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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Foodie Friday, including Friday's Flash Giveaway!!!

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My Mom's Famous Fruit Salad

This is one of those salads "from my childhood." My mom made it all the time, and it's ALWAYS good. She used to sometimes add walnuts. I don't care for those. But you can try it. Now, since I'm all grown up and stuff, I make it all the time too. And people are always asking me what it is, exactly. The best news is, it's simple and takes like 5 minutes!


2 packages regular Philadelphia cream cheese
1-2 LARGE cans of mandarin oranges
1-2 LARGE cans of chunk pineapple (you can also use wedges or crushed. I prefer chunks because it's so yummy!!!)
2-3 jars of STEMLESS maraschino cherries.

Put the  cream cheese into a microwave safe bowl, and soften it until it's mixable and creamy. Usually, this takes about 1 minute 30 seconds, but I do it in 30 second increments, and mix in between.

While you are softening your cream cheese, drain the fruits in a colander in the sink. I do it in order of color- cherries first, because they're red. If you put in the pineapple or oranges first, and cherries last, it stains them all red. LOL. It doesn't change the flavor, it just looks prettier when you have a colorful salad.

Cream cheese should be easy to mix and creamy!!!

I had to add both the fruit and the cheese to a bigger bowl...LOL. Mix them together until the fruit is well coated. Chill for about a half hour, and serve! SO delicious!


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Vhay said...

to an extent!

Michael Ann said...

Well that looks delicious AND easy! I'm going to have to try this! My kids love fruit salad.

wpogrant said...

Thanks for the giveaway

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