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Ingredients

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling
1/2 cup cooking oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped dates
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (black walnuts if you wish)

Instructions

Sift together flour, sugar, soda, salt, cinnamon and allspice. Combine eggs, pie filling, oil and vanilla; stir into flour mixture and mix well. Stir in dates and nuts. Pour into greased and floured 13x9-inch baking dish. Bake in 350 degree oven for 40 to 45 minutes. Cool. Cut in squares; serve with a dollop of whipped cream if desired. May garnish with half of red or green maraschino cherry.

Pat Niebuhr
Walcott, Iowa




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1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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