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Ingredients

1 large can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks packed in juice
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
3 cinnamon sticks
6 whole cloves

Instructions

Drain pineapple, reserve juice and set pineapple aside. Combine reserved juice, sugar, vinegar, stick cinnamon and cloves in a 1-quart microwave-safe container. Microwave on high for five minutes. Add pineapple chunks, microwave on high for 3 minutes, stir and return to microwave for an additional 3 minutes. Cool, and store in covered container. Serve on picks. These are a great addition to a tray of fresh fruit, especially nice with strawberries and melon.

Bess Pierce, Moline



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1864 -- 150 years ago: We hear that Col. Reynolds has employed C.D. Merrill to drill for water to supply the Rock Island Barracks.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Billy Catton, famous billard player, returned to Rock Island with a view to making this city his home in the future.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The belief is growing that a great decisive battle of the World War was being fought at Verdun, a strong fortress of France on the Meuse near the French frontier, according to a London dispatch.
1939 -- 75 years ago: William Stremmel, 91, Rock Island's last Civil War veteran, died.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Workmen of the Midwest Wrecking Co., Clinton, have begun razing the historic old office building of Deere & Co., 1325 3rd Ave., Moline. The site will be used by the Deere Plow Works for its shipping and receiving department.
1989 -- 25 years ago: East Moline developer Jim Massa says the financial package for the proposed $34.5 million Quad City International Motor Speedway is down to making sure "all the i's are dotted and t's are crossed. Finalizing this will give the green light to see if NASCAR and CART, the auto racing sanctioning bodies, approve race dates.






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