I have dozens of pictures on my desktop of dishes I that have created and never gotten around to posting. A quick scan of my recent posts will show a lot of “white peach” recipes. I have actually made these dishes over the last several months and I am simply just now getting around to posting them.
Tag Archives: comfort food
Karl’s Apple Butter Rice Pudding
Rice pudding has become a comfort dessert in our house. When one of my girls has had a rough day they ask for rice pudding. Over the years, I have made many variations—1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
Filed under California Fusion, Desserts & Treats
Karl’s Chicken and Butter Dumplings II
Wife Jan has been asking lately for her ultimate comfort food, chicken and dumplings. I am always trying to improve even my best recipes—a change of spice here, a new technique there. Sometimes I will walk into the kitchen and simply follow my instincts on a recipe that I have made several times before. Occasionally it works out rather well.
Filed under California Fusion, Chicken, Main Dishes
Karl’s Minced Cottage Pie
Jan just had two temporary crowns put in and is eating soft food. While she had smoothies and blended Fishyssoise the first days, she wanted something more substantial by the third day. The last time she had a crown put in, I made her Shepherd’s Minced Pie.
Filed under Beef, Main Dishes, Potatoes, Stews, Weeknight
Karl’s Orange Infused Rice Pudding II
Tuesday is Jan’s long day, she teaches until 8:45 pm, and she texted that she needed rice pudding when she got home. I live to serve—good food. I started with a Food.com recipe for rice pudding, but I have continued to change it. One of the recipes I had looked at earlier suggested that arborio rice was the best choice. Having made this variation twice now, I must agree.
Filed under California Fusion, Desserts & Treats, Rice, Vegetarian
Karl’s Spicy Chicken with Pan Fried Noodles
Every year, my sister Karen renews my subscription to Cooks Illustrated at Christmas time. Over the years, I have tried and usually adapted many of their recipes—I am frequently at odds with some of their philosophies of cooking. In the October 2006 issue, they presented a recipe Stir-Fried Chicken with Bok Choy and Crispy Noodle Cake.
Filed under Chicken, Main Dishes, Poultry, Stir-fry, Vegan, Vegetarian
Karl’s Wild Turkey Barley Soup
Jan’s new job is very stressful. When she is stressed, she wants comfort food. For her this is soup, today it is turkey. The “wild” in this title is the wild rice, not the alcoholic beverage—although if you feel cheated, it would not hurt the dish to add it when you add the leeks and carrots.
Filed under California Fusion, Main Dishes, Poultry, Turkey
Karl’s Refrigerator Chicken Soup III
This is a dish that I make every few months. When I make a chicken dish, I frequently buy whole chickens and cut them up myself. I cut out the back and freeze the necks, wing tips and any trimmings to make chicken stock.
Filed under Chicken, Main Dishes, Poultry, Soups, Vegetables
Karl’s Cinnamon Scone Pinwheels
I have recently been making excellent scones, but why leave it at excellent? My mother, Claudia, used to make raised dough cinnamon pinwheels. These were heavy, sweet and sticky, and took hours to make. Could I make a lighter, slightly less sweet cinnamon pinwheel that I could make in much less time?
Karl’s Chicken and Butter Dumplings
When I make chicken and dumplings I usually have to use Bisquick. I have tied to make dumplings from scratch, but Jan has never liked my attempts which usually come out as tasteless, dense sinkers. She only likes the fluffy ones produced from Bisquick, which I find way too salty.
Filed under Main Dishes, Poultry, Stews