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Happy holiday! 
Dec. 23, 2011 9:49 pm 
Updated: Dec. 25, 2011 6:29 pm
Tis the season,
So here I go...
What is the reason?
HO, HO, HO...

So much I've made,
Baked and packed...
I toil and I slave,
Until I'm quite whacked!

I put up a tree
In a corner with lights,
Guess only for me,
To look at these nights.

Only I care,
It seems this year,
What holiday fare
Will be held so dear.

I'm tired and cold,
Ready to see red,
Makes me feel old,
So I'm off to bed!

Come next year
It's only right,
Have no fear...
Dec. 23, 2011 10:01 pm
Merry Christmas my Crazy Stevie! Till next year... no rhymes here...my sentiment makes up for my lack of creativity!
Dec. 23, 2011 10:10 pm
Best wishes, Terry! May the spirit be with you... rum, vodka, brandy.... lol!
Dec. 24, 2011 7:19 am
Merry Christmas. Your a poet - I didn't know it.
Dec. 25, 2011 6:17 am
merry Christmas Stevie, hope you & yours are well...Judy
Dec. 25, 2011 11:46 am
bd, only once in a while - lol! Judy, thanks and best wished to you also! (AND J's back to work finally!) :-) Be well!
Dec. 25, 2011 1:50 pm
Merry Christmas Stevie! Yay - a job for J! Things will start looking up soon. For now, enjoy the tree, savor your food and let others do as they please, don't let your holiday be spoiled.
Dec. 25, 2011 6:29 pm
Thanks, BSM! Now it will be time to clean the floors for the first time in... like... over a month! Be well, and happy holidays!
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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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