Home for the Holidays

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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Home for the Holidays Contest: Holiday Hams

Sugar Spiced Holiday Ham 1 bone-in, pre-cooked ham 1 cup pinapple juice mixed with 1 cup water 2 cups white sugar ½ teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground cloves ½ teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 to 4 tablespoons water Score outside of ham with diamond cross-cuts.

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Home for the Holidays Contest: Super Soups

Gumbo-licious 1 pound of favorite sausage, sliced 1 pound boneless, skinless cubed chicken breast 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 red pepper, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 3 celery ribs, chopped 1 teaspoon dried marjoram 1 teaspoon dried thyme ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon garlic powder 3 cans chicken broth 2⁄3 cup uncooked brown rice

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Home for the Holidays Contest: Super Salads

SAP Salad 8 cups baby spinach leaves ½ cup pumpkin seeds 2-3 avocados (peeled, cored and sliced) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 lime, zested and juiced ½ teaspoon salt Put the first three ingredients in a salad bowl. Mix the olive oil, lime and salt and whisk together. Pour over salad. Toss, being careful not

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Home for the Holidays Contest: Loveable Leftovers

Next Day Dinner ¼ cup chopped onion 1 cup mushroom pieces ¼ cup butter 2½ cups cooked noodles 2 cups cubed turkey Salt and pepper to taste 1 can cream of mushroom soup ½ cup chopped celery 2 cups leftover gravy 1 cup bread crumbs (dry out leftover rolls) Saute onions and mushrooms in butter.

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Home for the Holidays Contest: Deserving Dressings

Grandma Ruthie’s Dressing 1 20-ounce loaf white bread, torn into pieces in big bowl ½ cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped celery 1 pound R.B. Rice’s medium pork sausage ½ to 1 cup turkey stock (boil the giblets from the turkey, add one bouillon cube) or use boxed/canned Rosemary, thyme, poultry seasoning – pinch of

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Home for the Holidays Contest: Holiday Beverages

Cranberry Margarita 1 shot lime juice 2 shots tequila 1 shot orange liqueur 2 shots cranberry juice Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker full of ice; strain into glass. You can also line the rim of the glass with lime juice and salt, if you wish. Garnish with a thin slice of lime and six

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Home for the Holidays Contest: Just Desserts

Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake 1 package yellow cake mix 1 egg 8 tablespoons melted butter Filling: 1 package softened cream cheese 1 can pumpkin 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 8 tablespoons butter, melted 3½ cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon ginger ¼ teaspoon cloves Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the cake mix,

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Home for the Holidays Contest: Positive Roll Models

Holly Jolly Cornbread ¾ cup yellow cornmeal 1¼ cups flour 1 tablespoon baking powder ½ cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 2 tablespoons honey ¾ cup milk (2 percent or whole milk preferred) ½ cup (one stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray muffin pans with non-stick cooking

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Home for the Holidays Contest: Scintillating Side Dishes

Antipasto Skewers with Pepperoni Breadsticks 10 skewers 20 cherry tomatoes 20 small mozzarella balls 10 sprigs mint salami log, cut into squares ¼ cup balsamic or red wine vinegar ¼ cup olive oil 1 teaspoon oregano Pillsbury breadsticks (optional) 1 package pepperoni (optional) Take skewers and layer with a piece of salami, tomato, mozzarella and

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