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      Wave Your Flag Cheesecake

      Prep Time:20 min

      Total Time:4 hr 25 min

      Makes:20 servings

      1 qt. strawberries, divided

      1-1/2 cups boiling water

      2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Brand Strawberry Flavor Gelatin

      ice cubes

      1 cup cold water

      1 pkg. (10.75 oz.) pound cake, cut into 10 slices

      1-1/3 cups blueberries, divided

      2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese, softened

      1/4 cup sugar

      1 tub (8 oz.) cool whip whipped topping, thawed

      slice 1 cup of the strawberries; set aside. Halve the remaining 3

      cups strawberries; set aside. Stir boiling water into dry gelatin

      mixes in large bowl at least 2 min. until completely dissolved. Add

      enough ice to cold water to measure 2 cups. Add to gelatin; stir

      until ice is completely melted. Refrigerate 5 min. or until gelatin

      is slightly thickened

      (consistency of unbeaten egg whites).

      MEANWHILE, line bottom of 13×9-inch dish with cake slices. Add sliced

      strawberries and 1 cup of the blueberries to thickened gelatin; stir

      gently. Spoon over cake slices. Refrigerate 4 hours or until set.

      BEAT cream cheese and sugar in large bowl with wire whisk or electric

      mixer until well blended; gently stir in whipped topping. Spread over

      gelatin. Arrange strawberry halves on cream cheese mixture to

      resemble the stripes of a flag. Arrange remaining 1/3 cup blueberries

      on cream cheese mixture for the stars. Store any leftover dessert in

      refrigerator.

      Tips:

      Enjoy a serving of this easy-to-make dessert on occasion, but keep

      portion size in mind. One dessert makes enough for 20

      servings.SubstitutePrepare as directed, using JELL-O Brand Berry Blue

      Flavor Gelatin.

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      Mini Sandwiches for a Crowd

      Prep Time:20 min

      Total Time:20 min

      Makes:16 servings, 2 mini sandwiches each

      Take 32 each dinner rolls (about 1 oz. each)

      pieces of lettuce and tomato slices and mix & match your recipe from

      these options…

      condiment options Cheese choices meat possibilities

      6 Tbsp. Dijon Mustard mixed with 3 Tbsp.Horseradish

      2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Swiss Cheese Slices

      2 pkg. (9 oz. each) Shaved Turkey Breast

      1 cup Mayonnaise

      16 Singles

      1 pkg. (16 oz.) Bologna

      1 cup Italian Dressing

      2 pkg.(8 oz. each) Provolone Cheese Slices

      1 pkg. (16 oz.) Cotto Salami

      1 cup Mayonnaise mixed with

      1/2 tsp. garlic powder

      2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Sharp Cheddar Cheese Slices

      2 pkg. (9 oz. each) Shaved Smoked Ham

      Then follow our 3 simple steps:

      cut rolls crosswise in half; spread cut sides with condiments.

      cut cheese slices in half. fill rolls evenly with meat, cheese,

      lettuce and tomatoes.

      secure each sandwich with long wooden toothpick. serve stacked on

      large platter.

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      layered pasta salad

      prep time:20 min

      Total Time:3 hr 20 min

      Makes:12 servings, 1 cup each

      3 cups medium shell pasta, cooked, drained

      1 large red onion, sliced

      1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen peas, thawed, drained

      1 pkg. (6 oz.) Smoked Ham, chopped

      1/2 cup Mayonnaise

      1/2 cup Ranch Dressing

      1 cup Three Cheese Crumbles 1 cup

      halved grape tomatoes

      LAYER pasta, onions, peas and ham in 3-qt. clear serving bowl; set

      aside.

      mix mayo and dressing; spread over salad to seal. top with cheese and

      tomatoes; cover.

      refrigerate several hours or until chilled. toss gently before

      serving.

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      block party barbecued baked beans

      prep time:15 min

      Total Time:30 min

      Makes:12 servings, 1/2 cup each

      1 lb. ground beef

      1 onion, chopped

      1 can (16 oz.) pork and beans

      1 can (15-1/2 oz.) mild chili beans

      1/2 cup Barbecue Sauce

      1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar

      1 Tbsp. yellow mustard

      preheat grill to medium heat. meanwhile, brown meat in nonstick

      skillet on medium heat; drain. add onions; cook until tender,

      stirring occasionally. stir in remaining ingredients.

      spoon into 13×9-inch disposable foil pan; cover tightly with foil.

      Place pan directly on grill.

      GRILL 10 to 15 min. or until bean mixture is heated through and

      bubbly.

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      Grand Old Flag Cheese Spread

      Prep Time:15 min

      Total Time:15 min

      Makes:12 servings

      1 pkg. (8 oz.) Cream Cheese, softened 1/4 cup

      Mexican Style Shredded Cheddar Jack Cheese

      2 Tbsp. sliced pitted black olives

      1/4 cup Salsa

      ritz crackers

      place cream cheese between two sheets of waxed paper. roll out to 6×4-

      inch rectangle with rolling pin. Remove top sheet of waxed paper;

      coat top and sides of cream cheese with shredded cheese. Invert onto

      serving plate. Remove waxed paper.

      ARRANGE three rows of olives in top left corner of cream cheese

      rectangle for the “stars” of the “flag.” Make four 1/4-inch-deep

      rows, using rounded end of 1/4-tsp. measuring spoon for the “flag’s

      stripes,” leaving a 1/4-inch-wide space between the rows. Fill rows

      with salsa. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to

      serve.

      SERVE as a spread with crackers.

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      Pesto & Roasted Red Pepper Dip

      Prep Time:10 min

      Total Time:2 hr 10 min

      Makes:4-1/2 cups or 36 servings

      1 tub (8 oz.) Cream Cheese Spread, divided

      3/4 cup pesto

      1 container (16 oz.) Sour Cream

      1 jar (12 oz.) roasted red peppers, drained, chopped (about 1 cup)

      wheat thins crackers place half of the cream cheese spread in medium

      bowl. add pesto; mix until well blended. stir in half of the sour

      cream. place remaining cream cheese spread in separate medium bowl.

      add peppers; mix well. stir in remaining sour cream. cover both

      bowls.

      refrigerate at least 2 hours.

      SPOON dips alternately into one serving bowl. Swirl with knife for

      marble effect, if desired. Serve with the crackers.

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