St. Clair County Students Participate In Alfa Youth Leadership Conference
St. Clair County students Grace Staples, Alexia Thomas and J’Kaylen Swain sharpened leadership skills during the Alfa Youth Leadership Conference at the 4-H Center in Columbiana Oct. 8-9. Staples attends Ashville High School, while Thomas and Swain are students at Pell City High School. They were sponsored by the St. Clair County Farmers Federation. From left are the Alabama Farmers Federation’s Mike Tidwell, Staples, Thomas and Swain.
Taylor Enters Annual Heritage Cooking Contest
Emily Taylor of St. Clair County entered her recipe for Bacon Mushroom Tartlets in the 2018 Heritage Cooking Contest. The annual contest is sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation Women's Leadership Division and highlights a specific commodity. For 2018, pork was the highlighted commodity.
Bacon Mushroom Tartlets
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup flour
Mix together and refrigerate 30 minutes to overnight.
1 package cream cheese, softened
½ cup bacon bits
1 Tbsp. chopped green onion
¼ tsp. garlic salt
3 Tbsp. chopped mushrooms
Mix filling ingredients together.
Directions: Place a teaspoon of dough into each mini muffin cup. Add a teaspoon of filling in each. Place in a 350-degree oven for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven. Let cool on wire rack briefly. Lift pastries out with a sharp knife. Serve or freeze. Makes 30-36 mini muffin sized tartlets.
Four St. Clair County Women Earn Prizes During Annual Sewing, Quilting Contests
Clockwise from top left: Tamara Rashleigh of St. Clair County won first place in the Christmas tree skirt contest at the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 46th Commodity Producers Conference in Montgomery Aug. 4. She won $150, courtesy of the Federation’s Women’s Leadership Division.
Jackie Stevens of St. Clair County received second place and $100, courtesy of the Federation’s Women’s Leadership Division, in the hand-stitched quilt contest.
Madison Cole of St. Clair County received second place and $100, courtesy of the Federation’s Women’s Leadership Division, in the youth Christmas tree skirt contest.
Melanie Connell of St. Clair County received third place and $75, courtesy of the Federation’s Women’s Leadership Division, in the machine-stitched quilt contest.