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Karl’s Cream Crackers

Yesterday I made fig jam. Jan decided that we should make tonight’s dinner a cheese and fig jam tasting. I could run out and just buy some crusty bread, but fresh crackers see the better choice.

Karl’s Cream Crackers

Karl’s Cream Crackers

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Karl’s Rosemary Parmesan Crackers

The kids are not coming over for dinner tonight, so Jan wants cheese and crackers for dinner (AKA deli dinner). She wanted some plain crackers, but I have been testing the limits of fresh crackers. Today’s savory cracker is rosemary Parmesan topped with salt and pepper.

Karl’s Rosemary Parmesan Crackers

Karl’s Rosemary Parmesan Crackers

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Karl’s Za’atar Crackers with Harissa Humus

Earlier this week I made some raspberry crackers. This led Jan to thinking about: What other unexpected things you could you add to crackers?  Her answer was the spice blend za’atar. She asked me to make these crackers for Sunday’s dinner.

Karl’s Za’atar Crackers with Harissa Humus

Karl’s Za’atar Crackers with Harissa Humus

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Karl’s Raspberry Cream Crackers

When I started making fresh crackers, Jan named them, “Karl Don’t Make These Crackers.” This was not because they were so bad, but because they were so good. These crackers were just too good to leave just laying around tempting you to eat them. I am constantly tinkering with the recipe and I have gone a long way from the original.

Karl’s Raspberry Cream Crackers

Karl’s Raspberry Cream Crackers

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Karl’s Sesame Crackers II

I am making a soup for Sunday’s dinner and I decided that fresh crackers would go nicely with it. When I started making fresh crackers, Jan named them, “Karl Don’t Make These Crackers.” This was not because they were so bad, but because they were so good. These crackers were just too good to leave laying around tempting you to eat them.

Karl’s Sesame Crackers II

Karl’s Sesame Crackers II

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Karl’s Apple Ham Hor d’Oeuvres Spread

I went to Safeway’s today and they had half hams for 49 cents a pound. For that price I could not pass one up. I like to cut these up into one inch streaks and freeze them for future meals. Tonight, I was already planning to make a sweet potato soup for Jan, but I knew that Eilene would like a bite of ham. She has been feeling a bit protein starved lately. I saved a couple of small ham steaks for our dinner.

Karl's Apple Ham Spread

Karl’s Apple Ham Spread

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Karl’s Sesame Crackers (or Karl don’t make these crackers II)

About a year ago. I made some fresh crackers that Jan named “Karl Don’t Make These Crackers.” This was not because they were so bad, but because they were so good. These crackers were just too tasty and addicting to just leave laying around tempting you to eat them. Because of this, I have really made these crackers only a few times in the past year. Once you eat a fresh cracker you will wonder why you ever eat the things out of a box.

Karl’s Sesame Crackers

Karl’s Sesame Crackers

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Karl Don’t Make These Crackers

We celebrated Jan’s birthday this week so I made her favorite soup, Karl’s Crawdady Corn Chowder.  I have already posted that recipe (in August), but I also made her favorite crackers to go with it. This started as a bon appétit recipe for Common Crackers, which I seriously tweaked. The first time I made this recipe they came out as flakey, crisp crackers. The second time I made it they were chewy, round rocks. The secret is getting the butter incorporated into the flower without letting it melt into the butter. To paraphrase an old saying, “warm hands, bad tart.” Continue reading

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