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The Laughing Cow Light Cheese Wedges

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The Laughing Cow Light Cheese WedgesThis is an old food find that I would like to resurface. I realized today how much I use Laughing Cow but I always do the same two things with it. Use it either as a dip for crackers or as the cheese on a sandwich. I know there has to be other interesting applications so I thought I would throw the question out there.

How do you use Laughing Cow cheese?




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    Anonymous

    July 31, 2007

    Toast a muffin, spread Laughing Cow Cheese on it, add some lettuce, a tomato slice, and a couple slices of turkey bacon for a low point BLT.

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    Amanda

    July 31, 2007

    I put it in a bowl and get it nice and soft. Add in a tiny bit of brown sugar splenda and mix. Spread it on an english muffin or a bagel–OH MY!!! It’s like sweetened cream cheese.

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    Melanie

    July 31, 2007

    I used it with flat out to make a pinwheel. Check out my blog for a pic. They were way yummy and super low in points. http://melaniesjourney-take2.blogspot.com/2007/07/flat-out-pin-wheel.html

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    Colette

    July 31, 2007

    Put it in a bowl and add some chopped broccoli thats room temp and season to taste. Spread it on boneless skinless chicken breast that have been flattened. Roll up to resemble chicken cordon blu. seanson chicken and bake OR you roll in egg beaters and crushed garlic melba toast and bake for crispy baked chicken with broccoli and cheese filling..YUMMMYYYYY

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    Anonymous

    July 31, 2007

    On cauliflower! I never liked cauliflower before I had it like this… steam cauliflower in microwave with small amount of ff chicken broth and garlic salt and pepper. Then add the lcl (flavored is great) and kind of mush it up. It is awesome for 1 point!

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    Courtney

    July 31, 2007

    I spread it on a 0 point tortilla and add my bean salad (check my site) and some roasted chicken. Oh Lord it’s so good!

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    Courtney

    July 31, 2007

    By the way that was me:

    blogs.weightwatchen.com/formeforlife

    Not sure why it didn’t work!

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    Anne

    July 31, 2007

    I got a recipe for Low-Fat Alfredo Sauce from Aimee’s Adventures, http://www.aimeesadventures.com/

    12 Wedges Laughing Cow Light Cheese
    2 Cups Skim Milk
    2 Tablespoons Butter Bud Granules
    1/4 Cup Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Style Grated Topping
    1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder

    In a medium saucepan, combine all of the ingredients and cook over medium low heat until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth. Serve immediately.

    Serves: 9 (1/3 cup each)
    Per Serving: 85 Calories; 3g Fat (39.4% calories from fat); 5g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 16mg Cholesterol; 471mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 0 Non-Fat Milk; 0 Other Carbohydrates.
    Points: 2

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    robin

    July 31, 2007

    I haven’t even tried laughing cow before, but you can very easily throw it in a pan with some skim milk and whatever spices and make a great cheese sauce.

    You could also take the different flavors (garlic and herb) and mix it up with spinach for a yummy filling to stuffed shells or use it as a substitute when making lasagna.

    If you like the chinese food favorite Crab Rangoon – you can use some of it with whatever spices and whatever meat or fish you like and use it as a filling in wonton wrappers for a yummy chinese food renovation or if you are making your own tortellini.

    You can use it in quiches or frittata’s for breakfast. I love cheese, so I can think of million things.

    Again, I haven’t tried it yet, but all this recipe brainstorming is making me want to go out and try it!

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    Rhonda

    July 31, 2007

    I put mine on melba toast or melba rounds. Nothing fancy. I love all of the flavors they have in the light version.

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    Cass

    July 31, 2007

    How funny…I was just sharing this fabulous find last night at my meeting! I took an idea from Roni and spread it out on a plate, pour balsamic vinegar over it and dip All Bran Crackers in it. Or, same idea with the cheese and vinegar, but spread it on a tortilla with your fav. veges as a 2 point wrap! What a GREAT idea to use it to make alfredo or crab rangoons! Let’s all cheer for laughing cow cheese!!

