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Jack Be Little Pumpkins

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Great for Thanksgiving

Ingredients

1 miniature pumpkin per person
1 tablespoon butter for each
1 teaspoon brown sugar for each
Sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350. Cut off the top of pumpkin (about a quarter of way down). Scoop out seeds and strings. Put butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in each pumpkin. Put tops back on. Place on cookie sheet and bake 45 to 55 minutes until fork tender. Serve.

Ginny DeGryse
Moline




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1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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