Thursday, October 2, 2014
Recipes from Martha Ruth Leonard
Three-in-One Oatmeal Cookies
1-1/2 cups margarine or butter
3 cups all-purpose flour
In a very large mixing bowl beat margarine or butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add about half of the flour, the brown sugar, sugar, eggs, milk, baking powder, vanilla and baking soda. Beat till combined. Beat or stir in remaining flour. Use a wooden spoon to stir in oats.
Divide dough into 3 portions; form into balls. Wrap each in freezer wrap, seal, label and freeze for up to 6 months.
Before baking, thaw dough overnight in the refrigerator. Choose one of the following cookie variations. Stir ingredients for desired cookie into one portion of thawed dough.
Drop dough onto ungreased cookie sheet. For large cookies, drop into scant 1/4 cup mounds 4 inches apart; for small cookies, drop from a tablespoon 2 inches apart. Bake in a 375° oven till edges are golden but centers are soft, allowing 13-15 minutes for large cookies and 9-11 minutes for small cookies. Cool on cookie sheet about 1 minute. Cool on wire racks. Makes about 11 large cookies or 32 small cookies.
Spicy Raisin Rounds
Stir in one cup raisins or currants, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon and 1/4 tsp. ground cloves. Continue as directed.
Nutty Brickle Chippers
Stir in 1 cup chopped chocolate-covered English toffee or semisweet chocolate pieces and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or hazelnuts. Continue as directed.
Stir in 1 cup snipped or chopped gumdrops or candy coated milk chocolate pieces. Continue as directed.
Pages from the Past
10 Years Ago - September 30, 2004
Skelton qualifies for national testing
Elizabeth Skelton, 9 years old, qualified for the 2004 USA Gymnastics National TOPS Testing. Elizabeth, from Tag Gymnastics in Tupelo, will be going to Houston, Texas, to a training center at Bela Karolyi’s gymnastics camp.
Brittany Leigh Ash, 8 years old, is a member of the royal family carrying the state title of Miss Mississippi Sweetheart. She met with Gov. Haley Barbour in his personal suite at the state office building. She made a presentation to Gov. Barbour from No Borders Animal Rescue.
25 Years Ago - October 5, 1989
Corn mash still uncovered near Orion
The Marshall County Sheriff’s department located a whiskey still on Hwy. 309. The department confiscated six barrels of corn mash and five gallons of moonshine and arrested a male, who was charge with untaxed whiskey (moonshine.) Sheriff Jimmye Dale Green said the still was located in a shed. The barrels were fermenting when seized and would have been worth $18-$20 a gallon.
First bale of cotton
L.E. Devore of Mt. Pleasant brought in the first bale of cotton this year, to the Federal Compress in Holly Springs, for his grandson, Matthew Palmer. Mr. Devore says this is the latest he can remember the first cotton coming in.
50 Years Ago - September 24, 1964
Fire destroys old landmark Saturday
Baptist College, one of the oldest landmarks in Holly Springs, was destroyed by fire Saturday afternoon. According to local historians, the building was constructed 95 years ago by 48 Baptist churches, who pooled resources to build a college for colored young people. The now defunct college building was being used as a meeting place for colored church and civic organizations.
Holly Springs to have new store
Charles Baddour announces the opening of a new store in Holly Springs soon, under the name “Fred’s Dollar Store,” a unit of the chain store operated by Mr. Baddour under that name. The store will be located in the old Anderson and McCrosky Feed Store.
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