Friday, April 2, 2010

Flavored Cream Cheese

I thought I would share a quick hint tonight. My kids love flavored cream cheese on bagels, English muffins, or toast, but with four children one small container of store bought flavored cream cheese last about one maybe two breakfasts (or snacks). I got a great deal on bricks of cream cheese a while ago, and I thought, why couldn't I make my own flavored cream cheese? I blended together 1/2 cup of strawberry freezer jam and 1 (8oz) brick of softened cream cheese. It worked great! My kids liked it even better than the store bought kind. I tried it with raspberry freezer jam, strawberry (store bought and freezer) jam, peach jam, and blackberry jam. You can be as creative as you want. It will keep in the refrigerator for two weeks ( it never lasts that long at our house, though). Your own homemade flavored cream cheese would be a delicious addition to your Easter breakfast or brunch.

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