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I need to make a dish for a party...using cream cheese.....

We have been invited to a casual get together tomorrow around 5 pm. Is there something, either sweet or savory, that I could put together in the morning that would use up some of the pallet of cream cheese I seem to have hoarded in my refridgerator? THANK you! (It's a good sized party, probably at least 40 adults and maybe half as many all ages children/teens.)

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  1. Okay...casual. Crab rangoon springs to mind. Stuffed jalapenos. Spread on flatbreads/crackers with smoked salmon, or tapenade, on top.

    1. slice a block of cream cheese in half lengthwise, put a layer of wasabi paste in the middle, put it back together, roll in toasted sesame seeds, and then pour some soy sauce over it. I serve with Triscuits and it is a HUGE hit every time.

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      1. re: Njchicaa

        Thank you! I'm going to bring this to a picnic on Sunday.

        1. re: ChristinaMason

          Seriously! That does sound fab. I'm gonna have to bring that for next par-tay at work.

          1. re: DuchessNukem

            It was great! I added toasted almonds to the toasted sesame seeds (black and white), and topped the whole thing off with lots of chopped green onion, cilantro, and minced fresh jalapeno. Delish. We enjoyed it with seaweed-flavored rice crackers.

              1. re: ChristinaMason

                Glad you liked it! We love it too. So easy and delicious.

        2. Dips! Jalepeno popper dip, spinach artichoke dip, crab dip, 7 layer dip... The possibilities are endless! I could live off dips, especially hot ones.

          1. If you have the ability to smoke, Atomic Buffalo Turds. Even if you don't they would work.

            1. Just a couple of ideas,.. not exactly haute cuisine, but tasty. Cheese ball with clams, green onions and bacon. A little worstershire sauce and roll in minced green onions.
              Cresent rolls made with strawberry jam and cream cheese, or pesto and cream cheese.
              Tea sandwiches with cream cheese mixed with fine diced shallots, spread on raisin bread with turkey and basil leaves.
              Not sure if you want an appetizer or more of an entree...mix with some tangy goad cheese, garlic, pancetta and a basil chiffonade and make a tangy mac and cheese.