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Inspired by travels, ‘Mexican matchsticks’ are Cinco de Mayo appetizers that won’t catch fire

Inspired by travels, ‘Mexican matchsticks’ are Cinco de Mayo appetizers that won’t catch fire

April 25, 2019

By Bill Milligan For the Call While I was on the bum in Mexico I became familiar with jicama. Street vendors and the Mexican equivalent of drive-thru restaurants would sell them julienned and sprinkled with hot pepper. I used to get rides with locals who would stop at what looked like someone’s h...

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish soccer victory-inspired ‘Donegal Chicken’

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish soccer victory-inspired 'Donegal Chicken'

February 27, 2019

When I was growing up my family was so Irish that my grandfather even spoke with a Northern Irish brogue. Consequently, I learned about Ireland, Irish customs and Irish recipes from the tales he would tell in the evening. I remember him trying to describe this meal to my mother and how hard she...

Home for the Holidays Contest: Tender Turkey

Roasted Turkey Thanksgiving Table Setting Concept

November 17, 2018

Cranberry-Orange Roasted Turkey 3 teaspoons garlic powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper 1 medium orange 1 can whole-berry sauce ¾ cup teriyaki sauce ½ cup honey ½ cup orange marmalade 2 tablespoons soy sauce 4 sprigs of fresh herbs such as thyme, rosemary, parsley and sage 2 medium onio...

Home for the Holidays Contest: Hors d’oeuvres

November 16, 2018

Sweet and Spicy Holiday Mixed Nuts with Rosemary and Cranberries 2½ cups unsalted mixed nuts (any combination) 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 teaspoons dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted 1 teaspoon kosher salt ¼ cup sweetened dried cranberries Preheat o...

Around the Kitchen: Cincinnati Chili recalls memories of home

Cinnamon is the secret to Cincinnati chili.

October 25, 2018

By Bill Milligan For the Call My wife grew up in Cincinnati and it’s easy to get her thinking about the folks back home — just make a pot of this chili. I never understood why people in Cincinnati put cinnamon in chili and for years I hated it. But I’ve learned to cook it because my wife go...

Puff pastry puts this Greek salad on a roll

Puff pastry puts this Greek salad on a roll

September 26, 2018

This Greek-inspired sandwich elevates salad into a meal.  By Bill Milligan For the Call Since I’m the laziest guy in town, I rejoiced over puff pastry and have invented numerous ways to enjoy this time-saving product. Phyllo layers slathered in butter make a wonderful crust but are extremely labor-intensiv...

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