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Apple pie has been a favorite for centuries

Apple pie has been a favorite for centuries

By Bill Milligan, For the Call May 1, 2022

This apple pie recipe was created for a Thanksgiving section of Call Newspapers published in November 2001. It is one of those historic recipes I do based on some written reference to foods someone ate...

Pasta primavera tops for freshness, ease

Pasta primavera tops for freshness, ease

By Bill Milligan, For the Call April 3, 2022

My wife is pretty good about going along with whatever I come up with for supper. Sometimes she’ll say something like “I can’t wait until we’re through this chicken,’’ meaning let’s have...

2021 Home for the Holidays Contest Just Desserts: Pumpkin cake, pumpkin filling, with cinnamon maple cream cheese frosting

2021 Home for the Holidays Contest Just Desserts: Pumpkin cake, pumpkin filling, with cinnamon maple cream cheese frosting

November 24, 2021

Pumpkin cake, pumpkin filling, with cinnamon maple cream cheese frosting Cake: 3 cups all purpose flour 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cup unsalted butter softened 2 cups granulated...

2021 Home for the Holidays Contest Positive Roll Models: Grandma Betty’s Icebox Rolls

2021 Home for the Holidays Contest Positive Roll Models: Grandma Betty’s Icebox Rolls

November 24, 2021

Grandma Betty’s Icebox Rolls ½ cup sugar 1 cup Crisco (I use butter flavored) 1 cup boiling water 1 tsp salt 2 cakes of Fleishmans Yeast (dairy section at Dierbergs/seasonal/check for freshness) 1...

2021 Home for the Holidays Contest Holiday Beverages: Rudolph’s Tipsy Spritzer

November 24, 2021

Rudolph’s Tipsy Spritzer 2 ½ cups orange juice, chilled 2 ½ cups cranberry juice, chilled 2 cups 7 Up or Sprite, chilled 2 cups vodka, chilled ½ cup maraschino cherry juice, chilled ¼ cup of...

2021 Home for the Holidays Contest Super Soups: Crockpot Meatball Soup

2021 Home for the Holidays Contest Super Soups: Crockpot Meatball Soup

November 24, 2021

Crockpot Meatball Soup 32 ounces frozen small meatballs  2 - 12 ounce frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, corn, green beans and peas) 1 - 28 ounce can tomatoes  2 - package brown gravy mix (0.87 ounces)...

2021 Home for the Holidays Contest Lovable Leftovers: Light Monte Cristo Sandwich

2021 Home for the Holidays Contest Lovable Leftovers: Light Monte Cristo Sandwich

November 24, 2021

Light Monte Cristo Sandwich 1 tablespoon butter 1 egg 3 tablespoons milk 2 slices white bread 1 slice turkey 3-4 thin slices ham luncheon meat 1 slice Swiss cheese ¼ cup preserves, raspberry or...

2021 Home for the Holidays Contest Holiday Hams: Sweet and Spicy Baked Ham

2021 Home for the Holidays Contest Holiday Hams: Sweet and Spicy Baked Ham

November 24, 2021

Sweet and Spicy Baked Ham This holiday ham is a crowd pleaser. Dijon honey salad dressing makes an easy glaze. Serves 6. ½ cup honey Dijon salad dressing  1 teaspoon grated orange zest  ¼ cup freshly...

2021 Home for the Holidays Contest Special Salads: Louisiana Fruit Salad

2021 Home for the Holidays Contest Special Salads: Louisiana Fruit Salad

November 23, 2021

Louisiana Fruit Salad 1 small can mandarin oranges, drained 10 ounces. frozen strawberries  20 ounces. can pineapple chunks, drained                                 3 sliced bananas 1...

2021 Home for the Holidays Contest Deserving Dressing: Mabel & Mary’s Dressing

2021 Home for the Holidays Contest Deserving Dressing: Mabel & Mary’s Dressing

November 23, 2021

Mabel & Mary’s Dressing ¾ cup butter ½ cup chopped celery ½ cup diced onion 7 cups dry bread cubes 1 teaspoon teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper ¾ cup chicken stock Preheat...

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