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Stevie crazycook

Stevie crazycook
Home Town: Lansing, Michigan, USA
Living In: Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2008
Cooking Level: Expert
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Hobbies: Quilting, Gardening, Music
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Sep. 10, 2014 7:46 pm 
Updated: Sep. 13, 2014 12:17 pm
I've only recently begun using liquid smoke in my crazy adventures, and do find it a suitable substitute for the "hickory salt" that I recall mom having in the spice cabinet those many (many!) yrs ago.  As if it were yesterday, I can see the jar sitting on the shelf.  I can still see the… MORE
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From The Blog:  Stevie's Crazy Kitchen
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About this Cook
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.
Recipe Reviews 5 reviews
Reindeer Poop
When you gift this for the holidays, attach the quip: Santa says "you've been bad, so here's the scoop, all you get (for Christmas) is reindeer poop!" great recipe!

4 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Jun. 8, 2013
MMMMM... Brownies
WOW! made these today... easy, probably the best I've had in... FOREVER!

32 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Aug. 2, 2010
Amazing Pork Tenderloin in the Slow Cooker
This recipe truely deserves it's name. I don't cook much with wine, but the underlying flavors were to die for! Today, I did follow some suggetstions of others, opted for fresh onion, and beef flavored granuals, and being a "gravy lover" did thicken the "au jus." Had mashed spuds and kernal corn along side... Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us!!

59 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Feb. 8, 2010

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