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Ingredients

1 package yellow cake mix
1 cup fresh cranberries
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
6 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4 cup sugar

Instructions

Prepare yellow cake mix according to package directions and bake in 24 medium cupcake tins 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool. Combine cranberries, 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook over medium heat 10 minutes and cool. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Gradually add 3/4 cup of sugar, beating constantly until meringue is glossy and stiff peaks form. Place cupcakes onto a cookie sheet and frost each with meringue. Bake the meringue frosted cupcakes for 5 minutes at 450 degrees or until meringue is very lightly browned. Cool and top each cupcake with 1 tablespoon of cooled cranberries.

Mary Kastor
Rock Island



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1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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