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Karl’s Drunken Chicken Mole

Since Jan discovered she is ¼ Cora23&Me, long story—she has become interested in discovering what that means. She has taken an interest in learning Spanish and is taking Mexican food far more seriously. For her birthday, she asked for chicken mole.

Karl’s Drunken Chicken Mole

Karl’s Drunken Chicken Mole

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Karl’s Chicken Taco Soup

Jan had asked for chicken tacos for dinner, but I had a temporary crown put in today. I needed soft food with a small amount of chewing. I decided to turn the tacos into a soup.

Karl’s Chicken Taco Soup

Karl’s Chicken Taco Soup

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Karl’s Chile Chicken Spice Blend

I had run out of my usual four chile chili powder, so I threw together a new blend for my chicken soup. Continue reading

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Karl’s Weekday Beef Chili

I like slow cooked chili with tender chunks of beef, sometimes I just want a quick meal for a weekday. While I have been known to simply use a brand name chili, occasionally I like to go just a step further. This may take a few more minutes than simply opening a can, but the flavor is worth the effort.

Karl’s Weekday Quick Beef Chili II

Karl’s Weekday Quick Beef Chili II

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Karl’s Three Chile Roast Chicken

I was thinking of roast chicken for Sunday night’s dinner. Last week, I ran out of ancho chile powder and when I went shopping, I picked up several different ground chilies. Jan had requested bone broth later in the week, so I did not want my chicken to be too spicy.

Karl’s Three Chile Roast Chicken

Karl’s Three Chile Roast Chicken

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Karl’s Chili California con Carne Suprimo

Jan has asked me to make a chili for a potluck with her new half-brother. The last time I made chili, I made a pot with beans and it was pretty hood, but I knew I could do better. Instead of ground beef I would use beef chuck and some rib meat. Last time, I also used canned broth as my braising liquid, this time I would braise pieces of marinated beef—to tenderness—and then use the braising liquid to re-hydrate and cook the beans.

Karl’s Chili California con Carne Suprimo

Karl’s Chili California con Carne Suprimo

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Karl’s Salt and Pepper Cabbage

One of our favorite dishes from a local Chinese restaurant is Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings. I am sure right now you have a picture of heavily salted wings covered in black pepper in your mind. You would be wrong, the peppers in this dish are Jalapeños.

Karl’s Salt and Pepper Cabbage

Karl’s Salt and Pepper Cabbage

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Karl’s Chicken Sausage Breakfast Strada (Strata)

When  I left home I copied all of my favorite recipes from my mother’s recipe box. Strada is one of those easy to make and infinitely flexible dishes that can be adapted to breakfast, brunch, lunch, potluck, or dinner.  One more of Jan’s friends from high school is joining us for breakfast, so I decided to make a breakfast strada.

Karl’s Chicken Sausage Breakfast Strada (Strata)

Karl’s Chicken Sausage Breakfast Strada (Strata)

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Karl’s Pollo Picante Samsa

The other day, Eilene complained that it has been a long time since I have made samsa. I have filled these baked pocket breads with lamb and spinach in the past and they are very popular in my house. I thought about mixing the lamb and the spinach versions, but Jan rejected that idea.

Karl’s Pollo Picante Samsa

Karl’s Pollo Picante Samsa

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Karl’s Chicken Molé Chili

When I go to all of the effort to make molé, it is such a production that I always make enough for more than one meal. When the meal is done, I package up 3 or 4 quart bags of the sauce ready to add to a quick weekday meal. Jan asked for chicken molé for dinner one day this week.

Karl’s Chicken Molé Chili

Karl’s Chicken Molé Chili

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