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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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Recruits can get $500 by enlisting now. Lt Jobe has a recruiting office on Illinois Street.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Superintendent Schnitger formally inaugurated the Rock Island and Davenport Railway Line of the Holmes system by putting on four cars to start.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Wires of the defunct Union Electric Co. are being removed by city electricians.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The Bishop Hill softball team won the championship in WHB"S Mississippi Valley tournament at Douglas Park.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A boom in apartment construction has hit Rock Island, with approximately 300 units either in or near the construction stage or due for an early rezoning decision.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Members of the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission are hoping to revive their push for a new $70 million four-lane bridge spanning the Mississippi River.






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