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Grandma Margot's Candied Yams

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"Thanksgiving is never complete without these delicious yams, and nobody makes them better than Grandma Margot!"

Ingredients

5 yams
3 tart apples
1 navel orange
1 cup walnuts, sliced into halves
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 package miniature marshmallows

Instructions

Grease a 13x9-inch glass baking dish with butter or margarine. Boil yams whole in a pot of boiling water for 30 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Peel and slice yams lengthwise and spread out along bottom of baking dish. Peel and slice apples and place on top of yams. After removing the seeds, squeeze juice of orange over yams. Add walnuts evenly over yams.

Crumble brown sugar and pour honey over yams. Dot yams with 2 tablespoons butter or margarine. Top with marshmallows.

Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for about 1 hour. Marshmallows will be lightly browned and melted.

Note:"This dish can be made one day in advance and re-heated on Thanksgiving."

Hannah Cosdon
Rock Island




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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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