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Call readers always the best cooks, 25 years into holiday recipe contest

Roasted Turkey Thanksgiving Table Setting Concept

November 27, 2019

Once again, readers of Call Newspapers have outdone themselves, proving they are some of the best cooks in the nation. The evidence is in the delicious submissions for the newspaper’s annual Home for the Holidays Recipe Contest. The Call received too many entries for the recipe contest to count, an...

2019 Home for the Holidays Contest: Just Desserts

2019 Home for the Holidays Contest: Just Desserts

November 27, 2019

Chocolate Pecan Pie 3 tbsp melted butter 3 beaten eggs 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 tbsp flour 1 tsp vanilla 3/4 cup dark corn syrup 3 tbsp bourbon ½ cup chocolate chips 2 cups pecan halves Pie shell Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients as listed and pour into pie shell. Bake 50 to ...

2019 Home for the Holidays Contest: Deserving Dressings

2019 Home for the Holidays Contest: Deserving Dressings

November 26, 2019

Uncle Achilles Greek Dressing 1 cup coarsely chopped figs 2 tbsp brandy 4 pitas, sliced into strips 3 cups Italian bread cubes 1 tsp minced garlic 1⁄3 cup butter 1 tsp thyme ½ tsp rosemary 1 cup chopped onions ½ cup chopped walnuts 1 – 1¼ cups chicken broth Combine figs and brandy....

2019 Home for the Holidays Contest: Super Soups

2019 Home for the Holidays Contest: Super Soups

November 26, 2019

Festive Acorn Squash Soup 2 acorn squash 1 onion, chopped 1 clove garlic 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp minced fresh ginger 1 apple, peeled, cored and quartered ½ tsp ground cloves ½ tsp cinnamon ½ tsp nutmeg 2 cans full-fat coconut milk Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare acorn squash by c...

2019 Home for the Holidays Contest: Positive Roll Models

2019 Home for the Holidays Contest: Positive Roll Models

November 26, 2019

Honeyed Sweet Potato Biscuits 2 cups flour 1 tbsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ¼ cup shortening (I like butter shortening, but either will do) 1 tsbp grated lemon peel 1 tbsp orange peel 3/4 cup mashed, cooked sweet potato ¼ cup honey ½ cup (about) milk Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bow...

2019 Home for the Holidays Contest: Special Salads

2019 Home for the Holidays Contest: Special Salads

November 24, 2019

Apple Pomegranate Harvest Salad Ingredients: 1 cup pomegranate seeds 1 honeycrisp apple, thinly sliced ¼ cup chopped pecans 2-3 tbsp feta cheese mixed greens Dressing: ⅓ cup olive oil ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 3 tbsp honey ½ tsp black pepper pinch of garlic Add greens to a medium to enormous...

2019 Home for the Holidays Contest: Lovable Leftovers

2019 Home for the Holidays Contest: Lovable Leftovers

November 24, 2019

Slow Cooker Buffalo Turkey Dip 8 ounces cream cheese, softened ½ cup ranch dressing 1 cup buffalo wing sauce 2 cups turkey, shredded (leftover) 2 cups Colby Jack cheese, shredded Tortilla chips or celery and carrots, for serving Combine all ingredients in crockpot on low to medium heat. Stir freque...

2019 Home for the Holidays Contest: Holiday Hams

2019 Home for the Holidays Contest: Holiday Hams

November 24, 2019

Sweet Orange Glazed Holiday Ham 1(7-pound) fully cooked boneless smoked ham 3 garlic cloves 4.25 oz orange marmalade ¼ cup Dijon mustard ¼ cup light brown sugar, packed 1 small orange, zested 1/8 cup freshly squeezed orange juice Score ham in diamond pattern. Place in a disposable shallow roasting p...

2019 Home for the Holidays Contest: Holiday Beverages

2019 Home for the Holidays Contest: Holiday Beverages

November 23, 2019

Christmosas 2 Granny Smith apples, chopped 1 cup whole fresh cranberries 1 cup green grapes, halve d1 cup pomegranate seeds 1 cup sparkling grape juice 1 bottle champagne, prosecco or cava In a large pitcher or punch bowl, combine apples, cranberries, grapes and pomegranate seeds. Pour over sparkli...

2019 Home for the Holidays Contest: Scintillating Side Dishes

2019 Home for the Holidays Contest: Scintillating Side Dishes

November 22, 2019

Easy Cheesy Potato Casserole 2 lb. bag frozen hash brown potatoes ½ cup butter - melted 1 tsp salt ½ tsp pepper ½ cup chopped onion 1 can (10.5 oz) cream of mushroom soup 1 pint (16 oz) sour cream 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 2 cups crushed corn flakes ¼ cup melted butter Slightly thaw the po...

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Home for the Holidays Recipe Contest