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    Anonymous

    July 31, 2007

    http://www.recipezaar.com/131916
    This link has a very yummy low cal recipe for laughing cow cheese

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    Anonymous

    July 31, 2007

    I like making individual crab dip “muffins.” Randomly threw this together one time and have been making it for people ever since.

    crab
    a few wedges of light laughing cow cheese
    mayo (i use the low fat kind)
    lemon juice
    garlic, pepper, salt
    articokes
    diced up onion
    parmasan cheese

    mix all together, scoop mixture into muffin tins, and sprinkle parmasan cheese on top, pop into 350 oven until tops are browned.

    Delicious, low fat but tastes sinful!

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    Anonymous

    July 31, 2007

    Okay….just to see what happened I googled Laughing Cow Cheese recipes. The LCC site has a ton. :)
    http://www.thelaughingcow.com/lc/lc.nsf/RecipesL1?openpage

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    Anonymous

    July 31, 2007

    Cauliflower Cheese Soup

    14 oz. fat free chicken broth
    1 head of cauliflower, split into rough pieces
    1/4 cup of minced onion or shallots
    2 or 3 wedges of Laughing Cow cheese or 2 or 3 TBSP of low fat cream cheese
    1 or 2 cups of fat free milk
    salt and pepper to taste

    Sauté onion in a Pam sprayed pot. When soft, add cauliflower chunks and broth. Simmer until cauliflower is soft. Remove from heat and in batches, blend in food processor with fat free milk and cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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    Lorraine

    July 31, 2007

    I put mine in a frsh baked baked potatoe instead of butter. Yummy.

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    jodi

    July 31, 2007

    i just had some tonight for dinner, on my english muffin and egg samich – yum yum… its hard to find the french onion and garlic & herb around here though, my giant only has 2 flavors… :o(

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    michelleryan79

    July 31, 2007

    I just used a wedge tonight. I ground some chicken breast using the meat grinder attachment from my Kitchaid mixer and shaped the chicken into a patty and stuff a little bit into each patty. It was very good.

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    brockey

    July 31, 2007

    I use mine in a Wasa cracker . Crunchy and tastey

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    akus

    July 31, 2007

    Spread it on a tortialla that has some salsa and a hot dog, wrap it up and Ole.
    Use in on a English Muffin with fresh tomatoes and broil it

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    Heidi

    August 1, 2007

    Spread on some celery! One of my very favorite snacks EVER.

    I love some of these other ideas!

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    Anonymous

    August 1, 2007

    Wow these are great ideas. All I do is put it on a Wasa cracker. I never thought of all you could do with it. All these recipes sound so good.

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    NCChris

    August 1, 2007

    Try melting it over 2 oz of cooked noodles and a splash of skim milk -add some seasonings and it’s kind of a poor man’s alfredo!

    -Chris

    BTW – just notice Anne had a “real” recipe for this posted!

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    fitmom64

    August 1, 2007

    I use Laughing Cow to satisfy my craving for my favorite dessert, cheesecake. I mix one wedge with a packet of splenda and spread it on a graham cracker. Yum!

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    Roni

    August 1, 2007

    I just have to say these are ALL AWESOME! I’m so glad I asked this question! :-D

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    Nikki

    August 2, 2007

    The stuffed mushrooms are awesome!!! here is the recipe
    Stuffed Mushrooms

    Serving Size : 16

    3 cup mushrooms
    12 wedges Laughing Cow Cheese — Light – Garlic & Herb flavored
    1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs

    Clean mushrooms and remove stems. Chop stems.

    Unwrap cheeses and place in microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute to soften. Combine crumbs, mushroom stems and cheese. Take spoonfuls and fill mushroom caps.

    Place mushroom caps filling side up on ungreased cookie sheet. Cook 20 minutes at 400 degrees Farenheit or until stuffing is lightly browned on top. Let cool, then serve. Mushrooms will be juicy.

