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Wonderful Sweet Potatoes

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I usually double this recipe. This allows me to make really "over-stuffed potatoes." If there is any extra, I just put it in a small casserole and freeze it for another meal.

Ingredients

6 large sweet potatoes
l teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup butter
2 beaten eggs
3/4 cup brown sugar
TOPPING:
l cup coconut
l cup brown sugar
l cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup butter

Instructions

Bake sweet potatoes and cool; cut in half horizontally. Carefully scoop the insides into a bowl and mix in vanilla, 1/4 cup butter, eggs and 3/4 cup brown sugar. Stuff potato skins with mixture; cover and chill for several hours.

In a large bowl, mix coconut, 1 cup brown sugar, pecans and 1/2 cup butter. Press sweet potatoes upside-down into the topping, pressing them down to make it stick. At this point the potatoes may be refrigerated for up to three days or frozen for a couple of weeks.

On serving day, thaw the potatoes and bake them at 375 degrees F. for 20-30 minutes. Serves 6.

Bess Pierce, Moline



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1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
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