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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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Chicken Cacciatore

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

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...

Chicken in Wine and Broth

Quick, easy, really fancy and delicious. The major thing is to keep the skin above the liquid so it says crisp while the flesh becomes...

Curried Chicken Stew

Easy curry. Serve with rice. Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken, cut into 1-inch pieces 3 cups...

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...

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)...

Good Chicken Kabob Marinade

1 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/3 cup honey 1/4 cup lemon juice (I just juiced a whole lemon) 3 large garlic cloves rough chop...

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...

Chicken Shish Kabobs

I had a couple of leftover pieces of raw chicken in the fridge from when I made Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan the other night and needed to...

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