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Pineapple Upside-Down Carrot Cake

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Ingredients

1/4 cup margarine or butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
1 package (18 ounces) carrot cake mix
Maraschino cherries
Pineapple rings

Instructions

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Heat margarine in a 13x9-inch rectangular pan in oven until melted. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Spoon pineapple over brown sugar; spread evenly. Prepare cake mix as directed on package. Pour over pineapple. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until cake pulls away from sides of pan and springs back when touched lightly in center. Cool for 10 minutes. Invert onto heat proof serving platter; remove pan. Cool cake completely. Garnish with maraschino cherries or pineapple rings and serve with sweetened whipped cream or cool whip if desired.

Lou Della Bernauer
Rock Island




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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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