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Karl’s Crust-less Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie

We were meeting at a friend of Jan’s place for lunch to be introduced to her new half brother—long story, but the friend has know him for most of her life and Jan first found out about him two months ago. My job … Continue reading

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Jan’s Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie

Adapted from SJ Mercury News – originally from Emily and Melissa Elsen, “The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book” Jan usually makes the desserts at our Sunday meals. Sometimes these desserts are within the theme of the meal. Other times … Continue reading

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Karl’s Coq au Vin Blanc with Chive Butter Dumplings

Jan’s Fresno friends come to San Jose every year for the Quilt Festival and we feed and put them up every year. Pat likes chicken and Barb does not eat tomato, so a coq au vin came to mind as a … Continue reading

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Karl’s Chicken and Butter Dumplings II

Wife Jan has been asking lately for her ultimate comfort food, chicken and dumplings. I am always trying to improve even my best recipes—a change of spice here, a new technique there. Sometimes I will walk into the kitchen and … Continue reading

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Karl’s Banana Almond Butter Mini Muffins

I bought some Trader Joes almond butter and it was—to say the least—disappointing, hardly any almond flavor at all. Jan really loves banana bread and when our bananas get to that state of over ripeness where no one will eat … Continue reading

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Karl’s Chicken Marsala and Butter Dumplings

Chicken and dumplings is an classic Southern (U.S.) that is basically a chicken stew topped with biscuit dough. At my house it is a weekday comfort food, whenever someone is stressed out. Although I make this dish once or twice … Continue reading

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Jan’s Hot Peanut Butter and Lettuce Sandwich

Jan grew up eating peanut butter and lettuce sandwiches. Instead of the sugary sweet of jam or honey, she prefers the crunch of the lettuce. She also prefers to toast her bread first, for the added flavor of the Maillard … Continue reading

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Karl’s Buttermilk Chicken Curry

This is a meal that started with a bottle of pickles. Jan went to the Maker Faire and came back with a jar of McVicker Pickles curried cauliflower. Chicken curry seemed like a good dish to go with them.

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Karl’s Buttermilk Biscuits

I had bought some buttermilk to make cornbread—which takes only one cup of milk—but all the store had for sale was quarts. What could I do with all of the extra buttermilk? Obviously, biscuits for breakfast.

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Karl’s Steamed Artichokes with Tarragon Caper Butter Sauce

I am making chicken cacciatore and rustic bread for Sunday dinner. I wanted a hot veg to go with these dishes. It has been a while since I made steamed artichokes.

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