Tag Archives: baking

Karl’s Spiced Almond Biscotti

Adapted from Joy of Cooking

Every year we make several Christmas giveaways—food treats to bring joy to our friends. It really started to get serious almost 30 years ago when we moved a house with orange, lemon and grapefruit trees. Since then, we moved across the street to a house without fruit trees, but I found that I could still beg yard fruit from my neighbors.

Karl’s Spiced Almond Biscotti

Karl’s Spiced Almond Biscotti

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Desserts & Treats

Karl’s Salt and Pepper Sesame Crackers

Since I started making fresh cream crackers, I have made many variations on the basic cream cracker. 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 black pepper and thyme.

Karl’s Salt and Pepper Sesame Crackers

Karl’s Salt and Pepper Sesame Crackers

Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under bread, Side Dishes

Karl’s Triple Ginger Biscotti

Every Christmas we make cookies to give away and just about every year we think up a new variation of old favorites. I usually make almond biscotti. Jan suggest doing a ginger biscotti this year.

Karl’s Triple Ginger Biscotti

Karl’s Triple Ginger Biscotti

Continue reading

4 Comments

Filed under Desserts & Treats, Holidays

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

Continue reading

4 Comments

Filed under bread, Side Dishes

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

Continue reading

2 Comments

Filed under bread

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

Continue reading

4 Comments

Filed under Main Dishes

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

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Side Dishes

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

Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Desserts & Treats

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

Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Desserts & Treats

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

Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Breakfast, Side Dishes