 @ 12:19 PM

    with nutella baked in a crescent roll!

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    Sandy — June 7, 2012 @ 12:30 PM

    I use it in my pecan tassie crusts!

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    bruce — June 7, 2012 @ 12:31 PM

    Chicken popovers!

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    Kay Gee — June 7, 2012 @ 12:59 PM

    Cream cheese pie

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    wendy — June 7, 2012 @ 1:06 PM

    Of course, I love to use Philadelphia cream cheese in frostings or cheesecake. The lower fat versions are what I go for most of the time!

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    Mbb — June 7, 2012 @ 2:20 PM

    in pasta sauce!

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    Grace — June 7, 2012 @ 2:32 PM

    My favorite way to use Philly cream cheese? Cream cheese frosting on top of a moist red velvet cupcake of course!

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    Kesha — June 7, 2012 @ 3:06 PM

    I love cream cheese on peanut butter zest crackers

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    Liz — June 7, 2012 @ 5:15 PM

    I love cream cheese in buffalo chicken dip!

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    Marcia — June 7, 2012 @ 5:42 PM

    There are so many ways to use Philly, but my favorite is cheesecake! All shapes, flavors and sizes! I won’t make cheesecake with any other brand!

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    Cara — June 7, 2012 @ 6:01 PM

    I love using cream cheese in my buffalo chicken dip!!!

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    Michelle — June 7, 2012 @ 6:56 PM

    I use their cream cheese with my cheese cakes.

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    susan — June 7, 2012 @ 7:44 PM

    Great for my filled cookie tart cookies!! Would love to learn new ways to use it other than baking.

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    Rebecca — June 8, 2012 @ 6:25 AM

    Hm, my favorite way (other than on a bagel…) would be in a red pepper dip i make!

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    Libbie Nienstedt — June 8, 2012 @ 8:55 AM

    When I was growing up my mom would make me cream cheese and olive (black or green) sandwiches. Every once in awhile I will still indulge in a sandwich, it’s delicious!

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    Lori Citro — June 8, 2012 @ 9:02 AM

    Mmmm…cream cheese frosting made with confectionary sugar on pumpkin roll, bread, carrot cake or even sugar cookies! The best. I also like it spread on toasted bagel with avocado and salsa for sandwich.

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    April — June 8, 2012 @ 10:41 AM

    I loveeeeeeeeee cream cheese on a ton of things, but right now buffalo chicken dip :) yummmmmmmmmmmmmm

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    bevb. — June 8, 2012 @ 6:26 PM

    blueberry/cream cheese pizza w/sugar cookie crust…

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    Carolsue — June 9, 2012 @ 6:58 PM

    I am making Cajun Alfredo Skillet tomorrow with the Original Philadelphia Cream Sauce. I can’t wait!

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    Jennie — June 9, 2012 @ 7:07 PM

    I use it most for my cheesecake recipe and my crab dip recipe!

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    Phyllis — June 10, 2012 @ 2:12 AM

    My favorite use of cream cheese is 4 blocks of it in New York-style cheesecake-yum!

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    Taryn — June 10, 2012 @ 2:27 PM

    I like to use cream cheese in cream cheese frosting! Most delicious utilization EVER.

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    Kristin — June 10, 2012 @ 7:57 PM

    I love using it in my no bake cheesecake recipe!

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    Jeri — June 11, 2012 @ 6:46 AM

    Spinich Artichoke Dip!! Yummy!!

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    Theresa J — June 12, 2012 @ 11:50 PM

    I love using Philadelphia cream cheese for this awesome cheesecake that I make.

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    Jordan — June 13, 2012 @ 6:11 PM

    Buffalo chicken dip

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    Shaina — June 13, 2012 @ 7:37 PM

    I love using Philadelphia cream cheese for cheesecake desserts! I made a delicious no-bake Pumpkin cheesecake around Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit! I’ve also made oreo cheesecake brownies, and no-bake oreo cheesecake truffles that were delicious too!

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    Jeanne — June 14, 2012 @ 8:29 PM

    I try to never be without Philadelphia cream cheese in my refrigerator! I love cooking, baking, and experimenting with it and have for many years!!