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FROM DAPHNE'S KITCHEN
Special Foods Evoke Cozy
Memories Qf Christmastime
BY DAPHNE McWHITE
During the Christmas holidays,
kitchens begin to
srnei! of fresh
breads and can
dies. These spe
cial foods evoke
past and signal
the beginning of
McWHITE another season.
With the help of some talented
cooks, we present some must-try
GRAHAM CRACKER ROLL
1 pound dates, cut
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup evaporated milk
16 oz. mini marshmallows
1 entire box graham crackers,
crushed (save 8 squares to roll in)
Mix all ingredients in a large
bowl. Use your hands to shape into
2 rolls. Cover with leftover crushed
graham crackers. Cover with plastic
wrap and refrigerate 3 days. Slice
and serve with whipped cream.
Messy to work with, but the results
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? Gerry Lvnch
'A cup butter
1 / cups graham cracker crumbs
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 6-ounce pkg. chocolate chips
1 3'A ounce pkg. coconut
1 cup chopped nuts
Melt butter in a 13-by-9-inch pan.
Add crumbs to the butter and press
down. Spread milk over crust. Top
with chocolate chips, nuts and coc
onut. Press down. Bake at 350 de
grees for 35 minutes.
? Sylvia Freeman
2 pounds semi-sweet chocolate
chips (3 12-ounce bags)
1 pound chopped pecans
2 pounds coconut
1 large can sweetened condensed
1 box powdered sugar
2 sticks paraffin wax
1 stick margarine
Melt wax over low heat. Add
chocolate chips and keep warm.
Combine remaining ingredients in
a bowl and mix well with wet hands.
Shape into balls, then dip in choco
late. Place on wax paper to cool.
? Connie Davis
1 pound butter or margarine
6 eggs, separated
4 cups plain flour
1 tsp. baking powder
2 cups chopped pecans
pound candied cherries
'A pound candied pineapple
I'A tsp. lemon extract
1 pound brown sugar
Cut cherries and pineapple in
fourths. Add half of flour, all the
nuts, mix together and set aside.
Cream butter and sugar; add egg
yolks, flavor, remaining flour and
baking powder and mix well. Add
fruit, flour and nut mixture.
Beat egg whites and fold into
cake mixture. Let stand overnight.
Bake at 250 to 275 for 3 hours. So
? Melissa Simms
from her mother, Doris Reed
6-ounce pkg. peach or apricot Jello
3 Tbsp. Equal
ounce can crushed pineapple,
2 cups buttermilk
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9 ounce container Cool Whip
A cup chopped pecans
Place first 3 items in a saucepan
and stir over low heat until melted.
Allow to cool to room temperature.
Add buttermilk and Cool Whip. Mix
well and stir in pecans. Refrigerate.
Yield: 12 servings.
This is a family favorite of ours,
and one used every Thanksgiving
? Jean Tilley
3 A cups sugar
1 cup butter
3 tsp. baking soda, dissolved in
2 cups applesauce
3A cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground allspice
2 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
A cup grated fresh apples, peeled
1 cup chopped black walnuts
'A cup raisins, optional
Warm applesauce and blend in so
da. Set aside. Cream sugar and but
ter. Add eggs and applesauce. Sift
together flour, salt and spices. Stir in
grated apples, walnuts, raisins (if de
sired), vanilla and flour mixture.
Blend until smooth. Pour into but
tered and and floured tube pan and
bake 1 hour at 350 degrees.
This cake gets better with "age."
? Shryrle Trent
A cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. soda
% cup buttermilk
1 grated orange peel
1 pound chopped dates
1 cup chopped pecans
Cream butter, add sugar and eggs
(one at a time). Beat until blended.
Add flour and milk alternately. Add
dates, orange peel and nuts. Bake in
tiny muffin pans at 350 degrees.
Yield 7 or 8 dozen.
Glaze while hot and put 1/2 can
died cherry on top of glaze.
1 cup sugar
%cup orange juice
1 grated orange peel
Bring to a boil and boil 1 minute.