    Source: WW Boards / Poster Unknown

    Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 55 Calories; 3g Fat (52.9% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 11mg Cholesterol; 287mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Vegetable; 0 Fat.

    They are great, a must try if you like this sort of thing

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    Nancy

    August 3, 2007

    Help! Help! To Anonymous CRAB DIP MUFFINS ~ would you post the portions per ingredient? I tried this but obviously didn’t have the magic combination. I used my creation with fresh spinach, it was very tastie, but definately not a muffin.

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    Swizzlepop

    August 8, 2007

    We put it in with the eggs before we scramble them, I also put it on a baked potato instead of cream cheese.
    I like it with TJ’s Melba rounds, Ak-Mak or on toast. I love LC cheese!

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    joan

    August 11, 2007

    I use it for breakfast. I spread it on a 1 point English muffin, I add 1/2 cup of cooked egg beaters (I add chives and sun dried tomatoes to mine), and I add a slice of turkey bacon. I end up with my version of a Dunkin donuts sandwich but only 4 points. It is very, very, filling because of all the protein. Sometimes I don’t use the bacon if I’m in a hurry and it is still filling and only 3 points.
    Joan

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    Emily

    August 21, 2007

    I put laughing cow light herb flavor in my egg whites every morning for breakfast. 1/2 of a wedge works perfect for me to add flavor and creamy texture to 3 egg whites!

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    Candice

    September 22, 2007

    Roni,
    I just tryed laughing cow cheese about a week ago for the first time. I must say I have found my new favorite snack. I have been eating them w/ either wasa crispbread, melba garlic toast or the new harvest garden chips. My fav l.c cheese is the french onion, even my boyfriend loves this stuff.

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    dayla

    January 26, 2008

    Love the laughing cow cheese. I put in on a w.w. toasted bagel for breakfast sometimes or on melba toast as a snack. Tonight I was thinking of adding some to my mashed potatoes to give them a little cheesy flavor we’ll see how it goes.

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    Laura Brandon

    June 13, 2008

    wow so this is an old post that i’m just now seeing. i put it on a pita pocket with hummus and cucumbers and tomatoes!

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    Sulyn

    June 21, 2008

    I just discovered this post as well. In fact, I just discovered this site. I took the idea Amanda posted. I used one wedge of LC cheese and 1/2 T regular brown sugar. After I mixed it up, I put it on 1/2 of a whole wheat bagel. The points were still very low, and like Amanda said – OH MY! It was just like having one of the cream cheese sweet rolls I ate before I was on Weight Watchers. Thanks for all of the great ideas and inspiration.

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    Anonymous

    June 22, 2008

    Spread on 2 whole-grain, low-fat Nutri Grain waffles. 135 yummy calories, very filling and portable.

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    Anonymous

    June 23, 2008

    how many points is the light laughing cow cheese?

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    Roni

    June 25, 2008

    1 point a wedge!

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    Jenna

    June 28, 2008

    I read on the WW website that many members like to prepare pasta, and then just melt a LC wedge in before serving–sort of stir it all around in it. I thought that sounded fabulous as I am a fan of pasta.

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    Beckywithasmile

    June 30, 2008

    Regular (not light) is 1 point also. It’s funny how much the light is pushed by those in the weight watchers community.

    I’m excited to try some new ways to use it.

    Here’s an idea from Hungry-girl.com: salmon roll ups (smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomato, onion). She uses ff cream cheese, and it wasn’t as good as laughing cow, so I swapped it. Even yummier with laughing cow!

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    Roni

    July 1, 2008

    I didn’t even realize there was a non-light! LOL

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    Anonymous

    July 2, 2008

    I put it on melba toast as well and then top it with salsa!

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    Jamie

    July 12, 2008

    I love it on my turkey burger…Whole Wheat bun, spread the laughing cow, turkey burger with a slice of pepperjack and pickles…so good

    I also like to sometime put a wedge of the cheese inside the burger…YUM

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    Mrs Dolly

    July 25, 2008

    I am going to eat mine with celery for my mid-afternoon snack! yum yum. I worked out the Laughing Cow Light (but not swiss) with the points finder and it said for 2 portions it was 1 pt….maybe I read wrong? I will check it again!

