You might be missing out on using a very common kitchen ingredient. Cream cheese goes far beyond the bagel. It's actually a versatile spread that can add a creamy texture to main dishes, dips or even desserts.
Between no-bake desserts and creamy alfredo pasta sauce, cream cheese will make a tasty addition to so many of your favorite recipes this summer.
Check out the slideshow above for 10 great new ways to use cream cheese.