20 Recipes That Prove Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Are Meant to Be Pumpkin and cream cheese are proof that opposites attract. Pumpkin brings a natural sweetness — often flavored with warm, earthy spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger — while cream cheese is rich, tart, and tangy. Aug 25, 2014 · Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. To make the vinaigrette, whisk together rice wine vinegar, garlic, sesame oil, sugar, ginger and soy sauce in a small bowl; set aside. May 03, 2019 · RE: Cooking chicken longer in slow cooker and not drying out: Use frozen chicken breast, or even chicken thighs, but don’t cut them up. Leave them whole. Then, you can cook chicken in a slow cooker for 6-8 hours without drying it out.