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Sharper Than Knives

Culinary adventures and ponderings of grouchy old cook.

I've been cooking for 50 years and have discovered that it never hurts to try something new. If it's good, you have learned something, if it sucks, there is always pizza on speed dial.

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Spanish Garlic Shrimp

We absolutely love this dish as either appetizer, part of a tapas menu, or a light meal with lots of crusty bread and a salad. Spanish...

Crustless Quiche

If you don't want to fuss with a pie shell or you are on a keto diet, this is a great meal. And very versatile, add any ingredients you...

Zucchini Soup

I hate zucchini in most forms, other than zucchini bread. But I was served this on a Tukish Airlines flight and absolutely loved it. This...

Apple Fritters

Everybody loves Apple Fritters. Unfortunately, this involves a bit of frying. Ingredients 2-3 peeled apples (1 1/2 cups when diced) 1 cup...

Catalina Dressing

This tangy dressing used to be very popular but you rarely see it anymore. This needs to change. Ingredients ½ cup (107.25 g) extra...

Chicken Cacciatore

This wonderful braised chicken dish is great for a cool evening. Ingredients 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces, or 8 skinless boneless...

Skyr Cheesecake

Skyr is a tangy Icelandic yogurt. You can use plain Greek Yogurt as a substitute. INGREDIENTS 8 ounces (227 grams) cream cheese, softened...

Peach Bundt Cake

Easy and delicious cake for any occasion but really captures Summer. Ingredients Cake 1½ cups (3 sticks, 340 g) unsalted butter, room...

Preserved Lemon Pasta

Another use for preserved lemons. A quick and delicious spaghetti that is a refreshing start to a summer meal. 12 oz spaghetti 1/2 cup (1...

Homemade Shake-N-Bake

Make your own. It's easier and better. Ingredients 4 cups dry bread crumbs ⅓ cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1...

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