Thursday, September 4, 2014
Recipes from Martha Ruth Leonard
1-1/2 cups sifted flour
5 tbsps. cooking oil
Put your sifted flour back in the sifter, add to it the cocoa, soda, sugar and salt and sift this right into a greased square cake pan, about 9x9x2. Make three grooves or holes in this dry mixture. Into one pour the oil, into the next the vinegar; and the next the vanilla. Now pour the cold water over it all. You’ll feel like you’re making mud pies, but beat it with a spoon until it’s nearly smooth and you can’t see the flour. Bake it at 350° for half and hour.
frosting: 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla; 2-4 tbsps. milk; 2
tbsps. cocoa if desired. Mix all together, adding milk a little bit at
a time until desired consistency. Frost cake.
Mrs.Vanderbilt’s Cook’s Wild Rice
3 cups boiling water
Wash the rice; then add it, with the chopped onion, to the boiling, salted water. Simmer until the water is absorbed, about 35 minutes. Now mix in the melted butter and Parmesan. This will sit happily for hours in the top of your double boiler if it has to. Just before you serve it, mix in most of the chopped bacon and sprinkle the rest on top.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - September 2, 2004
Concert highlights hummingbird celebration
In addition to discovering the joys of the ruby-throated hummingbird, visitors to the fifth annual Hummingbird Celebration can enjoy the sounds of the legendary Dixie Hummingbirds. The “gentlemen of song” are the pioneering force behind the evolution of the modern gospel quartet sound.
Kole Briscoe Memorial Scholarship to be awarded in 2005
Friends and family of Kole Briscoe of Hickory Flat have established the Kole Briscoe Memorial Endowed Scholarship at Northwest Community College. Briscoe served as a junior firefighter in Hickory Flat and was on his way to a fire when he was killed in a car accident. A 10th grader at Hickory Flat, Briscoe was 16 years old.
25 Years Ago - September 7, 1989
Local group fights fires in western forests
Firefighters from the Holly Springs National Forest were stomping through the forests trying to stop fires this summer -- in Idaho and Oregon. Those from this area fighting fires out west were: Clint Floyd, Ronald Lollar, George Prince, Connie Woodland, Gerald Inmom, Jeff Bein, Ronnie Duncan, David Hill and Steve Jones.
Construction begins on new Holly Springs post office
Construction began last week on the new 12,360-square-foot postal facility to be located on Hwy. 78 West. Postmaster Jerome Moss said that S&S Construction has been awarded the $1,039,794 contract. The post office on the square will continue to provide service after the new post office opens.
50 Years Ago - September 3, 1964
Ruff Fant joins Legal Aid Bureau
Lester G. Fant III of Holly Springs has been invited to join the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, Harvard Law School. Fant received his BA from Vanderbilt University in 1963. He is now in his second year at law school.
Cezon Bridge Club
Mrs. L. Graham Miller entertained the Cezon Bridge Club on Tuesday night at her home on Hamilton. Mrs. Tom Stewart won high score; Mrs. Jack Wittjen second high; Mrs. Jimmye Dale Green low score, and Mrs. Boyd Greene the bingo prize.
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