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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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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)...

Stir Fry Beef

2 lbs tri-tip, cut into thin strips (Marinade) 1 Tblsp minced ginger 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tblsp lemongrass, finely minced 1 Thai...

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...

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...

Cheddar Biscuit Crab Cakes

Crab cake in a cheddar biscuit. What more could you want? 1 package Cheddar Biscuit Mix 1 tsp garlic 1 tsp Italian Seasoning Crab: 1...

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...

Shooter Sandwich

Steak and mushrooms on the go. I made this for April's D&D group and it proved to be a hit. Note that you can also add other things to...

Chinese Eggs and Tomato

One of the most popular dishes throughout China, this is relatively simple and everyone has their favorite way of making it. I found this...

Ginger Rice

A nice change from the usual plain rice. Sparked up with fresh ginger and garlic. Maybe a bit of butter if you want to go crazy. 1 cup...

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...

Instapot Beef Tips

2 lbs of chuck roast, boneless chuck ribs, or good diced stew meat. Cut into 1" cubes. 1 onion, diced 4 cloves of garlic, chopped 2 T...

Rick Bayless' Steak Tacos

What can I say? Steak. Tacos. Easy. Stolen from his page, but too good to pass up. 1 lb skirt or flank steak 3T + 1T lime juice (divided...

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