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Grandma's Fluffy Fruit Salad

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Thanksgiving and Christmas would not be complete without Grandma's fruit salad.

Ingredients

3 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 jar (5 ounces) Neufchatel cheese spread with pimento
1 can (16 ounces) sliced peaches
1 can (11 ounces) Mandarin oranges, drained
1 can (13 ounces) pineapple tidbits, drained
1 cup tiny marshmallows
1 cup Cool Whip

Instructions

Beat together cream cheese and cheese spread. Drain and cut up peaches, reserving 1/4 cup syrup. Beat reserved syrup into cheese. Fold in fruits and marshmallows. Fold in Cool Whip. Chill for five or six hours or overnight. Makes 10 servings.

Rhonda Lindsey
Moline



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1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
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