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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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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Homemade Waffles

Better than frozen, almost as fast, twice as good. 2 eggs 2 cups All-Purpose flour 1 3/4 cups milk 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 tablespoon...

Fresh Apple Cake

1 1/2 cups All-Purpose flour 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 eggs 4...

Windsor Lemon Curd

Another recipe found in an old recipe collection. 5 eggs 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons grated lemon peel (about 3 lemons) 1/2...

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet, savory, easy. The secret is to be very gentle with the dough. Don't overwork it and also, when you roll it out, lift up the dough...

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