Karl’s Barbecued Lemon Chicken

Sunday dinners have become a bit of a challenge, since daughter Miriam has been sick with something that prevents her from eating anything in the leek family—garlic, onions, etc. Adapting recipes to be flavorful without these well loved ingredients tests my mettle—laddle?—as a cook. I decided on barbecuing a chicken with a slightly French fine herbs sans chives vibe—sage seemed an appropriate substitute.

 Karl’s Barbecued Lemon Chicken

Karl’s Barbecued Lemon Chicken

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Karl’s Baileys Apple Rice Pudding

Jan had a sudden desire for rice pudding. I happened to have some cooked rice on had so it was actually ready more quickly than usual.  I had to change something, today, I decided to combine my Irish rice pudding and my apple rice pudding.

Karl’s Baileys Apple Rice Pudding

Karl’s Baileys Apple Rice Pudding

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Miriam’s Avocado, Corn and Cucumber Salad

Miriam decided to bring a salad to add to Sunday’s chicken dinner. She was rather vague about what she used as a dressing. She has been very busy at work, but she may fill in the blanks later.

Miriam's Avocado, Corn and Cucumber Salad

Miriam’s Avocado, Corn and Cucumber Salad

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Karl’s Pecan Carrot Salad

Wife Jan is very fond of carrot salad. I am making barbecued chicken and Jan has requested a carrot salad to go with it. While the seasoning of the bird is “mostly” French cuisine, I decided to use a more Japanese dressing on the carrot salad. That’s called California Fusion.

Karl’s Pecan Carrot Salad

Karl’s Pecan Carrot Salad

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Karl’s Taco Stuffed Avocados

Tacos are an almost weekly meal at my house. To keep it interesting I change up the meat—wife Jan likes fish and chicken, daughter Eilene likes pork, and I like beef. I usually make enough taco filling that there is some left over for another meal, if you stretch it in some way. This week Jan spotted a recipe in a magazine for stuffed avocados and said, “make these.”

Karl's Taco Stuffed Avocados

Karl’s Taco Stuffed Avocados

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Karl’s New York Style Pesto Pizza

I learned to make New York style pizza crusts a few weeks ago. Each batch makes enough dough for 2-3 pizzas. To keep things interesting, I usually make each one differently. This recipe is written to make enough sauce and toppings to make them all the same.

Karl’s New York Style Pesto Pizza

Karl’s New York Style Pesto Pizza

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Karl’s New York Style Alfredo Pizza with Mushroom and Prosciutto

I learned to make New York style pizza crusts a few weeks ago. Each batch makes enough dough for 2-3 pizzas. To keep things interesting, I usually make each one differently. This recipe is written to make enough sauce and toppings to make them all the same.

Karl's New York Style Alfredo Pizza with Mushroom and Prosciutto

Karl’s New York Style Alfredo Pizza
with Mushroom and Prosciutto

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Karl’s New York Style Hawaiian Pizza

I learned to make New York style pizza crusts a few weeks ago. Each batch makes enough dough for 2-3 pizzas. To keep things interesting, I usually make each one differently. This recipe is written to make enough sauce and toppings to make them all the same.

Karl’s New York Style Hawaiian Pizzav

Karl’s New York Style Hawaiian Pizza

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Karl’s New York Style Pizza Crust

Note: While most of my posts tend to have short discussions, every once in a while I will tackle a topic that requires an extended discussion. Other blogs may tell you what steps you should take to create a dish, but they sometimes gloss over why you should do things that way. The recipes I have found for pizza crusts were frequently like that. It has taken me two weeks of research and struggle to untangle pizza gluten.

Karl’s New York Style Pizza Crust

Karl’s New York Style Pizza Crust

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Karl’s Salt and Pepper Barbecued Tri-tip

Daughter Miriam has been sick lately and cannot eat anything in the pepper or lily families— no chili powders, garlic, leeks, onion, or peppers (even bell peppers).  This has made Sunday dinners quite a challenge lately. I needed to make something that was both flavorful, but without the things that would make her feel ill.

Karl's Salt and Pepper Barbecued Tri-tip

Karl’s Salt and Pepper Barbecued Tri-tip

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