Salted Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

Is it possible for a cookie made without butter or flour to be the most delicious cookie we’ve ever tasted? The answer is a resounding YES. With only 3 essential ingredients: peanut butter, eggs and brown sugar, these cookies are practically a miracle. Crisp on the...

Our Kitchen Renovation

Hello, friends. You might have spotted that we haven't posted for quite a while now — the fact that we still have our Thanksgiving 2019 post on the front page is a constant source of embarrassment to us — so let me explain what's been going on. You'd better sit down,...

Creamy Cheddar Polenta with Sausage and Charred Ramps

Creamy, cheesy Cheddar polenta with charred ramps (wild garlic) and grilled sausages: a dish made for Spring. The sweetness in the corn pairs beautifully with extra-sharp cheddar cheese, and a topping of garlicky grilled ramps is as delicious as it is simple. If ramps...
Blood Orange and Hibiscus Curd Tart with a Gingersnap Crust

Blood Orange and Hibiscus Curd Tart with a Gingersnap Crust

Blood Orange-Hibiscus Curd Tart

Our ruby-hued blood orange and hibiscus curd makes a delicious and luscious filling for this beautiful seasonal tart. The crust is made from crushed gingersnap cookies, and couldn’t be simpler. With a great balance between sweet, tart and spicy, this is a real showstopper of a dessert.  

When blood oranges are in season, we just can’t get enough of them so when we found a local shop selling a big bag of them for under 5 bucks, we knew we couldn’t pass them up. But what do you do when life gives you lem… oranges? Make curd! 

We are legit curd crazy in this house. Curds with knives, they call us (no one calls us this). Lemon curd is pretty much a bi-monthly event in our kitchen. We’ve made blueberry-lemon curd, strawberry curd, even rhubarb curd. In fact, it was our experience with rhubarb curd that led us to add an extra ingredient, hibiscus, to our blood orange version (more on this later in the article). 

Blood Orange-Hibiscus Curd Tart

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Thai Peanut Noodles with Grilled Chicken

Thai Peanut Noodles with Grilled Chicken

These peanut noodles might be one of the most delicious and easiest recipes we've ever created. It's basically the love child of Chinese cold sesame noodles and Thai chicken satay. If you like those kinds of flavors, I think you're going to be pretty happy with your...

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Roasted Delicata Squash with Miso-Maple Butter

Roasted Delicata Squash with Miso-Maple Butter

Delicata squash (or your favorite winter variety) roasted until deeply caramelized and glazed with a delicious miso-maple butter. It's sweet, salty and so satisfying. I love butternut squash to bits but even I, an admitted squash fiend, sometimes just can't deal with...

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Savory Beef Stew with Mustard and Brandy

Savory Beef Stew with Mustard and Brandy

Cork and Knife Our new cookbook is out very soon — and its focus is one of our favorite ingredients: booze! We show you how to use the cooking properties of beer, wine, bourbon and more to make your dishes pop! I have to say that in general,...

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Our other winter warmer: Vanilla Old Fashioned

Our other winter warmer: Vanilla Old Fashioned

Cork and Knife Our new cookbook is out very soon — and its focus is one of our favorite ingredients: booze! We show you how to use the cooking properties of beer, wine, bourbon and more to make your dishes pop! Like our Maple Syrup version,...

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Hasselback Potatoes with Easy Garlic Confit

Hasselback Potatoes with Easy Garlic Confit

This post is sponsored by US Potato Board. Thanks for supporting Nerds with Knives' sponsors! Get ready for a new holiday tradition: crispy-skinned Hasselback potatoes studded with soft, meltingly tender cloves of confit garlic (like roasted garlic, but even more...

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Easy Candied Pecans

Easy Candied Pecans

 We made these candied pecans to top our Bourbon-Pumpkin Mousse Pie but luckily I made double the recipe because they are delicious. They'd be great in a fall salad, or sprinkled over Butterscotch Pudding, or just as a snack. They'd be delicious served with blue...

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The Holiday Flavors of Rioja: Rosemary & Garlic Crusted Beef

[adinserter block="2"] **Sponsored Post** I know, I know. I can't believe it either but the holiday season is officially in full swing. Before you know it your house will be filled with hungry friends and family, and if they're anything like mine they'll be banging...

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