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Spreading my Wings? 
Nov. 24, 2010 8:48 pm 
Updated: Nov. 26, 2010 5:28 pm
I just a few ago left a post regarding Thanksgiving, but I truly am needing to explore AR beyond where I've been to date, despite being a tru blue member!

I have found that since I ended my series, Around the World in 80 Days, I've done little more than blabber!  I do, however, have mixed feelings as to topics that are acceptable here...  I recently posted a tale about our home, and the home next door, having a "presence" when each new owner moved in, but on the other hand, I have read comments on other blogs, that since this is a Cooking site, why are any of us blogging about non-food related topics.  While I personally have never been attacked, other "blogger's" have been...

Part of the enthusiasm I've experienced so far, is the support of other members and readers, when I get a "whim," (nice way of saying a bug up my ...) and write about being a footlocker, or having a spirit in the house, has always been well accepted, despite the lack of any mention of food!  In fact, I've more than a few times read comments, that part of the "draw" to my blog, is simply, that readers never know what will the topic of the "day!"  While I am totally a CRAZYCOOK, sometimes, I guess, my muse takes me in other directions, and since I have this venue as an outlet, I feel compelled to write...

Am I totally off base... or should I feel free to babble on about whatever topic I feel chatting about?  I understand, about the "food" issue, and feel that most of my posts are revolving around that topic, but should I cease my temptations to chatter about whatever topic I feel like discussing? 

I am also wondering what "theme" I can come up with next, to give my blog some continuity, but still feel that when the mood moves me, I should be able to wander outside of the box.  Afterall, isn't this all about having fun, and enjoying what we're doing?  Since day one, I've considered this a "festive" effort... not a STRICT and STAUNCH outfit, afterall, my friends here all seem to enjoy themselves!  I can only PRESUME, that food, fun, and festivity, should be the "motto" of the site!

So, CrazyCook in his CrazyKitchen, will continue to chat food much of the time, but unless I begin hearing that my posts are not "entertaining," I think I will most certainly chat about pretty much anything, from time to time!

So, for the third time in 36 hrs, have a great day tomorrow, be Happy, be Thankful, be Safe!
Nov. 25, 2010 5:59 am
Talk about whatever you like. Why should anyone be that concerned over your topics. Throw in a little bit about food when talking about the "spirit world" and you're right on track. There is always someone who has to be a sour apple about every little thing. Can't we all just go with the moment and enjoy it? Why so uptight? People will never cease to amaze me. I enjoy reading about your adventures be it food related or not. Happy Thanksgiving. Wish I were coming to your house.
Nov. 25, 2010 6:27 am
hey Stevie, i'm with Golden's...say what ever you want we all like it...happy thanksgiving...ttyl..judy
Lee B 
Nov. 25, 2010 7:33 am
HA! You write about what moves ya,Stevie!I agree with judy and GOLDENS. I enjoy whatever subject you "chat" about. Hope your meal and fellowship day goes wonderfully!! (am sure it will!)Blessings! Lee
Nov. 25, 2010 6:53 pm
I love your posts...keep them coming. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Nov. 25, 2010 9:26 pm
I really like your blogs,although i don't comment often,and i like them because they r different,please be ur easy self and don't force topics,we like ur easy going style.
Nov. 26, 2010 5:28 pm
Im the same as nabila..don't post much but I like your blogs and read them all the time..Stick with it as long as you want. You are very easy to read.
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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