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Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

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Ingredients

Filling:
3 medium sweet potatoes
1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
Half of 12 or 16-ounce can evaporated milk
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Topping:
1 stick butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 9-inch pie shell

Instructions

To start: Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Start by cooking sweet potatoes in boiling water until soft. Drain, peel and mash potatoes in large bowl. Add butter and sugar while hot. In medium size bowl beat eggs, add in evaporated milk; combine with sweet potatoes. Add cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla; mix thoroughly. Pour into pie shell. For topping: Melt butter; add brown sugar and pecans. Cook 2-3 minutes. Cool. Sprinkle over your pie. Bake in pre-heated oven 40-45 minutes.

Jane Franks, Rock Island



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  Today is Thursday, July 31, the 212th day of 2014. There are 153 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
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.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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