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Karl’s Italian Crackers

Since I started making fresh cream crackers, I have made many variations on the basic recipe. I have made them with sesame seeds, rosemary and parmesan, raspberries, za’atar, and even French onion soup. This week, I decided to seasoned them with Italian spices—oregano and  basil—with Parmesan and Romano cheeses.

Karl’s Italian Crackers

Karl’s Italian Crackers

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Karl’s Saffron Challah Dinner Rolls/Crackers

I’m making big plate chicken, and while this is a Central Asian dish, I decided to make challah as my starch. I thought that the soft bread would be good for daughter Miriam, because TMJ is so bad lately. Wife Jan said, “It’s my birthday and I want crackers.” To please them both, I used the same dough to make some of each.

Karl’s Saffron Challah Dinner Rolls

Karl’s Saffron Challah Dinner Rolls

Karl’s Saffron Challah Crackers

Karl’s Saffron Challah Crackers

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Karl’s Cheese Soufflé

Jan’s friends, Pat and Barbara, came for the Quilt Festival. Barbara has chickens and brought us 18 fresh eggs. Jan suggested that I make a soufflé to use some of them up.

Karl’s Cheese Soufflé

Karl’s Cheese Soufflé

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Karl’s Zucchini Bread

I made minestrone soup for Sunday dinner. Wife Jan asked for zucchini bread to go with it. While it has been a long time since I have made this bread, there is a family history behind this bread.

Karl’s Zucchini Bread

Karl’s Zucchini Bread

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Karl’s Cinnamon Sugar Monkey Bread II

Wife Jan has a former student coming in as a guest speaker. When he was a student he had a chance to take some of my monkey bread home to his son. he asked if I would make more—how could I refuse?

Karl's Cinnamon Sugar Monkey Bread II

Karl’s Cinnamon Sugar Monkey Bread II

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Jan’s Father’s Day Orange Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies 

Adapted from Quaker Oats Famous Oatmeal Cookies

Father’s day is here and wife Jan decided to make me cookies. While she wanted to make healthy oatmeal raisin cookies, I usually prefer chocolate chip. We compromised.

Jan’s Father’s Day Orange Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies 

Jan’s Father’s Day Orange Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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Karl’s Cinnamon Pecan Pancake Bread

Wife Jan heard about Trader Joe’s pancake bread and asked me to get some. She found that it was far too sweet for her. I knew I could make something more to her liking.

Karl’s Cinnamon Pecan Pancake Bread

Karl’s Cinnamon Pecan Pancake Bread

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Karl’s Mini Quiches

Wife Jan is hosting Ethnobreakfast again and I am getting tired of endless variations of deviled eggs. Recently, I have discovered how to make the perfect short crust. Mini quiches came to mind as something new and different to experiment with. She is expecting 20 people to physically show up—some Skype into the meeting—so that means making at least 40 quiches.

Karl’s Mini Quiches

Karl’s Mini Quiches

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Karl’s Spinach and Prosciutto Calzone

Last week, son-in-law Chris asked for calzone for his birthday meal, but he waited too long—the pizza dough takes at least 3 day to be properly cold-risen. When I make pizza dough it produces enough to make 3 pizzas—a calzone is really just a folded over pizza. I plan to use only tow thirds of this dough for this meal. This dough freezes really well and I will save the third portion for another day. A Caesar salad completes the meal.

Karl’s Spinach and Prosciutto Calzone

Karl’s Spinach and Prosciutto Calzone

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 Karl’s Cinnamon-Swirl Currant Bread

Wife Jan is interviewing job applicants over the next two weeks. The university will only cater groups of 10 and there will only be five for breakfast during the interviews. Jan asked me to cater the sessions—deviled eggs, a baked good, and fruit salad.

 Karl’s Cinnamon-Swirl Currant Bread

Karl’s Cinnamon-Swirl Currant Bread

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