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A Bone to Pick, or Pick the Bone? 
May 6, 2011 9:29 pm 
Updated: May 9, 2011 7:24 pm
After a recent post here, at "Stevie's CrazyKitchen," I got my mind to thinking... and actually had to agree, but in reverse.  Now, I simply think this "wayword wanderer" simply got a bee in bonnet, and did an oops, regarding my post, as the comment had nothing to do with my topic... no offense taken, for sure!

The point was, "how can someone rate a recipe 5 stars, after they've completely re-written the recipe?"  Conversely, if I post a recipe, and a rating comes in "low," but the commenter admits that, I doubled this, left this out, and added that...?  If I do that, do I truly have a right to leave a rating, and state that it was a "nasty" recipe, or ask, is my version terrible?  CrazyCooks personal feelings are, IF you want to "rate" a recipe, at least make it once following directions, and (approx. measures.)  If ya don't like it, and tweek the recipe... you are rating YOUR recipe...   Either rate the original, or just don't rate it!

I LOVE this website, and rely upon it heavily, but have neglected to "post" a recipe, or even "rate" a recipe, as I often tweak the first time out...  Once tweaked, it has now become a brand new RECIPE!  Good or bad rating, if you've tampered, or changed... you are RATING YOUR OWN VERSION!

I've said my "peace," and will bid you all a wonderful day Saturday... be well, be happy, be crazy!  I guess also, BE REASONABLE!
May 7, 2011 7:08 am
Word, Brother!
May 7, 2011 4:31 pm
Way to go Stevie!! I am in total agreement with you on this.
May 7, 2011 5:52 pm
Makes sense to me.
May 7, 2011 7:14 pm
Thanks all! Sorry if I got carried away, but guess I had a bee in my "bonnet!" Isn't that a word of only 4 letters? Forgive the lame pun... I read my post again just, and the comments regarding it... Think Judy hit the nail on the head, and an "oops" was done, posting the comment in the wrong place...
May 8, 2011 12:14 am
I heartily agree with you,Stevie. I only rate recipes that I find absolutely awesome the way they are written. thanks for all your entertaining blogs!
May 9, 2011 6:22 am
I never tweek a recipe. I follow it exactly. What's the point? You are correct in stating, if it is tweeked, then it is that person's own recipe, so submit it as your own.
May 9, 2011 7:24 pm
Thanks again! Nice to know I don't bore everyone ALL of the time! :)
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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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