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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American Goulash

This typically Midwestern dish has practically nothing to do with proper Hungarian Gulash, but nobody seems to care, not even the...

Southern Smothered Chicken

This is one of our favorite chicken recipes. No Campbell's Soup required. 1 chicken, cut up 1 cup sliced mushrooms 2 onions, sliced 2...

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...

Finnish Style Seafood Soup

I love soups and wanted to do something with salmon other than the usual grilling. I remembered a wonderful soup I had while visiting...

 

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