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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Shrimp Gratin

I was surprised that this tasted better than I expected. I even bought a lemon to add because I thought the flavor would be a bit bland....

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...

Rice Sabrosa

I think that is how it's spelled. Another recovered recipe from and old handwritten cookbook. Looks simple and tasty. 1 lb lean ground...

Stuffed Bell Peppers

6 bell peppers 1 lb ground beef 1 can tomato sauce 2 tablespoons onion, chopped small 1 cup cooked rice salt and pepper Cut the stem end...

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...

Pepper Steak

Though she doesn't really like cooked bell peppers, this is one of April's favorite meals from her youth. 1 1/2 pounds beef round steak,...

Marinated Flank Steak

Works for other steaks as well. 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/3 cup vegetable oil 4 tablespoons honey 1 can beef consomme soup, undiluted 1/3 cup...

London Broil Marinade

3 - 4 lbs London Broil (Top Round) 4 - 6 tablespoons oil 4 - 6 tablespoons soy sauce 4 - 6 tablespoons lemon juice 1 medium onion,...

Sweet Potato Biscuits

Sweet, savory, easy. The secret is to be very gentle with the dough. Don't overwork it and also, when you roll it out, lift up the dough...

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)...

Night Before French Toast

Just toss in the oven in the morning and breakfast makes itself. 6 slices of day old white bread 4 eggs 1 cup milk 2 T maple syrup 1/2...

Cabbage Rolls

From an old cookbook found at my wife's family home. 1 lb ground meat (beef, pork, whatever you like) 1/2 cup uncooked rice 2 T butter 1...

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...

Chile Crisp

One of my favorite condiments. It makes about 1 1/4 cups and takes about 10 minutes. INGREDIENTS ½ cup vegetable oil ¼ cup dried onion 1...

 

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