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2003-08-27 communities
Extension News
by Stephanie Derifield

Lawrence County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences.

Kentucky's great foods, rich rural heritage and fun destinations will be showcased in a cookbook which debuted Aug. 14, at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville. Pride of Kentucky: Great Recipes with Food, Farm and Family Traditions is a coffee table size cookbook filled with recipes using traditional Kentucky commodities. It contains stories about Kentucky's food, culture and traditions, and information on festivals and agri-tourism destinations in the Commonwealth. It is published by the KY Extension Association for family and Consumer Sciences.

Pride of Kentucky is available for purchase at local County Extension offices. Price is $25 (includes sales tax). Make checks payable to Pride of KY. Proceeds from the book sales will go to an educational endowment fund for scholarships and an awards program to recognize excellence in education. For more Information about the Pride of Kentucky cookbook, contact the Lawrence County Cooperative Extension Service at 638-9495.

Recipe from Pride of Kentucky cookbooks pg. 169:

Johnson County Apple Layer Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting

4 cups finely chopped peeled apples

1 3/4 cups sugar

3 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

2 eggs, beaten

3/4 cup vegetable oil

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Coconut Pecan frosting

Toss the apples with the sugar in a mixing bowl. Let stand for 30 minutes. Add the flour, salt, and baking soda. Beat for 1 minute. Add the egg, oil, vanilla, and cinnamon. Beat at medium speed for 3 minutes. Spoon into 2 or 3 greased 9-inch cake pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Invert onto wire racks to cool.

Spread Coconut Pecan frosting between the layers and over the top and sides of cake.

Coconut Pecan Frosting

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 (5 oz.) can evaporated milk

1/2 cup (1 stick) margarine

1 cup flaked coconut

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1 tsp. vanilla extract

Combine the sugar and evaporated milk in a sauce pan. Cook over medium heat until 240 degrees on a candy thermometers soft-ball stage, stirring constantly. Add the butter, pecans, coconut and vanilla and stir until the butter melts. Yield: 12 servings. Per serving: 620 calories; 6g protein; 89g carbohydrates; 28g fat; 56mg cholesterol; 2g fiber; 372 mg sodium.

Congratulations to the new county chairperson.

Cultural Arts and Heritage - Ernestine LeCompte and Diana Gauze; Environment Housing and Energy - Donna Randall; Family and Individual Development - Sue Wallace; Food, Nutrition and Health - Johnnie Lee; International - Nancy Alley; Leadership Development - Lillie Vinson and Ruth Ann Smith; Management and Safety - Ruby Hart and Audrey Frazier; 4-H Youth Development -Lois Land and Joan Hatfield, County Officers - President, Constance Queen; Vice-President, Alma Webb; Secretary, Johnnie Lee; Treasurer, Ernestine LeCompte; Inspirational Leader, Betty Blair.

Club Presidents - Buchanan: Betty Rice; Chapman: Wilma Chapman; Dennis-Green Valley, Alma Webb; Fallsburg: Ernestine LeCompte; Louisa: Audrey Frazier; Smokey Valley: Betty Blair; Sunshine: Ruby Hart; Webbville: Sue Smith.

Homemakers Heritage Christmas - September 5-6, Septemberfest, Extension Education Center; September 4, Thursday Set-up 9 a.m.

Friday 10:30 a.m. Open for business—evening; Saturday, 10 a.m. Open for business—evening.

A Pride of Kentucky cookbook will be given away Friday and Saturday for those who register.

Appalachian Regaional
Mentoring program in place at Inez
Mending fences — literally
Park to host Elk Night Sept. 20
Stafford, Hazelett attend GIS conference
Employee of the Quarter
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