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Feb. 19, 2012 11:52 pm 
Updated: Feb. 24, 2012 10:46 am
I'm hesitant to share the "name" of the entree I fixed for dinner this evening, as I'm not sure if the "name" is acceptable... Here in the US, we have the Salsbury Steak... I wonder where that name comes from?  Guess I should have done a little research before I began this post! I've been on… MORE
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Feb. 18, 2012 10:28 am 
Updated: Feb. 19, 2012 3:07 pm
Yesterday, CrazyCook cranked out a pretty decent meal, all round!  I had l/o stroganoff in the frige that I was not too thrilled with first time around, but was confidant that all it needed was extra sour cream...  As it happened, the video on the home page here was about stroganoff and… MORE
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Feb. 17, 2012 7:23 pm 
Updated: Feb. 18, 2012 12:37 pm
Twice now I've begun this post, and twice, I've lost it!  So here goes... Parsley Soup 3 tomatoes 4 T olive oil 1 leek, finely chopped 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 bunch of parsley, chopped 1 C white wine salt/pepper to taste Now, I dumped most of what I made down the disposer, but I… MORE
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Feb. 15, 2012 9:56 pm 
Updated: Feb. 16, 2012 12:43 pm
Despite picking up fixin's for my "P" soup yesterday, today I decided to bake.  By the time I'd finished lunch I had already begun a batch of chocolate chip cookies, afterall, who doesn't like THEM?  I also had a container of strawberries that I thought I'd best do something with.  They… MORE
shortcake biscuits
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time for dessert
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where's my fork?
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Feb. 14, 2012 10:18 pm 
Updated: Feb. 15, 2012 8:25 pm
Being the old poop that I am, "romance" left my lifestyle so many years ago, that on the rare occasion I attempt to create some semblence of "atmosphere," it goes TOTALLY un-noticed, and I simply crumple up once again, chalking up the experience as a total FLOP! I did make it to the grocery… MORE
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Feb. 10, 2012 6:41 pm 
Updated: Feb. 13, 2012 3:30 am
I really need to get to the bank and tend to a couple of issues... "or should I cook?" I really need to go to the grocery... "or should I cook?" I need to take time for some other shopping that I really don't want to do... "or should I cook?" I seriously doubt that "CrazyCook" needs to admit… MORE
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Feb. 7, 2012 12:23 pm 
Updated: Feb. 8, 2012 2:46 pm
Here's my "o" soup, which was a tad disappointing, though it did have wonderful flavor.  I'm not sure what type of onion  I had in the frige, but it was very sweet... I didn't care for the texture of the finished product though, as it came out a bit "grainy."  Maybe the milk was too hot when… MORE
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Feb. 4, 2012 11:00 pm 
Updated: Feb. 6, 2012 5:53 pm
Some may say that I'm simply "un-American," and you'd all basically be right...  My years living in England, there was never a mention of  the Super Bowl.  Had there been, I might have presumed that it was some great new soup, or a big pot of chili!  I've never played football, baseball or… MORE
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Jan. 29, 2012 10:48 pm 
Updated: Feb. 21, 2012 10:28 am
As I sat here, the midnight hour approaching, I got to thinking about my next soup, Navy Bean.  Despite making a note on my "list," the page number didn't correspond to the book I thought my chosen recipe was in...  I had no sooner grabbed the "other" Better Homes and Gardens, when I heard… MORE
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Jan. 25, 2012 8:15 pm 
Updated: Jan. 26, 2012 7:12 pm
I thought I'd best "recap" the soups that I've made thus far, as yesterday, a made it through "M."  So, here goes, all... if there's one (or all) that you'd like the rec's I chose, just let me know, as I have kept a pretty accurate record!  Here goes... Autumn Soup - Classic 1000 Italian… MORE
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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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