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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Kitchen Quick Tips - How to Quickly Soften Cream Cheese

kitchen quick tipsQuickly warm cream cheese to room temperature by placing the foil-wrapped package* [in a small zipper style storage bag] and place in a bowl of warm water for about 10 minutes, or until softened.

*Note, cream cheese is that is wrapped in foil wrapping with seams that could let water in, use the zipper bag.

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