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Sweet Potato Deluxe

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1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 can No. 3 whole, peeled sweet potatoes, mashed
1/4 cup nuts
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup cream or pineapple juice
6 or 7 marshmallow


Melt butter in a baking dish and add brown sugar. Stir and add mashed sweet potatoes. Mix well. Add nuts, raisins, salt and cream or pineapple juice. Mix well. Top with marshmallows and bake at 350 degrees F. 20-25 minutes until marshmallows melt and brown.

Ruth Ehlers Rock Island

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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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