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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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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...

Cottage Cheese Baked Pudding

Sounds weird, tastes amazing Great when served with fruit, syrup, or jam. 1 pound cottage cheese, drained 1 teaspoon salt 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...

Key Lime Pie

Another family recipe rescued from the homestead. 3 cups sweetened condensed milk 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (from key limes)...

Basic Crepes

Basic Crepe Batter 3 eggs 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup water 3 T butter, melted 3/4 cup All-Purpose flour 1/2 tsp table salt It's best if you...

Really Easy Peach Cobbler

It really can't get much easier than this. 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 cup granulated sugar (or less depending on your taste) 1 cup flour 1...

Rustic Apple Tart

Very easy and fantastic fruit tart. Of course you can add anything other than apples. The best part about making a tart instead of a pie...

Pumpkin Custards

Low fat, low calorie, and if you use substitute sweetener, low carb. Add baked pie crust for that "deconstructed" vibe. Preheat oven to...

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