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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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Brown Mustard Sauce

A delicious sauce that is really easy to make. Served over vegetables or meat it adds a savory tangy level to something that could be...

Queen of Puddings

This is a very British recipe and uses the "Pudding" term as they do meaning "Dessert". It's rather easy but you have to be comfortable...

Meat Pie with Mayo Crust

This is a rather unusual dough, but it makes a light and fluffy crust and very easy to make. Use whatever spices you like. This could be...

Manicotti with crepes

Manicotti is a wonderful dish that is essentially a soft cheese filling inside either large pasta tubes, pasta sheets, or wrapped in thin...

Best American Goulash

That crazy Midwest American dish of "Goulash" consisting of hamburger and elbow macaroni held together with a rich tomato sauce is the...

Apple Cider Muffins

One of the best things we have eaten were from a maple syrup mill in New Hampshire. They also grew apples and made fresh apple cider...

Turkey Breast in Cocotte

Cocotte is simply a French word for what we call a Dutch Oven. My wife doesn't care so much for turkey skin but love rich moist turkey...

Char Siu Style Ham Glaze

Spiral sliced ham with those wonderful Chinese style flavors. Ingredients 1/2 cup brown sugar firmly packed 1/2 cup honey 2 tbsp hoisin 1...

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...

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