    Thanks for the wonderful blog Roni!

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    Lisa

    November 4, 2008

    I made burger patties with 93% ground beef and put some herb & cheese laughing cow in the center of each, then grilled. This was one of my families favorite meals this summer.

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    Michelle

    November 13, 2008

    I made a HUGE spaghetti squash last night and had quite a bit left over. So-I sprayed a skillet with some I can\’t believe it\’s not butter spray and added 2 wedges of herb and garlic laughing cow cheese, a little FF half and half and a little skim milk. When the cheese wedges started to melt a bit, I added my cold squash strands and some garlic powder, salt and pepper. It was a HUGE plate of food, and couldn\’t have been more than 3 WWP\’s. Very tasty-kinda like alfredo.

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    Judy Thiem

    January 27, 2009

    I spread it on yellow or orange peppers stick it in the microwave for a few minutes and eat. Sometimes adding some low calorie turkey. Also I found out that they freeze well so when the store has a sale I stock up. They can be a tad less creamy but still taste wonderful.

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    Liz

    February 4, 2009

    I use it on sandwiches instead of mayo( I LOATHE low-fat mayo) and it’s very good for breakfast. My favorite recipe is: serving of eggbeaters, two slices of whole grain bread, speading laughing cow on toast with slices of fresh tomato and cracked black pepper. Very low in points and VERY yummy.

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    Jen

    February 13, 2009

    Spread on a toasted whole wheat mini bagel square, topped with bruschetta. Easy pizza.

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    lynne

    February 16, 2009

    I just tried this idea tonight.

    1 flour tortilla (cut in half)
    1 apple (peel and slice thin)
    1 wedge of laughing cow cheese

    Spread laughing cow cheese on 1 side of each tortilla half
    Place apples in dish sprinkle with 2 packets of splenda and heavy cinnamon. Cover and microwave 4 minutes. Place on one tortilla and top with the other one. Heat griddle on med high . Spray both sides of tortilla and place on hot griddle. Brown on 1st side and turn. Cut in half.

    Mmmmmmm! and only 3 points!

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    lynne

    February 16, 2009

    Duh! spray with Pam.

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    Sarah

    March 4, 2009

    I love this post! Thank you, everyone. I literally looked up this post as I was grocery shopping, while my husband patiently stood there with the cart. Honey, I know it’s here somewhere, I need to remember what everyone was talking about, again! Laughing Cow Light Cheese, right! I bought my first circle and it’s amazing. I’ve used it with eggs, english muffins, crackers, and still feel great because, that little wedge of goodness, is only ONE POINT! Yay! :) Thank you! I love new, good food finds and ideas! Yay! :)

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    Amanda

    March 10, 2009

    I’m on a no carb (less than 20g per day) high protein/fat diet and loooove laughing cow. I have found it’s good on everything. I spread it on fried eggs the other day, it was really good and I don’t even really like eggs, gotta do them because of the protein though. So this morning I had several walnuts – dipped them in laughing cow. First one was kind weird, but i ate them all like that in no time.

    At lunch today I had another one, I think I’m addicted. I got the grill chicken from mickey d’s – plain, threw away the bun. So i basically had a grilled chicken breast. Covered it in laughing cow, soooo good! My favorite is the garlic and herb, but I’m trying the french onion, just bought it. We’ll see if its as good.

    I tried the “Alfredo” sause the other day, it wasn’t like alfredo, but it was still pretty good, a little thicker and kinda sticky, but still good.

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    Janet

    August 19, 2009

    I use Laughing Cow cheese to make stuffed baked chicken breasts – or to make faux alfredo sauce…..

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    Tywonn

    August 22, 2009

    I use it as the cheese in grilled cheese sandwiches.

