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Hearty homemade tomato soup garnished with a dollup of sour cream.

Take care of yourself with this tomato soup

By Bill Milligan, For the Call September 22, 2022

I created this soup to use up some leftover fresh produce items I would otherwise have thrown away. It was a hit, but it is much better with ingredients purchased that day. The main caution here is...

Scrambled eggs served on a tortilla and topped with salsa make this an authentic MexBrex.

Eggs paired with traditional Mexican favorites make memorable breakfast

By Bill Milligan, For the Call August 23, 2022

My wife and I have been making this breakfast since we visited my sister in Oregon while our son was a wee lad. The taste secret is my salsa which is based on recipes by Dianne Kennedy.  There is no...

Asian flavors add character to spice up this ketchup-based barbecue sauce.

Sherry adds playful flavor to barbecued ribs

By Bill Milligan, For the Call June 24, 2022

I made this barbecue sauce one hot summer day after I purchased some baby back pork ribs our meat market had advertised in our paper. I had been experimenting with Asian sauces and marinades and I thought...

Lettuce and sour cream top these spinach enchiladas.

A great party food — spinach enchiladas

By Bill Milligan, For the Call May 24, 2022

One of the things I intended to make when I planned my vegetarian daughter-in-law’s menu was a spinach enchilada.  I’ve always liked them when they came with my order in Mexican restaurants. So after...

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)...

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