around the kitchen

Enter The Call’s Home for the Holidays Recipe Contest

The deadline is fast approaching to enter your best recipes in The Call’s annual “Home for the Holidays Recipe Contest.”  The deadline for entries is Monday, Nov. 4. Send The Call your your most deserving dressings, tender turkey and lovable leftovers recipes, among other delectable categories. You can enter through the online form here.  Enter

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Back to School Recipe Contest: Sweet Treats

Mom’s Banana Cake When you have those ripe bananas that no one will eat, try my mom’s banana cake. You can just sprinkle it with powdered sugar or coarse sugar, or ice with a cream cheese icing. It’s a great dessert or an after-school snack. 1 box yellow cake mix 2 eggs ½ cup milk

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Back to School Recipe Contest: Breakfast on-the-go

Healthy Apple Mock ‘Pop-Tarts’ 1 tbsp. reduced fat butter blend 4 Granny Smith apples, unpeeled and diced into ¼” cubes ½ tsp. cinnamon 2 tbsp. almond meal (or ground almonds) 8 sheets whole-wheat phyllo dough, thawed Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place large pan over medium heat. Add butter to hot pan, then add the

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Back to School Recipe Contest: After-School Snacks

Crispy No Bake Energy Balls for Kids 1½ cups whole rolled oats, chopped lightly 1½ cups crispy rice cereal ½ cups shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened) ¼ cups chia seeds ¼ cups flax seeds (ground) ½ cup natural peanut butter ¼ cup virgin coconut oil ¼ cup honey ¼ cup mini chocolate chips Stir together

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Back to School Recipe Contest: Lovable Lunches

Rainbow Spaghetti Kids love to help you make rainbow spaghetti for lunch — just like making Easter eggs! You can add turkey or chicken pieces and serve it hot, or as a cold salad on a bed of lettuce. 6 Ziploc bags 6 different colors of gel food coloring 1 lb. spaghetti, cooked 1 cup

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I like to keep tapenade on tap in summertime

By Bill Milligan For the Call  One of the best things about the food at tapas bars in Spain was the tapenade. Tapenades came in a number of different varieties, and my favorites all involve olives. Those olive spreads in Andalucia were so good they could make a simple crust of bread seem like a

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Enter The Call’s 2019 Back To School Recipe Contest

The deadline is fast approaching to enter your best recipes in The Call’s first-ever “Back To School Recipe Contest.”  The deadline for entries is Monday, Aug. 19. Send The Call your best after-school treats and brain food recipes. You can enter through the online form here.  Enter one or all of the contest categories and win

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Porkchops in blue cheese is a tribute to the Blues

Around the Kitchen By Bill Milligan For the Call  I’ve been thinking about porkchops in a blue cheese sauce ever since I noticed it on the menu when my son took my wife and I out to a sports bar in Newtown, Connecticut, this summer after one of my grandson’s baseball games. I figured it’s

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