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Little Cheesecakes

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These give you a taste - no need to take a big helping and then leave some on your plate or feel guilty if you eat it all!

Ingredients

3 8-ounce packages cream cheese
1-1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 ounces sour cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1 can cherry pie filling

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, mix cream cheese, 1-1/2 cups sugar, eggs and vanilla. Fill small cupcake liners half full with mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 minutes. (Cheesecakes will rise, then fall.) Allow cheesecakes to cool. In a bowl, mix sour cream and 2 tablespoons sugar. Spoon over mini cheesecakes; top each one with a spoonful of cherry pie filing.

Nina Cowan, Rock Island



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  Today is Saturday, April 19, the 109th day of 2014. There are 256 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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