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    Kathy

    August 25, 2009

    My favorite way to enjoy the wedges is so simple, I wonder if it’s worth posting. I just spread small amounts on grape tomatoes individually as I pop them into my mouth! About 16-20 tomatoes to 2 wedges is my perfect ratio. I don’t know anything about points, but it seems like a healthy snack, is quite filling, and helps me get my veggies in.

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    Melissa

    September 22, 2009

    I eat laughing cow with a cut up green apple.

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    Diane Miller

    September 29, 2009

    love this cheese take two slices of whole wheat Bread cut crusts off flatened bread a little spread laughing cow cheese on bread get two dill pickles dry pickles and place on bread wrap like a jeely roll and refrigerate for a hr and the cut in pinwheels makes a nice appetizer and it is very very good made these for my bunko club and the loved them and didnt realize they were low fat and low calorie

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    Nowheregirl

    October 26, 2009

    Italian pasta bake…yay

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    shannon

    November 23, 2009

    My favorite way to use laughing cow cheese is in a hungry-girl recipe. It is their spinach dip. It says to use so many ounces of fat free cheese but I use 5 triangles laughing cow cheese, then the fat-free mayo, fat-free sour cream, reduced fat parmesan, some garlic, and defrosted/squeezed dry frozen spinach… It tastes just as good as the restaurant but only has about 75 cal for 3 large Tablespoons, which is plenty for one serving for me.

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    kathy

    November 26, 2009

    I just used laughing cow cheese on a low carb torillia wrap with eggs. My children wanted the egg burrito for breakfast I had no cheese at all in the house…mmm wondered if this would work! I lightly very lightly spread it added an egg, wrapped gave it and they loved it! :) new fav in our house

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    Michele

    December 21, 2009

    I broil a portabella mushroom cap and some sliced tomatoes while I am sauteeing fresh spinach. When everything is cooked, I spread a laughing cow light swiss on the mushroom, then layer the spinach and tomatoes on top. Awesome!!

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    april

    January 6, 2010

    tonight i sliced open chicken breasts and stuffed them with mushrooms, spinach, and a wedge of garlic & herb laughing cow cheese. soooo yummmy! even my 14 & 10 yr olds loved it!

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    Bloodlinefresh

    January 7, 2010

    i spread it on a cracker with some jelly, jam, or preserves. i love to do that with brie but its so fattening. thank goodness for laughing cow!

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    kendra

    February 2, 2010

    I use it as a dip for my carrots rather than ranch dressing. Yum!

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    Richard Cave

    March 22, 2010

    HI I live in Arizona and would like to know who carries this product.

    Richard

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    kendra

    March 22, 2010

    I can find it at most grocery stores. Walmart, carries it in their deli cheese section. Some carry it in their regular cheese section. It comes in a round, flat container.

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    roni

    March 23, 2010

    Hi Richard. I agree with Kendra. I find it at most regular grocery stores on the east coast. Look at the deli cheese counter or contact the company directly they will be able to help.

    -Roni

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    Julia

    June 22, 2010

    These are all amazing! I mix 2 laughing cow cheeses with one avocado and it makes an amazing avocado spread for sandwiches or for a dip!!

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    Jami

    August 18, 2010

    I know this is older but my favorite thing used to be to get a mini Pepperidge Farm whole grain bagel and toast it, then slather the garlic or regular flavor on it, like cream cheese. Oh my! It makes my mouth water still!

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    Emma Sue

    April 27, 2011

    I put it in a toasted pita and stuff it with cooked spinach with a dash of garlic salt. Tasted like spinach pie and only 3 points plus value!

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    Dee

    January 4, 2012

    I have done the following with this cheese: put a wedge on a hot baked potato (healthier than butter and sour cream); put on a steak with sautéed onions; add it to broccoli; use on crackers and raw veggies; and make an Alfredo sauce with a couple of wedges, sour cream, and Parmesan cheese. I have used the alfredo sauce to cover sautéed mushrooms, onions, garlic, spinach and pasta. Yum!

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    Susan

    March 13, 2013

    I use it in a omelet with spinach, onion, mushrooms and red bell pepper .

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