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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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Catalina Dressing

This tangy dressing used to be very popular but you rarely see it anymore. This needs to change. Ingredients ½ cup (107.25 g) extra...

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...

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...

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...

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...

A quick pasta dish.

Made a pasta sauce tonight with fresh tomatoes, garlic, onion, basil, white wine, mushrooms and butter. Cooked down to almost a paste and...

ShaanXi Hot Chili Oil

ShaanXi is a province in the north central part of China. They have a great love of spicy and aromatic food and this chili oil is a...

Simple Tomato Sauce

Nothing fancy here, but this is a wonderful quick sauce anyone should make. In a deep skillet over medium heat add a good splash of good...

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