"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
This recipe for Creamy Cheese Cake Dessert, by Mom Steiger, is from DiCarlo & Company Kitchen Favorites,
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FILLING: WALNUT CRUST: 1 pint cream cheese (8oz.) 1 1/2 c. flour 1 c. powdered sugar 2 tbsp. sugar 1 container Cool Whip 1 1/2 sticks plus 2 tbsp. margarine
3/4 c. chopped walnuts
Filling: Mix together soft cream cheese with the powdered sugar. Fold in Cool Whip. Spread on top of crust. Top with cherry topping. Refrigerate. Walnut Crust: Melt butter and add walnuts and sugar and then flour. Stir together, press into pan. Bake at 350º for 20 minutes.
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