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Hello, my name is Karyl F. Stein and this is my website–a place to collect artifacts related to my family and interests. Family and friends may enjoy the journal entries. Perhaps some will wonder how I prepared a certain meal and look up the recipe. Searches for technical setup or configuration help may lead to one of my articles. Others may wonder how they got to this site and quickly run away! Whatever your reason for being here you are welcome and I hope that you find something interesting or useful within these pages.

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  • Gyoza Pork Dumplings – WiP

    Gyoza Pork Dumplings – WiP

    This is a “work in progress” recipe meaning that it is something I’ve researched and during at least one attempt at making it found promise as something to make on a more regular basis. I like this recipe as while the initial assembly of the dumplings can take a long time, a double batch can […]

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  • Website – 2023 Edition

    Website – 2023 Edition

    I have been hosting web sites on my home server since the early 1990s. At first, all the pages on these sites were made by hand without any sort of framework around them. In the early 2000s, I wrote a simple content management system (CMS) that allowed me to write the body of a page […]

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  • Shepherd’s Pie

    Shepherd’s Pie

    This is a nice comfort food that can be frozen and reheated in a microwave. However, I usually eat it a few days in a row without freezing. Different vegetables may be added based on what you need to use. The ingredient list is a bit long, but except for the ground lamb they are […]

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  • Miso Soup

    Miso Soup

    This is a versatile and easy-to-make soup. This recipe is how I usually make it as a side dish, but other things could be added such as mushrooms, softened vegetables, spinach or kale, thin slices of cooked pork, chunks of cooked chicken, and more. The dashi (the broth that is made after straining but before […]

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  • Kung Pow Chicken

    Kung Pow Chicken

    This meal comes together quickly, although if serving with rice then extra time may be needed. The ingredients may also be prepared in advance, including adding the chicken to the marinade, and stored in the refrigerator for a few hours until ready to cook. I like some spice heat in my food and this recipe […]

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