Spoon over muffins.
Pretty and delicious.'
? Joy Absher
SWEET POTATO PIE
1 A cups sweet potatoes, mashed
54 cup sugar
54 tsp. salt
'A tsp. nutmeg
'/i tsp. cloves
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 eggs, well-beaten
'A tsp. vanilla
V* cup margarine, melted
1 cup milk
9-inch deep-dish pastry shell, un
Combine sweet potatoes, sugar,
salt, spices, egg and vanilla. Melt
butter in milk, gradually pour in
potato mixture and stir until well
blended and smooth. Pour into shell
and bake at 400 degrees 40 minutes
or until lightly browned.
? Daphne Mc White
MAMA JOHN'S POUND CAKE
2 sticks butter
'A cup Cnsco
3 cups sugar
1 cup milk
3 cups all-purpose flour
A tsp. baking powder
A tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. lemon extract
Cream Crisco and butter, adding
eggs one at a time, beating well after
each addition. Gradually add sugar,
beating well. Add milk alternately
with remaining dry ingredients. Beat
in extracts. Bake at 350 degrees 1
hour and 30 minutes.
? Johnny Bolts
Ho! Ho! Ho!
What do your children leave for
Santa and his reindeer on Christmas
Eve? Send your recipe to Daphne
McWhite, The Brunswick Beacon,
P.O. Box 2558, Shallotte NC 28459.
Daphne McWhite lives in
Calabash. She and her husband
John are the parents of daughters
ages 5 and 2. She holds a
bachelor 's degree in economics
from Longwood College in
Farmville, Va., and taught school
in Virginia for seven years before
moving to the Carolinas. She will
be a regular contributor to The
Brunswick Beacon, writing about
cooking and nutrition.
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They Joined The Symphony
Fourth-grade students from Susan Reeves ' instrumental ensemble at Union Primary School played
recorders and melody bells for the N.C. Symphony concert on Nov. 4. They joined students from
Waccamaw Elementary, Supply Elementary, Bolivia Elementary and Shallotte Middle schools in a
combined instrumental group directed by Cheri Scaggs, Waccamaw music teacher. The group played
"The Old North State." The group from Union included (from left, front row) Matthew Clemmons,
Meredith Andrews, Deena Muniz, Brian Thompson, Jennifer Hayley, Rachel Early, Corey Martin,
(second row) Erica Gore, Kayla Hewett, Kramer Faulk, Jonathan Milligan, Kenshawn Stanley, D.C.
Earp, Kelli Carlyle, Chanda Marlow, (third row ) Allison Martin, Baxter Cheek, Drew Strickland,
Kendrick Cause, Eloui.se Cause, Graham Davis, Chantel Belknap and Felicia Thomas.
Christian Academy Tells Honor Rolls
Coastal Carolina Christian Academy has announced
its honor roll students for the first grading period.
A Honor Roll
Matthew Reaves, Grade 12; Charily Jones, Grade 11;
Michal Gallop. Grade 9; Jason (J.D.) Rogers, (trade 8;
Michelle Ward and Heather Riddle. Grade 7; Dorene
Brill, Grade 6; Joseph Cortes and Satah MacCormack,
Grade 3; Joseph Counts, Timothy Haircloth. Michael
Inman. Morgan Sparks and Sarah Ward. Grade 2;
Matthew Cortes and Leroy Haircloth. Grade 1.
A-H Honor Roll
Timothy Chestnut, Grade 12; C'hristi Donna. Grade
II; Staccy Jarvis and BarTett Sasser, Grade 10; Mandy
Causey. Lucas Grainger. Fagin Herring and Carey West.
Grade V; Kevin Angicr and Lindsey Fariss, Grade K;
l.illic ( ial lop. Grade 7; Chandi Gallop, Grade 6; Turner
Coleman. IX-vin Grainger and R.D White. Grade 4;
Joseph Dozicr, Kyle Grainger. Nicholas Sasser and Alan
Stanley. Grade 3.
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