Easy Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

This is the Easiest Cream Cheese Frosting you will ever find.  It can be used on so many different cakes.

one 8-ounce packages cream cheese, room temperature

1/2 stick unsalted butter, room temperature

2 cups powdered sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Blend cream cheese and butter in a large bowl with an electric mixer set on low speed until combined, 30 seconds. Add sugar a little at a time on low speed, beating until the sugar is well incorporated, 1 minute. Add the vanilla, then increase speed to medium and blend the frosting until fluffy, 1 minute. Makes 3 cups.

Cream cheese and butter...

Cream Cheese Frosting…

1 package (8oz.) cream cheese and 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature.

Beat cream cheese and butter...

Beat in large bowl.

Add confectioners' sugar...

Add powder sugar a little at a time on low speed, beating until the sugar is well incorporated, 1 minute.

Add vanilla...

Add 2 teaspoons vanilla.

Blend frosting, add red food coloring to make light pink...

Blend until fluffy.


Crispy Potato Poppers

Crispy Potato Poppers

Makes: 30 poppers
Cook: 10 minutes
  • No-stick cooking spray
  • 1 container (21-ounce) loaded mashed potatoes, Country Crock
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1⁄2 cup shredded Romano cheese
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat 1 inch of oil to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place potatoes and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high setting (100 percent power) for 2 1⁄2 minutes. Transfer potato mixture to a large bowl; add egg, cheese, and flour. Stir to combine. Shape into 1-inch balls. Working in batches, fry potato balls 3 minutes per side or until golden

Chicken Cheesy Mac


Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish: 40 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
  • 1     package (12.6-ounce) Old World Italian Macaroni & Cheese Dinner with Parmesan & Romano Cheese Sauce, Kraft® Homestyle Deluxe
  • 4     ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1⁄2     cup milk
  • 1⁄2     teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1⁄4     teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2     cups frozen sliced carrots
  • 11⁄2     cups diced rotisserie chicken
  • 1⁄4     cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1⁄4     cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2     tablespoons butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Remove bread crumb topping from Macaroni & Cheese Dinner; save for another use.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring 6 cups of water to a boil. Stir in macaroni and cook for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain.
  3. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine contents of cheese sauce pouch, cream cheese, milk, garlic salt, and pepper. Microwave on high for 11⁄2 to 2 minutes or until sauce is smooth, stirring every 20 seconds.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine macaroni, carrots, and chicken. Fold in sauce and stir until well mixed. Transfer to a 2-quart casserole dish.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together bread crumbs, Parmesan, and melted butter; sprinkle on casserole. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden and bubbling.

Buttermilk Potato Cakes




Makes: 4 servings
Cook: 12 minutes
  • 1     box instant mashed potatoes(4-6 cups)
  • 1⁄4  cup buttermilk
  • 2     tablespoons butter
  • 1     egg, lightly beaten
  • 2     tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1     teaspoon ground mustard powder
  • 1⁄2  teaspoon garlic powder
  • All-purpose flour
  • 2    tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Crumbled cooked bacon (optional)
  • Chopped fresh chives (optional)


  1. Cook potatoes according to package directions. In a bowl, mash potatoes with buttermilk and butter. Stir in egg, parsley, mustard, and garlic powder. Shape mixture into eight patties. Dredge patties in flour, shaking off excess.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Fry half the patties in hot oil for 3 minutes or until nicely browned. Gently turn cakes over and cook 3 minutes more. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining patties. Season with salt. Top with crumbled cooked bacon and chives (optional).

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