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Karl’s Italian Sausage Lasagna with Vegetable “Noodles”

The kids are on one of their low-starch diets—South Beach this time—so I have to adapt my Sunday meals to this. Personally, I believe that the secret losing weight is in not eliminating any particular “evil” food group, but in eating healthy and eating less—a bit of exercise wouldn’t hurt (the pot calling the kettle). There is no healthy way to eat massive amounts of food and still lose weight—still I try to accommodate.

Karl’s Italian Sausage Lasagna with Vegetable “Noodles”

Karl’s Italian Sausage Lasagna with Vegetable “Noodles”

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Karl’s Chicken Cacciatore (Hunter’s Chicken)

Many European countries have some variation of hunter’s chicken: the Italian pollo alla cacciatore, the French poulet chasseur and coq au vin, and the German hühnchen nach jägerart. The general idea of this dish is that you make it with the ingredients that a hunter would have on hand while out in the woods. Many modern versions include tomatoes and are served over pasta.

Karl’s Chicken Cacciatore (Hunter’s Chicken)

Karl’s Chicken Cacciatore (Hunter’s Chicken)

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Karl’s Spiced Biscotti

Adapted from Joy of Cooking

Every year we make several Christmas give-aways—food treats to bring joy to our friends. Recently, I became allergic to tree nuts. Our usual biscotti recipe has almonds in it, so this year I am making a second batch of nut-free, spiced biscotti.

Karl’s Spiced Biscotti

Karl’s Spiced Biscotti

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Karl’s Almond Biscotti

Adapted from Joy of Cooking

Every year we make several Christmas give-aways—food treats to bring joy to our friends. It really started to get serious about 15 years ago when we moved a house with orange, lemon and grapefruit trees. I could not stand that the trees produced far more fruit than we could deal with, so I started making marmalade in bulk and giving it away at Christmas.

Karl’s Almond Biscotti

Karl’s Almond Biscotti

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Karl’s Italian Sausage Lasagna

Son-in-law, Chris, is leaving on another trip, so the kids are not coming over for Sunday dinner. Jan requested something forbidden by his ketogenic diet, lasagna. Since this is also our anniversary week (31st) I agreed to make it for her. I also made her favorite salad, carrot, to go with it.

Karl’s Italian Sausage Lasagna

Karl’s Italian Sausage Lasagna

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