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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.

Karl’s Apple Butter Rice Pudding

Karl’s Apple Butter Rice Pudding

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Karl’s Hoe-waffles

Adapted from a Mount Vernon recipe

Wife Jan’s college friends are visiting and I have been cooking up a storm. Her friends come with a long list of food restrictions—no wheat, rye, barley, tomatoes, citrus, or lactose—so it is quite the challenge. I am making breakfast and I though corn pancakes would fit the bill. I decided to make a pear fruit salad to go with them.

Karl’s Hoe-waffles

Karl’s Hoe-waffles

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Karl’s Mandarin Rice Pudding

I am making Japanese curry wings for Sundays dinner. Eilene asked for rice pudding for dessert and wife Jan seconded the motion. I have just made mandarin marmalade, so it seemed reasonable to add this to the mix.

Karl’s Mandarin Rice Pudding

Karl’s Mandarin Rice Pudding

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Karl’s Japanese Style Potato Salad without Onions II

I am doing a Japanese dinner for our Sunday meal. While there may be a main dish of meat and rice or noodles, Japanese meals usually include many small side dishes with a variety of textures, colors and tastes. The aesthetic— moritsuke—is that it is food for the soul as well as the stomach. I am making chicken teriyaki and this is one of the side dishes I decided should go with it.

Karl’s Japanese Style Potato Salad without Onions II

Karl’s Japanese Style Potato Salad
without Onions II

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Karl’s Cranberry Pecan Waffles

Since I learned how easy it is to make fresh homemade waffles and pancakes from scratch, I have made them about once a week since then.  To keep things interesting I am always experimenting with new additions—like blueberries and cinnamon. Today, I am adding cranberries and pecans.

Karl’s Cranberry Pecan Waffles

Karl’s Cranberry Pecan Waffles

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Karl’s Peach Pie Cobbler

Last week, I made what I thought was a fruit cobbler (fruit on the bottom). On further research, I found that I had made something closer to a tart (fruit on the top). I was planning to try making a cobbler again when my wife, Jan, said that she preferred the fruit on the top.

A Serving of Karl’s Peach Pie Cobbler

A Serving of
Karl’s Peach Pie Cobbler

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Karl’s Blueberry Waffles

Since I learned to make pancakes from scratch, I no longer have any commercial pancake  mix in the house. I had adapted a Martha Stewart pancake recipe—less sugar for diabetics—and I went on to adapt a waffle recipe—which turned out to be very close to Martha Stewart’s recipe (again lower sugar). Now, I decided to take it one step further by adding some dried blueberries for Jan’s Mother’s Day breakfast.

Karl’s Blueberry Waffles

Karl’s Blueberry Waffles

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Karl’s Apple Rice Pudding

Jan just had a temporary crown put in so she asked for one of her favorite comfort foods, rice pudding. As usual, I had to change something. Today, I decided to throw in some apple.

Karl’s Apple Rice Pudding

Karl’s Apple Rice Pudding

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Karl’s Cajun Deviled Eggs for a Crowd

Jan’s Ethno Breakfast has come around again. For the last one I had made two dozen curried deviled eggs with chives. I did not want to make exactly the same thing again, so I thought I would make this batch Cajun. Cajun cuisine calls for “the holy trinity”—bell pepper, celery and onions.

Karl’s Cajun Deviled Eggs for a Crowd

Karl’s Cajun Deviled Eggs
for a Crowd

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Karl’s Tarragon Potato Latkes with Irish Whiskey Pear Sauce

I am making Easter dinner and I decided to make latkes to go with my ham and salmon main dishes. I have more people attending this meal, so I have increased some of the ingredients from the last time I made these popular pancakes. I have also decided to add a touch of mustard seeds.

Karl’s Tarragon Potato Latkes with Irish Whiskey Pear Sauce

Karl’s Tarragon Potato Latkes
with Irish Whiskey Pear Sauce

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