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Creamy Lemon Cheesecake

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Ingredients

2 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (18 graham crackers, crushed)
1/2 cup margarine, melted
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
2 cups milk
1 package (3.4 ounces) instant lemon pudding
1 teaspoon lemon extract

Instructions

In a large bowl, mix together graham cracker crumbs, margarine and sugar. Grease and flour an 8x8-inch baking pan. Press half the graham cracker mixture into bottom of the pan. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Remove pan from refrigerator. Place cream cheese in a large bowl. Blend with 1/2 cup of the milk on medium speed. Add remaining 1-1/2 cups milk and instant pudding. Mix for 2 minutes or until smooth. Pour pudding mixture over crust. Sprinkle remaining crumbs over the top of the pudding. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours, until set and completely chilled. Cut into 9 squares to serve.

Donna Whiting, East Moline



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1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
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