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Ingredients

1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
2/3 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1 carrot, grated
2/3 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375. Line 12 muffin cups with liners. Mix together four, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. In another bowl, mix together the pumpkin, brown sugar, oil and egg. Stir in carrot. Add pumpkin mixture all at once to dry mixture. Stir until just moistened. Stir in raisins and nuts. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake 10 to 15 minutes until firm and golden. Cool 5 minutes. Remove to rack to cool completely.

Nancy O'Mary Rock Island




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  Today is Monday, Sept. 1, the 244th day of 2014. There are 121 days left in the year.

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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