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Stevie's Crazy Kitchen

CrazyCook on a Mission... 
 
Jun. 29, 2011 2:08 pm 
Updated: Jun. 30, 2011 6:27 pm
Some time ago, one of my friends here at AR turned me on to yet another recipe site that I was unfamiliar with, which did indeed supply me with a much wanted version of "The Colonel's" fried chicken.  This pot of gold is called copykat.com, should any of you care...  I've since found rec's there for things that I like or would like to make at home...
taco seasoning mix
baking mx
taco sauce (from "Taco Bell")
"Arby's" sauce
onion soup mix
to name only a few.  I just this afternoon found a substitute recipe for "McCormick's" Salad Supreme - an addition to any and all pasta salads I make... IF I'm using an oil based dressing, as Italian, at least. 

Having spent the past few hours... INDEED, hours, sifting through the myriad of recipes posted at this site, I have emailed a couple to myself, but more so, have jotted down the rec's on paper to transfer to one of my self made cookbooks.

Now my dilemma is, just what do I feel like for dinner this evening... it's hot as hades outside, and in, for that matter, so I truly don't want to heat the kitchen up too much!  I did put some pasta that I cooked yesterday, together with a few other ingredients to make a chilled pasta salad... now should we burgers & pasta?  At least the heat would all STAY outside... or do I really feel like making a batch of taco meat?  The tank has been filled since we last used the bbq (and I do have a side burner on it...) but then either way, I have no onion or tomato, for either dish!  We could make do...

In case any of you have been wondering, my efforts to organize that "shoebox" of loose recipes, AND that frightening file box I once again decided to "re-vamp," are both coming along... but alas, I cannot state that either are FINISHED!  I'm beginning to think that I may have a problem with "completing" projects, once I get them started!  I've yet also to finish the cover for my comforter... but the bedskirt IS DONE, and has been... I've just neglected to mention it...

So, despite the heat, I am managing to keep pretty busy... must call mom tho' - it's been a while!  Uggh! 

Don't forget... to be healthy, happy, and crazy!
 
Comments
judy 
Jun. 30, 2011 2:50 am
hello Stevie,i am so glad you like copykat...i love it too, i come here more often tho,i spend hours every day here,it's home...lol...yes i seen it is really hot there, starting to heat up here pretty good...and we are still in June...i have the same problem ...what to make for dinner...nothing sound great to me with all this heat...oh wow your bed skirt is done,please post a pic...on the loose recipes could you scan & save to your computer in a file? or do you like having them on paper to carry to the kitchen,Stevie i have a wifi thingy so i just carry my laptop to the kitchen & cook from that..saves ink & paper...i need to email you soon to catch you up ....be well my friend..Judy
 
Jun. 30, 2011 6:27 pm
Judy, good to hear from you... I suppose I could figure out how to "scan and save" but I've had so many puters go nuts, or crash! If I "save to disk" I can never remember how to get that info back. Guess I just figure that I can carry a book around... Like grocery ads, I'd rather have the paper insert than look online (which I can do for most of my "shop" stores.) So, YES, I do like having the paper! Be well, friend!
 
 
 
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Stevie crazycook

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Lansing, Michigan, USA
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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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Feb. 2008

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Quilting, Gardening, Music

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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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