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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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Sous Vide Grilled Chuck Roast

A cooking experiment which turned out a fantastic way to prepare a cheap cut of meat. This will be great for a crowd when all you need...

Preserved Lemon Pasta

Another use for preserved lemons. A quick and delicious spaghetti that is a refreshing start to a summer meal. 12 oz spaghetti 1/2 cup (1...

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...

Instapot Beef Stroganoff

A one pot meal that takes tough stewing meat to melt in your mouth in around a half an hour. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 lbs stew meat,...

Curried Chicken Stew

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

Queen Elizabeth's Drop Scones

With her death, there has been a lot of focus on the late Queen of England. This was evidently one of her favorites. Much like a thick...

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...

Moco Loco

This Hawaiian dish is filling, delicious, fairly easy, and not diet friendly. Especially when served with a side of pasta salad. Fried...

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...

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...

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