September 2, 2010
Recipes from Martha Ruth Leonard
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
flour before measuring. Mix dry ingredients. Add oil, milk and eggs.
Beat at medium speed or by hand until smooth (about 1-1/2 minutes).
Fill greased baking cups or pans half full. Bake on center rack at 400
degrees for about 40 minutes. Don’t peek! If you have small muffin
pans, reduce heat to 350. Cook about 25 minutes.
Brussels Sprouts Casserole
10-oz. pkg. frozen Brussels sprouts
1/2 cup water chestnuts, sliced
Brussels sprouts until almost tender. Arrange in swallow casserole,
alternating a row of Brussels sprouts and a row of water chestnuts.
Sprinkle with bacon and pour the browned butter, to which the lemon
juice has been added, over the vegetables. Sprinkle lightly with
Parmesan cheese and cook in 325 degree oven until well heated.
Great-Grandmother Hampton’s Chess Pie
1/2 cup butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
Melt butter in medium-sized saucepan. Add sugar and simmer for a few minutes. Remove from heat, allow to cool slightly and beat in eggs, one at a time. Then add vanilla, lemon juice and rind. Mix well and pour into unbaked pie shell. Cook in 400 degree oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 and continue baking for about 20 minutes more. Shake pie gently, pie is done when it quivers slightly. (This recipe goes back to around the middle 1800’s.)
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - August 31, 2000
Attended Boys State
Alan Crain and Coleman Carlisle, both of Holly Springs and seniors at Marshall Academy, recently attended the American Legion Boys State, a yearly conference for outstanding young men who are leaders in their school and community. Allen is the son of Donald and Carey Crain. Coleman is the son of Fred and Patti Carlisle.
LPGA pro golfer Amy Read posts career best finish last weekend
LPGA golf tour pro Amy Read of Holly Springs posted her career best finish at the Oldsmobile Classic in East Lansing, Mich., last week. She tied for fourth place and collected a $32,708 check, quadrupling her season earnings.
25 Years Ago - August 29, 1985
Presents cassettes to library
Lee Eric Smith of Holly Springs presented a collection of children’s cassette tapes to the Marshall County Library, to fulfill requirements for Eagle Scout. Lee Eric’s Scoutmaster is Bill Scott. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie L. Smith Jr. of Holly Springs.
First graders at Marshall Academy like school
Kurt Sanders: “It’s hard work, but I like the playgrounds and eating and going home;” Michael Maholm: “Going to P.E., playing and the playground is my favorite;” Kimberly Farley: “I like the playground and learning to read and write and not to fight.”
50 Years Ago - September 1, 1960
The South Reporter now under new management
New editor and publisher of the Marshall County weekly newspaper, The South Reporter, is Grady McAlexander. The transaction took place after a special meeting of the stockholders of the Holly Springs Publishing Co., Inc. Mr. McAlexander also purchased the stock of former editor Harlan Hilburn, who is no longer associated with the corporation. G.H. Yarbrough Jr., George M. Yarbrough, and Grady McAlexander were elected directors.
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