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3/10/11 11:45 P

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I will be trying this. Hubby does not like certain things and I am wondering if I could sub this for other cheeses

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3/9/11 9:48 P

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It is a great low cal option for adding creaminess to any recipe. I like to add it to fat free cool whip and it gives it such a wonderful flavor and texture when you're serving whipped cream on something. You will be able to find it in the specialty cheese area of your local grocery store.

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3/9/11 1:06 P

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I add it to almost any veg sauce that I'd use on pasta.
Caponata, simple tomatoe sauce or with steamed frozen spinach to make a sauce.
If I've got marscapone, I'll use it, if not just low fat cream cheese. Sometimes I need to add a bit of veg stock or skim milk to get it to the consistancy I'm looking for. It can be a bit grainy when I add it to high acidity foods like tomatoes, but I use my handy - hand blender and whiz it until its smooth - it typically works.

Its great with a bit of honey to dress up a fruit salad too.

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3/9/11 1:05 P

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I put some in polenta to give it a creamier texture. You can also use it in recipes that call for cream cheese. I've never used flavored marscapone, but plain is much like a slightly sweet cream cheese.

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3/9/11 12:13 P

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I had never used it because I thought it was high calorie. Now that I know that it's only 60 cal in a tbs, I'm definitely gonna try & find it!

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3/9/11 12:07 P

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I think I may have to give in and buy it. I have seen it used a lot on TV and I see it all the time in the grocery store, but I have always been a little scared to try it- plus I didn't have any recipes in mind... I am queen of buying a new ingredient unprepared and then never using it. LOL.

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3/9/11 11:38 A

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I'll definitely try the mashed potatoes. They look yummy.And the mascarpone cheese is great, a tablespoon has only 60 calories. I'd recommend it to anyone.

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3/9/11 10:07 A

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I have never had mascarpone cheese. I'm not even sure where I'd go to find it. I live in Atlanta, so I'm sure someone here has it, but I can't ever remember seeing it.

Anywho, I took a quick look at SparkRecipes and found several yummy recipes using mascarpone cheese:

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The Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes looked particularl yummy!

Let us know what you try and how it turns out. I'm going to search for mascarpone cheese!

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3/9/11 10:03 A

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I haven't actually used it, but you might check out Spark Recipes. I'm sure someone has.

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3/9/11 9:42 A

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Hey everyone. My sister came to visit and bought mascarpone cheese...in original and tiramisu flavors. I was wondering if anyone had ideas to use these in healthy recipes?

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