• Cheesy Zucchini and Corn Fritters with Herb Sour Cream
    If you grow your own summer squash, or belong to a CSA, the weekly glut of produce can be overwhelming. Our solution? Shred it, squeeze it, mix into a cheesy batter and fritter it away. Literally. 
  • Ranch-Marinated Grilled Chicken
    This quick and simple marinade, using homemade ranch, might just result in the best grilled chicken we’ve ever tasted.
  • Homemade Ranch Dressing
    Creamy, tangy and zesty, there’s a reason why Ranch Dressing is America’s favorite condiment. And nothing beats the flavor of homemade!
  • Homemade Garlic Croutons
    Learn how to make delicious homemade garlic croutons perfect for any soup or salad.
  • Cheesy Zucchini and Corn Fritters with Herb Sour Cream
    If you grow your own summer squash, or belong to a CSA, the weekly glut of produce can be overwhelming. Our solution? Shred it, squeeze it, mix into a cheesy batter and fritter it away. Literally. 
  • Ranch-Marinated Grilled Chicken
    This quick and simple marinade, using homemade ranch, might just result in the best grilled chicken we’ve ever tasted.
  • Homemade Ranch Dressing
    Creamy, tangy and zesty, there’s a reason why Ranch Dressing is America’s favorite condiment. And nothing beats the flavor of homemade!

Order The Ultimate Dutch Oven Cookbook now! Inside are 60 foolproof recipes using everyone’s favorite pot. Along the way we introduce tried and tested techniques, from braising to steaming, baking to deep-frying, and explain why the Dutch Oven has lasted the test of time.

And don’t forget to grab a copy of our first cookbook, Cork and Knife, 75 recipes celebrating cooking with alcohol. It can be ordered online or from your favorite bookstore.

Cover of Cork and Knife cookbook

Hello! We are Matt and Emily Clifton, and we are Nerds with Knives. Well, us and the dog. Well, us and the dog and the eight chickens. Oh, and there are two cats. We’ll come in again.

Hello! Our mission at Nerds with Knives is to celebrate the joy of food, cooking and eating. We’re enthusiastic home cooks, not professional chefs, but we’re always excited about cooking and we want you to be, too. 

We’ve been writing about food, eating and gardening since 2013. We live in Beacon in the Hudson Valley of New York.

 

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