Original Cooking Creme Week

This is Week #3 in the Real Women of Philadelphia Video contest. I love the Original Flavor!!  It tastes just like the original Philadelphia cream cheese!! But this time, spreadable, spoonable and still yummy flava flave!!

My two recipes I have entered this week (Chimichurri-Marinated Shrimp Pitas with Apple Cilantro Slaw AND Creamy Orange Ginger Rotini) both include a great product – Broccoli slaw mix. If you’ve not tried it, you’ll like it.

Even people who don’t like the taste of broccoli will like this, it is very similar to cabbage-only slaw mix.

I’ve made sure to link those recipes with their perspective links to the videos at the realwomenofphiladelphia website just simply click on the recipe titles above to go to those videos.

For the recipes, themselves, I have included both below. Both are EASY recipes. You’ll love both of these!! Enjoy!

One more week to go!! Can’t wait for next week’s recipes. We’ll be using the Santa Fe Blend and it’s going to be some kind of Yummy!!

Chimichurri-Marinated Shrimp Pitas with Apple Cilantro Slaw

Yields 4 servings

Prep time: 35 minutes (includes marinade time)

Cook time: 5 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes


1 pound frozen jumbo shrimp, thawed, peeled, tails removed and deveined

1 cup plus 3 tablespoons Chimichurri Argentinian sauce, divided

2 limes, divided

1/2 bunch cilantro leaves, divided

1-10oz. tub Kraft® Philadelphia Original Cooking Creme

1/4 cup or more apple juice

1-12oz. bag shredded broccoli slaw mix

1 Granny Smith apple cored and diced

4 whole wheat pitas, cut in half


For marinade, place 1/4 cup cilantro into a food processor. Pulse to mince cilantro. Add 1 cup Chimichurri sauce (less oil), 2 teaspoons lime zest and 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. If a more liquid marinade is desired, add teaspoons of oil from Chimichurri sauce until desired consistency.

Combine shrimp in a gallon-size resealable freezer bag with marinade. Marinate in refrigerator for 20 minutes.

Create dressing for slaw. In a small mixing bowl, whisk 1 cup cooking creme, 1/4 cup apple juice, 1 tsp. lime zest, 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice and 3 tablespoons oil from Chimichurri sauce. Taste. If desired, add teaspoons of apple juice or lime juice until desired taste is acquired. Dressing should have a lightly sweet, yet tangy flavor.

Mix 1/4 cup chopped cilantro with slaw mix together in a large bowl. Drizzle with dressing and toss.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the shrimp on a baking sheet sprinkle with salt and pepper. Discard marinade. Bake for about 5-7 minutes, depending on size of shrimp.

When ready to serve, toss chilled slaw mixture with chopped apple. Cut shrimp into bite-size pieces. Take the halved pitas and fill 3/4 way with slaw and place shrimp evenly into pitas. Serve while shrimp is still warm.

NOTE: If consistency of slaw is acquired prior to tossing with all dressing, some can be set aside for later when serving pitas.

Chill dressing for at least 15 minutes; dressing alone can be chilled over night. If any remaining dressing, drizzle into pitas or place into dressing cups to be served on the side.

Creamy Orange Ginger Rotini

Yields: 8 Servings

Prep time: 30 minutes (20 minutes chill time)

Cook time: 0 minutes

Total time: 30 minutes


13.25oz. cooked whole wheat Rotini pasta, cooled

12oz. bag broccoli slaw mix

10oz. tub Kraft Philadelphia Original Cooking Creme

2/3 cup Orange Ginger salad dressing (Newman’s Own)

1 Tablespoon orange zest (optional)

1/4 cup sesame seeds (optional)


Combine cooked and cooled pasta with slaw mix in a large bowl.

In a small bowl whisk cooking creme, salad dressing and zest. Pour the dressing mixture over the pasta mixture, sprinkle sesame seeds (optional) and stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes before serving.

Serve chilled or at room temperature.


About amrecipes

My love of cooking has taken over. I was on the net one day and saw an ad for a recipe contest. I entered. Then, I entered another. Then another, and so on and when I won a contest... an entire year's worth of tomato products, I was hooked. Since then, I've entered many many different recipe contests. I have won a trip to New York, entries into cook-offs, a recipe published in a Kraft/Paula Deen cookbook and many food products and food related items. I enjoy cooking and entering recipe contests. I hope I spark an interest in others to create something they can be proud of. I'm always getting more ideas from the internet. Wow, I remember not having the internet years ago. It's a God send and I'm trying to cover every inch of the food sites!! Join me in my quest to keep fresh ideas flowing and creating new and exciting dishes.
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2 Responses to Original Cooking Creme Week

  1. Angie Walker says:

    Your recipes look amazing. I am really interested in the apple cilantro slaw. What great flavors mixed together.

    • amrecipes says:

      Thanks Angie! The apple cilantro slaw is great…you can also sub out the apple juice for apple jelly and use Greek yogurt if you can’t find the Philly cooking creme yet….or choose to use the original cream cheese.

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