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Ingredients

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 whole egg
2 eggs separated
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 cup light brown sugar, packed

Instructions

Cream together shortening and sugar. Beat in 1 whole egg and 2 egg yolks. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to shortening mixture. Blend well. Pour batter into a 9x13-inch greased cake pan. Spread nuts, chocolate pieces and marshmallows over batter. Beat egg whites until stiff, fold in brown sugar. Spread over top of chocolate and marshmallows. Bake 30 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees.

Neva Emery, Prophetstown



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  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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