cream cheese


Definition of cream cheese 

: a mild soft unripened cheese made from whole sweet milk enriched with cream

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Ingredients: 2 pints strawberries 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature 1 cup whipped cream ½ cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ½ cup blueberries Preparation: Wash and dry fruit. Jennifer Mcclellan, USA TODAY, "6 colorful July 4th recipes to make your party sparkle," 3 July 2018 In a medium bowl, beat together margarine, cream cheese, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Red, white and blue cookies are a patriotic and healthy treat for the holiday," 2 July 2018 In bowl of heavy-duty electric mixer, on low speed, mix cheddar, cream cheese, mayonnaise, garlic powder and cayenne until everything is well combined. Judy Walker,, "Pimento cheese sandwich, casserole, spread recipes: Variations are endless," 22 May 2018 Combine the milk, cream cheese, butter, pepper, and salt in a medium saucepan. Country Living, "Baked Macaroni with Three Cheeses," 16 Feb. 2018 Add in cream cheese and pulse until mixture holds together, about 30 seconds. Abigail Wilt, ajc, "3 no-bake cookie recipes you'll love," 10 July 2018 Ab-Fab Artichoke Crab Dip Serves 12 ¼ cup light/reduced-fat cream cheese2 wedges light and creamy swiss cheese One 14-oz. Lisa Lillien,, "Hungry Girl Shares Her Recipe for a Creamy Crab and Artichoke Dip," 9 July 2018 Beat the cream cheese, whipped cream, powdered sugar and vanilla in a bowl with a hand mixer until fluffy. Jennifer Mcclellan, USA TODAY, "6 colorful July 4th recipes to make your party sparkle," 3 July 2018 Made with buttery piecrust, it’s filled with a vibrant summer berry compote that includes strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, as well as a dash of sweet cream cheese. Allison Steele,, "Pop-Tart or Toaster Strudel? No need to pick a side," 24 May 2018

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1583, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of cream cheese

: a soft white cheese made from milk and cream

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Kids Definition of cream cheese

: a soft white cheese made from whole milk enriched with cream

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