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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Cheese Souffle for Two

Souffle isn't as hard as people think. And, once you have the basic recipe down you can make any kind of souffle you want. Sweet or...

Moco Loco

This Hawaiian dish is filling, delicious, fairly easy, and not diet friendly. Especially when served with a side of pasta salad. Fried...

Chicken Pitas

Not a "real recipe" but more of a procedure. Still easy and delicious. Take a chicken breast and slice it through the middle to make two...

Savory Custard Croissants

Very easy with store bought croissants. You can also use the same idea to make sweet filled croissants. Ingredients 4 store bought...

Grilled Rice Paper Packets

Ingredients: Filling: 1 Lb Ground Beef 1/2 Onion (chopped or minced) 1 Carrot (chopped) 1 Tbsp Ginger 1 Tbsp Garlic 2 1/2 Tbsp Soy Sauce...

Easy Salmon Coconut Curry

This makes a lot of sauce so you have plenty to pour over rice the next day. Ingredients 4 salmon fillets, skin removed 1 red bell...

Easy Homemade Mayonnaise

Making your own mayo is very easy and much better than the stuff in the jar. juice of 1/2 a lemon 1 egg 2 tsp dijon mustard 1/2 clove...

Instapot Butter Chicken

3 tablespoons unsalted butter 5 cloves garlic, about 5 teaspoons, minced or crushed 2 inch fresh ginger root grated (about 2 tablespoons)...

Stir Fry Beef

2 lbs tri-tip, cut into thin strips (Marinade) 1 Tblsp minced ginger 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tblsp lemongrass, finely minced 1 Thai...

Barbecue Sauce

1 Tblsp oil 3 cloves of garlic, smashed 6 Tblsp concentrated tomato paste 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup Worcestershire...

Beer Braised Chicken

It doesn't taste "beery" and it isn't alcoholic. Just rich and delicious. 1 whole chicken, cut into pieces or combination of parts...

 

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